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.

The anatomy of a powerful desktop with an ARM chip

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.

New Qualcomm chip to bring smartphone features to 'candy-bar' phones

New Qualcomm chip to bring smartphone features to 'candy-bar' phones

Qualcomm believes there's an untapped opportunity in candy bar phones, and believes it can bring smartphone-like power to these handsets. So it has made the 205 Mobile chip, which will bring LTE capabilities, better graphics and more...

Intel claims storage speed record with its large-capacity Optane SSD

Intel claims storage speed record with its large-capacity Optane SSD

Intel says large-capacity Optane drives with up to 1.5TB of storage are on their way.

DARPA's latest idea could put today's Turing-era computers at risk

DARPA's latest idea could put today's Turing-era computers at risk

DARPA has come up with crazy ideas in the past, and its latest is to come up with computers that are always learning, much like humans.

AMD's Radeon memory business slows down

AMD's Radeon memory business slows down

AMD's Radeon memory business has slowed down, with fewer products available in the U.S. and no new product releases since the introduction of the Polaris GPUs.

Google to ship Project Soli gesture development kits later this year

Google to ship Project Soli gesture development kits later this year

Google will start shipping development kits for its Project Soli wireless gesture recognition technology later this year.

Intel pursuing new chips as it plots a wearables future

Intel pursuing new chips as it plots a wearables future

Intel is pursuing chips like Curie for wearables; it will be smaller and faster than existing chips, and help make sleeker wearables.

Nvidia, Bosch to make self-driving car computer with new Xavier chip

Nvidia, Bosch to make self-driving car computer with new Xavier chip

Nvidia's next big chip called Xavier is headed first to self-driving cars, and the company is working with Bosch to develop such systems.

Open-source BeagleBone Blue board aims for robots, drones

Open-source BeagleBone Blue board aims for robots, drones

The $79.95 BeagleBone Blue is a credit-card sized board with all the components needed to operate a robot, or even a drone. It is open source as its schematics have been published, and anyone can replicate the board.

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