Qualcomm signs up for Chinese ventures

2017/11/14 | Source: techradar.com

Qualcomm has another distraction, even as it's fighting off Broadcom's unwanted bid. The company has made overtures to three Chinese mobile vendors, laying the groundwork for a possible $12 billion worth of contracts over the next three years. Under the eyes of Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping, Qualcomm signed three memoranda of understanding (MoU)…

Pokémon Go studio Niantic is making a Harry Potter AR game

2017/11/13 | Source: theverge.com

Niantic Labs, developer of the once immensely popular Pokémon Go, is now making a Harry Potter AR game, TechCrunch first reported today. Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is an AR mobile app set to launch next year, co-developed by Warner Bros. Interactive and its new brand, the aptly named Portkey Games. Niantic confirmed the news, stating, “With Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, players that have been dreaming…

EU commissioner: We shouldn't serve tech, tech should serve us

2017/11/08 | Source: cnet.com

European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager isn't known for giving Silicon Valley companies an easy ride. Under her leadership, the Competition Commission last year ruled that Apple owed Ireland $14.5 billion in back taxes. And earlier this year, it came down hard on Google, fining the company $2.7 billion over its online shopping results. By prioritizing its own…

What is Broadcom, and why is it trying to buy Qualcomm?

2017/11/07 | Source: theverge.com

Amid its legal battles with Apple and the United States Federal Trade Commission, chipmaker Qualcomm today was offered an unsolicited bid by Broadcom for a $130 billion acquisition. Qualcomm's brand is often associated with the Snapdragon chips that power gadgets like the Samsung Galaxy S8, LG V30, and Google's Daydream VR. Consumers are less familiar with the name Broadcom.…

Facebook may soon test a'red envelope'payments feature

2017/11/06 | Source: recode.net

Facebook, which is constantly testing new products and features, seems to be gearing up for a few new experiments. These include a "red envelope" feature that might let users send money to others on the service, and a "breaking news" tag that publishers can attach to their posts. The two new features, which aren't officially…

15 best free Android games of 2017!

2017/11/03 | Source: androidauthority.com

  When it comes to racing games without an up-front price tag, Gameloft has real winenrs with Asphalt Xtreme and Asphalt 8: Airborne. The former is an offroad style racer with a variety of tracks, online multiplayer, and various vehicles that you can unlock. Asphalt 8: Airborne is an older game, but has a metric…

Unroll.Me brings its email management app to Android

2017/11/01 | Source: techcrunch.com

Android users will now be able to battle junk mail and manage their email subscriptions using the new Android app from Unroll.Me. To be clear, anyone with a smartphone could get the benefits of the service already. You just had to connect you email account, then use Unroll.Me's features to unsubscribe to the emails you didn't want and…

Google CEO drops everything to fix cheeseburger emoji

2017/10/31 | Source: cnet.com

Google is known for building many impressive things: Google Search, Google Maps, the Pixel 2 XL. And yet, it doesn't seem to know the simple formula for assembling a cheeseburger. The company's problematic approach to making up everyone's favorite meaty sandwich was pointed out on Twitter by writer Thomas Baekdal, who noted that in Google's…

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