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The Tech Behind New York's Super-Fast Gigabit Wi-Fi

New York City is replacing busted old payphone booths with amazing free gigabit wifi hotspots in 10,000 locations around the city. We’ve already tested an early version of the new service and it’s fast. Now we finally know why.


Qualcomm's Latest Chip Provides Gigabit 4G Speeds

Hold on to your data contracts: Qualcomm’s latest modem chip will enable mobile devices to achieve LTE download speeds of up to 1Gbps. Now you just need to find a network that can support it.


If Positive, The First Bluetooth Pregnancy Test Gives Important Advice On What To Do Next

A pregnancy test can tell you if you can expect a little bundle of joy in nine months, but not much else. So working with Qualcomm, First Response has created the first Bluetooth app-connected pregnancy test that provides other crucial info and guidance if you are indeed expecting.


Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 Chips Will Provide Better Signal And Battery Life

Qulacomm has announced its next generation or chip in the form of the Snapdrgaon 820 — and it hopes to usher in better signal and longer battery life to the next slew of high-end phones.


Qualcomm Unveils Its First Computer Board For Drones

Qualcomm, one of the world’s leading developers for smartphone chips, marched into the consumer drone market this week with a platform that could soon be steering a new generation of UAVs with bigger brains and smaller price tags.


Qualcomm's Wireless Charging Just Got Better

Rezence, Qualcomm’s horse in the wireless charging standards war, just got a neat upgrade: it will now work in phones with metal backs.


Qualcomm Has Removed A Major Disadvantage To Wireless Charging

For many, wireless charging is a must have feature on a new phone. But one major downside is that it doesn’t work with metal clad devices, such as the iPhone 6 or HTC One M9. Until now.


All RC Toys Should Wirelessly Charge While Parked Like This Race Car

If you think just dropping your phone on a desk and having it start automatically charging is neat, imagine the day when electric cars can wirelessly charge by just driving down the road. The technology exists, it’s just better suited to RC cars right now, as Qualcomm demonstrates.


Google's Project Tango Is Now Sized For Smartphones

Google’s Project Tango is amazing, but it’s taking its sweet time making it to market. This crazy alien head of a camera could change all that. Qualcomm and Google just teamed up to shrink it down to a size suitable for your pocket.


A Reminder That Newer Stuff Isn't Always Better, Courtesy Of Qualcomm

Every six months or so, mobile processing giant Qualcomm announces its latest and greatest Snapdragon processor, a piece of silicon that will find its way into the newest Android handset, making your life faster and better and so much higher-resolution than the old, crummy Snapdragon. Only, in the case of Snapdragon 810, that’s not true.


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