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HTC launches standalone Vive VR headset in China

HTC announced a standalone Vive VR headset on Thursday at the ChinaJoy entertainment conference in Shanghai, powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 mobile processor. The headset is one of the first to remove the connected device, allowing gamers to play without needing a high-end smartphone or PC. Oculus is reportedly working on a similar headset. See […]

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Qualcomm rolls out enhancements to its IoT network

Qualcomm has announced enhancements to its IoT Connectivity platform at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017 in Las Vegas, which aim to deliver “virtually seamless connectivity” across a variety of devices and technologies. For the first time, the IoT network can make simultaneous use of Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, CSRmesh connectivity and 802.15.4-based technologies. This opens the […]

Connected cars driving consolidation in chip sector

The world’s largest car chipmaker, NXP Semiconductor, expects self-driving cars and connected devices will drive a wave of consolidation in the microprocessor sector. Euronews recently discussed an accelerating consolidation trend currently underway in the chip manufacturing market. A pivotal tie-up in the sector was Qualcomm’s $38 billion acquisition of NXP last week. Much of the business […]

How the smart stadium will transform the smart city

What’s the difference between a monster truck rally and a Taylor Swift concert? Water. You can’t hold a monster truck rally without thousands of cubic meters of mud, which in turn can mean tens of thousands if not hundreds of thousands of gallons of water. By the same token, Taylor Swift’s ornate lighting and staging […]

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Qualcomm wants you to train your new Snapdragon

Qualcomm has expanded its wearable chip range the recent Computex Taipei event, announcing the mid-range Snapdragon Wear 1100, a chip for less powerful wearables. The Snapdragon Wear 1100 is aimed at “targeted purpose wearables” like fitness and location trackers, and smartwatches for kids, which don’t require as much computing power as a fully fledged smartwatch. See […]

Is Jaipur India’s smartest city?

In January this year, India’s central government announced the first list of 20 cities that have been identified for development as smart cities, part of government plans to develop 100 Smart Cities by the end of 2022. The plans came about in part, via the Smart Cities Challenge funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies. The Government of India launched this challenge […]

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Qualcomm sees IoT and 5G driving European DSM

For Europe to remain a technological leader it needs to ensure the Internet of Things (IoT) and 5G systems are allowed to become the foundation that future wireless standards are built on, according to Qualcomm Technologies Inc. In an Euractiv editorial, Qualcomm’s Wassim Chourbaji, writes that Europe’s ambitious Digital Single Market (DSM) strategy aims to […]

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IoT startups a hot commodity for acquisition-hungry IT giants

Huge technology companies are gobbling up startups focused on the Internet of Things (IoT) at a dizzying rate, charting more than $31 billion in IoT-related acquisitions and investments between 2011 and 2015. An article by ARN reports that data from Ovum’s IoT Investments Tracker showed tech firms spent $31 billion on 76 deals in eight sectors […]