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Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 Relies On Semi-Custom Cores

Qualcomm today revealed that the Kryo 385 CPU in the Snapdragon 845 mobile platform does not use off-the-shelf cores and instead relies on semi-custom cores. Processor designers often use cores such as those created by ARM. The Kryo 385 CPU has an octa-core design, with four high-performance cores and four …

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Target Adds Mobile Payment Feature to its App

Target today made it possible for people to make in-store payments with their smartphones through the Target mobile app. Similar to Walmart’s offering, shoppers can link their debit cart to the new Wallet function within the Target app. At the register, users call up a code on their device that …

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December’s Android Security Patch from Google Arrives

Google today made its monthly security patch available to some Android devices. December’s patch plugs a handful of security holes. Google found a dozen or so vulnerabilities, most of which were classified as moderately dangerous, or able to execute code remotely. Google is pushing a patch dated December 5 to …

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LG's Mobile Business Gets a New CEO

LG today announced a handful of changes to its leadership that the company hopes will lead to stronger performance of its mobile phone business. The company named Hwang Jeong-hwan as president and CEO of LG Mobile Communications. Juno Cho, the previous president, will take a new role within LG Corp. …

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BlackBerry to Pay Nokia $137 Million to Settle Dispute

BlackBerry today said it has agreed to pay Nokia a fee of $137 million over payments due for licensing certain patented technology. The decision was reached in the International Court of Arbitration and is binding. This particular disagreement did not pertain to allegations of patent infringement, though BlackBerry is pursuing …

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Latest Apple iPhone X ad stars the Animoji feature

Thanks to the TrueDepth camera on the Apple iPhone X, and the 3D sensing that makes a 3D representation of a user’s face, Apple was able to create the Animoji feature. The name itself tells you what this feature does. The word is a combination of animation and Emoji, and …

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Google Assistant Gains Local Contractor Smarts

Google says an update to the Google Assistant app for Android and iOS will let people perform searches for more local information, businesses, and service providers. For example, people can say “Ok Google, find me a plumber” to their device, the app will ask some follow-up questions, and then supply …

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