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Qualcomm's flagship Snapdragon 845 is a graphics powerhouse

The Adreno 630 provides a one-two-three punch for the Snapdragon 845, offering 30 percent better performance and 2.5 times faster display output, all with 30 percent estimated power reduction. While no one was able to test the power draw, the chip pretty much smoked all rivals on most benchmarks. “Qualcomm current generations of SoCs are …

Google Maps may let you share your battery life

Appropriately, the Maps code also alludes to sharing your mass transit trips with others, including the exact time you arrive at a given stop. There would also be shortcuts for favorite stations, potentially to influence Maps’ directions. It could be a while before you see these updates in an app you can use, assuming they …

Kendrick Lamar bans all cameras during his latest tour

The reasoning remains the same as with earlier smartphone bans (such as those at Dave Chappelle’s events). It’s partly about ensuring that fans are actually enjoying the concert rather than trying to record it all. And it might just drive ticket sales — you may be more likely to attend if you can’t just rely …

What to expect from Samsung’s next Galaxy flagships

It’s that time of year again. Samsung is getting ready to unpack some shiny new high end smartphones at the world’s biggest mobile confab. And Android fans are getting ready to cheer. The TechCrunch team will be on the ground at MWC in Barcelona in two weeks’ time to bring you all the news. But …

Two Mobile Versions of PUBG Launch in China

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has been pulling in huge numbers on Xbox One and PC, and now those numbers are bound to increase with the latest releases of two PUBG titles on mobile in China. Chinese publisher Tencent holds the licensing rights to distribute PUBG in China. The PC version available on Steam, also localized by Tencent, is already massively popular …

How Reggie Brown invented Snapchat

Reggie Brown carefully ran his fingers over the blunt, admiring its tightly rolled perfection. It was almost a shame to smoke such a work of art. He leaned back on the couch in his Kimball Hall dorm room at Stanford University as he discussed the weekend’s social events with two of his former fraternity brothers, …