Console wars still can’t compete with PC gaming

Tech giants like Sony and Microsoft may have taken centre stage this year, but the PC looks ready to remain a frontrunner among gamers.

In the long-term, console gaming will struggle to compete with PC gaming.

The ‘console wars’ of 2020 have provided something of distraction from the woes of the world, as gaming giants Microsoft and Sony teased out the various specs and highlights of their new platforms, competing against one another in being at the front of the rapid shift toward a new era of gaming – one that promises near-instantaneous speed, versatility, quality, and more power than we have ever been able to hold in our hands before.

The Xbox Series X and the PlayStation 5 both promise to revolutionise gaming, allowing for the players to mould and tailor their gaming experiences to suit whatever type of experience they are interested in. Already the results have

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Need STEM Talent? 14 Smart Ways To Compete With Big Tech

With so many businesses today relying on technological tools and systems, demand for professionals in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) is at an all-time high. And when giants like Google and Microsoft have the resources to make irresistible job offers, recruiting top STEM talent to work at your small tech company can seem impossible.

You may not be able to offer the same perks your larger competitors can, but there are smart ways to go about recruiting the industry’s best and brightest. To help, we asked members of Forbes Coaches Council what leaders of tech startups can do to compete with the behemoths and attract high-quality STEM candidates. See their best suggestions below.

1. Sell The Benefits Of A Startup Culture

The attractions a big company offers are brand, perks, job

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Can the Pixel 5 camera still compete using the same old aging sensor?

Google’s new Pixel phones are here, as is the annual round of speculation over how their cameras will perform. The Pixel cameras have been in a weird spot for a couple of years; the Pixel 2 in 2017 was an incredible leap forward for smartphone photography, but features like Night Sight aside, the 3 and 4 were mostly evolutions on the same hardware and software formula, making what sometimes felt like subjective tweaks more than clear improvements to image quality. It’s to Google’s credit that they’ve still remained among the very best phone cameras you can buy.



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It’s impossible to pass real judgment on the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4A 5G, which share the same front and back cameras, until we’re able to test them out for ourselves. From what Google’s said so far, though, they do seem to be similarly evolutionary upgrades.

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For one thing, Google is

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DVIDS – News – Navy EOD shows SECDEF Current and Near-Future Expeditionary Capabilities of Unmanned Systems Triad Designed to Compete and Win


SAN DIEGO (NNS) – Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark T. Esper visited components of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group (EODGRU) 1 at Naval Base Point Loma, Calif., Sept. 17, to learn how Navy EOD is building a more lethal, agile and resilient force by augmenting human expertise and decision-making with autonomous unmanned systems (UMS) capabilities for the fleet and Joint Force.

While meeting with Esper, EODGRU-1 Commodore Capt. Oscar Rojas described how Navy EOD is an integral member of the UMS triad, which is composed of the surface, subsurface and expeditionary (EOD and Naval Special Warfare) communities.

The UMS triad enables strategic effects by leveraging cutting-edge technologies to pair real-time, relevant information with immediate tactical options to deter adversaries in the maritime environment.

“We are enhancing our human-machine teaming efforts to more efficiently illuminate and eliminate or neutralize surface and undersea threats,” said Rojas. “Our UMS systems development efforts are

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How SpaceX, Virgin Galactic, Blue Origin and others compete in the growing space tourism market

There’s an emerging industry thought to be only science fiction not too long ago that’s close to becoming a reality: space tourism. 

Space tourism is for the ultra rich, so why are Virgin Galactic, SpaceX and Blue Origin betting on it?

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And a handful of companies – including one publicly traded name – are competing neck and neck to be leaders in the emerging market.

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But what space tourism entails, and how much it costs per person, varies greatly depending on a company’s technological capabilities.  For example, both Virgin Galactic and SpaceX expect to fly private paying passengers to space next year. But, while passengers flying with both companies would go to space by the Federal Aviation Administration’s definition, a Virgin Galactic passenger spends about 0.04% as much time in space as on a SpaceX trip, while a ride with Elon Musk’s company

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PFS Teases Product Additions to Let FinTechs Compete with Banks

PFS (a company of EML) is excited to highlight a range of product enhancements designed to accentuate the competitive advantage of disruptive FinTechs aware of Banking-As-A-Service (BaaS) trends in the European Economic Area.

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PFS is working with FinTechs & Banks to disrupt Financial Technology (Graphic: Business Wire)

SEPA Direct Debit (SDD) will enable clients across the EEA to take on traditional banks through PFS’ licenses with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Central Bank of Ireland (CBI). Additionally, the company announces that SEPA Instant Credit Transfer (SCT Inst) is just around the corner.

”Financial Technology is a fiercely competitive space and BaaS allows FinTechs to compete with established banks but conversely, we also enable established banks to take advantage of new technologies that can run independently or in conjunction with their core banking platforms. What we recognise is

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Microsoft Azure Orbital satellite service to compete with Amazon AWS

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Microsoft will offer a new service called Azure Orbital that connects satellites directly to its cloud computing network, the company announced at its Ignite conference Tuesday.

The service will begin in a “private preview” to a select group of Microsoft customers. Earlier this month CNBC reported on Microsoft’s plans to challenge the Ground Station service that’s available from Amazon Web Services. Amazon and Microsoft are the two largest providers of cloud infrastructure, with data centers in far-flung places that can host websites and run applications using a variety of computing and storage services.

“With access to low-latency global fiber networks and the global scale of Microsoft’s cloud services, customers can innovate quickly with large satellite datasets,” Yves Pitsch, a principal product manager at Microsoft, wrote in a blog post. “The cloud is central

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Wealth Enhancement Group Seeks To Compete Via Tech

Minneapolis-based aggregator Wealth Enhancement Group has made two key hires that will focus on digital efforts at the firm. While the firms’s representatives would not disclose details on those efforts, WEG will employ data and predictive analytics to help its advisors better understand the wants and needs of its clients.

Terri Kallsen has joined WEG as chief operating officer and previously led Investor Services at Charles Schwab. Kallsen has also held senior positions at First Command, USAA and Thrivent Financial. Her efforts will center on improving operational efficiency at the firm. 

The other hire is Utkarsh Patel, who has taken on the combined role of chief marketing and digital officer. Patel most recently led First Abu Dhabi Bank’s digital strategy efforts.

In addition to the hires, WEG has appointed A. Charles Thomas, formerly the head of data science and growth analytics for Microsoft’s Cloud + AI unit. According to the

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