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Qualcomm DVD augmented reality hands-on [Video]

Qualcomm DVD augmented reality hands-on [Video]

Qualcomm's pretty keen on its "Digital 6th Sense" idea, and having played with the company's latest DVD augmented reality app we're starting to see why. Capable of recognizing DVD covers and overlaying live streams of preview clips on top of them on your smartphone's display, the app isn't just AR for the sake of it but an example of how modern chipsets like Snapdragon are capable of some seriously impressive real-time crunching. Check out our hands-on after the cut.

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HTC Jetstream hands-on [Video]

HTC Jetstream hands-on [Video]

Providing the grunt inside of various gadgets lets you take certain liberties, and in Qualcomm's case it's an HTC Jetstream on its Snapdragon stand, flown into Istanbul especially from AT&T. The 10-inch Honeycomb tablet was sharing deck space with its 7-inch Flyer sibling, though aesthetically it's more reminiscent of the harlequin-style Salsa to our eyes. Read on for some first impressions.

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Qualcomm sidesteps webOS acquisition questions

Qualcomm sidesteps webOS acquisition questions

Qualcomm has become the latest company to be questioned around its webOS intentions, with CEO Paul Jacobs suggesting at IQ2011 this morning that the platform is "a little up in the air at the moment" but not denying any acquisition possibilities outright. Asked at the annual innovation showcase whether Qualcomm was interested in buying webOS from HP, which announced plans to axe development of smartphones and tablets like the Pre3 and TouchPad earlier this year, the CEO lamented the platform's fading star. "We do like the idea that webOS would continue" Jacobs admitted, "we put a lot of effort into that relationship."

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Qualcomm demos Digital 6th Sense [Video]

Qualcomm demos Digital 6th Sense [Video]

Qualcomm has outlined its expectations for a "Digital 6th Sense" - the integration of augmented reality technologies that aren't just marketing gimmicks but which streamline the way we interact with devices and content. CEO Paul Jacobs demonstrated two implementations at IQ2011 this morning, first a DVD/Blu-ray preview system that can display multiple trailer streams based on which DVD cases your smartphone camera is pointed at, and then a gesture-based interface that turns a handset's microphone into an ultrasound sensor. It's what Jacobs describes as the company's vision of "the internet of everything."

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