Agam ShahU.S. Correspondent, IDG News Service

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

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This chip adds Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and smart device chops to maker boards and gadgets

Qualcomm crams new wireless technologies -- Bluetooth Low Energy 5, OpenThread, and ZigBee 3.0 -- on a new chipset.

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Pondering post-PC life, Intel dabbles in drones with $1,099 quadcopter

Intel has made a name for itself in PCs and servers but is now dabbling in a new product category with its first-ever quadcopter now on sale.

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PC prices will continue to go up due to SSD, DRAM, LCD shortages, Lenovo says

PC prices are going up due to a shortage of a number of components, and the situation isn't expected to change in the coming quarters.

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Intel ships latest Itanium chip called Kittson, but grim future looms

Intel's Itanium chip is hanging by a thread, and after more than three years, the company is now shipping the next and possibly final version of the processor, which is code-named Kittson.

Intel now supports Vulkan on Windows 10 PCs

Intel is bringing more options to improve gaming and virtual reality experiences on Windows PCs with official support for Vulkan.

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Google crams machine learning into smartwatches in AI push

Google is bringing artificial intelligence to a whole new set of devices, including Android Wear 2.0 smartwatches and the Raspberry Pi board, later this year.

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Intel researches quantum computing and neuromorphic chips for future PCs

Intel realizes there's a limit to Moore's Law and is already investing in technologies to drive computing beyond today's PCs and servers.

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Intel's priciest chip has 24 cores and sells for $8,898

Intel's got some high priced chips, but none is as expensive as the new Xeon E7-8894 v4 server processor.

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Intel works on next-generation Optane SSD, memory technologies

Intel is now shipping the first-generation Optane, but is also working on next-generation technologies as looks to up density in this new class of storage and memory.

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Intel: Cannonlake CPUs will be more than 15 percent faster than Kaby Lake

Upgrading CPU performance hasn't been a priority for Intel in many years, but that could be changing.

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Apple's iPhone declines in China, and this year could be a struggle

Perhaps the next iPhone 8 will be Apple's next shot at achieving greatness in China.

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After Ryzen, AMD has no immediate plan to purge its other PC chips

An AMD Athlon or Sempron chip may not drum as much excitement as Ryzen, but loyalty has helped those brands stick around for more than a decade.

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Intel repeats five-year-old pledge to invest billions in a new factory

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich's meeting with new U.S. president Donald Trump was followed by a big announcement: The company will invest $7 billion over the next three to four years to complete a factory to make 7-nanometer chips in Chandler, Arizona.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 hardware will come to the DragonBoard 820c computer

Meet DragonBoard 820c, a supercharged board computer that will make Raspberry Pi 3 look like a turtle.

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Flaw in Intel Atom chip could crash servers, networking gear

A flaw in an old Intel chip could crash servers and networking equipment, and the chip maker is working to fix the issue.