Qualcomm Fully Details Snapdragon 835, Won’t Just Power Flagship Smartphones

Here at CES, Qualcomm just got done fully unwrapping their next flagship processor, the Snapdragon 835. To say they are excited about the year ahead, partly because of the 835, is an understatement. Qualcomm has big plans for this next-gen chip that moves beyond just the next wave of flagship phones, though it will be in most of those. But to take this chipset beyond, Qualcomm is looking at augmented reality, virtual reality, and more.

As you know, the Snapdragon 835 is Qualcomm’s first 10nm processor. What you may not have known is the fact that this processor is “35 percent smaller in package size and consumes 25 percent less power” then the Snapdragon 820/821. It also runs the Kryo 280 CPU, is equipped with Quick Charge 4.0, new Adreno 540 GPU, X16 Gigabit-Class LTE modem (Cat 13 LTE), 802.11ad WiFi, Qualcomm Haven security platform, is 4K-display ready, and can power 32MP cameras or dual 16MP  shooters.  (more…)

Linksys Velop is the Newest Mesh WiFi System, Starts at $199

Today, Linksys announced its newest WiFi router, the Velop. What is Velop? It’s the next generation of whole home or mesh WiFi router systems, like Eero or Google WiFi. Velop differs a bit in that While the basics are the same in that Velop allows you to expand your network to all corners of your home, Linksys is trying to be as fully-featured here as possible, calling Velop the “first Tri-Band modular Wi-Fi system.”  (more…)

Dish Introduces AirTV, $99 4K Android TV Box With Sling TV and Netflix Preloaded

To kick of its own CES 2017 week, Dish just unveiled a new set top box called AirTV that’s powered by Android TV and might be the perfect option for cord cutters who stream everything. The box comes preloaded with Sling TV, Netflix, YouTube, and has access to apps on Google Play. It also comes with an optional OTA antenna for free local channel access.  (more…)

Lenovo Launches Smart Assistant Speaker Powered by Amazon Alexa

CES 2017 is officially here and Lenovo is one of the first companies out of the gate with some major announcements. Their line-up for 2017 will of course include new computers, but on a mobile or smart home front, we have some other goodies to share. First up, Lenovo announced the Lenovo Smart Assistant, which is a smart home speaker powered by Amazon Alexa. Think of it as an Amazon Echo and Google Home mash-up device, only made by Lenovo.  (more…)