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Agam Shah is a reporter for the IDG News Service in New York. He covers hardware including PCs, servers, tablets, chips, semiconductors, consumer electronics and peripherals.

Research firm: iPad makes Apple third-largest PC maker

Including iPad shipments would have made Apple the third-largest PC vendor during the fourth quarter of 2010, research firm Canalys says.

Creative accessories for the iPad

Here's a look at a handful of eye-catching iPad accessories making news this month.

Apple redesigns antenna in Verizon iPhone

Apple's new iPhone 4 has been redesigned for Verizon Wireless, with the smartphone sporting a new antenna optimized for CDMA networks.

Intel: Light Peak interconnect technology is ready

An Intel executive on Friday said that its Light Peak interconnect technology, designed to link computers to devices like displays and external storage, is ready for implementation.

Lenovo looks at tablets to expand mobile operations

Lenovo says it will focus on consumer tablets and also look at enterprise tablets as it tries to rev up its mobile operations.

Lenovo shows its first tablet, the LePad

Lenovo has shown off its first tablet computer, the LePad, and will launch more tablets later this year in a bid to carve out some share in the emerging market dominated by the iPad.

Lexar doubles SD storage capacity with 128GB SDXC card

Lexar Media on Monday announced the first 128GB SDXC secure digital memory card, which could help products like digital cameras store more video and images.

iPad finds a place in the enterprise

The iPad is emerging as a tool for many enterprise users to access e-mail, calendar and corporate documents.

Google, Samsung announced Nexus S smartphone

Samsung Electronics and Google on Monday announced the Nexus S smartphone, which will come with Android 2.3.

Samsung releases faster memory for smartphones, tablets

Samsung has developed a fast version of low-power memory that could help speed up applications in tablets and smartphones.

Cisco's Cius business tablet to ship in March

Cisco's Cius tablet is being tested and will ship in March.

Dell offers to replace flawed Venue Pro handsets

Dell on Thursday acknowledged that some of its recently shipped Venue Pro smartphones have issues relating to Wi-Fi connectivity and mislabeled batteries.

Toshiba ships one of the first dual-core tablets

Toshiba has started shipping its Folio 100 tablet with a 10.1-inch screen in Europe.

Consumers have iPad alternatives to consider

After facing virtually no competition for months after releasing the iPad, Apple's dominant market share faces a challenge as consumers consider purchasing tablets that could be viable iPad alternatives.

HP's Slate 500 tablet goes on sale for $800

HP on Friday announced its highly anticipated Slate 500 tablet, which is targeted at businesses.