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 […]
Facebook may be looking to sell a standalone virtual reality headset next year for $200, capable of working without a linked PC or mobile device. The unnamed device will be tailored to customers that cannot afford a high-spec PC or mobile, according to Bloomberg. The report did not say if the device will be a […]
The IoT Revolution Symposium is less than a week away — and you don’t want to miss it. Hear from top industry analysts, VCs and angel investors about where the market is going and in what products to invest in. This event is all about substance — we will make sure that you learn all […]
When it comes to wearable tech, Pankaj Kedia, the senior director of Qualcomm, is a major advocate. He utilizes quite a few fitness trackers and smartwatches on a regular basis. “I could spend four hours just brainstorming with you on the possibilities around use cases [for wearables],” states Kedia. “We are barely scratching the surface.” […]
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 […]
Osterhout Design Group (ODG) have announced new augmented reality (AR) glasses at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017 in Las Vegas, keen to show the world that AR in the consumer market is not dead. The augmentation of objects works similar to the tech used in Microsoft’s Hololens, which can place them on real-world objects […]
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 […]
Qualcomm announced it will be purchasing NXP Semiconductor, a Dutch company that acquired Freescale Semiconductor last year, in merger news that underscores the importance of IoT in the future. According to the deal’s terms, Qualcomm will be paying $110 a share in cash for NXP, equaling a total of $47 billion. This is a smart […]
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 […]
While the media buzz around wearables has died down somewhat, due in part to the noise of VR and AR, they still have a place to play. I live in Germany where Fußball — you call it soccer or football — is the national passion. Every spati, or convenience store, and bar and cafe for […]
Linux has become the most popular operating system through forks like Android, Fire OS, Tizen, and Ubuntu, but now low-power wearable and Internet of Things (IoT) devices have bucked the trend. Instead of utilizing the open source OS, these devices have found more success with real-time operating systems (RTOS) that function through a mobile OS, […]
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 […]
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 […]
As self-driving cars start to find their footing on U.S. roadways, a group of telecom companies are making moves to have spectrum previously allocated to the auto industry reallocated for use in Wi-Fi. Their argument: that the auto industry hasn’t used that spectrum enough. This coming at a time when that spectrum is set to […]
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 […]
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 […]
With Qualcomm’s support, robots are about to get a lot smarter.
It’s a little late to the party, though things are still getting started.
Why the mobile chipmaker thinks it can drive the Internet of Things.
It could be leagues ahead of Apple’s Touch ID.