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.

Apple's Mac Pro gets crushed by new HP Zbook laptops

Foxconn said to offer $27B for Toshiba's memory chip business

Foxconn said to offer $27B for Toshiba's memory chip business

Foxconn, the Taiwanese electronics manufacturer best known as the maker of iPhones and iPads for Apple, is said to be preparing a $27 billion bid to acquire Toshiba's computer chip assets.

What Aerospike learned from testing Intel's superfast Optane SSDs

What Aerospike learned from testing Intel's superfast Optane SSDs

Before release, Intel gave Optane SSDs to a select few who had a chance to get their hands dirty with the new technology for over a year.

Samsung's squashing of Tizen smart-TV bugs is turning messy

Samsung's squashing of Tizen smart-TV bugs is turning messy

After 40 critical vulnerabilities on Samsung's Tizen -- used in smart TVs and smartwatches -- were exposed this week by Israeli researcher Amihai Neiderman, the company is scrambling to patch them.

Expect higher prices for PCs and mobile devices this year

Expect higher prices for PCs and mobile devices this year

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

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

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.

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

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.

It's not the end of SPARC chips yet

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.

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

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

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

Intel divests McAfee after rough marriage

Intel divests McAfee after rough marriage

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

As computing evolves, Intel takes a new approach to chip design

As computing evolves, Intel takes a new approach to chip design

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

Intel's Cannonlake PC chip shipments may slip into next year

Intel's Cannonlake PC chip shipments may slip into next year

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

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