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Millions of Android Phones At Risk Due to 'Achilles' Flaw in Qualcomm Chips

"Researchers have found that Qualcomm's Snapdragon chip, one of the most widely used in Android phones, has hundreds of bits of vulnerable code that leaves millions of Android users at risk," reports Gizmodo: To back up a bit, Qualcomm is a major chip supplier to several well-known tech companies. In 2019, its Snapdragon series of processors could be found on nearly 40% of all Android smartphones, including high-profile flagship phones from Google, Samsung, Xiaomi, LG, and OnePlus. Researchers f...
Tags: Tech, Gizmodo, Qualcomm, DSP, Qualcomm Snapdragon, Qualcomm Chips, Google Samsung Xiaomi LG


What happens when holes perfect for spyware are found in the engine room of millions of Qualcomm-based phones? Let's find out

Start the clock on those patches – they'll be coming any day, week, month soon DEF CON In July, the makers of millions of smartphones powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon system-on-chips received mitigation recommendations to address a bevy of security flaws in their products, all introduced by Qualcomm's technology.…
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Millions of Android Phones Are at Risk Due to "Achilles" Flaw in Qualcomm Chips

When you’re on the hunt for a new smartphone, it’s likely that you’re focused on price, design, and features first—and probably not the silicon inside powering it. However, researchers have found that Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chip, one of the most widely used in Android phones, has hundreds of bits of vulnerable code…Read more...
Tags: Android, Science, Smartphones, Cybersecurity, Qualcomm, DSP, Qualcomm Chips


Call of duty, modem warfare: Taiwanese Qualcomm rival MediaTek teams up with Intel for firm's first stab at 5G laptop modem

Reminding Chipzilla of days gone by... Taiwanese fabless semiconductor biz Mediatek has made its first forray into the PC-based 5G connectivity market, bringing welcome competition to a an area dominated by Qualcomm.…
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Call of duty, modem warfare: Taiwanese Qualcomm rival MediaTek teams up with Intel for first stab at 5G laptop chipset

Reminding Chipzilla of days gone by... Taiwanese fabless semiconductor giant Mediatek has made its first foray into the PC-based 5G connectivity market, bringing welcome competition to an area dominated by Qualcomm.…
Tags: Intel, Software, Qualcomm, Mediatek


Samsung just announced the Galaxy Note 20, the newest version of its popular stylus-equipped smartphone that comes with a more powerful processor and better cameras

Samsung unveiled two new smartphones on Wednesday: the $1,000 Galaxy Note 20 and $1,300 Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. Both phones come with Samsung's stylus, more powerful processors, and improved cameras compared to last year's Note 10. The Ultra model features a 108-megapixel camera and Ultra Wideband technology, which could make the phone better at communicating with smart home devices in the future. Samsung is also launching two new premium phones as the industry is trending toward more affordable...
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As the world descends into madness, it's good to see some things never change: Monthly Android patches

Qualcomm bugs among the worst – including a critical hole in wireless networking Google has emitted the August edition of its Android software security updates.…
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Meet the 15 power players at Adobe helping CEO Shantanu Narayen expand beyond the company's core design software to take on rivals like Salesforce and Zendesk (ADBE)

While Adobe is best known for Photoshop, it has undergone a significant transformation over the last decade under CEO Shantanu Narayan, shifting its business model and adding new product lines.  As the company continues to evolve, it's now taking on new competitors like Salesforce and Zendesk. To tackle its many challenges, Narayan relies on a key group of leaders within his company.  We've identified the 15 executives that are leading Adobe behind the scenes and helping Narayan navigate its f...
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New Pixels—and new prices—are here

Last year, Pixel 3a gave people a chance to get the helpful features of Pixel at a more affordable price. This year, Pixel 4a—which launches this month—and the first 5G-enabled Pixels, Pixel 4a (5G) and Pixel 5 coming this fall, will continue to bring the features people love—like an incredible camera and feature drops that make your phone better over time—packaged in sleek new hardware at more affordable prices.   Meet Pixel 4a: The “everything you love about Google” phone Want to c...
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Google's next big challenge to Apple and Samsung is a new $350 Pixel phone that has the Pixel 4's best camera features (GOOG)

Google has announced a new $350 smartphone called the Pixel 4a that costs hundreds of dollars less than its $800 Pixel 4. The Pixel 4a comes with a 12.2-megapixel camera that offers many of the same features as the Pixel 4. It's another sign that tech giants like Google are launching less expensive devices to encourage upgrades. Apple and Samsung, for example, have focused more closely on budget smartphones in recent months as well.   Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Google...
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Apple May Launch This Year's 'iPhone 12' Lineup in Two Stages, With 6.1-inch Models Debuting First

Apple last week confirmed that its "‌iPhone‌ 12" launch will be delayed this year due to the ongoing global health crisis and restrictions on travel. Apple last year started selling iPhones in late September, but this year, Apple projects supply will be "available a few weeks later," suggesting a release sometime in October. We're expecting a total of four OLED iPhones in 5.4, 6.1, and 6.7-inch sizes in 2020. It's not clear if all ‌iPhone‌ models in the upcoming lineup will be available late...
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Nvidia in Advanced Talks To Buy Chip Giant Arm

Nvidia is in advanced talks to acquire Arm, the chip designer that SoftBank Group bought for $32 billion four years ago, Bloomberg reported Friday, citing sources familiar with the matter. From the report: The two parties aim to reach a deal in the next few weeks, the people said, asking not to be identified because the information is private. Nvidia is the only suitor in concrete discussions with SoftBank, according to the people. A deal for Arm could be the largest ever in the semiconductor in...
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Apple Confirms This Year's iPhone 12 Models Will Be a Little Bit Late

During today's earnings call covering the third fiscal quarter of 2020 (second calendar quarter) Apple CFO Luca Maestri confirmed that Apple is expecting to release this year's iPhones later than usual. Maestri said that Apple last year started selling iPhones in late September, but this year, Apple projects supply will be "available a few weeks later." Multiple rumors have suggested that Apple's iPhones will not be available in the typical September timeline, with delays expected. Some rumo...
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Qualcomm signs new IP licencing deal with Huawei despite US-China trade tensions

The cash will come in handy after COVID kicked a colossal hole in Q3 revenue Huawei has agreed to pay US chipmaker Qualcomm $1.8bn to settle a long-standing dispute over infringement of the American firm’s patents.…
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Qualcomm Hints That the 5G iPhone Might Not Arrive In September

Qualcomm's Q3 earnings report might indicate a delay for Apple's upcoming 5G iPhones, with the company highlighting a "partial impact from the delay of a global 5G flagship phone launch" for its fourth quarter projections (which covers July, August, and September earnings). The Verge reports: Looking at the calendar of upcoming phone releases, it's hard to imagine that Qualcomm is talking about any device other than the upcoming 5G iPhones, which are expected to arrive this fall. Typically, Appl...
Tags: Apple, Tech, Qualcomm, Reuters, Akash Palkhiwala


Qualcomm signs patent licensing deal with Huawei

The global licensing agreement grants Huawei back rights to some of the San Diego-based tech company’s patents.
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Qualcomm Suggests Launch of 5G iPhone 12 Models Could Be Slightly Delayed Past September

Qualcomm today shared its third quarter earnings report and hinted that Apple's upcoming 5G iPhones could be delayed, according to Reuters. Qualcomm said its fourth quarter projections might be impacted by the "delay of a global 5G flagship phone launch." From Qualcomm CFO Akash Palkhiwala, who referred to the delay as "slight":"We're seeing a partial impact from the delay of a flagship phone launch. And so what we've seen is a slight delay that pushes some of the units out from the September...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Qualcomm, Reuters Qualcomm, Iphone 12, Akash Palkhiwala


Best Tech Stocks to Invest In During the Pandemic

Investing in the technology sector may require you to enter periods when some of your stock picks are struggling. This was the case during the early days of the pandemic when the share price of several tech stocks took a significant hit. Focusing on the long-term is usually the best method to take when you’re choosing stocks to buy in this sector. Consider How COVID-19 Impacts Companies Shutdowns do not affect all businesses negatively. With more people working from home, software as a servic...
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Leaker Jon Prosser Claims iPhone 12 and New iPads Will Launch in October

Leaker Jon Prosser, who has a mixed somewhat mixed track record when it comes to predicting Apple's plans, today said that new iPhone 12 models and new iPads will launch in October. Multiple rumors have suggested that some or all of the ‌iPhone 12‌ models coming this year will see a later than normal launch. Apple typically unveils and releases new iPhones in the month of September, but problems caused by the global health crisis have resulted in manufacturing delays. Just today, Qualcomm in...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Qualcomm, iPad Air, Apple Apple, Prosser, Iphone 12, Jon Prosser


Gone in 15 minutes: Qualcomm claims new chargers will fill your smartmobe in a flash

Not so fast - Quick Charge 5 does its best when using new dual-battery tech Qualcomm has unveiled the fifth generation of its Quick Charge battery-charging technology and boasts it can fully recharge a smartphone in 15 minutes.…
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Intel's chief engineer is departing as the chip giant grapples with the fallout from a major production stumble (INTC)

Intel Chief Engineer Murthy Renduchintala is leaving the company, per a press release on Monday. The change comes after Intel announced that production problems have led to the delay of its next generation chips. The news caused Intel shares to fall sharply when it announced earnings last week. Murthy, who was a longtime president at Qualcomm, joined Intel in 2015 to help lead the company's bid to reclaim its dominance in the chip industry. Intel CEO Bob Swan announced changes to the Intel lea...
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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 to 50 percent in five minutes, or to full in 15 minutes. According to Qualcomm, Quick Charge 5 is the world's fastest commercial charging solution, supporting more than 100W of charging power for smartphones. In addition to offering much faster charging, Quick Charge 5 is up to 70 percent more efficient and up to 10 degrees Celsius cooler compared to Quick Charge 4 and 4+. ...
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Qualcomm's Quick Charge 5 Can Get a Phone To 50 Percent Battery in Five Minutes

Qualcomm is giving its Quick Charge technology a sizeable boost, one that the company claims will be able to plug in and get a device with a 4,500mAh battery from 0 to 50% in five minutes and from empty to 100% in 15 minutes. From a report: The new technology -- which will make its first appearance in devices during the third quarter of 2020 on phones that also utilize the company's Snapdragon 865 and 865 Plus processors -- will also be able to take advantage of more than 100 watts of power to s...
Tags: Apple, Samsung, Tech, Qualcomm, Snapdragon


Qualcomm says its Quick Charge 5 fills 50% of your phone’s battery in 5 minutes

Qualcomm today announced its new fast-charging technology called the Qualcomm Quick Charging 5 (QC 5). This company claimed that this new standard will charge your 4,500mAh phone from 0 to 50% in five minutes, and to 100% in under 15 minutes. The chipmaker said that QC 5 will be available on devices with Snapdragon 865, Snapdragon 865+, and future high-end chipsets. The standard will support chargers with more than 100W of power rating. Xiaomi has already committed to launching devices with QC 5...
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0 to 50 in 5 Minutes: Qualcomm Quick Charge 5 Could Be Wicked Fast

Qualcomm’s Quick Charge platform has sort of become an industry-standard having been used on a wide range of phones, tablets, and more. But now for Quick Charge 5, Qualcomm is giving its charging platform a massive boost in speed. Read more...
Tags: Android, Science, Smartphones, Charging, Qualcomm, Consumer Tech, Fast Charging, Charging Tech, Qualcomm Quick Charge 5 Is Here, Quick Charge 5


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.
Tags: Android, Mobile, Trends, Charging, Qualcomm, Quick Charge 5.0


Imint: the Swedish firm that gives Chinese smartphones an edge in video production

If your phone takes amazing photos, chances are its camera has been augmented by artificial intelligence embedded in the operating system. Now videos are getting the same treatment. In recent years, smartphone makers have been gradually transforming their cameras into devices that capture data for AI processing beyond what the lens and sensor pick up in a single shot. That effectively turns a smartphone into a professional camera on auto mode and lowers the bar of capturing compelling images and...
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Imint is the Swedish firm that gives Chinese smartphones an edge in video production

If your phone takes amazing photos, chances are its camera has been augmented by artificial intelligence embedded in the operating system. Now videos are getting the same treatment. In recent years, smartphone makers have been gradually transforming their cameras into devices that capture data for AI processing beyond what the lens and sensor pick up in a single shot. That effectively turns a smartphone into a professional camera on auto mode and lowers the bar of capturing compelling images and...
Tags: Apple, TC, Asia, Video, Hardware, Sweden, China, Tech, Barcelona, Artificial Intelligence, Huawei, Computer Vision, Qualcomm, Mobile World Congress, Imint, Sdk


Big Tech Funds a Think Tank Pushing for Fewer Rules. For Big Tech.

Google, Amazon and Qualcomm finance a George Mason University institute teaching a hands-off approach to antitrust regulators and judges.
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Jerry Braakman manages $1.9 billion in assets and prefers gold right now to most tech stocks. But he still thinks these 5 tech companies can flourish in the pandemic economy.

Jerry Braakman, the chief investment officer of First American Trust, is more attracted to gold right now than tech stocks, seeing it as a good bet against both inflation and a cratering of the economy. That said, he still holds shares of tech companies in his clients' accounts and is high on quite a few of them; the stocks he likes tend to have strong businesses, healthy balance sheets, and a compelling reason for why they're poised to do well going forward. Some of the companies he likes inc...
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