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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. We don't yet know what phones will feature the new chip.
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Qualcomm joins Facebook’s Terragraph Project to bring fast Wi-Fi to U.S. cities

Facebook and Qualcomm are teaming up to bring fast Wi-Fi to cities around the U.S. For at least two years, the social media giant has been attempting to create a multinode wireless system focused on bringing high-speed internet connectivity to dense urban areas. It's called the Terragraph Project.
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As Wear OS ticks to a stop, Google needs to wind it back up

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Sprint hopes to lure Always Connected PC owners with free LTE

Qualcomm and Microsoft teamed up to roll out its "Always Connected PC" platform at CES 2018, built around Snapdragon processors and always-on LTE connectivity. Now, cell carrier Sprint is cooking up a free data deal to lure Always Connected PC owners to its service -- but it won't last long.
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Leaked docs show Google may be cooking up a stand-alone AR headset

Leaked documents claim that Google is currently working on a stand-alone headset design for augmented reality. It will be based on one of two Qualcomm processors designed for Internet of Things devices. It may also be tied to a similar device reportedly in the works at AR headset provider Meta.
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Qualcomm smartwatch chip may include eye-tracking support for AR glasses

Qualcomm will release a new smartwatch processing platform later this year, which it says will make wearables smaller, with improved features and better battery life. Touchscreen smartwatches are in desperate need of a revival, and this could kick-start one. Here's what we know about it.
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HP reopens pre-orders for its first ‘always connected’ Windows 10 PC

After briefly appearing during February in a limited quantity, HP's very first Windows on ARM PC, the Envy x2, is finally back to pre-order for $999. It's the result of a new relationship between Qualcomm and Microsoft to provide Windows 10 devices relying on Qualcomm's ARM-based Snapdragon 835 CPU.

Qualcomm’s new chips aim to give security cameras A.I. smarts

Qualcomm has today announced two new processing chips that will leverage the power of edge computing in IoT set-ups to help make individual cameras smarter, with enhanced image stabilization light-enhancing smarts, and new AI processing units.

Qualcomm’s stand-alone VR headset design uses Tobii eye-tracking

Tobii said on Thursday that Qualcomm's latest reference design for stand-alone virtual reality headsets includes its eye-tracking technology.
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Fitbit Versa takes aim at women with new female-specific health-tracking metrics

President Trump stops the Broadcom/Qualcomm deal in its tracks, Fitbit Versa smartwatch includes some special features for female users, Larry Page's Kitty Hawk project lofts the Cora flying taxi into the air down under.
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HP’s first Qualcomm-powered PC, the HP Envy X2, suffers a slight delay

Among the first of Qualcomm's new Always Connected PCs, the HP Envy X2 is now available for pre-order, but can it live up to Qualcomm's lofty promises?
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Is Intel eyeing Broadcom buyout to secure mobile chip relevance?

Intel may be planning a purchase of their own that will end the Broadcom/Qualcomm battle, Microsoft Teams adds Cortana to the group, we review the latest Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

Qualcomm’s new 700 series could help create a new ‘premium midrange’

Qualcomm has unveiled the 700 series of chipsets, aimed at sitting between the 600 series of midrange chips and the 800 series of flagship chips.
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Qualcomm may cram premium Snapdragon 845 processor into high-end Chromebooks

Qualcomm's director of Product Management Monte Giles indicated that the company is keeping a close eye on the high-end Chromebook market.
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Cobalt crisis coming? Apple in direct talks with miners of battery mineral

Apple might want to brush up on their (cobalt) mining....craft, Qualcomm set to bring Snapdragon-powered VR headset to MWC2108, fast Ferrari 488 gets even fast with new Pista version.
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Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 VR reference headset puts body tracking in mobile VR

Qualcomm has launched its Snapdragon 845 virtual reality reference headset, offering features like eye tracking, and body tracking -- which should make for much more natural VR.

Qualcomm’s ‘Always On’ PCs are coming to T-Mobile and AT&T

Qualcomm's forthcoming LTE-enabled PCs are coming to a new set of U.S. phone carriers, adding Sprint, T-Mobile, and AT&T to a growing list of vendors.

Microsoft pulls list of limitations on ‘Always Connected’ Windows 10 PCs

Microsoft briefly published a list of the limitations customers and developers will experience on 'Always Connected' PCs featuring Windows 10 on ARM.
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Meet the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, the power behind next-gen phones

Qualcomm has finally taken the wraps off the highly anticipated Snapdragon 845 chip, which will power a new generation of phones.

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X24 will likely be its last LTE modem

Qualcomm is working to bring 5G to the masses -- but you might not be aware that the super-speedy connections could be available as soon as this year.
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These 19 companies will offer 5G devices by 2019. Where’s Apple?

Qualcomm has announced partnerships with dozens of companies -- both carriers and device-makers -- to deploy 5G.
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Apple’s iOS 11.3 update will (finally) open a window on battery life

Apple's iOS 11.3 update draws near, Qualcomm will need more than pocket change to pay a huge EU fine, and we pick up some milk and other goodies at the highly automated Amazon Go store.
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Qualcomm fined $1.2 billion for paying Apple to use its mobile chips

Qualcomm has been fined $1.2 billion by EU antitrust investigators, after it was concluded the company paid Apple to use its baseband mobile chips exclusively.
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Razer’s Project Linda could arrive alongside the Razer Phone 2 this September

The latest rumor regarding Razer's Project Linda laptop concept is that it will debut as a real product alongside the Razer Phone 2.

These wireless carriers provide LTE for Windows Always Connected PCs

Microsoft and Qualcomm have detailed which wireless carriers will provide LTE connectivity for their new line of Always Connected PCs.
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Here is everything we know about the HTC U11 Eyes

HTC will reportedly be adding to its U11 lineup with the release of the HTC U11 Eyes. Here's everything we know about it.
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Catch up on Day 2 of CES 2018 with our quick wrap-up video

Catch up on everything that went down during Day Two of CES 2018 with Digital Trends' wrap-up video.
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Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chips now power laptops, multi-lens cameras, more

Qualcomm's Snapdragon chips are in some of the best phones in the world, but now they're also powering laptops, multi-lens cameras, and more.
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Oculus Go relies on an older Qualcomm Snapdragon chip, gets Chinese version

During Qualcomm's press conference, Facebook's Hugo Barra spilled a few beans about the upcoming Oculus Go stand-alone VR headset.
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Lenovo has its own Qualcomm-powered 2-in-1 with the Miix 630

At CES 2018, Lenovo revealed its Qualcomm-powered PC, the Miix 630. The 2-in-1 is claimed to have 20 hours of battery and LTE connectivity.
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Lenovo Miix 630 hands-on review

The Lenovo Miix 630 is an $800 detachable tablet with a keyboard folio and stylus that promises 20 hours of battery life.
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Tiny new Bluetooth chip is a big revolution for high-tech headphones

A new Qualcomm Bluetooth chip is about to change high-tech headables due to its tiny size, quad-core processor, and energy efficiency.
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Snapdragon 845 leak reads like a dream list of 2018’s hottest phones

A leak showing which 2018 phones will use the Snapdragon 845 chip gives a tantalizing glimpse of the most exciting devices to come next year.
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Qualcomm gets the green light from California to test self-driving technology

Qualcomm might not be a car company, but that doesn't mean it's not testing the future of car technology in California.