5 ways Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 processor will empower your next phone

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 brings several cool new features to upcoming Android smartphones including ultrasonic fingerprint scanning, malware detection, virtual reality, better low-light photos, and more.

Exhaustive, super geeky test shows Snapdragon 810 should be water cooled

The Snapdragon 810 processor is notorious for getting a little hot under the collar, but how does it affect the performance of your phone? This unscientific, but fun, test shows the effect, and how cooling may help it perform…

Forget about the Snapdragon 810, here's the first teaser for a Snapdragon 820 smartphone

LeTV, a Chinese company that has only started producing smartphones this year, is already teasing its next major release -- which will be built around the exciting new Snapdragon 820 processor, if the teaser image is anything to go by.
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Qualcomm’s quick-charge tech will get your battery back to full in under an hour

Charging a phone when you need it most can be a lesson in frustration, but not so with Qualcomm's new Quick-Charge tech, which should see supporting phones back to near-full power in just over 30 minutes.
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Qualcomm introduces the Snapdragon Flight, a brain for smarter, more powerful drones

Qualcomm wants to be for drones what it’s been for smartphones. The company behind the ubiquitous Snapdragon system on a chip (SoC) for phones recently announced the Snapdragon Flight, a development platform for drones.

All about LTE-U and how it might affect your Wi-Fi signals

Verizon and T-Mobile hope to soon begin testing new LTE connectivity using the same spectrum that powers Wi-Fi connectivity, spurring concerns about its effects on home Internet usage
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This wireless charging technology works with metal phones

Qualcomm says it has solved the problem of enabling wireless charging on phones with metal bodies, and has made the technology available to its partners today. However, the ongoing standards battle may hold back adoption.
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Revised Snapdragon 810 chip may mean its days of getting hot and bothered are over

Qualcomm has quietly introduced a revised version of the Snapdragon 810 processor, which may cure problems with overheating, and it's being used in a variety of phones already, including the HTC One M9.

Project Tango coming to smartphones thanks to Qualcomm

The innovative 3D mapping technology could power the augmented- and virtual-reality experiences of the future, and it's coming to a reference smartphone device before the end of the year.

Will the Lenovo U31 come to America after all?

Lenovo's U31 might end up being released in the United States after all, as the product seems to have been submitted to the FCC, suggesting plans for a retail launch.

This 3D fingerprint sensor uses ultrasound scanning to hold your data tight

Qualcomm's latest futuristic tech is an ultrasound fingerprint sensor that reads through layers of your skin for more accuracy and security. The technology works with the Snapdragon 810 processor.

Qualcomm loses its antitrust battle with China, will fork over nearly $1 billion

In a likely effort to curb Qualcomm's success, China imposed a $1 billion fine on the company. Both Qualcomm and China agreed to the settlement, which stemmed from China accusing the chipmaker of imposing anti-competitive licensing…