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Qualcomm and Leap Motion partner to bring natural interaction to mobile VR devices

Qualcomm and Leap Motion partner to bring natural interaction to mobile VR devices

By Chris Hall

Qualcomm and Leap Motion have announced that they are partnering, bringing the advantage of bare hands interaction to VR worlds. There's a lot happening in VR at the moment and on the cusp of Mobile World Congress and the Game Developers Conference,... Read more

Qualcomm doubles-down on VR with Snapdragon 835 dev kit and accelerator program

Qualcomm doubles-down on VR with Snapdragon 835 dev kit and accelerator program

By Chris Hall

Qualcomm is serious about positioning the Snapdragon 835 as a platform for VR, providing the power needed to have an immersive virtual environment without the need to be tethered to a computer like HTC Vive or Oculus Rift. With Snapdragon 835 due to... Read more

Next-gen Qualcomm Snapdragon could power your top-spec VR headset

Next-gen Qualcomm Snapdragon could power your top-spec VR headset

By Chris Hall

The mobile world might be talking about the newly-launched Snapdragon 820, powering the latest devices like the LG G5 and some variants of the Samsung Galaxy S7, but today Qualcomm made the promise of real desktop-rivalling power in its next-gen Snapdragon... Read more

Qualcomm's Vuforia AR gives 3D-life to Kazooloo games, Popar puzzles, and Colar books

Qualcomm's Vuforia AR gives 3D-life to Kazooloo games, Popar puzzles, and Colar books

By Elyse Betters

Qualcomm has shown off three stand-out apps to Pocket-lint. These apps are unique because they use a new augmented-reality technology called Vuforia.Vuforia has actually been around for a couple of years. In fact, there are more than 95,000 registered... Read more

Augmented Reality 2012: Is the dream any closer?

Augmented Reality 2012: Is the dream any closer?

By Dan Sung

Stuff of the cinema but panned as gimmickry in the real world, augmented reality soldiers on in 2012. The concept is a noble one - annotate the world around us with virtual information to enhance our understanding, enjoyment and usefulness of the immediate... Read more

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

By Paul Lamkin

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... Read more

Qualcomm: Augmented Reality glasses a long way off

Qualcomm: Augmented Reality glasses a long way off

By Paul Lamkin

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... Read more

Qualcomm's best Augmented reality apps

Qualcomm's best Augmented reality apps

By Stuart Miles

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... Read more

Qualcomm's DLNA Skifta app lands in beta form

Qualcomm's DLNA Skifta app lands in beta form

By Paul Lamkin

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... Read more

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

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

By Stuart Miles

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... Read more