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.

Qualcomm's new chips bring handy features to low-cost Android phones

Qualcomm's Quick Charge 4 tech will give phones a boost midyear

Qualcomm's Quick Charge 4 tech will give phones a boost midyear

If you hate waiting for your smartphone to charge up, relief is coming soon. After some hiccups, Qualcomm's superfast charging technology, called Quick Charge 4, will be in smartphones around the middle of this year.

5 things the Samsung Galaxy S8's Bixby artificial intelligence service will do

5 things the Samsung Galaxy S8's Bixby artificial intelligence service will do

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

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.

ARM steps up chip performance to catch Intel, AMD

ARM steps up 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.

Google's Project Soli gesture control kits will ship later this year

Google's Project Soli gesture control kits will ship later this year

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

Why Intel put a smartphone chip in TAG Heuer's $1,650 smartwatch

Why Intel put a smartphone chip in TAG Heuer's $1,650 smartwatch

Do smartwatches need upgrades every few years like PCs? It's not clear yet, but Intel's powerful chip in the TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45, a $1,600 luxury smartwatch, will ensure the wearable isn't outdated anytime soon.

Mobile devices get a new spec to ensure quality 4K HDR video

Mobile devices get a new spec to ensure quality 4K HDR video

The group that set standards for 4K on high-definition TVs has now set up specifications for 4K and HDR (high-dynamic range) screens and video on mobile devices.

Samsung mulls iris scanners on Galaxy phones to log into Windows PCs

Samsung mulls iris scanners on Galaxy phones to log into Windows PCs

Soon, your Samsung phone may be able to recognize your iris and log you into your Windows PC.

Lenovo innovation goes on a break with Tab 4 Android tablets

Lenovo innovation goes on a break with Tab 4 Android tablets

Lenovo says it wants to redefine Android tablets, but you won't find anything spectacular or innovative in its new Tab 4 tablets.

Android's next destination: Untethered VR headsets with the Snapdragon 835

Android's next destination: Untethered VR headsets with the Snapdragon 835

What is Android's next destination? Thanks to Qualcomm, it's going to be used in untethered VR headsets.

LTE speeds outpace home internet with new Qualcomm and Intel modems

LTE speeds outpace home internet with new Qualcomm and Intel modems

With every new generation of smartphone, LTE connections get faster. That's because the devices have faster modems that can transfer data at unprecedented download speeds.

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