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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New 'made in China' chip on the way as country boosts indigenous tech

The number of powerful chips coming out of China keeps growing as a war of words on semiconductors with the U.S. escalates.

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Google strengthens Android relationship with Intel in IoT

Intel may have cut ties with Android on smartphones and tablets, but the company's partnership with Google on Android for the internet of things is growing stronger.

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Intel pursues Moore's Law with plan to make first 7-nm chips this year

For decades, Moore's Law has been the guiding light for Intel to make teenier, faster, and more power-efficient chips. Intel's trying to hang on the observation as a way to push its chip technology forward, though many agree Moore's Law is history.

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Apple collaborates with rivals to advance AI research

Apple has joined rivals as it takes a step ahead to advance research and development of artificial intelligence technologies.

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Intel ships first Optane memory modules for testing

Intel's Optane technology is already shipping in the form of storage, but you'll have to wait until next year to buy Optane memory modules.

Raspberry Pi 3

Google wants to add AI to Raspberry Pi gadgets

Google wants to bring smarts to cool gadgets and devices made using Raspberry Pi 3 or Intel's Edison.

Seagate Enterprise Capacity 10TB hard drive

Seagate's roadmap includes 14TB, 16TB hard drives within 18 months

Seagate is getting closer to reaching its goal of making 20TB hard drives by 2020.

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Qualcomm CEO slams Apple for 'without merit' lawsuits

Senior executives at Qualcomm slammed Apple on Wednesday for lawsuits filed in the last week alleging the smartphone chip-maker significantly overcharged it for licensing fees.

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IBM beefs up its powerful cognitive computers with Google's AI tools

Google has cool technology to recognize images and speech, and IBM's hardware can diagnose diseases and beat humans in Jeopardy.

Lenovo's N23 Yoga Chromebook

In PC comeback, ARM will battle Intel in Chromebooks and Windows 10

ARM tried but had a disastrous outing in PCs starting with Linux-based smartbooks and then tablets with Windows RT.

lenovo N23 Yoga Chromebook

Lenovo tunes N23 Yoga Chromebook for Android apps with ARM processor

Some Chromebooks released this year will be able to run Android apps from the Google Play Store. Lenovo has tuned its new N23 Yoga Chromebook 2-in-1 to effectively run Android mobile apps.

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HP recalls over 100,000 more laptop batteries for fire hazard

HP is recalling more laptop batteries that pose a fire hazard and could cause computer damage.

DWave's 2000q quantum computer

D-Wave's $15 million quantum computer runs a staggering 2,000 qubits

For D-Wave, the path to quantum computer being widely accepted is much like that of today's computers. The first chips came more than 30 years ago, and the software started maturing with Microsoft's Basic.

Raspberry Pi 3 and Android Things

Google wants to bring smart tools to Raspberry Pi-like boards

Google is interested in bringing "smart tools" to board computers like Raspberry Pi 3 and Intel's Edison.

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New details emerge about Intel's super-small Euclid computer for robots

Intel is getting proficient at developing small computers. First came the Compute Sticks and then credit-card Compute Cards. But there's nothing like the super-small Euclid computer for robots and more details have emerged on its features.