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Qualcomm revenue and net profit raise in Q1

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Qualcomm, maker of chipsets and wireless modems, published its quarterly financial report and the numbers shows an increase in revenue and net income compared to the same quarter last year.

We delivered another solid quarter, driven by demand for our leading multimode 3G/LTE chipset solutions and record licensing revenues,” said Steve Mollenkopf, CEO of Qualcomm Incorporated. Read more »

ARM’s revenue stream slows down

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ARM’s sales have slowed down a bit, and the chipset maker isn’t enjoying the profitability they once did.

This is mostly due to the drop in high-end smartphone sales during the first quarter of 2014. Read more »

Apple launches iPad trade-in program in US and Canada

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Apple’s worldwide environmental campaign doesn’t just end with printed ads as the Cupertino-based giant has announced the expansion of its Reuse and Recycling program. Apple’s new effort will allow users of iPad tablets to recycle their old ones and get their hands on the shiny new models.

For now, iPad (all four generations) are the only eligible devices for the Reuse and Recycling program. The users of the program receive credit for their old Apple devices and the company is now allowing consumers with iPhone or iPad trade-in credit to be used on any other Apple product. Read more »

Apple iPhone 5s has its multiple talents showcased in a new ad

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Apple released a new ad for the iPhone 5s. The clip made its debut on major networks in the United States this evening.

The new commercial’s music is a cover of a song by the rock band Pixies which is entitled “Gigantic.” Read more »

New tongue-in-cheek Apple ad urges other companies to copy at least some of their ideas

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Here is a nice U-turn for you in the ad wars between mobile phone makers. It’s time for Apple to take a jab at other competitors.

Apple’s latest printed ad in various countries, part of the worldwide Apple environmental campaign devoted to Earth Day, says the Cupertino-based giant wants other companies to copy its ideas. And more specifically, the ones concerning environmental protection Read more »

Nvidia SHIELD successor to feature Tegra K1 chipset and 4 GB of RAM

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The upcoming successor of the Android-based handheld gaming console SHIELD will feature Nvidia’s premium K1 chipset clocked at 2.5 GHz, according to a leaked AnTuTu benchmark result.

Nvidia SHIELD’s sequel is said to come out with 4 GB of RAM and is rumored to sport a Kepler graphics processing unit with 192 CUDA cores. Read more »

Samsung celebrates 45th anniversary by opening Innovation Museum in Korea

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Yesterday Samsung celebrated its 45th anniversary by unveiling a museum dedicated to the history of innovation in Suwon, South Korea.

The museum is dedicated to showing off Samsung products and inventions, as well as those from some of its competitors. Notably absent, however, are Apple and crosstown rival LG. Read more »

Apple’s patents are worth pennies per feature

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Samsung and Apple have participated in more than their fair share of court battles with one another, and the cases mostly have revolved around Apple’s patents.

However, Yale professor of economics and finance, Judith Chevalier, has deemed the worth of Apple’s patents as negligible, and that the Cupertino based tech giant is greatly overestimating the value of its patents. Read more »

You can now see your iPhone text messages on Google Glass

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Are you a Google Glass user with an iPhone? Well the latest update for Big G’s wearable tech has some goodies for you.

You’ll soon be able to read your text messages on your Glass headset and even have calendar alerts displayed as well. Read more »

Samsung data center fire causes error messages on products

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A Samsung data center caught fire today, shutting down Samsung.com.

That wasn’t the only tech casualty from the fire, however, as various Samsung products, including Smartphones and TVs, were adversely affected. Read more »

Customized gold iPhones are the fanciest wedding favors we’ve seen

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The President of Nigeria had his daughter’s wedding a few days ago and each guest received a customized gold iPhone. Those were specially designed by Malivelihood, who specialized in gold-plating all things tech.

The back of the phone is enhanced by precious stones and gold inserts. The names of the groom and bride are also engraved in addition to the date of the wedding. Read more »

First Bitcoin ATM arrives in China

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China now has its first Bitcoin ATM machine, courtesy of BTC China, a top digital currency exchange in the country.

BTC has also released an online and mobile phone application; meaning the people of China can now sell and purchase Bitcoin currency with one another. The trade of Bitcoins in this manner tip-toes around Chinese banking regulations, which aren’t too friendly to digital money. Read more »

1Gbps Internet speeds over fiber to light up UK in 2015

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Usually, when there is talk of 1Gbps broadband connection, most of us instantly think of Google Fiber, but that’s not the case this time. In the UK Sky, TalkTalk, CityFibre and Fujitsu are currently planning to launch 1Gbps Internet over fiber in 2015.

As early as 2015, parts of Great Britain may boast blazing-fast Internet speeds around as Sky and TalkTalk are in talks to team up and build a 1Gbps network. The two companies are investing £5 million each, while CityFibre and Fujitsu are going to come together to build the infrastructure behind it. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy S5 hits the pavement from a two story building

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We have already seen Samsung Galaxy S5 fighting it out against its predecessor in a drop test and the device has proved its mettle when it was ran over by a Tesla Model S. Now, we have yet another drop test where the Galaxy S5 is subjected to a drop from the second floor of a building.

So, how does the smartphone survive a collision with the pavement? Read more »

Sprint releases weird collection of ‘Framily’ plan commercials

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In an effort to bring in more subscribers, Sprint has really been pimping out their ‘Framily’ plan, which pays out bigger and bigger discounts for more friends and family members you pile onto your monthly bill.

They want to let the world know about the great savings that can be had, so they’ve decided to do that by releasing a series of weird family-centric commercials where humans are the children of animals. The real question is, why has Sprint taken on this bizarre approach? Read more »