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The trouble with security software is that it's always racing to catch up with new viruses and malware. They typically check against a database of known issues to protect you, which isn't very useful for brand spanking new attacks. Qualcomm is trying to fix that with its Smart Protect technology,...

August 31st 2015 at 10:10am 0 Comments
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Confirming earlier reports, Qualcomm announced today that the graphics processor in its next flagship mobile CPU, the Snapdragon 820, will be around 40 percent faster than its predecessor. And while that's obviously going to lead to even more complex games, Qualcomm is also envisioning a much more...

August 12th 2015 at 12:20pm 0 Comments
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The cat appears to be out of the bag for Qualcomm's next major mobile chip, the Snapdragon 820. Analyst Pan Jiutang posted some slides on Weibo detailing pretty much all of the important information about the new processor, ahead of Qualcomm's expected launch later this month. First, the big stuff...

August 5th 2015 at 2:14pm 0 Comments
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Until now, you've had a choice: a smartphone with a sleek metal chassis, or one that played nice with wireless charging standards. Those days may be over. Qualcomm just announced that its WiPower charging technology can now power smartphones, tablets and other devices with metal cases. The updated...

July 28th 2015 at 10:06pm 0 Comments
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The rumors of Qualcomm planning a huge reorganization were true -- and unfortunately, that means a lot of people are about to lose their jobs. The mobile chip maker has announced a "strategic realignment" plan that will see the company slash 15 percent of its full-time jobs (the company has about...

July 22nd 2015 at 6:19pm 0 Comments
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Qualcomm has been besieged by problems lately and quite a few of its employees may soon pay the price. It's planning to lay off around 10 percent of its workforce -- several thousand employees -- according to The Information. The WSJ is also reporting that the company will conduct a comprehensive...

July 21st 2015 at 4:14am 0 Comments
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While Qualcomm enjoys a healthy hold over the mobile chip industry, regulators are wondering whether the US company has achieved its dominance in a fair manner. The company has already paid $975 million to escape an investigation into its monopolistic practises in China, but now the European Commi...

July 16th 2015 at 4:34am 0 Comments
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"Today, I am proud to share with you that our eagerly-awaited OnePlus 2 will come loaded with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 v2.1," starts the blog post from OnePlus. Color us not surprised that the sequel to one of the most sought-after Android phones will come with, well, the processor you expected...

June 18th 2015 at 8:17am 0 Comments
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Computex is the perfect sort of tech convention for a chip giant like Qualcomm. It's all about companies showing off their wares so that other companies will actually want to buy them. And this year, Qualcomm made two major announcements that should intrigue plenty of potential customers: advancem...

June 2nd 2015 at 8:20am 0 Comments
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Car companies aren't usually good at wireless tech, and wireless companies aren't great with cars -- if you want to make wireless-savvy vehicles, you'll probably need some teamwork. Accordingly, Daimler and Qualcomm have forged a partnership that should improve connected cars. The first phase of...

May 23rd 2015 at 2:56pm 0 Comments
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Qualcomm just announced additional ways to input audio into its AllPlay WiFi streaming platform. The feature now supports Bluetooth and analog audio input on supported devices. Once the Bluetooth-streamed audio hits the "master" device, the audio is then distributed via WiFi to satellite speakers...

May 14th 2015 at 2:04pm 0 Comments
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Augmented reality is supposed to be the future, but its current usefulness is pretty fuzzy. Sony's SmartEyeglass is reminiscent of your old monochrome monitors, Microsoft's HoloLens' games look intriguing, but who knows when that's coming out and Google Glass, well, we're not sure what the future...

April 22nd 2015 at 2:29pm 0 Comments