Agam ShahU.S. Correspondent, IDG News Service

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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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Samsung's Artik 10, a challenger to Raspberry Pi 3, will ship next month

Samsung will start shipping from next month the eight-core Artik 10 board computer, a challenger to Raspberry Pi 3.

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Sony cranks up optical disc storage to 3.3TB

Optical discs like Blu-ray are losing favor, but Sony and Panasonic don't seem to care. The companies have cranked up the storage capacity on optical media to a stunning 3.3TB.

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Microsoft is putting Windows 10 and Cortana at the center of smart homes

Are you too lazy to open the door or switch on a light? Let Windows 10 and its Cortana voice-activated digital assistant do the job for you.

Next-gen DisplayPort 1.4 standard will support 8K displays and USB-C

Big changes are coming to the popular DisplayPort display standard, with a new version 1.4 promising support for 8K displays.

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Samsung's Artik 5, a Raspberry Pi look-alike, now shipping for $99

Samsung's first Artik developer board, which looks like Raspberry Pi 2, has now started shipping, and robots, drones, wearables and a range of connected devices can be made from it.

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Bluetooth wireless range, speed to continue improving

Bluetooth speeds will continue to grow in the coming years.

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The five coolest projects at AT&T Labs

Many of the AT&T projects being shown are close to being completed.

Attention, binge watchers: New 4K TVs from LG are 'Netflix recommended'

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LG is placing more importance on streaming content in its new OLED and LED TVs

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Samsung starts shipping new 4K TVs with Tizen OS

The price for new 4K Samsung 2015 TVs starts at $949.99.

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Samsung opens Milk Music to everyone via the Web

The free streaming radio service was previously available only for Samsung devices

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Wireless smart bulbs could scare away burglars

Qualcomm-based reference design for light bulbs may expand their functions for security, convenience and efficiency

Energy harvested from body, environment could power wearables, IOT devices

Energy harvesting technologies will work for really low-power wearables, not power-hungry smartwatches.

Samsung, Intel, Dell team on Internet of Things connectivity standards

The Open Interconnect Consortium will establish security, authentication and communication standards

Western Digital's TV streaming device expands in-home video support

Western Digital adds support for Miracast to the $99.99 WD TV Personal Edition streaming video device, and can pull files from external WD hard drives, too.

AT&T wearables to hit the smartwatch runway soon

Wearables with LTE and broadband capabilities are part of AT&T's network strategy.