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Recent articles by Shara:

5G in 2019 underwhelmed. Here's how 2020 should be different

Think: new chips, cheaper devices and broader networks. → Read More

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 865 chip won't build in 5G. Here's why it matters

Qualcomm hosted its third-annual Snapdragon Tech Summit this week in Maui. Shara Tibken/CNET Chip giant Qualcomm has gathered hundreds of reporters and analysts in Hawaii this week to talk up its newest processors for mobile devices. Only a few minutes pass without some executive mentioning 5G and how popular the super-fast connectivity will be in 2020. But the biggest news of the show hasn't… → Read More

Qualcomm is pushing connectivity to cheaper computers but still faces hurdles

Qualcomm's new 8C and 7C processors should help it get into mainstream and budget PCs. But they don't fix its problems in the Windows computer market. → Read More

Forget the Snapdragon 865. Qualcomm's midrange chip will spread 5G faster

All the attention may be on Qualcomm's top-tier Snapdragon 865, but the cheaper 765 chip may have more of an impact. → Read More

Xiaomi, Oppo, Motorola, Nokia: Some of the first phones using Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 5G chips

At least four companies commit to releasing new smartphones with the chips in early 2020, including Xiaomi's Mi 10 flagship. → Read More

Qualcomm tries again with bigger, better ultrasonic fingerprint reader

The company says the new 3D Sonic Max makes it easier and more secure to unlock a phone using an ultrasonic fingerprint. → Read More

These Qualcomm chips will power your 5G Android phone in 2020

Oppo, Xiaomi, Motorola and other handset makers plan to release devices with the chips early next year. → Read More

These posh ride-sharing startups aim to leave Uber and Lyft in the dust

VW and several startups are exploring ways to make commuting less painful -- for riders and the planet. → Read More

EV rentals aren't at full charge yet. I found out the hard way on the German autobahn

Range anxiety is real, even with services like UFODrive trying to alleviate those worries. → Read More

Intel partners with MediaTek to make 5G chips for PCs

The two companies will try to compete with Qualcomm's technology for cellular-connected computers. → Read More

Samsung to open first Bay Area store in Apple's backyard

The company's first Samsung Experience Store in the San Francisco Bay Area is scheduled to open Dec. 12 at the Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto, California. → Read More

Razr to Galaxy Fold: The wows and woes of 2019's foldables

Motorola this week became the latest handset maker to debut a foldable phone. Will it succeed? → Read More

How two families fled Communist oppression in East Germany in a homemade hot air balloon

All it took was courage, science and 14,000 square feet of taffeta. → Read More

Yes, the Microsoft phone is really happening: Introducing the Surface Duo

The company known for its Windows operating system is getting back into smartphones by embracing its rival's ecosystem. → Read More

Microsoft thinks a dual-screen Android phone can take on Apple and Samsung

And it’s turning to a rival to get back in the phone game. → Read More

Microsoft is making a dual-screen Android phone called Surface Duo. Yes, that Microsoft

The company known for its Windows operating system is getting back into smartphones by embracing its rival's ecosystem -- and trying something different with hardware. → Read More

That Motorola Razr foldable will squeak out a debut before year's end

Scoop: The company initially eyed a summer launch date, but now it’s aiming for later in 2019, a source tells CNET. → Read More

That Motorola Razr foldable will squeak out a debut before year's end

Scoop: The company initially eyed a summer launch date, but now it’s aiming for later in 2019, a source tells CNET. → Read More

Apple's iOS 13.1 and iPadOS arrive today, almost a week early

The iPhone software update will include bug fixes. You'll also be able to download iPadOS and all its new features. → Read More

Apple's iOS 13.1 and iPadOS to arrive Sept. 24, almost a week early

The iPhone software update will include bug fixes. And you'll also be able to access exclusive iPad features with its new software. → Read More