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LG G Pro 2: one year later

LG G Pro 2: one year later

Last year at Mobile World Congress we were treated to our first up-close look at the LG Optimus G Pro, a device that took everything that was good about the LG Optimus G and beefed it up to a far larger handset. Here in 2014, LG is right on schedule with their second iteration, a device they call the LG G Pro 2, ready for Mobile World Congress 2014 with a set of abilities not unlike the LG G2. Here our exploration of this handset begins - right as we have a closer look at the LG G Flex for the USA as well.

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Qualcomm acquires 1,400 Palm, iPAQ, Bitphone patents from HP

Qualcomm acquires 1,400 Palm, iPAQ, Bitphone patents from HP

This afternoon Qualcomm has announced that they will acquire all of HP's remaining Palm-related patents. They will also be acquiring from Hewlett-Packard a number of other patents in the mobile sector, including those under the titles' iPAQ and Bitphone. This purchase will apparently also include both patents and patent applications.

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Fon inks Qualcomm and Google funding for US social WiFi drive

Fon inks Qualcomm and Google funding for US social WiFi drive

Communal WiFi hotspot service Fon could be showing up in many more wireless routers in the near future, closing a $14m funding round that will also see the company's technology baked into new Qualcomm chipsets. The new round - led by Qualcomm Ventures but also featuring cash from Google, Deutsche Telekom, and others - will be used to fund Fon's US expansion, having begun quietly offering its routers in America late last year, while the partnership with the chip manufacturer could exponentially increase compatibility with the sharing service.

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Qualcomm’s AllJoyn, our walkthrough in the home of your future

Qualcomm’s AllJoyn, our walkthrough in the home of your future

AT CES 2014, Qualcomm is showing off the benefits of AllJoyn, their open source, open platform connectivity software. Qualcomm notes AllJoyn is their idea of the “Internet of things, not the Internet of thing". They make a strong argument for AllJoyn, too. Rather than listen, we got to see it in action for ourselves.

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Qualcomm talks Gimbal, partnership with Miami Dolphins

Qualcomm talks Gimbal, partnership with Miami Dolphins

Qualcomm’s Gimbal is a proximity awareness device that pushes pertinent information depending on your location. By locating your device, retailers and others can push timely information to you. We’ve imagined quite a few use-case scenarios for the proximity-based information service, and at CES, we caught up with Qualcomm to chat about Gimbal.

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Qualcomm’s Ultra Sound NotePad, our hands-on in real-time

Qualcomm’s Ultra Sound NotePad, our hands-on in real-time

When Qualcomm announced their Ultra Sound NotePad last week, we were instantly interested. The ability to write something down and have it transfer to a digital copy is nothing new, but Qualcomm was promising it in real-time. No lag, and no extra hardware. They promised it would be a feature that the new Snapddragon 805 could handle. Skeptical of those claims, we went hands-on with the NotePad here at CES 2014.

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Panasonic multi-room speakers with Qualcomm AllPlay unveiled

Panasonic multi-room speakers with Qualcomm AllPlay unveiled

Along with taking us "beyond" the smart television, Panasonic also had some audio related announcements here at CES 2014. In this case, Panasonic unveiled the Multi-Room Hi-Fi Speaker System with Qualcomm AllPlay. As implied by the name, this is a multi-room setup and it consists of a few speakers as well as a network connector.

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 602A aims to improve infotainment in cars

Qualcomm Snapdragon 602A aims to improve infotainment in cars

We mentioned a bit ago that Qualcomm had rolled out a new Snapdragon 802 processor aimed at bringing Ultra HD content to TVs and set top boxes. Qualcomm has also announced its new entry into the hardware space for improving infotainment systems in cars. The new Qualcomm Snapdragon 602A was designed specifically for the automotive market.

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 802 processor to power Ultra HD content for Smart TVs

Qualcomm Snapdragon 802 processor to power Ultra HD content for Smart TVs

Qualcomm has made an important announcement today at CES 2014. The company has announced its latest Snapdragon processor called the Snapdragon 802. This processor isn't aimed at tablets and smartphones, rather Qualcomm is aiming the Snapdragon 802 at the next generation of smart TVs, set top boxes, and digital media players.

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Qualcomm Ultra Sound NotePad: paper to tablet transfer in realtime

Qualcomm Ultra Sound NotePad: paper to tablet transfer in realtime

This upcoming week at CES 2014, Qualcomm is planning on demonstrating their Snapdragon 805 proccessor abilities out with several new technologies, one of which is Ultra Sound NotePad. Using this processor's abilities tied to this unique tablet (a developer test tablet, for the moment), ultrasonic sounds created by a digital pen are able to be picked up and transferred to replications of drawings done on a piece of paper directly down to an app. You might have to see this to understand what it's all about.

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Qualcomm tags Steve Mollenkopf as new CEO

Qualcomm tags Steve Mollenkopf as new CEO

Qualcomm has named its new CEO this week that will replace exiting CEO Paul Jacobs. The new CEO that Qualcomm has chosen is Steve Mollenkopf. Interestingly, Mollenkopf was rumored to be one of the people in contention for the Microsoft CEO spot once Steve Ballmer leaves. The Microsoft shortlist for candidates reportedly includes Nokia's Stephen Elop and Ford's Alan Mulally.

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 chipset to hit emerging markets in 2014

Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 chipset to hit emerging markets in 2014

Qualcomm has announced a new chipset designed to help lead emerging mobile markets into the 64-bit era. Its new Snapdragon 410 chipset is integrated with a 4G LTE "World Mode" for "high-volume" (budget or entry-level) smartphones. The company's main target market here is China.

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