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Petya ransomware epidemic spreads, old NSA Windows exploit may be key

Plus: Facebook signs up a few more users, and a key technical problem for smartphone makers may have finally been solved.
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Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 1200 chips have built-in LTE for always-on connectivity

Qualcomm, the company that supplies the chips for hundreds of wearable Android devices, has a new platform -- the Snapdragon Wear 1200.

Qualcomm reveals new phone fingerprint sensors that slot beneath glass

Qualcomm's new fingerprint sensors are the first to sit beneath a smartphone's display. They detect gestures, too, and can read heart rate.
Qualcomm's Snapdragon 450 chip promises to make budget smartphones better.

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 450 packs a powerful processor and cutting-edge camera tech

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 450, the newest flagship in the chip maker's 400 series, performs 30 percent better than its predecessor.
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With Qualcomm’s new platform, firms can make their own Google Home

If you've ever wanted to build your own alternative to Amazon's Echo speaker, Qualcomm's new Smart Audio Platform can help.
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Google hires Apple veteran to design custom smartphone chips

Google may be developing a custom process to power the next generation of its Android smartphones, the Pixel series.
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Intel issues veiled threat to Qualcomm’s plans to run Windows

Intel has issued a stern statement that seems to respond to Qualcomm's growing relationship with Microsoft.
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Qualcomm Quick Charge 4 Plus is 15 percent faster, 30 percent more efficient

Qualcomm's enhanced Quick Charge, Quick Charge 4.0 Plus, recharges devices up to 15 percent faster and 30 percent more efficiently.
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Your next notebook will run for days thanks to Qualcomm — not Intel


Qualcomm says it, not Intel, will power the next generation of PCs

Qualcomm announced that HP, Lenovo, and Asus will be the first PC makers to introduce Windows 10 on ARM notebooks.
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Qualcomm’s settlement with BlackBerry has reached a whopping $940 million

A court awarded BlackBerry a $940 million judgment in a lawsuit against Qualcomm, which is accused of abusing its dominant market position.
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Qualcomm demonstrates dynamic electric vehicle charging technology

Qualcomm has demonstrated its new method of charging electric cars via pads embedded into the road surface.
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Softbank, Sprint, and Qualcomm are teaming up to develop 5G tech

Sprint, the parent company Softbank, and chip maker Qualcomm are teaming up to develop 5G technologies. In theory, that means faster speeds.
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Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, 630 chips have high-speed charging, fast LTE

Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 660 and 630 series are faster and more power-efficient than the chip that came before them.
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The Sharp Aquos R is among the first phones with the Snapdragon 835

Sharp has taken the wraps off of its latest smartphone, the Aquos R, which features the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 and 4GB of RAM.
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Snapdragon 835 Windows machines coming in the fourth quarter of this year

Qualcomm's ARM-based Snapdragon 835 processor will find its way into a Windows 10 machine at some point in the fourth quarter of this year.
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T-Mobile shows off how incredibly fast gigabit LTE is on the Samsung Galaxy S8

We're set to get a pretty serious speed boost in our LTE networks thanks to gigabit LTE -- and T-Mobile has shown off just how fast.

South Korea finds Qualcomm prevented Samsung from selling chips to phone makers

Chip maker Qualcomm abused its patents to impose chip-selling restrictions on Samsung. That's according to the South Korea Trade Commission.
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Swarovski is indefinitely postponing the launch of its ‘smartwatch for women’

Swarovski has postponed the launch of its highly anticipated "smartwatch for women," a device we long expected to see at Baselworld 2017.
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Qualcomm’s Snapdragon is no longer just a processor — now it’s a ‘platform’

Qualcomm wants to put a bigger emphasis on the Snapdragon SoC, and as such as announced that the Snapdragon is not longer just a processor.

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 will definitely run Windows 10 later in 2017

Qualcomm has provided some additional details on the upcoming Windows 10 support for its ARM processors, starting with the Snapdragon 835.
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Qualcomm and TomTom sync up on mapping for self-driving cars

Qualcomm has announced a partnership with TomTom, the navigation company, to provide autonomous cars with the best map data around.
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Qualcomm's VR developer kit specs blow Vive and Rift out of the water

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 VR developer kit can track your hands, eyes, and body, offering true freedom of movement in virtual reality.
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Sprint will demonstrate super-fast wireless at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona

Sprint's teaming up with Ericsson to demonstrate a gigabit-speed wireless network. It's a precursor for the carrier's 5G ambitions.
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Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 first Android Things-enabled chip to support LTE

Qualcomm has announced that the Snapdragon 210 will soon support Android Things, making it the first chip to support the OS with LTE.
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Qualcomm Snapdragon X20 will bring 1.2Gbps LTE download speeds to phones

Qualcomm has taken the wraps off of the Snapdragon X20, its fastest LTE modem to date. In fact, the modem offers download speeds of 1.2Gbps.
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Xiaomi is making its own mobile processor, and it’ll be revealed on February 28

Xiaomi is following Samsung, Apple, and Huawei's footsteps in breaking away from Qualcomm by developing its own mobile processors.
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A Samsung smartphone with a MediaTek processor has emerged online

A Samsung device has emerged online with the model number SM-G615F. It boasts a MediaTek processor, but its release date is a mystery.
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HTC: Phones featuring the Snapdragon 835 processor won’t be launched at MWC

According to HTC, MWC this year might not be as exciting as we might have hoped -- that's because the Snapdragon 835 won't show up.

Federal Trade Commission hits Qualcomm with a lawsuit over its licensing practices

The FTC has sued Qualcomm, alleging that the company is abusing its dominance in the mobile industry by charging extra fees for patent use.

Expect more smartwatches and wearables this year, Qualcomm executive says

Qualcomm's wearables business lead doesn't buy the assessment that smartwatches are in decline. In fact, he's more optimistic than ever.

Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 835 is tailor-made for VR and superfast charging

Qualcomm announced its latest generation of mobile chips -- the Snapdragon 835. It is dramatically faster and more power efficient than its predecessor.
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Google Tango-enabled Asus Zenfone AR accidently leaked by Qualcomm

Qualcomm has published a blog post detailing the upcoming Asus Zenfone AR a few days before the device was supposed to be unveiled.

Not so happy holidays for Qualcomm — chipmaker fined $854 million in S. Korea

Google's not the only tech giant accused of violating antitrust laws. Now, chipmaker Qualcomm is in hot water, too, and facing an $854 million fine.