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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.

Hundreds wait in line as iPhone 4 goes on sale in Japan

The iPhone 4 went on sale in Japan on Thursday morning, making Japanese users among the first to buy the new smartphone.

Intel's Westmere-EX to include more cores

Intel's Westmere-EX chip will be able to run 20 cores inside a CPU, according to the Hot Chips conference agenda.

PC shipments to grow this year as economies recover

IDC said worldwide PC shipments would grow by 19.8 percent this year compared to 2009.

OpenCL 1.1 ratified by The Khronos Group

The Khronos Group has ratified OpenCL 1.1, a programming standard that enables parallel execution of tasks across multicore processors.

Report: Apple's iAd could face antitrust investigation

U.S. anitrust regulators plan to investigate whether Apple is shutting down third-party networks in advertising on devices like the iPhone and iPad,

Analysts: Apple needs to jump on TV opportunity

Apple has to make its mark in the burgeoning TV segment, analysts told IDG News Service.

Intel cancels Larrabee, plans future uses for its features

Intel said it will bring elements from the Larrabee graphics processor inside CPUs, a day after announcing the chip's demise.

IDC: Tablet shipments to reach 46 million in 2014

IDC on Thursday said tablet shipments could top 46 million by 2014.

Walking could recharge your smartphone or MP3 player

Researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology are researching ways to harvest energy from motions like walking or running to power consumer electronics.

Sprint to make HTC's Evo 4G phone available in June

Sprint will start selling HTC's Evo 4G smartphone in the U.S. starting June 4.

Intel's Otellini: Netbook market on the rise

Intel CEO Paul Otellini said netbooks are on the rise as consumers purchase the device as a primary PC.

WePad name change precedes iPad's Europe invasion

Apple's launch of the iPad could have triggered the change of a tablet computing product name from WePad to WeTab.

Intel to exceed eight cores with Nehalem-EX successor

Intel plans to next year release the successor to its recently released eigh-core server chip.

ITC to investigate multitouch patent complaint against Apple

The U.S. International Trade Commission will investigate Apple's multitouch products based on a complaint filed by Taiwanese company Elan.

Intel reports 'best first quarter ever'

Intel on Tuesday reported strong earnings for the first quarter of fiscal 2010, with the company calling it the "best first quarter ever."