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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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Amazon refreshes Fire tablets, introduces Fire HD Kids Edition and Kindle Voyage e-reader

Amazon.com also introduced Fire OS 4 "Sangria," the next generation of software and services tuned for Fire devices

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Biometric headphones measure a wearer's heart rate

The headphones from SMS Audio, majority owned by rapper 50 Cent, work with a popular fitness application

Nonprofit to bring Sega game console chips back to life

The chips that ran the gaming consoles of the 1990s were advanced for their time, and the Open Core Foundation thinks they can be used in the sensor devices and DIY projects of today.

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

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

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HP to test wearables market by working with partners

HP will provide the engineering and technology for wearables designed by fashion houses and partners

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Lenovo stops selling small-screen Windows tablets in the U.S. due to lack of demand

Lenovo pulls 8-inch Windows 8 tablets, redirects ThinkPad 8 stocks to developing countries, where there's more interest

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Vizio rethinking PC strategy in weak market

New PCs from Vizio now hard to find. What's next?

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

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

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Mobile devices to beam 4K video direct to TVs with Qualcomm buy

Qualcomm will integrate WiGig in the Snapdragon 810 chip after buying Wilocity.

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Intel's Pocket Avatars chat app packs 3D avatars that mimic your face and mood

Intel's Pocket Avatars app maps human expressions to avatars in a mobile chat

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Despite resistance, dual-boot Windows and Android tablets live on at Computex

Small Chinese tablet makers are experimenting with dual-boot tablets with Windows and Linux

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Hands-on: Dell's new Venue 7 and 8 tablets are cheap but packed with features

Dell's Venue 7 and 8 have some of the latest display and wireless technologies seen in cheap Android tablets

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ARM developing processors to make wearables 'invisible'

ARM is developing new processors as it looks to make wearables smaller and more power efficient

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Acer's first wearable, the Liquid Leap fitness tracker, will only ship with a phone

Acer's first wearable, called Liquid Leap, is a fitness tracker, much like Samsung's Gear Fit

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Next wave of wearables slated for the Computex spotlight

Tablet and laptop makers will also use the Taiwan trade show to highlight their latest products

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