Category: Tech

Jul 26 2018

The Galaxy S10's signature feature will be something no other phone has

The Galaxy Note 9 is just a few weeks away, but it’s 2019 that’s shaping up to be a truly exciting year for Samsung. Rumors say that two distinct Galaxy flagships will be unveiled in the first half of next year, including three Galaxy S10 flavors and Samsung’s first-ever foldable phone. The success of the […]

Jul 26 2018

Qualcomm Abandons NXP Deal Amid US-China Tensions

Qualcomm is a U.S. leader in the development of so-called fifth-generation, or 5G, cellular technology. Photo: Reuters 35 COMMENTS By Eliot Brown and Eliot Brown The Wall Street Journal Biography @eliotwb Eliot.Brown@wsj.com Bob Davis Bob Davis The Wall Street Journal Biography @bobdavis187 Bob.Davis@wsj.com Updated July 26, 2018 8:01 a.m. ET Qualcomm Inc. QCOM 0.97% scrapped […]

Jul 26 2018

Why You Should Start Looking At Google's Flutter And Fuchsia Now

ShutterstockShutterstock Just as Mr. McGuire blurted out “plastics” in the movie The Graduate to the young Benjamin, we have always been a society looking for the next big thing that will create seismic shifts and earthquakes. The last 10 years have been dominated by mobile phones, and the next will be internet of things (IoT) devices. Here […]

Jul 26 2018

Google has smartwatches. Why can't they be security keys too?

Google’s campus boasts fewer hacks and greater security over the last year and a half, thanks to little keychains that replace entering passwords. Google is selling its own Titan Security Key later this summer, in both USB/NFC and Bluetooth versions. CNET’s Alfred Ng has already been using one. Last year, I tried something similar, briefly: the Token […]

Jul 26 2018

Your 2018 iPhone may be slower than Android phones

Apple has been using Intel 4G chips for some models of the iPhone and Qualcomm chips for others.  Sarah Tew/CNET Apple appears to be making some big changes to the chips in its upcoming iPhones — and that could mean your next iPhone downloads data slower than rival Android devices. Qualcomm, a major supplier of […]

Jul 26 2018

iPhone 11: Qualcomm confirms Apple will exclusively use Intel modem chips

2018 LOOKS SET to be a big year for Apple fanbois (and girls), as the firm is reportedly planning to launch three new smartphones: the iPhone 9, iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Plus. If the rumours are legit, the iPhone 9 will be Apple’s ‘entry-level’ offering and will pack an iPhone X-a-like 6.1in LCD screen […]

Jul 26 2018

China trade war casualty: Qualcomm nixes $44B bid to buy rival NXP Semiconductors

SAN DIEGO — Qualcomm said Wednesday it was dropping its $44 billion deal to buy Dutch chipmaker NXP Semiconductors, a high-profile victim of the rising trade tensions between the U.S. and China. Instead, the San Diego-based chipmaker said it will pay a $2 billion breakup fee to NXP and spend up to $30 billion buying […]

Jul 26 2018

Android security: Analysis, advice, and next-level knowledge

It’s tough to talk about Android security without venturing into sensational terrain. A large part of that is due to the simple fact that the forces driving most Android security coverage are companies that make their money by selling Android security software — and thus companies with strong interests in pushing the narrative that every […]