Agam Shah

U.S. Correspondent

Agam Shah covers machine learning, virtual reality, PCs, servers and chips for the IDG News Service, and is based in New York.


Intel's silence on Optane SSDs raises questions about launch and focus

Intel's silence on Optane SSDs raises questions about launch and focus

There's a lot of excitement about Intel's superfast Optane SSDs, but products won't be on shelves this year as the chipmaker had earlier promised.

No courage: Microsoft still requires audio jack port in Windows phones

No courage: Microsoft still requires audio jack port in Windows phones

Apple said it took "courage" to remove the audio jack port from the iPhone 7 and replace it with wireless audio. Microsoft hasn't yet mustered the courage to cut the aging port.

The mysteries of the GPU in Apple's iPhone 7 are unlocked

The mysteries of the GPU in Apple's iPhone 7 are unlocked

Users have praised the performance of Apple's A10 Fusion chip in the iPhone 7, but its underlying graphics architecture may not be so new after all.

Here's what your hardware needs for the AWS Greengrass IoT service

Here's what your hardware needs for the AWS Greengrass IoT service

Amazon is bringing a bit of AWS magic to devices and board computers with the Greengrass IoT service, which will help boost offline data collection and analysis.

New supercomputer will unite x86, Power9 and ARM chips

New supercomputer will unite x86, Power9 and ARM chips

For once, there will be a cease-fire in the war between major chip architectures x86, ARM and Power9, all of which will be in a supercomputer being built in Barcelona.

A year after separation, HP and HPE are still trying to shed rust

A year after separation, HP and HPE are still trying to shed rust

Five years ago, then Hewlett-Packard CEO Leo Apotheker was derided for an abrupt plan to spin off the PC division from the mothership. It happened anyway in 2015, when the idea seemed more logical.

Raspberry Pi 3 gets low-bandwith LTE with add-on chip

Raspberry Pi 3 gets low-bandwith LTE with add-on chip

Raspberry Pi 3 today has only Wi-Fi connectivity, but you'll be able to add low-throughput cellular connectivity in the future.

10 smartphone trends to watch in 2017

10 smartphone trends to watch in 2017

Smartphone buyers have a lot to look forward to in 2017. Devices will be thinner, faster, and perhaps a bit more intelligent than you'd like.

5 burning questions about AMD's Zen chip

5 burning questions about AMD's Zen chip

AMD's Zen chip is just around the corner; it'll first come to gaming systems any day now. There's a lot of excitement about Zen, which AMD believes is its most important chip this decade.

Open-source hardware makers unite to start certifying products

Open-source hardware makers unite to start certifying products

In recent weeks, OSHWA also met one of its initial goals: to start certifying open-source hardware. The goal behind certification is to clearly identify open-source hardware from the mish-mash of other hardware products, which could...

HP's EliteBook 705 laptops pack AMD's latest Pro chips

HP's EliteBook 705 laptops pack AMD's latest Pro chips

AMD's been dodgy about the release of Zen chips for laptops, and HP is providing a bridge with new laptops based on chips code-named Bristol Ridge.

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