Ballmer, Big Bird and Desmond Tutu enliven Qualcomm's big night at CES

The chip maker put on quite a show but found time to announce a new family of Snapdragon chips, the 800 series

By , IDG News Service |  Hardware

Former Archbishop Tutu appeared in a video-taped segment when Jacobs was discussing Qualcomm's Tricorder X Prize, a competition to build a handheld device that can monitor and diagnose health issues.

"Mobile is going to have a transformative impact on health here and in Africa," Tutu said.

Maroon5 played out the evening with its song "Payphone."

James Niccolai covers data centers and general technology news for IDG News Service. Follow James on Twitter at @jniccolai. James's e-mail address is james_niccolai@idg.com

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