Stories by Agam Shah

Chromebook craze won't abate this year

Google's effort to add features and push Chromebooks into more hands is working, with shipments of the low-cost laptops expected to jump 27 percent this year.

By Agam Shah | 22 May, 2015 05:26

Tags: Google, hardware systems

HP sells majority stake of China server, storage business to Tsinghua Holdings

Hewlett-Packard has sold a majority stake in its China server and storage business to Tsinghua Holdings as they launch a joint venture they expect will boost sales of HP enterprise hardware products in the country.

By Agam Shah | 22 May, 2015 04:10

Tags: business issues, servers, hardware systems, Hewlett-Packard, Mergers and acquisitions

Fierce smartphone rivalry driving faster chip development, ARM CEO says

Heated competition in the smartphone and tablet markets has required chip makers to speed up the pace at which they release new processors, the CEO of ARM said in an interview this week.

By Agam Shah | 21 May, 2015 09:28

Tags: Arm Holdings, hardware systems, Components, processors, intel

UNICEF, ARM bet on wearables to help the underprivileged

Wearables are often considered novelty items, but UNICEF believes the devices could revolutionize health and education and improve the lives of millions in developing countries.

By Agam Shah | 20 May, 2015 06:55

Tags: Arm Holdings, hardware systems

Dell aims new printers at the Cloud

Dell is taking its printers to the Cloud as people increasingly use smartphones and tablets to access remote documents.

By Agam Shah | 19 May, 2015 23:02

Tags: peripherals, Printers, Dell

Intel to unwrap 'next-generation' Thunderbolt in two weeks

Apple's decision not to include Thunderbolt in its super-slim 12-inch MacBook hasn't discouraged Intel from continuing the development of the high-speed connector technology.

By Agam Shah | 19 May, 2015 12:16

Tags: computex, hardware systems, Components, intel

Asus packs 64GB of storage in $299 ZenFone 2

Asus isn't a household name in the U.S. when it comes to smartphones, but it is trying to make a strong statement with the Zenfone 2, which packs more storage than similarly-priced competitors.

By Agam Shah | 19 May, 2015 05:01

Tags: consumer electronics, smartphones, Asustek Computer

ARM seen making rapid progress on next high-end chip

ARM's next major CPU design could be here sooner than you think.

By Agam Shah | 16 May, 2015 04:08

Tags: Arm Holdings, Components, processors

HP's PC group cranks up design, gaming efforts ahead of spin-off

HP's PC group doesn't want to be a "screwdriver" PC maker making look-alike laptops and desktops, and it is focusing heavily on design and new innovations as it prepares for a spin-off into a separate company.

By Agam Shah | 14 May, 2015 05:50

Tags: business issues, hardware systems, Hewlett-Packard

Intel looking to boost horsepower on server chips with ASIC integration

Intel is expanding its custom server chip program by integrating a special processing unit that could speed up specific applications in cloud computing environments.

By Agam Shah | 13 May, 2015 05:39

Tags: servers, hardware systems, Components, processors, intel

Samsung's Artik boards will be the guts for drones, robots and an army of IoT devices

Samsung is releasing a trio of hardware development boards that will make it easier for startups and tech enthusiasts to build robots, drones, wearables and all manner of other connected gadgets.

By Agam Shah | 13 May, 2015 04:04

Tags: Samsung Electronics, Components

IBM switches on the light for high-speed data transfers

IBM is ready to light up data transfers over long distances between computers with a new chip that could ultimately spell the end for slower electrical wiring.

By Agam Shah | 12 May, 2015 23:04

Tags: IBM, Components

In a first, AT&T stamps its brand on a tablet, offering Android 5.0, 8-inch screen

AT&T us coming out with its first branded tablet, even though global shipments of the devices are flattening out.

By Agam Shah | 12 May, 2015 02:45

Tags: at&t, hardware systems

IBM's flexible Power servers can take on Cloud, databases

IBM is building slimmer versions of its Power hardware -- used by its Watson supercomputer -- to run complex database applications as well as simpler Web-based ones.

By Agam Shah | 11 May, 2015 14:02

Tags: servers, IBM, hardware systems

The five coolest projects at AT&T Labs

These days, researchers at AT&T Labs are focusing on cars, smart homes, wearables and health apps, judging by projects showcased at the company's Research Day. This year's exhibit, held Friday in New York, was more practical than previous ones, with many projects being close to release.

By Agam Shah | 09 May, 2015 08:44

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, Automotive, at&t, Internet of Things, hardware systems, industry verticals, internet, entertainment

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