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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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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Microsoft Azure Orbital satellite service to compete with Amazon AWS

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 to both modern communications scenarios for remote operations and the gathering, processing, and distributing the tremendous amounts

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