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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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Qualcomm Gimbal takes on Apple iBeacon for micro-location

Qualcomm Gimbal takes on Apple iBeacon for micro-location

Qualcomm has launched Gimbal, its take on Apple's iBeacon, a system of context-aware proximity beacons intended for shopping, social networking, mobile services, and more. Using small, battery powered Bluetooth dongles which create localized hotspots to interact with iOS and - eventually - Android devices, Qualcomm says Gimbal can push product information, sports team details, topical adverts, and other content whenever a smartphone comes into range, just as iBeacon promises only with eventual cross-platform support.

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Oppo Find 7 tipped as first to Snapdragon 805, 2560 x 1440 display

Oppo Find 7 tipped as first to Snapdragon 805, 2560 x 1440 display

There's nothing like a next-generation smartphone rumor to start your day off right, especially when it comes from the folks at Oppo. The brand Oppo has presented several surprisingly interesting devices in the recent past, notably the Oppo Find 5 and the Cyanogenmod-laden Oppo N1. This week we're to understand that the Oppo Find 7 is under construction, with some wholly next-level specifications.

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Qualcomm Toq smartwatch first-impressions

Qualcomm Toq smartwatch first-impressions

This week we're getting another look at the Qualcomm Toq smartwatch, a device that was revealed by the processor manufacturer earlier this year. This device was revealed on the same day the Samsung Galaxy Gear was shown off, the Samsung device aimed at consumers, the Qualcomm device directed at a crowd that's made up of more early adopters and developers. Here we've got a device that's essentially the polar opposite of the Pebble smartwatch as well - made to be elite, not for the everyman, and sporting the best of the best in display technology, according to Qualcomm.

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