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Many people know Cyanogen for delivering Android updates for phones that have long been ignored by their manufacturers. However, over the past two years, its creators have worked hard to turn it into a legitimate entity by forming a company, taking on millions of dollars in funding and embedding i...

March 2nd 2015 at 4:24am 0 Comments
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Qualcomm teased the prospect of smartphones that learn a couple of years ago, and it's now much closer to making them a practical reality. The chip designer has revealed its next big mobile processor, the Snapdragon 820, will be one of the first that can handle its Zeroth cognitive computing platf...

March 2nd 2015 at 3:30am 0 Comments
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You might have a hard time distinguishing Qualcomm's newest Snapdragon 400 and 600-series chips from its more powerful brethren. As is usually the case, plenty of higher end features are trickling down through the chip giant's product line. That leads to things like octa-core CPUs in the upcoming...

February 18th 2015 at 7:30am 0 Comments
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It looks like Qualcomm has more troubles than just possibly losing Samsung as a customer: the firm is paying out nearly $975 million (over 6 billion Chinese yuan) in fines to the Chinese National Development and Reform Commission as a result of the NRDC's anti-monopoly investigation. Furthermore,...

February 10th 2015 at 1:59am 0 Comments
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Qualcomm's presence inside many of the world's most popular mobile devices over the last few years has kept the money coming in (creating the need for the picture shown above), but today there was some bad news. In its Q4 earnings release, the company revealed (PDF) "Expectations that our Snapdrag...

January 28th 2015 at 7:28pm 0 Comments
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Soon, you won't need to buy a Tesla to get a car that's as well-connected and technologically advanced as your smartphone. This year at CES, it was clear that we've finally reached a point where a plethora of connected cars will soon be ready for the road. That's a huge step up from past shows, wh...

January 13th 2015 at 4:45pm 0 Comments
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We've been hearing about the promise of the connected home, or the "Internet of Things," for years. At this CES, one thing became clear: The connected home of the future is achievable today. Qualcomm's smart home, for example, was a mock-up showing how tech could change the way we live. Unlike pas...

January 11th 2015 at 8:50pm 0 Comments
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Qualcomm's AllPlay universal media streaming hasn't had quite as much traction as technologies like DLNA or Apple's AirPlay, but it's definitely gaining some momentum in the new year. The mobile chip maker has unveiled a new round of both hardware and service partners that will let you use AllPlay...

January 5th 2015 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Far as we can tell, the only people against net neutrality are the ones who want to keep holding Netflix to ransom. That said, those companies who actually build the network equipment and lay the cables for America's broadband network are now taking sides with AT&T and Verizon. In an open lett...

December 11th 2014 at 8:15am 0 Comments
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It wouldn't be a stretch to say that Intel is a bit obsessed with the Internet of Things (IoT). Connected gadgets were all over Intel's booth at the last CES, and it's one of the fastest growing portions of the company's business. The chip giant also kicked off an IoT consortium together with Sams...

December 9th 2014 at 9:03pm 0 Comments
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Qualcomm already rules the mobile world -- now it wants to tackle all of the other gadgets in your life. But none of this should be a surprise if you've been paying attention. Its Snapdragon chips already power most high-end smartphones, so it makes sense for Qualcomm to leverage that experience i...

November 28th 2014 at 4:23pm 0 Comments
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Qualcomm is sitting pretty right now. Its Snapdragon processors and cellular chips are present in most of the big-name mobile devices you can use today, whether it's the Nexus 6 or the iPhone. However, the company isn't content to stop there -- it just confirmed plans to launch its own line of ser...

November 20th 2014 at 3:36am 0 Comments