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Qualcomm Tricorder X Prize looks for Star Trek health tech now

Qualcomm Tricorder X Prize looks for Star Trek health tech now

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Qualcomm has teamed up with the X Prize foundation to launch a competition to design a working Tricorder-like device, as found in the popular TV show Star Trek. This is looking to happen within the next 3.5 years."There is a dire need to improve access... >>

AT&T set for 4G boost after $1.9 billion Qualcomm deal

AT&T set for 4G boost after $1.9 billion Qualcomm deal

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It has been an expensive week for AT&T. Not only did the telecom giant have to fork out $4 billion after its T-Mobile takeover was cancelled, it has now handed almost $2 billion over to Qualcomm to purchase the lower 700 MHz D and E block (channel 55... >>

Qualcomm dials in Glonass for 'dual-core' mobile locating

Qualcomm dials in Glonass for 'dual-core' mobile locating

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Qualcomm has announced support for Glonass in its latest Snapdragon processors, meaning that mobiles packing the S2 and S3 chips will have a location accuracy of just 2 metres (and the S4 when it lands next year).Glonass, in case you didn't know, stands... >>

Mirasol colour ereader finally turns the page

Mirasol colour ereader finally turns the page

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The Qualcomm Mirasol colour ereader is finally a reality - in South Korea that is - where the Kyobo e-Reader has just been announced.Kyobo is Korea’s leading bookstore and will give owners of the 5.7-inch device access to 90,000 ebooks including the... >>

Speedier 4G LTE iPhone incoming thanks to new Qualcomm chips

Speedier 4G LTE iPhone incoming thanks to new Qualcomm chips

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iPhone and iPads may finally be getting 4G LTE support thanks to Qualcomm and its new chips, which will make for a far more power efficient device and won't compromise Apple's iPhone design. It should also bring speed boosts in surfing and web downloads.The... >>

Augmented reality glasses as rudimentary as they were 15 years ago

Augmented reality glasses as rudimentary as they were 15 years ago

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Augmented reality glasses still have a long way to go. That’s the feeling of Michael Gervautz, an industry veteran of 15 years and the man heading up Qualcomm’s Augmented Reality Department in Europe.Michael Gervautz says that he has yet to see a... >>

Qualcomm: Windows 8 blurs product lines, expect Snapdragon clamshell devices

Qualcomm: Windows 8 blurs product lines, expect Snapdragon clamshell devices

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Qualcomm has said that Microsoft’s Windows 8 will blur the lines of what is a PC and what is a smartphone even more, as companies look to bring out devices that merge traditional form factors.In an exclusive one-to-one chat at the company’s IQ event... >>

iPhone and iPad to get Qualcomm augmented reality boost

iPhone and iPad to get Qualcomm augmented reality boost

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The iPhone and iPad are about to see an influx of augmented reality apps, following the announcement that Qualcomm will open up its AR SDK to iOS developers so that it can submit its wares to the Apple App Store.The new service, which goes live at the... >>

Qualcomm not buying webOS, but will support platform

Qualcomm not buying webOS, but will support platform

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Qualcomm has exclusively told Pocket-lint that it will continue to invest and support webOS in the future, but has ruled itself out of buying the operating system itself."We are happy to support webOS, whoever buys it," said Cristiano Amon, senior vice... >>

Windows 8 gets Qualcomm Snapdragon support

Windows 8 gets Qualcomm Snapdragon support

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Qualcomm has confirmed that its new, next-gen S4 class processors will be Windows 8-friendly when the new Microsoft operating system comes out."We are supporting Windows 8 with a comprehensive upcoming family of S4 Snapdragon processors," said Christiano... >>

Qualcomm details next-gen 2.5GHz Snapdragon processors

Qualcomm details next-gen 2.5GHz Snapdragon processors

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Your phone is only going to get faster and better in the future, according to Qualcomm, as it's outlined the next step for its Snapdragon processor at its Innovation Qualcomm event in Istanbul.The company’s processors, which power the majority of today’s... >>

The new gesture technology that could kill the touchscreen

The new gesture technology that could kill the touchscreen

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Qualcomm has demoed a new gesture system at its Innovation Qualcomm event in Istanbul. It allows the user to control an interface without even having to touch the phone or tablet’s screen, and could spell the end of the touchscreen as we know it.In... >>

Qualcomm: Smartphone boom still to come

Qualcomm: Smartphone boom still to come

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Qualcomm CEO, Paul Jacobs, has said the company expects over 4 billion smartphones to be sold in the next 3 years. Talking at the company’s Innovation Qualcomm event in Istanbul, the CEO added that the majority of growth will be from the sub-$300 market,... >>

iPhone Augmented Reality set for a boost from Qualcomm AR SDK for iOS

iPhone Augmented Reality set for a boost from Qualcomm AR SDK for iOS

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Qualcomm has announced that its Augmented Reality SDK for iOS is now available free as a public beta program.The move follows the release of Qualcomm's Android-based SDK at the end of last year, which allowed developers to knock up AR apps for devices... >>

Vellamo benchmarks your Android browser

Vellamo benchmarks your Android browser

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Qualcomm has put together a tidy Android browser benchmarking tool aimed at both those developing in the industry and “enthusiasts”.Knowing how much Android users like comparing numbers, we can see their new Vellamo app being a popular one-stop-shop... >>

Qualcomm: Augmented Reality glasses a long way off

Qualcomm: Augmented Reality glasses a long way off

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When it comes to mobile Augmented Reality technology, Qualcomm is the top dog. The San Diego company has the biggest AR R&D unit in the world and the message from its recent Uplinq conference in California was clear - it thinks that AR is going to play... >>

Qualcomm boss confirms Mirasol ereader canned

Qualcomm boss confirms Mirasol ereader canned

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Qualcomm boss Paul Jacobs has confirmed that the first Mirasol product, which was an ereader originally scheduled to land in the first quarter of 2011, has been cancelled as he wasn't happy with the device.Speaking at a briefing attended by Pocket-lint... >>

Qualcomm fires warning at Nvidia in the core-wars

Qualcomm fires warning at Nvidia in the core-wars

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If you were thinking of rushing out and getting an Nvidia Tegra 2 packing tablet or smartphone simply on the basis that its CPU is dual core, then maybe you should consider the warning shot fired from Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacbos.Speaking at the company's... >>

Featurephone market dominance to continue

Featurephone market dominance to continue

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Qualcomm's senior director of business development Liat Ben-Zur has predicted a new revolution in mobile - featurephones.But hang on, aren't we supposed to be heading for a future dominated by suped-up smartphones?Not so, according to the Qualcomm... >>

iPhone 5 goes into production in September with A5 and Qualcomm chips

iPhone 5 goes into production in September with A5 and Qualcomm chips

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According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo who works for Taiwanese company Concord Securities, the iPhone 5 will only feature "slight modfications" to the design of the iPhone 4, and that it will finally go into mass production in September this year.He also... >>

Qualcomm confirms HTC Sensation, will have dual-core 1.2Ghz processor

Qualcomm confirms HTC Sensation, will have dual-core 1.2Ghz processor

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Qualcomm Germany has let the cat out of the bag and confirmed that HTC will be launching the HTC Sensation on Tuesday, as we exclusively told to you last week, and that it will feature a dual-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon processor.HTC is having an event... >>

Qualcomm's best Augmented reality apps

Qualcomm's best Augmented reality apps

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In October 2010, Qualcomm launched an Augmented Reality Application Developer Challenge that asked development teams what AR apps they could make by the beginning of 2011, using the company’s new AR SDK.From the pool of submitted applications, three... >>

70 per cent of gadgets will be connected by 2014

70 per cent of gadgets will be connected by 2014

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Qualcomm’s CEO, Paul Jacobs, has outlined a future where every device is connected to the Internet and each other.“The phone will become the centre of your life,” said Jacobs in his keynote speech to delegates at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.Qualcomm,... >>

Qualcomm: 20 tablets still to come in next year

Qualcomm: 20 tablets still to come in next year

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If you think you’ve seen all the tablet expected for 2011 already, thing again. Chip maker Qualcomm has just told Pocket-lint that it knows of 20 tablets that are packing its Snapdragon dual-core processor are still to be released in the next year.“We... >>

Qualcomm quad-core chip laughs in the face of dual-core ones

Qualcomm quad-core chip laughs in the face of dual-core ones

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Mobile World Congress is going gaga (not Lady Gaga) over dual-core processors in all their devices, but it seems next year it’s all going to be about quad-core.Qualcomm, the company that makes most of the chipsets in mobile phones (Windows Phone 7,... >>

Qualcomm boasts about its 3D prowess

Qualcomm boasts about its 3D prowess

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The mobile chip war is heating up nicely, with Qualcomm hitting back at all the Nvidia Tegra 2 3D news with a statement that its chips are more than capable of cranking up the mobile 3D action.The San Diego based company has stated that its Snapdragon... >>

Qualcomm's DLNA Skifta app lands in beta form

Qualcomm's DLNA Skifta app lands in beta form

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The Qualcomm developed Skifta app for Android has become the first application to be certified by the Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) under its new Software Certification program.The app, which was demoed over in Vegas at CES, is designed to turn... >>

Qualcomm to take on Nvidia with dual-core chips

Qualcomm to take on Nvidia with dual-core chips

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Nvidia may have stolen the show over in Las Vegas at CES with its Tegra 2 powered mobile devices, but if the chip maker thought it was going to have a dual-core stranglehold over the market for 2011 then it's in for a shock.Qualcomm, who has been talking... >>

Qualcomm to bring faster phone downloads with new chip

Qualcomm to bring faster phone downloads with new chip

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Qualcomm has said that it plans to create new chipsets for mobile phones that will take advantage of the L-Band spectrum previously earmarked for its FLO TV service in the UK meaning users of a Qualcomm chip could get faster downloads than those that... >>

Microsoft to use strong-ARM techniques to attack mobile markets

Microsoft to use strong-ARM techniques to attack mobile markets

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Microsoft will use CES 2011 to launch a version of Windows that can play nicely with ARM architecture mobile chips for the first time.ARM-based chips are produced by the likes of Qualcomm, Texas Instruments, Nvidia, Sharp and Samsung, and can be found... >>

Qualcomm AR picture demo puts you in the frame (Video)

Qualcomm AR picture demo puts you in the frame (Video)

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Qualcomm has demoed a new type of AR picture frame that will allow you to take a picture on your phone, then display it instantly on a picture frame on wall, just by pointing the handset in the right direction.Demoing the new tech at the company's Innovation... >>

EXCLUSIVE: Mirasol colour eBook reader coming for CES 2011

EXCLUSIVE: Mirasol colour eBook reader coming for CES 2011

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Qualcomm has confirmed to Pocket-lint that it will launch, in connection with a partner, a device, probably an ebook reader, that features its Mirasol colour screen technology in the first quarter of 2011. An announcement is expected at CES in Las Vegas... >>

Qualcomm confirms 1.5Ghz processor in time for MWC 2011

Qualcomm confirms 1.5Ghz processor in time for MWC 2011

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Qualcomm's CEO has confirmed that the company is working on a 1.5Ghz processor for the tablets and phones of tomorrow."We have a 1.5Ghz processor coming," Paul Jacobs confirmed at the company's Innovation Qualcomm (IQ) event in London before later confirming... >>