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Synaptics Gemini is a wireless docking station with dual 4K display support (reference design)

Docking stations can effectively transform a laptop computer into a desktop by allowing you to connect a display, mouse, keyboard, and other peripherals with a single cable. But a wireless docking station lets you do it without plugging anything into your laptop at all. They’re not nearly as common yet, but Synaptics wants to make it […]

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Qualcomm and Razer built a handheld game console dev kit

Smartphones are already some of the most widely used gaming devices on the planet, but Qualcomm has set its sight on dedicated handheld gaming devices. So the company is introducing a Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 chip designed specifically for handheld gaming devices. And the company has partnered with gaming hardware maker Razer to produce a hardware […]

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Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon modem M.2 card reference designs could bring 5G to more devices

Most modern flagship smartphones and many upper mid-range models are now shipping with support for 5G networks. But Qualcomm wants to make it easier for device makers to bring 5G support to laptops, desktops, virtual reality hardware, professional equipment, and other products. So the chip maker is launching a pair of M.2 card reference designs […]

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Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon 845 VR headset reference design

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 chips will probably power many of 2018’s top-tier smartphones. But Qualcomm is also positioning the processor as a solution for other products including Windows PCs and virtual reality/augmented reality headsets. And Qualcomm is introducing a new VR reference platform for device makers that want to build headsets that make use of the […]

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Qualcomm launches Snapdragon 820 reference designs for VR headsets, TV boxes

There are a bunch of high-end smartphones powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 processor, but the chip maker thinks the CPU can also be used in other types of hardware. So Qualcomm is introducing new reference designs for products that utilize the Snapdragon 820 chipset, including a Snapdragon VR820 VR headset and a 4K Ultra HD […]

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More Remix OS laptops on the way?

There’s no shortage of low-cost laptops on the market today, but most run Google’s Chrome OS or Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating systems. But last year some Chinese device makers started offering models with Jide’s Remix OS as an option, and it looks like more models may be on the way. Charbax from ARMDevices got a […]

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This is Intel’s 2-in-1 tablet reference design for China

There’s no shortage of 2-in-1 tablets featuring detachable keyboards. But Intel wants to make it easy for Chinese PC makers to create new models, so the company is updating its reference designs for 2016. The chip maker recommends using low-power Intel Core M3 Skylake processors, screen sizes ranging from 9.7 inches to 12.5 inches, and […]

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Intel’s 2-in-1 tablet reference design: USB Type-C, wireless charging, and a secondary E Ink display

There’s no shortage of 2-in-1 tablets with detachable keyboard docks on the market. But if you’re looking for an idea of what the next generation will look like, Intel’s latest reference design is always a good place to start. At the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, the company revealed a reference design for a 2-in-1 […]

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Intel’s low-power Braswell chips are now shipping

As expected, Intel has announced that it’s now shipping low-power Celeron and Pentium processors based on “Braswell” architecture. These chips replace the Bay Trail-M chips that have been popular in low-cost Chromebooks and Windows laptops for the past year or two. Braswell chips could be used in other notebooks, 2-in-1 devices, and small, low-power desktops. The […]

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Firefox OS ported to run on a MIPS-based tablet

Mozilla’s Firefox OS is an operating system designed to run web apps. It’s been optimized for smartphones, tablets, and smart TVs. The operating system is based on open source software that can run on a range of different types of hardware including wearables and TV sticks. Now the folks at Imagination Technologies have ported Firefox OS to run […]