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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.
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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Microsoft’s ‘Andromeda’ device may be a phone after all

Sources claim the latest prototype of Microsoft's unannounced "Andromeda" device includes telephony capabilities. It won't be a re-entry into the smartphone business, but rather a new entry in its "always-connected" initiative.

ITC lawyers side with Qualcomm, saying Apple did violate one of its patents

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.

HoloLens 2 could pack a Qualcomm chip for ‘extended reality’

The next version of Microsoft's HoloLens headset for augmented reality will supposedly feature Qualcomm's new Snapdragon XR1. The rumor arrives by way of an anonymous source who claims the headset will appear in January 2019.

Why Intel’s monopoly could soon end (and you should be stoked)

When’s the last time you saw a laptop without an Intel chip in it? The company’s near-monopoly status has made it difficult for new players to gain a foothold, but that may soon change.

High-end Always Connected Windows 10 PCs may pack Snapdragon 1000 in 2018

Qualcomm is supposedly working on a new high-end Snapdragon-based "always connected" laptop reference design. Based on the Snapdragon 1000, the design is already in use by Asus according to rumor, code-named Primus.
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On Apple’s big WWDC day, why was new smart home tech MIA?

Despite all the news out of Apple's WWDC, smart home tech seemed to get short shrift. Plus: Qualcomm turns their 845 chip up to 850 for laptop duties, and ASUS may be showing the way forward for the lowly touch pad.

Samsung may be developing a Snapdragon 850-powered Windows 2-in-1

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 850 SoC is going to make its way into a new device produced by Samsung, though what kind of device is still up in the air. Could we be looking at a new-generation of Galaxy Book?

Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 is made for Windows PCs with ‘innovative form factors’

At Computex 2018, Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 850, a chipset designed for Windows PCs. Unlike the first generation of Always Connected PCs, these devices will use a chipset designed specifically for the Windows PC experience.

Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon chip will take VR, AR to the next level

Qualcomm revealed the first platform dedicated to extended reality (XR) with the launch of its Snapdragon XR1 chip and headset design. XR is an umbrella term used to group virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality.

Qualcomm expected to reveal Snapdragon chip dedicated to VR, AR next month

Qualcomm is expected to reveal a Snapdragon XR1 chip next week during the Augmented World Expo. It will be optimized for "extended reality" (XR) experiences, which is an umbrella term covering AR, VR, and mixed reality apps.

Qualcomm targets ‘premium midrange’ phones with the Snapdragon 710

Qualcomm unveiled the first chip in its new 700 series -- the Snapdragon 710. The chip is aimed at combining some of the high-end features in the 800 series, with a more affordable price -- making it perfect for budget high-end phones.
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Qualcomm joins Facebook’s Terragraph Project to bring fast Wi-Fi to U.S. cities

Qualcomm has joined with Facebook on the social network's Terragraph Project, a multinode wireless system focused on bringing high-speed internet connectivity to dense urban areas.