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.

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.

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

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's, Samsung's devices don't work well together.

It's still alive: DDR5 memory is on the way

It's still alive: DDR5 memory is on the way

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

5 things Samsung's Bixby A.I. service will do

5 things Samsung's Bixby A.I. service will do

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

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

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.

What's in Samsung's 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.

Intel digs in to keep Moore's Law alive

Intel digs in to keep Moore's Law alive

Many scientists agree that Moore's Law -- Intel's guiding light to make chips smaller, faster and cheaper -- is dying. The company is now revisiting some of the metrics in a bid to keep it alive.

MIT researchers set out to create self-assembling chips

MIT researchers set out to create self-assembling chips

Researchers have come up with a unique self-assembling technique that could be used to cram more features on smaller chip geometries.

Google's Android Things OS won't work on new Raspberry Pi board

Google's Android Things OS won't work on new Raspberry Pi board

The new Raspberry Pi Zero W was designed to be a board to make internet of things devices, but a key OS from Google won't work on the hardware.

Intel merges A.I. operations into a new unit

Intel merges A.I. operations into a new unit

Intel's artificial intelligence efforts have been scattered over many different units but are now being united into a single operating group.

The anatomy of a powerful desktop with an ARM chip

The anatomy of a powerful desktop with an ARM chip

When he was growing up, a dream of Linux pioneer Linus Torvalds was to acquire the Acorn Archimedes, a groundbreaking personal computer with the first ARM RISC chips.

Via's 360-degree VR cameras ship for under $100

Via's 360-degree VR cameras ship for under $100

Via Technologies is now shipping new 360-degree cameras for under $100, making it more affordable for users to capture and play virtual reality content in headsets.

3D web content could get a lift from DirectX, Apple's Metal and Vulkan

3D web content could get a lift from DirectX, Apple's Metal and Vulkan

One of the big problems in gaming is incompatibility. A game written for Windows and DirectX won't work on Macs or Android devices. Vulkan games work on Android, but not on Apple devices, which has its own Metal API.

ARM pushes its chip performance to catch Intel, AMD

ARM pushes its chip performance to catch Intel, AMD

Can ARM chips compete neck-and-neck with Intel and AMD on benchmarks? That could be happening sooner than you think.

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