HP puts a spin on the Chrome-based PC

Two new Chrome-based devices from HP add styling and additional features to up the ante on the Chrome-based computers. (Source: HP)   Chromebooks have been gaining a steady edge in the PC’ish market since their introduction in 2011. They have met the needs of students and people looking for a lightweight computer to provide walk-around accessibility to the Interest. Google’s … Read more

Qualcomm offers AR reference design

(Source: Qualcomm)   Sometimes, if you want something done right, you just have to do it yourself. Tired of waiting around for the industry to offer more consumer-friendly AR glasses (and stop that silliness of VR goggles with cameras and calling it MR)? Qualcomm took the matter into their own hands and developed an (almost) acceptable-looking pair of glasses. At … Read more

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 678 for entertainment experiences

Qualcomm Technologies just announced its Snapdragon 678 Mobile Platform, a follow-on to the Snapdragon 675 introduced in 2018. The new chip, says Qualcomm, will deliver overall performance upgrades, high-speed connections for sophisticated photo and video capture, and immersive entertainment experiences. Snapdragon 678, says Qualcomm, offers the following performance enhancements over Snapdragon 675: Qualcomm Kryo 460 CPU core clock speed up … Read more

Qualcomm’s 888 5G 668 GPU

At Qualcomm’s 2020 Snapdragon Tech Summit, the company introduced its flagship Snapdragon 888 5G SoC. The company hopes it will set the benchmark for flagship smartphones in 2021. The new SoC integrates 5G along with Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth audio. Qualcomm claims the 880’s new Adreno 660 GPU will deliver a 35% increase in graphics rendering (measured presumably in fps). … Read more

Back to the future, Qualcomm launches three 4G Snapdragons

Source:   If you can’t spell 5G or explain it to your significant other, don’t go to Barcelona because everyone there will be smarter than, and bored with, you. We have set up a pool, and put $1,000 into it; contributions are invited. Guess how many times you will see the term 5G while in Barcelona, beginning with when … Read more

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865

  Qualcomm says its new Snapdragon 865 mobile platform scales 5G and 5th gen AI to power next-generation, premium devices with breakthrough features—from Gigapixel speed photography to desktop-level gaming features to staggering multi-gigabit 5G connectivity. The company claims the new Adreno 650 GPU in the Snapdragon 865 has 25% faster graphics rendering over the previous-gen GPU and is 35% more … Read more

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon XR2 Platform

  Qualcomm declared its Snapdragon XR2 Platform as the world’s first 5G-supported extended reality (XR) platform. It unites Qualcomm Technologies’ 5G and AI developments with XR technology to usher in what the company says will be a new era of mobile computing. Qualcomm says the platform has custom features and boasts of multiple firsts that can be scaled across AR, … Read more

Qualcomm’s ‘XR Enterprise Program’

  At the Enterprise Wearable Technology Summit (EWTS) in Dallas this week, Qualcomm announced a new initiative they’re calling the Qualcomm XR Enterprise Program. The program brings XR technologies and products based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon XR platform, together with enterprise solution providers to collaborate, innovate and help drive AR and VR adoption in a range of industries including manufacturing, … Read more

nreal AR glasses are very real

Remember JP’s rules for AR: Don’t be ugly or obnoxious Don’t be expensive or heavy Don’t be proprietary   nreal comes very close to meeting all three requirements. The glasses are lightweight, they are not intrinsically ugly or obnoxious, but are obnoxiously colorful probably for market attention—hopefully, that can be toned-down for people over 25. They are not too expensive … Read more