Qualcomm unveils new Snapdragon Wear 3100 for Google smartwatches

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Google’s smartwatch platform is about to get a notable upgrade. After teasing its new platform at Google’s developer conference back in May, Qualcomm has finally announced the Snapdragon Wear 3100, its new next generation smartwatch chip platform for Google Wear OS smartwatches, reported CNET. So far, the most talked about feature of the new chips are improved battery life. One of the most talked about features of the new Snapdragon Wear 3100 chip is its ultra-low power system that extends battery life. “With the Snapdragon Wear 3100 Platform, we envisioned…

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mHealth scanner similar to Star Trek tricorders pursued

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A $10 million prize has been offered to the creators of a mobile device similar to the currently fictional device. What was once technology that was available exclusively in science fiction is now being sought in real life in the form of an mhealth device that could become available here on Earth in the not too distant future. There are now thirty four teams of entrepreneur teams seeking to discover a real version of a Star Trek device. The reason that these researchers from nine different countries are currently putting…

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Augmented reality investments slated for major growth

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Augmented reality to experience strong growth in coming years Augmented reality is beginning to attract major attention as its capabilities become more understood. The technology has faced many challenges in the past, but is quickly becoming an ideal way to engage consumers in a dynamic fashion and provide them with highly interactive experiences that cannot be found through other technologies. A new report from ABI Research suggests that augmented reality is poised to see major investment growth in the coming years as more companies put higher value on this technology.…

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Augmented reality could unlock new potential in mobile devices

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Future mobile devices may rely heavily on augmented reality Mobile devices of the future may have some impressive features that set them leagues apart from the mobile devices of today. Qualcomm, one of the world’s leading chip designers, believes that augmented reality will be a prominent feature of the future’s smartphones and tablets. This technology has been gaining more attention with every passing year and has won praise for its interactivity. Augmented reality has served as a very effective bridge between the digital and physical worlds. Mobile devices may become…

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Augmented reality market set for aggressive expansion

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TechNavio predicts a promising future for augmented reality Augmented reality is beginning to take off in numerous industries. Many technology companies are working on wearable augmented reality products, while software developers are working augmented reality into new mobile applications for various platforms. Even the game industry has become enamored with augmented reality. TechNavio, a leading market research firm, has released a new study forecasting the future of the global augmented reality market; and the future certainly looks bright for this interactive technology. Study forecasts CAGR of 54.3% from 2012 to…

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Qualcomm CEO snubs augmented reality glasses

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Qualcomm moving away from AR glasses Qualcomm is one of the largest companies in the mobile space currently. The company is responsible for a wide range of technologies that go into the most famous mobile devices currently available on the market. Qualcomm recently adopted a strong focus on augmented reality technology, spurred by consumer demand and the growing interest its competitors have been showing the technology in recent years. Qualcomm’s leading augmented reality platform, called Vuforia, has been the crux of many advances in the realm of interactive technology, but…

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Microsoft hints at Xbox 720 during CES

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Microsoft makes an appearance at this year’s CES This year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) was filled with innovations that promise to change the future of entertainment, communication, and connectivity. Notably absent from CES this year was Microsoft, who had used the event in the past to showcase some of its future products. While Microsoft did not have its own booth at the event, CEO Steve Ballmer and Chief Technology Strategy Officer Eric Rudder were in attendance to show off what may be the future for the company’s gaming enterprise. CEO…

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Vuforia continues to gain the favor of app developers

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Qualcomm draws more attention to Vuforia platform Acclaimed technology developer Qualcomm has been showing off its latest software at its IQ event in Berlin, Germany. The company has been keen to draw attention to Vuforia, its take on augmented reality software for a mobile device. Qualcomm bills Vuforia as a sort of “digital eye” for a smart phone and claims that it can bring objects to life through the use of augmented reality. Though Vuforia is often considered a mobile application, Qualcomm notes that it is much more than that.…

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Qualcomm identifies augmented reality as ultimate benchmark for Android

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Qualcomm touts the capabilities of augmented reality Qualcomm, a developer of telecommunications equipment and semiconductors, has taken a keen interest in augmented reality. The company has been making use of the technology for some time, managing to make several breakthroughs that have gone on to influence the use of augmented reality in the world of mobile technology. As he company’s Mobile Benchmark Workshop kicks off, Qualcomm has begun touting the capabilities of augmented reality, going so far as to claim that it is the best benchmark for the Android platform.…

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Qualcomm seeks to combine augmented reality with cloud computing

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The cloud may be the next step in augmented reality technology Qualcomm, a leading maker of chips for wireless devices, is no stranger to augmented reality technology. The company has been a driving force in the developing and implementation of augmented reality for more than a decade. Qualcomm has explored both the existing and potential applications for augmented reality over the years with varying degrees of success and failure. The company has now found a new way to make use of augmented reality that draws upon the ever popular concept…

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Augmented reality catches the attention of Intel

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Intel begins to show more interest in augmented reality technology Intel, acclaimed maker of semiconductor computer chips, is accustomed to stepping outside of the boundaries of convention when it comes to developing innovative technologies. The company has long been on the cutting edge of technological progress with its wide range of products. Earlier this year, the company began showing interest in NFC technology for a new line of computer chips. These chips would have enabled any electronic device they were installed in to communicate wirelessly with other devices. Now, Intel…

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