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Linksys Introduces the EA7500 AC1900 MU-MIMO Router

Linksys recently revealed their new line of MAX-STREAM devices capable of Multi-User, Multiple-Input, Multiple Output technology (MU-MIMO) and now they have announced the first of the units becoming available. The newly available router is the Linksys MAX-STREAM AC1900…

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Microsoft Will Only Support New Processors on Windows 10

Microsoft has recently stated that security updates for Windows 8 will stop this month, and we all know that leaves people with only two fully supported operating systems for windows. Currently, the choice is now between…

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Wall Street Analysts Want Qualcomm to Merge with Intel or AMD

Despite being one of the largest firms in the smartphone SoC market, Qualcomm has been seen some trouble recently. Just a few months ago, the firm had considered splitting into separate licencing and manufacturing segments. While…

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Qualcomm Officially Unveils the Snapdragon 820 Processor

Qualcomm has officially unveiled its new Snapdragon 820 Processor at an event in New York City. A number of leaks have already revealed the Snapdragon 820’s benchmark, as well as rumours that the chip is prone…

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Also Plagued by Overheating Issues

Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 810 processor has been marred by overheating issues which made a number of premium handsets uncomfortable to use during games or intensive tasks. Thankfully, this has been somewhat resolved in the latest version of…

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HTC Announces A9 Smartphone

HTC has unveiled the A9 smartphone which features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 Octa-core 64-bit processor with four cores clocked at 1.5GHz while the other four operate at 1.2GHz. The handset supports NFC, Bluetooth 4.1, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac…

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Court Rules NVIDIA Did Not Invent the GPU

NVIDIA has lost two patent infringement lawsuits that accused Samsung of building GPUs without its permission – effectively claiming that NVIDIA itself invented the GPU – with a third suit being thrown out as invalid. The…

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Qualcomm Unveils 24 Core ARM Server Processor

Ever since ARM took over the mobile world, we’ve been hearing about how the RISC architecture was trying to expand into other higher performance areas. While ARM first entered the server world via relatively weaker micro-servers, it looks…

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ITC Court Rules in Favour of Samsung in Nvidia Patent Dispute

Nvidia and Samsung have been locked in a bit of a patent war for a while now, with Nvidia filing a class action lawsuit claiming that they effectively invented the modern 3D GPU and that Samsung…

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Amazon India Lists Nexus 5X Specifications Before Official Announcement

Amazon India has mistakenly listed the Nexus 5X prior to Google’s official announcement and provides key information about the handset’s technical capabilities. According to the store page, the Nexus 5X features a 5.2-inch full HD display…

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 vs 810 Compared in Leaked Benchmark

The Snapdragon 810 is Qualcomm’s flagship mobile chip and used in a variety of high-end handsets including the LG Flex 2, One Plus 2 and Sony Xperia Z5 Premium. However, many of these devices suffer from…

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Qualcomm Cuts Staff and Mulls Break Up after Profits Drop 50%

After years of dominating the mobile SoC industry, Qualcomm has suffered a pretty bad quarter. Compared to the same time last year in 2014, the firm has earned 47% less profit which means they made about…

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Marshall Announces Their Very First Music Dedicated Smartphone

When you hear of Marshall, you are thinking about speakers, headphones or dedicated music gadgets for your instruments. But a Marshall smartphone? That’s something completely new and somewhat interesting. While Marshall is just ‘borrowing’ the name…

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Qualcomm Looks to Acquire AMD

We all know that AMD is struggling in the current market place, NVIDIA keeps crushing every graphics card they release and Intel are so efficient with releasing more powerful processors that AMD are just running in…

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Google Android One Program Lands in Europe

Google’s Android One, a standard created for Android systems, mainly targeted at a range of customers looking forward to buying their first smartphone. The devices are usually low-end and run the latest version of Android. This program is…

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NVIDIA to ‘Wind Down’ Icera Operations

NVIDIA, graphical dominator in the enthusiast market; has decided to pull out of its lesser known smartphone chip design and manufacturing. This follows the purchase of Icera in 2011 to bring NVIDIA powered technology to the…

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Sony Unveils Xperia Z4

Sony have unveiled the latest phone in their Z range.The announcement arrived on their Japanese website outlining the specs for the new device. The Z4 will have a 5.2-inch, HD display and is 6.9mm thick. The…

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Nvidia Wins Round One in Lawsuit Against Samsung and Qualcomm

It’s still early days in the lawsuit launched by Nvidia against rival chipmakers Samsung and Qualcomm for infringing on seven of its patents, but the company can now claim its first victory after the International Trade Commission…

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MediaTek’s Latest Helio SoC Will Let You Record 4K Videos at 120 FPS

The Taiwanese mobile chip maker, MediaTek, is reportedly working on a high-end SoC lineup named Helio, which the company states will compete with its rivals, Qualcomm and Samsung. The company has revealed its latest SoC at…

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Snapdragon 815 Said to Have Lower Operating Temperatures than Its Predecessor

There have been a lot of talks regarding Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 and its alleged overheating problems. However, despite its latter issue claims, no conclusive tests or evidence have been found to pin it officially on the…

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AMD Graphics to Be Licensed by MediaTek

MediaTek is said to have partnered up with AMD on mobile SoC graphics, as announced at the Mobile World Congress. This looks like a big change for both companies, having AMD to return to the ultra-low…

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MWC: Qualcomm Unviels Ultrasonic Fingerprint Scanner

At Mobile World Congress, Qualcomm is showing off Sense ID, a new technology that brings ultrasonic fingerprint scanning to mobile devices. The main advantage of ultrasonic fingerprint scanning is that because it uses sound waves, it doesn’t…

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Cyanogen and Qualcomm Form New Partnership

You typically would expect an SoC manufacturer such as Qualcomm to announce what new technology it has planned next at an event such as the Mobile World Congress. However, this time around, Qualcomm has announced a…

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MediaTek Wants to Get under the Hood of Chromebooks

MediaTek wants to take Intel’s place in Chromebooks and expand its reach beyond Android-powered smartphones and tablets. Up until now, MediaTek has been the leading chip manufacturer for Android devices. Kevin Jou, vice president and chief…

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Mobile Power Consumption – Attention Turns to Network Connections

In today’s fierce market, manufacturers have designed ever more power efficient processors and displays; this has resulted in attention being turned to another of the most power-hungry components, the modem. “The modem is, without a doubt, one…

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Samsung Launches Snapdragon 810 Powered Galaxy Note 4

Samsung has just launched a new Galaxy Note 4 variant, powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 processor, with most of the other internal components remaining unchanged. The previous Note 4 is powered by the Snapdragon 805 processor,…

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Intel, IBM, and Qualcomm Oppose Title II Net Neutrality

An alliance of 60 tech companies, including the likes of Intel, IBM, and Qualcomm, have signed a letter addressed to US Congress and the FCC opposing Title II reclassification of broadband services. It was President Barack…