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Computing

Qualcomm’s ‘Snapdragon 1000’ could bring octa-cores to Windows laptops

The rumored Qualcomm Snapdragon 1000 CPU may bring the octa-core design of mobiles and tablets to Windows laptops, offering four powerful cores for high performance, and four low-power cores for efficiency.
Mobile

Montblanc’s $995 Summit 2 watch stays on your wrist for longer between charges

Montblanc has taken the wraps off of the new Montblanc Summit 2 -- the first watch to feature the new Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100 processor. The watch features a premium design and Google's Wear OS.
Business

Qualcomm accuses Apple of stealing secrets and giving them to Intel

Apple is following the FTC's lead and has sued Qualcomm for a massive $1 billion in the U.S., $145 million in China, and also in the U.K., claiming the company charged onerous royalties for its patented tech.
Wearables

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 3100 chip will finally make Google’s Wear OS competitive

Qualcomm has introduced the Snapdragon Wear 3100 platform, designed expressly to power the next generation of smartwatches and wearable technology. At its heart is a tiny, clever new co-processor.
Mobile

New aptX bundle understands what you’re listening to, chooses the best settings

Qualcomm has announced the new aptX Adaptive Bluetooth audio codec, which cleverly dynamically picks the best audio settings depending on what you're listening to, whether its music, high-resolution audio files, or movies.
Computing

Qualcomm’s push against Intel worked, and we’re all reaping the benefits

Intel has launched new processors at IFA 2018, though these feel like more than just another batch of refreshed CPUs. By responding to Qualcomm's advances, Intel is showing that it might finally have a competitor to catch up to.
Computing

Qualcomm Snapdragon reportedly Microsoft’s first choice for Surface Go CPU

Paul Thurrott claims Microsoft originally intended to use Qualcomm’s ARM-based Snapdragon processor in its new Surface Go. But Intel supposedly caught wind of the move and offered “deep discounts” on its Pentium Gold processor.
Mobile

Qualcomm’s next flagship mobile chip will feature 5G connectivity

The latest smartphones get loads of power from the latest processors -- but we want more. Qualcomm's next major chip is on the way, and it has been confirmed to be packing a smaller 7nm process node and 5G connectivity.
Computing

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 850 chip appears in benchmarks with improved performance

A benchmark for Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 850 processor show a less-than-stellar increase in multi-core performance over the previous 835 chip. Introduced in June, the Snapdragon 850 promises up to 30 percent better performance.
Mobile

Qualcomm may finally reveal a new wearable chipset on September 10

It looks like Qualcomm's next wearable chipset may be ready. The company hasn't released a chipset for wearables since 2016. Now, it has sent out press invites for what we assume is the launch of a new wearable chipset.
Mobile

Qualcomm releases new antennas that will make 5G phones a reality in 2019

The race to 5G is slowly but surely proceeding, and Qualcomm has now announced its first 5G antennas. The antennas will be paired with the forthcoming Snapdragon X50 5G modem in upcoming 5G phones for 2019.
Mobile

Flagship Android phones top iPhone X in download speed, report claims

According to a new report from Ookla, phones equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 have much faster download speeds than phones equipped with Intel's XMM 7480 modem, such as the iPhone X.
Home Theater

Why I still won’t wear wireless headphones

Wireless headphones promise liberation from cords, tangles, and snags, but there’s just one issue holding them back: battery life. And until manufacturers figure it out, sales numbers prove consumers aren’t yet biting.
Home Theater

Qualcomm’s new fully wireless in-ear chip makes banded Bluetooth buds obsolete

Qualcomm's new QCC3026 chip will take fully wireless headphones to the next level, offering up to 50 percent more battery life, more powerful audio processing, and a slew of other exciting features.
Mobile

Qualcomm’s newest smartwatch chips are made just for kids

Qualcomm is launching itself head-first into the future with the release of a series of smartwatch chips meant exclusively for children's smartwatches, aimed at educating and protecting the next generation.
Mobile

Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon chips will power next-gen budget phones

Qualcomm took the wraps off of the Snapdragon 632, Snapdragon 439, and Snapdragon 429, set to power a new generation of budget and mid-range smartphones. No phones with the new chips have been announced just yet.
Computing

Leaked Snapdragon 1000 details suggest it could go head-to-head with Intel

Qualcomm's rumored Snapdragon 1000 may be powerful and efficient enough to offer real competition to Intel and AMD in the laptop space, with new details suggesting it will be smaller and more efficient too.
Computing

First Snapdragon 845 Chromebook could be a 2-in-1 with detachable keyboard

A Chromebook code-named Cheza could be the first to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chip. New feature hints suggest that it will have a detachable keyboard, and could offer LTE connectivity.