Tag Archive: Aims


ZTE aims to have a 5G smartphone on the US market by early 2019

Even if ZTE didn’t have much to show at CES 2018, the company still has big plans for the US market. In a recent Bloomberg interview, ZTE’s chief executive officer, Lixin Cheng revealed plans for a 5G-capable smartphone which should make it on the US market by the end of 2018 or early 2019. Obviously, […]

Huawei VR2 aims to be the one-stop headset for phone and PC virtual reality

Huawei is taking another swing at virtual reality, both in viewing and creation.

Huawei’s VR2 headset was unveiled officially in late 2017, but CES 2018 served as a Western debut and the first chance for most people to get their eyes and hands on one. This is Huawei’s second take on virtual reality, and it comes in partnership with IMAX (perhaps you’ve heard of that) instead of Google — yes, this VR headset doesn’t run Daydream.

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New bill aims to block U.S. government agencies from communicating over Huawei or ZTE network equipment

H.R. 4747 wants to stop government contracts with telecom companies that use equipment from Huawei or ZTE.

Huawei and ZTE are familiar around these parts because they make some pretty good Android phones, but the bulk of their business comes from the networking equipment the two companies manufacture and sell. Worldwide, both Huawei and ZTE are known for providing equipment like network switches that perform well and aren’t crazy expensive. Their gear is popular, with Huawei being  [Read More…]

Qualcomm’s Bluetooth SoC aims to make truly wireless headphones a whole lot better

Qualcomm’s new Bluetooth SoC will bring Bluetooth 5.0, Active Noise Cancellation, and aptX HD to future truly wireless earbuds.

While Qualcomm is mostly known for its smartphone chips, it also makes components for PCs and headphones. The latter category is our focus today, as Qualcomm has announced its new QCC5100 Bluetooth SoC.

This component will go into truly wireless Bluetooth headphones, and will bring features that only larger headphones have had until this point. Most importantly, the new chip  [Read More…]

AmpliFi’s new Teleport aims to warp you back home (review)

Home networking has come a long way in recent history with the addition of things like mesh networks; Ubiquiti’s AmpliFi has been right at the forefront of that development. In the past, we have reviewed the AmpliFi Router as well as the Amplifi Mesh Point. The most recent expansion of the AmpliFi line is a crowd-funded […]

Qualcomm’s new USB-C DAC aims to bring Hi-Fi audio to smartphones

During its Tech Summit this week, Qualcomm unveiled more than just the high-end Snapdragon 845 chipset for smartphones. In an attempt to cure the missing 3.5 headphone jack blues, the chip maker also announced its first dedicated USB-C Hi-Fi DAC, titled the AQT1000. Qualcomm already makes DACs and audio codes, but this is its first […]

Android 8.0 Oreo’s new Rescue Party tool aims to save you from bootlooping woes

Most Android fans are familiar with bootloops. The issue – which causes the phone to reboot over and over again – has been popularized by quite a few of LG’s handsets including the G4, Nexus 5X, V10, and V20. Obviously has an interest in helping solve the issue too, so in Android 8.0 Oreo you’ll […]

Qualcomm files patent infringement complaints against Apple, aims to ban U.S. iPhone imports

Qualcomm says the iPhone uses six inventions that Apple isn’t paying for.

Qualcomm owns a lot of IP (intellectual property). Much of it is for things we don’t think about when we are using a phone powered by one of its processors, like network data transfer and battery management. Today, it has filed a complaint with the ITC (international trade commission) against Apple, which it says uses six patented technologies without offering the correct compensation to Qualcomm.

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Samsung’s new Walk Mode app aims to keep safe while you text and walk

Our growing smartphone addiction has prompted authorities in the Chinese city of Chongqing to designate a 100ft “cell phone lane” for people who use their phones while walking. While other cities are yet to adopt a similar measure, Samsung has come up with a solution which aims to keep distracted mobile users from bumping into […]

Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 450 chip aims for speed and battery life on a budget

Qualcomm is bolstering its value line of systems-on-a-chip with the new Snapdragon 450.

As it has already twice this year, Qualcomm is introducing another so-called platform, a catch-all for its Snapdragon chips that power so many smartphones and tablets today.

This one, the Snapdragon 450, is aimed at budget phones, and aims to introduce a number of efficiency upgrades to help low-cost devices last all day like their mid-range and high-end rivals.

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