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Broadcom makes $130bn Qualcomm bid: Why it matters to Apple

Broadcom makes $130bn Qualcomm bid: Why it matters to Apple

Get ready for a big shake-up in what's inside your next smartphone, as Broadcom makes a huge bid to snap up silicon rival Qualcomm. The proposal comes in at a whopping $130 billion, and would see two of the most prolific semiconductor companies combine. It's big news for shareholders, but could give clients of the two firms - like Apple - some sleepless nights.

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Broadcom exploring purchase of Qualcomm for $100B

Broadcom exploring purchase of Qualcomm for $100B

We could soon be looking at the largest ever technology acquisition, in addition to an even smaller number of mobile chip suppliers in the market. Broadcom is reportedly in talks to buy Qualcomm — both huge chipmakers in their own right — for an estimated $100 billion. While the two companies have faced off in various patent battles over the last few years, it appears their overlapping businesses, not to mention a potentially rough future for Qualcomm, have prompted acquisition discussions.

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iPhones and iPads next year to completely ditch Qualcomm chips

iPhones and iPads next year to completely ditch Qualcomm chips

When you take each other to court, you best be prepared for the fallout outside of the courtroom. Lawsuits cut both ways, as Apple and Qualcomm are finding out. The two have been throwing accusations at each other over business practices and pricing and that might soon have a substantial effect on iPhone and iPad users next year. Sources are saying that Apple is working towards ridding next year’s mobile devices of any trace of Qualcomm, eying to replace it with modems from Intel and MediaTek instead.

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These AR glasses are what Google Glass wanted to be

These AR glasses are what Google Glass wanted to be

A pair of AR glasses from Everysight were announced today with Qualcomm technology inside. The Everysight Raptor AR Smartglasses work with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410E SoC (embedded platform) enabling the device to roll with wireless connectivity technology like Wi-Fi and ANT+ Bluetooth. These glasses make information appear to be up in front of the user without blocking the user's vision while in motion - important when you're biking, of course.

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Android One HTC U11 Life looks like the Baby Bear of the family

Android One HTC U11 Life looks like the Baby Bear of the family

This week the folks at HTC have a big set of leaks on their hands - maybe even the entirety of their Fall Lineup, unless they have a third device that we've not seen yet. The device we're looking at right this moment is the Android One of the two devices. This means it's mid-range, coming with a relatively affordable price (more than likely) with specs that aren't mind-blowing, but certainly aren't bad.

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Qualcomm mid-range Snapdragon 636, X50 5G modem debut

Qualcomm mid-range Snapdragon 636, X50 5G modem debut

If it seems that the smartphone chipset market has been quiet for a while, Qualcomm is here to stir things up a bit. It has just announced two new chips that try to move the mobile market, especially mid-range devices forward. That includes a new Snapdragon 636 processor mobile platform and what Qualcomm claims to be the world’s first millimeter wave, or mmWave, 5G modem chipset, the Snapdragon X50.

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Qualcomm wants iPhone banned in China as legal battle grows

Qualcomm wants iPhone banned in China as legal battle grows

In its latest legal move against Apple, Qualcomm is seeking to have the iPhone banned in China. The company has filed lawsuits against Apple in a Beijing court dealing with intellectual property, arguing that Apple is infringing on some of its patents. The matter has been dragging on for months and started with a lawsuit filed by Apple against Qualcomm earlier this year.

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Inside Qualcomm’s big C-V2X plans for tomorrow’s smart cars

Inside Qualcomm’s big C-V2X plans for tomorrow’s smart cars

I’ve always felt nervous when using adaptive cruise control (ACC) on a busy highway. ACC has always left too much of a gap between my car and the lead car: even setting ACC for one car length, the minimum most automakers allow, I felt the gap would allow someone to sneak in and I was always unsure of how the system would react. But what if your car already knew that someone was thinking about sneaking into that gap before you even realized it?

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No Qualcomm Snapdragon 836, for Pixel 2 or anyone else

No Qualcomm Snapdragon 836, for Pixel 2 or anyone else

This should probably put to rest most of the confusion, though, of course, the only real proof will be when the Google Pixel 2 finally comes out. According to “reliable sources”, there is no and never will be a Snapdragon 836. That means that the very late 2017 flagships, which include the Google Pixel 2 and the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2, won’t be running on a non-existent processor and will most likely go with the current Snapdragon 835 instead.

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Ricoh Theta V hands-on: 360 camera goes 4K

Ricoh Theta V hands-on: 360 camera goes 4K

Ricoh has revealed its brand new 360-degree camera, the Ricoh Theta V, stepping up to 4K video and 3D spatial surround sound audio. Replacing the Theta S, which topped out at 2K, the new camera also marks a big architecture shift, being the first 360 shooter to use Qualcomm's Snapdragon 625 chipset. Read on for what you need to know.

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Nokia 8 release specs just dropped

Nokia 8 release specs just dropped

This week the folks at Nokia have revealed their first Android flagship - the Nokia 8. This device's specifications and release information were shared by the company right on cue, and today we've got the lot. This device is a flagship in all the ways - or most of the ways - and Android flagship should.

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Qualcomm just opened the AR floodgates for Android

Qualcomm just opened the AR floodgates for Android

Right this minute the biggest names in smartphones are speeding toward the next "big thing" in mobile devices: Augmented Reality. Qualcomm is the latest company to make a public showing of their efforts with what they call "Qualcomm Spectra ISP, 2nd Generation." That' ISB as in Image Signal Processor, this paving the way for high-powered smartphone cameras that can do things we've never seen before.

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