Stories by Agam Shah

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

With chip fabs gone, IBM's hardware future will be in high-end design

IBM may have sold off its chip manufacturing business, but don't count it out as a hardware force to be reckoned with. It still plans to fight on, developing faster computers and cognitive computing systems like Watson.

By Agam Shah | 21 October, 2014 05:23

Tags: IBM, hardware systems

Apple's iPad Air 2 chip paves the way for new devices

Apple's iPad Air 2 is faster than its predecessors thanks to the A8X chip, which could pave the way for the company to put its homegrown silicon in large-screen tablets, TVs, cars and even laptops.

By Agam Shah | 18 October, 2014 09:20

Tags: Apple, hardware systems, Components, processors

Samsung sticks to US PC market with $249.99 Chromebook 2

Samsung Electronics hopes its latest Chromebook 2 will reaffirm its commitment to PCs in the U.S., specially after a surprising decision last month to stop selling laptops in Europe.

By Agam Shah | 18 October, 2014 00:03

Tags: hardware systems, Samsung Electronics, laptops

Chipmaker AMD will cut staff by 7 percent

AMD's new chief is making her mark quickly: By the end of 2014, the chipmaker will cut worldwide headcount by about 7 percent in a restructuring plan it hopes will put it on the path to improved profits.

By Agam Shah | 17 October, 2014 08:12

Tags: business issues, Advanced Micro Devices, layoffs

Apple jumps to a 5K display with the new iMac

Apple has jumped past trendy 4K displays and instead put a 5K monitor in its new 27-inch iMac all-in-one computer.

By Agam Shah | 17 October, 2014 06:38

Tags: Apple, hardware systems

Apple iPad Air 2 is thinner and speedier than its predecessors

Apple's iPad Air 2 is thinner and lighter than its predecessor, and should be speedier as well, thanks to a new processor.

By Agam Shah | 17 October, 2014 05:55

Tags: Apple, hardware systems, tablets

Whoops! Apple leaks iPad Mini 3 and iPad Air 2 details ahead of Thursday's event

Apple seems to have inadvertently leaked details of new iPads that are expected to be announced Thursday.

By Agam Shah | 16 October, 2014 05:13

Tags: Apple, hardware systems, tablets, iPad

Google's Nexus 9 tablet, Nexus 6 'phablet' first with Android 5.0

Google is finally bringing its latest Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system -- code-named Android L -- to mobile devices with a Nexus 9 tablet and Nexus 6 phablet.

By Agam Shah | 16 October, 2014 03:33

Tags: Google's Nexus 9 tablet, Google, Nexus 6 smartphone first with Android 5.0, hardware systems, tablets

Intel preps new technology to secure credit card transactions

Swiping credit cards or using payment systems like Apple Pay at stores could become much safer thanks to a new Intel system, which could also make it easier for retailers to secure data after transactions are completed.

By Agam Shah | 16 October, 2014 01:57

Tags: retail, security, industry verticals, intel

Asus' dual tablet-smartphone Padfone X Mini comes to the US next week

Asustek's Padfone X Mini, which can be used either as a smartphone or a tablet, will be available in the U.S. starting next week.

By Agam Shah | 15 October, 2014 15:05

Tags: consumer electronics, smartphones, hardware systems, tablets, Asustek Computer

Dell appoints server chief in leadership shuffle

Dell has appointed a company veteran to run its server unit following the departure of an executive known for his strong opinions.

By Agam Shah | 11 October, 2014 05:37

Tags: business issues, Dell, personnel, servers, hardware systems

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