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64-bit Apple A7 processor is a “marketing gimmick” says QUALCOMM exec

64-bit Apple A7 processor is a “marketing gimmick” says QUALCOMM exec

When Apple unveiled its new iPhone 5S it excitedly grabbed the distinction of using the first 64-bit processor in a smartphone. It didn't take long for Samsung to step up and say that it would be using 64-bit processors and some of its future devices. Samsung hasn't offered any further details on when it might begin using 64-bit processors, but according to a QUALCOMM executive there may not be any real benefit to using them now.

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Galaxy Note 3 not the only one free of “benchmark shenanigans” accusations [UPDATE]

Galaxy Note 3 not the only one free of “benchmark shenanigans” accusations [UPDATE]

As the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 appears on US-shores we've seen talk of not quite on-the-level benchmark boosting by the likes of what, at first, would seem to be the manufacturer of the smartphone. This report originates with Ars Technica where they suggest that the smoking gun is the fact that this smartphone brings up four full-powered CPU cores whenever it's asked to open any one of several big-name benchmarking apps. What we've found is that this situation is not - by any means - limited to Samsung's hardware.

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Kindle Fire HD 2 specifications and photos appear well before release event

Kindle Fire HD 2 specifications and photos appear well before release event

The next-generation Kindle Fire HD has appeared today in both a set of photos and with a reminder that Amazon wont be letting this unit slip under the radar with high-end specifications. This unit will be popping up with a 7-inch display, a resolution at 1920 x 1200, and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor under the hood. There's also a Kindle Fire HD 2 8.9 coming your way with a 2560 x 1600 pixel display and a camera on its back as well.

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Formula E taps Qualcomm Halo for multi-year electric vehicle racing partnership

Formula E taps Qualcomm Halo for multi-year electric vehicle racing partnership

This week it's been announced that the high-powered Formula racing circuit known as the FIA Formula E Championship will be working with Qualcomm as their official charging technology provider. This racing series is one made unique by featuring only Formula cars powered exclusively by electric energy. Qualcomm's part in this will be providing their own Halo Electric Vehicle Charging technology to the pits for all vehicles in the circuit to utilize.

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AT&T ASUS MeMO Pad FHD LTE 10.1 is carrier/OEM first with Android

AT&T ASUS MeMO Pad FHD LTE 10.1 is carrier/OEM first with Android

This week AT&T is adding a whole pile of devices to their ranks with several smartphones, a smartwatch, and none other than the ASUS MeMO Pad FHD LTE 10.1. This device is the first time the carrier has officially carried an ASUS tablet, and it's certainly a decent one: with a 10.1-inch Full HD display (that's 1920 x 1200 pixels across its face) and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean under the hood, you've got one of the most smooth devices on the market today. While we'd certainly rather be rolling with the slightly more powerful ASUS Tranformer Infinity with it's NVIDIA Tegra 4 quad-core SoC, this tablet runs with one that's certainly tried and true: the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core SoC.

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Qualcomm’s wireless bulb wants to outshine hue with WiFi

Qualcomm’s wireless bulb wants to outshine hue with WiFi

Roll on the smart home: Qualcomm has an eye on being the glue that sticks wireless home automation together, and it's demonstrating that with some proof-of-concept remote control lightbulbs. Thanks to a tiny new Qualcomm Atheros chipset, the demo light hooks up via WiFi to a simple Android app which allows for remote on/off control, dimming, and even timed shutoff. It's an obvious stab at alternative lighting systems like Philips' hue, but Qualcomm won't be content with just the lamp market.

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