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Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2: Qualcomm’s second attempt at outmuscling Intel on PCs

A new generation of ARM-based PC processors is coming

Qualcomm is bringing 5G chipsets to ultra-low-cost smartphones

Phones with the new chip should be out in early 2021

Acer’s 5G Spin 7 is the world’s first laptop powered by the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2

Always On, Always Connected notebook supports multiday usage on a single charge

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G brings improved performance to the premium midrange

Two companies have already committed to using the chipset

Qualcomm Wins Appeal in FTC Antitrust Lawsuit

Qualcomm today scored a major victory in its ongoing antitrust battle with the FTC, winning an appeal that will prevent

Qualcomm Quick Charge 5 promises full phone charging in 15 minutes

Qualcomm on Monday announced Quick Charge 5, its latest version of its standard for charging battery-powered devices like phones. As one might expect, it takes the already-fast charging technology and dials it way up.According to Qualcomm, Quick Charge 5 promises to charge a dead phone up to 50% in just five minutes. Moreover, a mere 15 minutes is all that’s required to hit the full 100%.To achieve this technologically astounding feat, Qualcomm employs a 100 watt/20 volt power supply. And that’s not all; it can support higher wattages and/or voltage, too.Understanding that typical battery cells and phone charging circuits cannot handle these levels without overheating, it utilizes “stacked cells” which more or less amounts to multiple batteries.…optimized to take advantage of both USB-PD and Type-C technologies, addressing future Android requirements. Compatibility with industry standards like USB Type-C protocols…Not only is this new stuff incredibly fast, it’s also more efficient, too. It folds in 12 voltage, current, and temperature protections, and runs 10 degrees Celsius cooler than Quick Charge 4.Quick Charge 5 is backwards-compatible and works with the USB-PD standard as well as wireless charging.Mobile devices with Quick Charge 5 are expected to ship as soon as the third quarter of the year (Q3 2020). The feature is already supported on Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, 865 Plus mobile processors.

Qualcomm’s New ‘Quick Charge 5’ Will Charge Android Smartphones to 50% in Five Minutes

Qualcomm today unveiled its latest fast charging standard, Quick Charge 5, which it says can charge a smartphone from 0

Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 5.0 tops off your phone to 50 percent in just 5 minutes

Or charge up to 100 percent in only 15 minutes. It's even backwards compatible.

You can now buy the Lenovo Flex 5G, the first 5G laptop

It's also the first laptop to ship with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8cx chipset

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus turns smartphone performance up to 11

The new chip is an overclocked version of the "standard" Snapdragon 865

Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon Wear 4100 and 4100+

Two years after the release of the Snapdragon Wear 3100, Qualcomm has decided to release two new processors, the Wear and Wear 4100+The focus of the announcement was the Snapdragon Wear 4100+, and for good reason, as the Wear 4100+ is the only one of the two certified for Wear OS. Here are some of the key improvements in the Wear 4100+:Sleep trackingLive ComplicationsConstant heart rate monitoringImproved Sports ModeSmarter Watch ModeBluetooth 5Upgraded 4G LTEIncrease in number of colors on display With the announcement of the Wear 4100 comes the race to be the first to adopt it, and that race has been won by imoo and Mobvoi. imoo is a manufacturer of smartwatches for children, and their newest release, called the Z6 Ultra, will feature the 4100.Mobvoi, on the other hand, needs little introduction to readers of this site. Producer of the TicWatch, Mobvoi will be putting out the TicWatch Pro 3 featuring the Wear 4100 at the end of the year.The Snapdragon Wear 4100+ brings the ability for a much improved Wear OS experience, though Google has quite a large hole to dig itself out of it with users.  

DigiTimes Claims 2020 iPhones Will Use Qualcomm X60 Modem, Despite Previous Rumors Agreeing on X55

Apple is widely expected to release its first 5G iPhones later this year, and multiple sources have indicated that these

Qualcomm debuts Snapdragon 690 processor with 5G support

Qualcomm on Wednesday introduced its newest and most powerful 6-series Snapdragon processor for phones, the Snapdragon 690.Although it falls on the lower end of the spectrum for Qualcomm’s processors, it still features some noteworthy technical capabilities. For one, it offers sub-6 5G support, something previously found in the 700 and 800 series.Additional features for the Snapdragon 690 include support for 4K HDR video capture, 120Hz refresh rate for displays, dual Wi-Fi antennas, and Qualcomm’s Hexagon Tensor Accelerator (AI).According to Qualcomm, the Snapdragon 690 has 20% better CPU performance as compared to its predecessor. Further, it has 60% faster graphics rendering, and 70% better AI performance.Rounding out the features, the new chipset also supports cameras up to 192 megapixels, Quick Charge 4+ charging, and Wi-Fi 6.As for devices with the new chip, we should look for announcements from Nokia, LG, Motorola, and TCL in the second half of 2020.

Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 690 chip means 5G phones are about to get much cheaper

5G phones are only going to get cheaper this year, and several big-name makers are apparently onboard

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 690 processor brings 5G to midrange phones

The chip also offers better performance and Wi-Fi 6 support

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 768G will boost game performance, offer updatable drivers

The first phone with the chip is Redmi's K30 5G Racing Edition

Over 70 5G-enabled phones featuring a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 are in the works

Company has revealed a list of 5G phones, including some unannounced ones

Qualcomm’s new headset design shows off the XR2 VR platform

The Qualcomm XR2 reference design offers seven cameras and two 2K displays

Qualcomm Introduces Snapdragon X60, Smaller 5G Modem Suitable for 2021 iPhones

Qualcomm this week introduced the Snapdragon X60, its third-generation 5G modem for mobile devices. The company says the first 5G

Qualcomm’s X60 5G modem will power the next generation of 5G flagship phones

The new Qualcomm X60 modem will start shipping in commercially available 5G-enabled phones starting next year.

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Four ways to choose the best web design agency for you

You probably know someone who is a web designer. If you do a simple search for web design London, you’re likely to get hit by numerous results for many design firms, online specialists, and even app developers. The most confusing thing is that all these agencies will tout their services as the best, but you must put your hard-earned resources at work with the best agency.If you don’t get it right the first time, you will not only pay top dollar for poor services, but you may also end up with a website that will not meet your needs or that of your business. If you want to save yourself all this hassle, all you need to do is follow the simple tips we provide below to get you the best web design agency that’ll fulfill your requirements and meet your needs.Experience and ExpertiseBefore you contract an agency to design your agency, you must ask for proof of their relevant experience. Even if you can only contact them online, ask them to point you in the direction of recent similar work. Once they do, you will be able to go through their work and check whether they will be suitable for you and deliver high-quality work. The only exception to the rule when it comes to a potential agency offering work samples is if your project is unique.Your BudgetBefore you speak to a potential agency, you should have an idea of what a comfortable budget looks like to you. Just because you want excellent services doesn’t mean that you should pay the highest quote. To make the most of your budget and have a clear picture of what you should pay for web design services, consider how long your project will take.Once you have an idea of the number of hours, consider how long your project will take. Once you know the number of hours your project may take, you can multiply this by regular industry hourly rates. This will give you a general idea of how much you should spend on your project.TechnologyDifferent web design services are specialists in specific technologies. For instance, some are experts at frameworks or programming languages and have loads of experience working on them. When choosing such agencies, you want to ensure that the technology they offer you is scalable and portable.This will ensure that if there are any future changes, then you can do them quickly. When it comes to scalability, the technology you choose must grow with your site as you get more traffic and introduce new customers.Reviews From Past CustomersBefore choosing a web design agency, you must consider what previous clients had to say about them. If the agency has nothing to hide about their work, they will have no problem introducing you to their past clients. It is also essential that you use their website and search for any comments or reviews that their clients have made. You have to make sure that you put your project into the hands of people that you can trust. Whatever your agency promises you, they should be able to deliver.EDITOR NOTE: This is a promoted post and should not be viewed as an editorial endorsement.

Verizon streamlines data plans for connected devices

Verizon has offered up new Unlimited data plans for connected devices such as smartwatches, laptops, tablets, and mobile hotspots.With the introduction of a new $30 monthly plan, Verizon now offers three different Unlimited options for its subscribers. Select plans will include access to 5G Ultra Wideband.Here’s a quick breakdown of how things look as of today.$10 UnlimitedSmartwatches: Unlimited 4G LTE with 15GB premium data and unlimited talk/text.$20 UnlimitedTablets: Unlimited 4G LTE plus 15GB premium data, unlimited mobile hotspot with 15GB 4G LTEJetpacks, MiFis, Hotspots: Unlimited mobile hotspot with 15GB 4G LTE$30 Unlimited PlusTablets: Unlimited 5G Ultra Wideband, unlimited 4G LTE with 30GB premium data, and 30GB of 4G LTEJetpacks, MiFis, Hotspots: Unlimited 5G Ultra Wideband, unlimited mobile hotspot with 30GB 4G LTEThe aforementioned prices are per month with an existing phone on an Unlimited plan. Customers who sign up for a Do More or Get More plan get a 50% discount on the three connected device plans.The rate plans are in effect as of September 17.

Apple Watch Series 6 Reviews Roundup: Brighter and Faster, Blood Oxygen Measuring Requires Precise Fit

First impressions of the Apple Watch Series 6 have now been shared by select media outlets and YouTubers, providing a

Xiaomi Poco X3 review: The right compromises

Find out if ads are worth paying less for in our Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC review.