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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.

SF Giants CIO: Security, cost challenges in BYOD

As the use of mobile devices proliferates, the CIO of the San Francisco Giants, Bill Schlough, is trying to keep office workers and baseball fans connected while grappling with bandwidth, cost and security challenges

Help wanted: Apple using Oracle, IBM servers in data center

Apple is running servers from IBM and Oracle with flavors of the Unix operating system at its Malden, North Carolina, data center, according to a job entry posted on the company's website.

Stream TV ties Apple's iPad, iPhone to glasses-free 3D TVs

Stream TV Networks, which develops glasses-free 3D technology for TV sets, said iPad, iPhone and Apple TV users will be able to beam movie or application images to upcoming glasses-free 3D TV sets based on the company’s autostereoscopic technology.

Google announces Nexus Q to compete with Apple TV

Google on Wednesday announced the Nexus Q streaming device, which will streaming movies and music from the cloud and will compete with direct Apple TV.

Google introduces new 7-inch Nexus 7 tablet

Google on Wednesday introduced the Nexus 7 tablet, which has a 7-inch screen and is priced at $200

Seagate signals growing interest in SSDs with stake in DensBits

Seagate Technology, known mainly for its hard-disk drives, continued to build its solid-state storage portfolio by announcing Monday that it will take a stake in DensBits Technologies.

Microsoft could be alienating hardware partners with new tablets

Microsoft's Surface tablet is a measured gamble to enter the cutthroat tablet business, but the company could be alienating longtime hardware partners that are also expected to announce Windows 8 devices starting later this year.

Thunderbolt cable options open up

The number of options available for Mac users to buy Thunderbolt cables from outside Apple is growing.

Intel introduces first server chips with 3D transistors

Intel on Monday announced faster and more power-efficient Xeon server processors, including the low-power E3 chip that has 3D transistors.

HP announces 'world's first' portable multifunction printer

Hewlett-Packard on Wednesday announced the OfficeJet 150 Mobile All-in-One portable printer, which the company called the world's first mobile multifunction printer.

Optical cables for Thunderbolt ports shipped by Sumitomo

Sumitomo Electric Industries has became one of the first companies to deliver optical cables for Thunderbolt ports on Macs.

Intel aims for 100 Thunderbolt devices by year end

About 100 peripherals based on the Thunderbolt connector technology will become available by the end of the year, a big jump from a fraction of the devices...

Former Intel CFO Bryant to become chairman next month

Intel's former chief financial officer and current director Andy Bryant will take over as the company's board chairman next month after the retirement of current chairman Jane Shaw.

Dell ends smartphone sales in the U.S.

Dell has stopped selling smartphones in the U.S., as it tweaks its mobile strategy to focus more on emerging markets and higher-margin products.

Analyst: Apple to be top mobile processor company

Apple is an iconic consumer electronics company with a string of massively successful products, but it could also become the world's largest mobile processor...