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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Expect prices for PCs and mobile devices to rise this year, analysts say

If you're planning to buy a new PC or mobile device this year, there's bad news: You'll likely shell out more cash for the device than in previous years.

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More high-end GPUs are now compatible with Dell's 8K monitor

Getting 8K displays to work with the most fully loaded Windows 10 PCs can be difficult, as Dell is finding out.

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What users could expect from Apple's homegrown GPUs for iPhones, iPads

Apple has one big reason to move to a homegrown GPU: it wants full control over the hardware and software in its devices.

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It's not the end of SPARC chips yet

Chips based on the SPARC architecture have been saved from endangerment with Fujitsu taking on the mantle of continuing design and development.

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This rugged AR eyewear is similar to Google Glass but won't break

ODG's latest R-7HL is a rugged augmented-reality smartglasses that won't easily break and also protect the eyes from projectiles. It draws inspiration from Google Glass, AR headsets and rugged PCs.

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Intel divests McAfee after rough marriage, will now secure hardware

The chip maker has divested its majority holdings in McAfee to investment firm TPG for US$3.1 billion. McAfee will now again become a standalone security company, but Intel will retain a minority 49 percent stake.

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As computing changes, Intel takes a fresh approach to chip design

Intel is preparing for the future and making big changes in the way it designs chips

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Intel's Cannon Lake PC chip shipments may slip into next year

If you're expecting to buy laptops with Intel's next-generation Cannon Lake chips by the end of this year, you may be disappointed.

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DDR5 memory is on its way, twice as fast as DDR4

More DDR memory is on the way, despite many predictions that its time would soon be up.

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Samsung reboots its smart home, IoT strategy with the Galaxy S8

Samsung has a portfolio of devices and appliances that would make Apple envious. But unlike Apple, Samsung devices don't work well together.

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5 things the Samsung Galaxy S8's Bixby artificial intelligence service will do

Could artificial intelligence make devices easier to use? According to Samsung, it sure can, and that's what it the company out to prove with its Bixby AI service.

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Microsoft's Surface Book and Surface Studio will ship in more markets

The Surface Studio, Surface Book and Surface Dial will now available in many more Asian and European countries.

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What's in Samsung's Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones?

Samsung's new Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones look beautiful, and are loaded with new features that could make an upgrade worthwhile.

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones

What's in Samsung's Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones?

Samsung's new Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones look beautiful, and are loaded with new features that could make an upgrade worthwhile.

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones

What's in Samsung's Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones?

Samsung's new Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones look beautiful, and are loaded with new features that could make an upgrade worthwhile.