November 18, 2013 |
Qualcomm's Toq smartwatch will make its debut the Monday after Thanksgiving, the company announced. Toq, made by the San Diego chips company, will go on sale for $349.99 on Dec. 2, so-called Cyber Monday, which is when many websites hold sales for the holiday shopping season. The limited-edition device is one of two new smartwatches being introduced this year. The other is the $299 Samsung Galaxy Gear, which came out earlier this year. Need a laugh? Let this website come up with your next Facebook status But unlike the Galaxy Gear, which only works with a few Samsung devices, the Qualcomm Toq will be able to pair up with devices that use the Android mobile operating system.
September 4, 2013 |
The smartwatch race is off and running. Whether consumers care remains to be seen. Samsung kicked off the competition Wednesday by unveiling the Galaxy Gear at an event in Berlin. The South Korean tech giant said its $299 smartwatch connects with the Galaxy Note III and 2014 edition of the Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet, both of which will debut in the next few weeks. Just a few hours later, Qualcomm jumped into the game by announcing the Qualcomm Toq. The Toq (pronounced "talk")
September 4, 2013 |
Samsung and Qualcomm both announced smartwatches, intensifying the war over wearable gadgets. Although Samsung and Qualcomm are now the two biggest players to enter the fray, a handful of small companies have already been battling it out in the emerging smartwatch market. And in the next few months, it promises to get even more crowded and intense, as the likes of Apple, Microsoft and Google look to chime in with their own wrist gear. For now, here are some of the smartwatches already on the market or coming soon.
October 16, 2012 |
SAN DIEGO - That huge gush heard just shortly before 9 Monday night was the massive deflation of the San Diego Chargers' NFL season. Air left the Chargers' balloon like a jet stream. Whoosh. Bye-bye, Chargers. The team owned and operated by the family Spanos goofed. Put a fork in them. This one will be forever remembered as the Collapse at Qualcomm. Losing is one thing. The Chargers did that, 35-24, to the Denver Broncos before the ever-eager, ever-hopeful packed house of 68,604.
May 5, 2012 |
Google Inc., with its free meals, high monthly pay and relaxed work environment, was rated by interns as the best place to work in a report released just ahead of the peak summer internship season. A software engineering intern at the search engine giant can expect an average monthly pay of $6,463, according to career website Glassdoor. Google interns, who voted the company as the most satisfying place to work, also reported additional perks such as face time with managers and opportunities to sit in on meetings.
April 12, 2012 |
Nokia's new Lumia 900 costs $109 more to make than its $99 price tag and demonstrates a tight association between Nokia and Microsoft, IHS iSuppli said. With both companies looking for a big comeback with Lumia 900, the partners kept cost of parts to $209 by using less expensive components that achieve comparable function, according to IHS' teardown cost assessment. Manufacturing costs totaled $8. A comparable Android phone, the Samsung S II Skyrocket, has a $236 cost of materials, with an unsubsidized price of $550.