Stories by Agam Shah

RCA gives unexpected boost to tablet market in Q3

RCA unexpectedly jolted an otherwise slowing tablet market in the third quarter as Apple's iPad shipments continued to decline.

By Agam Shah | 31 October, 2014 07:57

Tags: RCA, Apple, IDC, hardware systems, Samsung Electronics, Lenovo, tablets, Asustek Computer

What you should know about Lenovo's Motorola acquisition

China's Lenovo finally has the global smartphone presence it has craved, finalizing the purchase of Motorola Mobility from Google for $US2.91 billion.

By Agam Shah | 31 October, 2014 05:14

Tags: business issues, consumer electronics, hardware systems, smartphones, Lenovo, Motorola Mobility

Droid Turbo's long battery life, new tech offset weight

There's a lot to like in Motorola's Droid Turbo, including its 48 hours of battery life and extremely sharp screen.

By Agam Shah | 29 October, 2014 07:58

Tags: consumer electronics, smartphones, Motorola Mobility

Motorola's Droid Turbo stands out for long battery life

Motorola has painted its Droid Turbo as having impressive speed and durability, but the smartphone's long battery life and quick recharge feature also stand out.

By Agam Shah | 29 October, 2014 03:23

Tags: consumer electronics, smartphones, Motorola Mobility

ARM to bring 4K to smartphones, tablets with new GPUs

ARM, whose processors are used in most mobile devices today, is supercharging its latest Mali graphics technology to bring 4K graphics to tablets and smartphones, while also extending device battery life.

By Agam Shah | 28 October, 2014 13:32

Tags: Arm Holdings, Graphics boards, Components, processors

Dell's Alienware 13 laptop lets gamers use powerful desktop graphics cards

Dell's Alienware 13 laptop attaches to powerful external desktop graphics cards, achieving what many laptop makers have been chasing for years.

By Agam Shah | 28 October, 2014 11:04

Tags: Dell, hardware systems, laptops

AMD hires former Dell executive Norrod to run server, custom chip businesses

The leadership shakeup at Advanced Micro Devices continued on Monday with the company appointing Forrest Norrod, formerly from Dell, to run its server and custom chip businesses.

By Agam Shah | 28 October, 2014 08:41

Tags: business issues, personnel, Advanced Micro Devices, Components, processors

ZTE finds Firefox OS faring better in emerging markets than the US

ZTE has found that smartphones with the Firefox OS are doing well in developing countries but not in the U.S., where the company is taking a multipronged mobile OS approach.

By Agam Shah | 28 October, 2014 07:41

Tags: consumer electronics, smartphones, ZTE

New material could lead to longer-lasting batteries

Researchers have taken a step forward in developing batteries that can store 10 times more energy than existing lithium-ion batteries.

By Agam Shah | 25 October, 2014 03:35

Tags: Components, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, displays

Google to build Play-like hardware store for Project Ara

Drawing inspiration from its Play Store, Google will create a hardware store in which users can buy and sell Lego-like hardware modules for the customizable Project Ara smartphone.

By Agam Shah | 23 October, 2014 07:18

Tags: Google, consumer electronics, smartphones, Components

Attach Xbox One Kinect sensors to Windows tablets, PCs with adapter kit

Xbox One owners will be able to attach their Kinect motion sensors to Windows PCs and tablets thanks to a new adapter introduced by Microsoft.

By Agam Shah | 23 October, 2014 05:55

Tags: application development, Microsoft, hardware systems, software

ARM speeds data flow in the cloud with new, zippy interconnects

With smartphones and sensors putting more demand on servers and other back-end gear, chip design company ARM is introducing new interconnect technologies that will help shuttle the data around more quickly.

By Agam Shah | 23 October, 2014 03:01

Tags: Arm Holdings, Components, processors

Intel venture capital funds target Chinese startups in wearables, IoT

Long dominant in PCs, Intel is using its vast cash resources to chase hot new product categories, investing in up-and-coming Chinese companies that could help expand its presence in the mobile, wearable and Internet of Things markets.

By Agam Shah | 22 October, 2014 07:32

Tags: PC, Guangdong Appscomm, Shanghai Ailiao Information Technology, EyeSmart, Android, Components, intel, Shenzhen Fibocom Industrial Development, Apple Pay, Basis smartwatch, consumer electronics

First products from Apple-IBM deal to come next month

The first products from Apple's mobile enterprise partnership with IBM will roll out next month, according to Apple CEO Tim Cook, who said the partnership "could change the way people work."

By Agam Shah | 21 October, 2014 10:49

Tags: business issues, consumer electronics, IBM, iPhone, hardware systems, smartphones, financial results, tablets, iPad, Apple

IPhones dial in larger Apple profit in fourth quarter

Apple's iPad shipments declined, but strong iPhone 6 and 6 Plus sales buoyed the company's profit in its fourth quarter for fiscal 2014.

By Agam Shah | 21 October, 2014 07:52

Tags: business issues, Apple, financial results

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