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Qualcomm can now sell chips to Huawei again, but not any with 5G

Qualcomm can now sell chips to Huawei again, but not any with 5G

The trade ban on Huawei by the United States finally took full effect in September, forcing Qualcomm, Samsung, Sony, LG, and other hardware suppliers to stop selling to Huawei. Qualcomm has been pushing for an exemption to sell chips to Huawei, and now the company has been granted a limited license to do just that.

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Acer announces the first Snapdragon 7c Chromebook along with a new Chromebox

Acer announces the first Snapdragon 7c Chromebook along with a new Chromebox

Acer's products are undoubtedly among the better options when it comes to Chrome OS, as our own Ryan Whitwam would tell you in his Chromebook Spin 713 review. And as part of its annual GPC event, the company has announced a significant milestone for Chrome OS hardware, the Chromebook Spin 513. It's the first to be equipped with the Snapdragon 7c platform, allowing for a fanless design, extraordinary battery life, and optional 4G LTE connectivity. Acer has also unveiled the follow-up to its 2018 desktop Chrome OS machine, the Chromebox CXI4. Both will be available starting Q1 next year.

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This new technology may restore trust in photos and videos against the rise of deepfakes

This new technology may restore trust in photos and videos against the rise of deepfakes

We're in the early stages of a pretty serious problem. Faster hardware and software might bring us new tools to help with accessibility or bring AI-powered conveniences into the phone in your pocket, but they can also be used to mislead. Deepfakes might be humorously awkward right now, the subject of entertainment and really obnoxious Twitter ads, but they're going to be a bigger and bigger problem as both software and hardware get better. Worse, we're also losing the arms race to detect them. But there's another potential solution. A company called Truepic is working on a overly-witty-named feature called "Foresight" that promises to bring hardware-backed security to photos and videos.

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Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 750G chipset focuses on HDR gaming and global 5G

Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 750G chipset focuses on HDR gaming and global 5G

Qualcomm is one of the leading chipset suppliers for Android devices, and today its portfolio is getting a little bigger. The company's latest 7-series processor, the Snapdragon 750G, focuses on delivering expanded support for 5G and HDR-capable gaming performance — as well as some major AI advancements in audio.

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OnePlus 8T renders look predictable, but this new spec detail is not

OnePlus 8T renders look predictable, but this new spec detail is not

It's about time we got some renders for an unreleased phone — this go around, it's the OnePlus 8T. But things aren't so cut-and-dry here with the source of this intelligence putting out a couple of curveballs as to how these pictures were drawn up and this one big spec line we thought was set in stone.

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Cheap phones will finally get 5G thanks to Qualcomm's new 4 Series

Cheap phones will finally get 5G thanks to Qualcomm's new 4 Series

At today's remote IFA festivities, Qualcomm has announced that it is bringing 5g to its entry-level 4 Series of chipsets. Specifically meant for phones in the $125-250 price range, this could finally mean the long-anticipated democratization of 5G as the feature truly trickles down to the mainstream.

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Qualcomm reveals souped-up Snapdragon 732G, bound for a future POCO phone

Qualcomm reveals souped-up Snapdragon 732G, bound for a future POCO phone

Qualcomm has just announced a slightly souped-up successor to the Snapdragon 730G. The new 732G sports a faster 2.3GHz maximum clock on its so-called "Prime" cores, and somewhat enhanced GPU performance. It might only be an incremental improvement (as its model number implies), but an as-yet-unnamed POCO phone will be "globally" powered by the upcoming chip.

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HMD Global picks up $230 million investment from Google, Qualcomm, and others

HMD Global picks up $230 million investment from Google, Qualcomm, and others

Finnish startup HMD Global revived the Nokia brand by marrying the entire smartphone range to the Android One program. With their new identity, Nokia phones have grown popular, particularly in emerging markets where they can piggyback on the legendary brand image. In a bid to keep up with that growth trajectory, HMD Global recently announced that it has raised a total of $230 million from an investor group, including the likes of Google, Qualcomm, and Nokia Technologies.

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Qualcomm asks the Trump administration for permission to sell 5G Snapdragon chipsets to Huawei

Qualcomm asks the Trump administration for permission to sell 5G Snapdragon chipsets to Huawei

Qualcomm's Snapdragon processors power a lot of Android phones these days, but there are some exceptions. Huawei's tiff with the US government cut the Chinese company off from chip suppliers earlier this year, leading the company to investigate other sources. Now Qualcomm is asking the Trump administration to alter the restrictions placed on Huawei so it can sell more 5G Snapdragon chips.

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Quick Charge 5 promises to charge phones from 0 to 100% in just 15 minutes

Quick Charge 5 promises to charge phones from 0 to 100% in just 15 minutes

While many Android manufacturers have created their own fast charge methods over the years, Qualcomm's Quick Charge (QC) standard remains the most ubiquitous on the market. Three years after its last update to version 4+ with up to 100W, Qualcomm has introduced Quick Charge 5 today. It promises more than 100W (without saying how much exactly), much higher charging speeds, and cooler phones.

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