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Apple poaching wireless experts for in-house chip

Apple poaching wireless experts for in-house chip

Apple is reportedly poaching Broadcom engineers as it develops its own baseband processors, the complex chips responsible for the wireless connectivity in iPhones and iPads, as the iOS company tries to take further control of the future of its hardware. Two high-profile hires this year, most recently former Broadcom principle engineer and chip lead Paul Chang, join a roughly 30-strong Apple team made up of ex-Broadcom and Qualcomm experts, insiders claim.

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 and 808 64-bit CPUs detailed

Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 and 808 64-bit CPUs detailed

Qualcomm has announced its two latest CPUs for mobile devices including the Snapdragon 810 and 808. Both of the processors are 64-bit enabled and have integrated support for CAT 6 LTE Advanced/Carrier Aggregation up to 60 MHz. That tech means that the chips both support connectivity at up to 300 Mbps. Qualcomm says that these CPUs are the first to offer Cat 6 LTE, advanced multimedia features, and 64-bit capability in a single design.

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Android Wear: Google’s wearables play revealed

Android Wear: Google’s wearables play revealed

Today the folks at Google responsible for pushing the future of smart devices have announced Android Wear. This system will be working with manufacturers including Asus, HTC, Motorola, LG, and Samsung - each of whom have already shaken hands with Google on the initiative. This push will work with fashion brands like Fossil Group as well to bring on Android-powered wearables this year.

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Apple outs iBeacon specs (and they’re Android-agnostic)

Apple outs iBeacon specs (and they’re Android-agnostic)

Apple has detailed its specifications for iBeacon, its Bluetooth LE indoor location-based services platform, though exact details of the system are still locked down by the Cupertino firm's demands for secrecy. The specifications have been released under NDA, BEEKn reports, though according to information from those familiar with them predominantly concern how iBeacon devices will be branded, not how they are technically different from other Bluetooth LE transmitters.

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Galaxy S5 processor detailed: Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 worldwide

Galaxy S5 processor detailed: Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 worldwide

Today Qualcomm has stepped forward to reveal the fact that they will be powering the insides of the Samsung Galaxy S5 with their Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 mobile SoC. While we’re not certain that this chipset will be powering the Samsung Galaxy S5 in all regions for all releases of this handset, it’s certainly a big win for the processor maker as this handset will be released on a global scale this upcoming season. Based on what we’ve seen in early (pre-final software, mind you) benchmarks, Qualcomm’s processor power is the one to beat here on the Galaxy S5.

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