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Agam Shah covers PCs, tablets, servers, chips, and semiconductors for the IDG News Service, and is based in New York.

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Roku beats Apple to the big screen with Roku TV

The familiar interface from Roku's beloved set-top boxes is coming to a range of smart TVs from TCL and Hisense.

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LaCie brings 1TB of wireless storage to iPad, iPhone

LaCie's Fuel drive solves the problem of limited storage in the iPad and iPhone.

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Apple selling Sharp 4K monitor ahead of Mac Pro launch

Apple is selling the Sharp PN-K321 4K Ultra HD LED monitor for $5444 at its UK online store.

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Apple's new Mac Pro signals commitment to professional computing

Apple Mac Pro's $2999 starting price is tempting, but potential buyers are weighing it against the iMac and other Apple machines.

Apple's tablet lead shrinks as Android gains momentum

Android tablets drove tablet sales growth in the third quarter of 2013. Apple’s iPad shipments were flat, and Windows tablets continued to struggle, according to two research reports.

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Qualcomm backtracks from Apple A7 marketing gimmick comments

Qualcomm has backtracked from an earlier statement in which a company executive said Apple's A7 64-bit chip in the iPhone 5s is a marketing gimmick, and that the technical advance had limited benefits in mobile devices.

Qualcomm exec: Apple's 64-bit A7 chip a 'marketing gimmick'

Apple's 64-bit A7 processor in the iPhone 5s is more a marketing stunt than a technical enhancement and though it will not deliver any immediate benefits to smartphone users, there are other reasons to move to 64-bit, a Qualcomm executive said on Tuesday.

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HP now offers software support for Apple iPads

HP updated its SmartFriend support service Thursday and apparently will now troubleshoot software problems with Windows, Android, Chrome OS, OS X, and iOS products.

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BDTI aims to stabilize mobile performance and battery measures

Berkeley Design Technology is developing a new benchmark to measure smartphone and tablet battery life.

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Google speeds up Chromecast shipments, but inventory remains low

Google has reduced the time buyers have to wait to receive the US$35 Chromecast TV device, saying it will ship orders in two weeks or less.

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Prosecutors say they'll scrutinize Apple, Samsung phone security features

A call by U.S. prosecutors for phone manufacturers to install a "kill switch" to discourage smartphone theft has taken a step forward, with Apple and Samsung providing handsets whose security features will be put to the test.

Computer graphics market projects for 2013 and ahead from Jon Peddie Research

Study: Graphics market to grow and spawn employment opportunities

The computer hardware and software graphics market will grow in the coming years as applications become visually demanding, and employment opportunities in the field will expand, according to a study released on Tuesday.

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US prosecutors propose kill switch to prevent smartphone theft

U.S. prosecutors are proposing that smartphone makers offer a "kill switch" in all new phones produced by the start of next year as part of an initiative to cut down on theft, which sometimes turns violent.

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Intel shows 'world's fastest thumb drive'

Intel is showing off what it called the "world's fastest thumb drive," which uses Thunderbolt technology to provide breakthrough data transfer speeds compared to flash drives that plug into USB ports.

Intel working on low-power Thunderbolt for tablets, smartphones

A low-power Thunderbolt interconnect for smartphones and tablets is in the works, but the wired technology may not thrive if consumers prefer products using the wireless WiGig specification for data transfers.