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Qualcomm described the Snapdragon 865 in detail on Wednesday, with a long list of new features that included 5G, PC-like gaming features, high-resolution camera imagery, and much more.Single-camera video bokehWe’ve all probably used “portrait mode” on a smartphone camera—that’s the feature that blurs the background to create the “bokeh” effect of a traditional lensed camera.

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This Dell monitor comes in a “piano black” frame with a small bezel on the sides, but not quite small enough to qualify as Dell’s “frameless” design.For inputs you’ve got HDMI and VGA, and Dell says you get a 178-degree viewing angle, which is about standard for IPS.

Inside the Snapdragon 865: Qualcomm reveals the features you'll find in 2020's best Android phones

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Meet the Activists Risking Prison to Film VR in Factory Farms

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United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz stepping down, president moves up


Published 11:40 AM EST Dec 5, 2019

United Airlines, which has had a stunning turnaround in the past two years, is getting a new CEO in May.Industry veteran Scott Kirby, the airline's current president, will replace current CEO Oscar Munoz, the affable leader and public face of the airline since 2015.

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Two malicious Python libraries caught stealing SSH and GPG keys

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How to use a Chromebook: 10 must-know tips, tricks, and tools for beginners

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The 5G phones you really want are coming in early 2020

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Qualcomm's next-gen Snapdragon 865 mobile chip focuses on 5G


Qualcomm says that it will reveal more details about its next-gen Snapdragon 865, Snapdragon 765 and Snapdragon 765G later this week.In 2019, we'll be talking about 5G," said Cristiano Amon, Qualcomm's president.

Project Athena notebooks perform better on battery, and Intel has the numbers to prove it

Unplugging a laptop usually translates to long battery life at the expense of a slower clock speed.But Intel unveiled battery-powered performance numbers alongside the Qualcomm Snapdragon Technology Conference to bolster its design chops.

Halo: Reach PC impressions: The prodigal son returns to the PC, with some quirks

After all, Halo: Reach “reached” the top of the Steam sales charts on release day.Illusion of choiceFirst, let me say: I understand Halo: Reach is a remaster of a decade-old game.

Google's latest messaging service is basically DMs for Photos

Finally, a smart messaging service from Google.Instead of a whole new app, Google is building its new messaging service right into the Photos app.

The Who concert stampede left 11 dead in Cincinnati 40 years ago

At a press conference at District One police headquarters, Lt.Ray Schuerman, an usher at the main gate, said the trouble appeared to start when someone threw a bottle at the gate and broke the door’s glass.

iPhone app of the year Spectre Camera uses AI to take photos that usually require a DSLR

Here you can see the progression of light trails being created when I took this Live Photo with the Spectre App.The developers updated Spectre Camera to support the new ultrawide camera on the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro, and plan to make further changes to take advantage of these cameras, according to Spectre's App Store listing.

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Two of four teens arrested in Madison

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Pope Francis accepts Buffalo Bishop Richard Malone's resignation

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Willie Nelson has quit marijuana smoking after breathing issues

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Willie Nelson: Marijuana ‘saved my life’

It did not and Nelson, who smoked his first joint in 1954, has become synonymous with marijuana smoking.