Nacon unveils new smartphone controllers designed for xCloud streaming

In brief: If you’re planning on using Microsoft’s recently launched xCloud service for streaming games to your phone, a handset controller will make life a lot easier. There are plenty to choose from, including an upcoming pair from Nacon that feature both wireless connectivity and official Xbox branding.

Nacon’s new MG-X Series has been specially designed for Android mobile devices and the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, which combines the Game Pass, Xbox Gold online gaming, and the xCloud streaming service.

The MG-X Series controllers include adjustable stands that can secure any Android phone up to 6.7 inches, so you’ll be able to squeeze the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra in there—just. And instead of connecting via USB like many similar controllers, these use Bluetooth 4.2. While the company states they’re for Android phones, the wireless functionality means they could work on Apple devices in the future should Microsoft’s web version become

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Vivo V20 Smartphone Launching Today in India at 12 Noon, Watch LIVE Streaming of Vivo’s Launch Event Here

Vivo India will officially launch the V20 smartphone today in India. The company has been teasing the smartphone on Flipkart revealing its key specifications & launch date. The phone was initially unveiled in Thailand last month alongside the Vivo V20 Pro. The Vivo V20 SE was launched in Malaysia under Vivo V20 series last month. As of now, there is no information on the India launch of V20 Pro & V20 SE models. Vivo V20 launch event will commence at 12 noon via Vivo India’s official YouTube & other social media handles. Interested users can also watch the live online telecast of the event by clicking on the below-embedded video. Vivo V20 With 44MP Selfie Camera Launching Tomorrow in India.

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In terms of specifications, the smartphone is expected to feature a 6.44-inch FHD+ AMOLED waterdrop notch display

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Data firehose: Next generation of streaming technologies goes cloud-native

Real-time streaming data has become a reality for an increasing number of enterprise applications. From the “internet of things” to artificial intelligence, from mobile analytics to a diverse range of big-data challenges, dealing with firehoses of information in real time is rapidly becoming standard fare for enterprise information technology.

Over the years, many technologies have come to the fore to deal with streaming data in various ways. Asynchronous interactions, from traditional message queuing to publish/subscribe to the more modern AsyncAPI standard, have added to the technologists’ toolbelt.

Architectural styles have also kept pace, with the message-oriented, event-driven architecture dating from the 1990s giving way to a revamped, streaming-oriented EDA. Today, the streaming data story is all about massive scale – scale in both dynamic business and technology environments without sacrificing performance, resilience and accuracy.

In other words, streaming data is becoming part of the cloud-native world, since Kubernetes is the

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Cisco Signs up BT for New Service to Speed up Video Streaming | Technology News

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Cisco has signed up Britain’s biggest telecoms group BT as its first customer for a new service to speed up internet video traffic through its networks as the coronavirus crisis pushes up demand for video streaming.

The new service, developed with U.S. cloud platform company Qwilt, helps telecom operators to build their own content delivery infrastructure to increase streaming quality, reduce cost, allow more control over content flows and add a revenue source.

Video streaming companies such as Netflix, Alphabet Inc’s YouTube, Disney+ and Amazon’s Prime video service, account for the majority of the internet’s traffic volume, which got a further boost from the pandemic.

And as 5G networks get deployed more widely, including the expected unveiling of Apple’s 5G iPhones next week, data and video traffic would increase more.

“Streaming video may be the killer app for the internet, but it doesn’t have to kill the

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Xbox Boss Says Game Pass Streaming Planned For PC And Consoles, Too

Xbox Game Pass games can now be streamed through mobile devices thanks to xCloud, making it much easier than ever before to play The Master Chief Collection on the toilet. But this is just the start of Microsoft’s plans for streaming, and Xbox boss Phil Spencer has indicated in a tweet that streaming will make its way to Game Pass on Xbox and PC, too.

Replying to a tweet asking directly whether Game Pass on console and PC would allow for streaming at some point–allowing users to demo a game before committing to a download–Spencer responded saying that they have a plan in the works for this. “It’s in the long list of cool things the xCloud team is working on, just a bit further down the list,” he said.

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Streaming report: Twitch inherits Mixer’s streamers, now has 91% of all content produced

Microsoft abruptly shutting down Mixer back in June has ended up as a boon for Amazon’s Twitch platform.

That’s according to a new report from Stream Hatchet and Streamlabs, which found that Twitch is now the host for more than 91% of streaming content. At the same time, while the overall audience for livestreaming has shrunk slightly from its all-time high back in April, Twitch’s popularity has nonetheless exploded during the pandemic, with nearly double the audience that it had at this time last year.

Independent data analyses in the streaming market focus on tracking hours watched to indicate a platform’s popularity with its audience. Relatively few take hours streamed — the amount of content being produced for that audience — into account. What makes the Streamlabs/Stream Hatchet report interesting is that it does track the latter, and it makes it look a lot like most of the ex-Mixer streamers

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Microsoft says xCloud game streaming for console and PC is on the to-do list

Earlier this year, Microsoft added Project xCloud gaming streaming to Xbox Game Pass. That roll out came after a long alpha testing period, but even though game streaming is part of the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate package, it’s only available on Android devices. Given Apple’s rules regarding App Store distribution, it’s safe to say that game streaming won’t be coming to iOS anytime soon, but what about other platforms like Xbox One and PC?

It’s a good question, because Microsoft has talked about platform-agnostic game streaming plenty of times in the past. As it turns out, this current focus on Android doesn’t necessarily mean that mobile streaming is going to be the only option from here on out. In fact, in a new tweet, Xbox chief Phil Spencer says that streaming to Xbox and PC is something that Microsoft wants to pursue in the future.

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Google Chromecast Review: A Streaming Device That Gets Better the More It Knows

All told, I was disappointed. Given how much Google knows about me, I was hoping it would do a better job at predicting what I would like to see. In the top row, labeled “Top picks for you,” Google recommended that I watch “The Wendy Williams Show,” a celebrity talk show, as well as “SportsCenter.” (For the record, both my wife and I don’t watch talk shows, and we’re not sports fans.)

It also recommended I check out “Wonder Park” and “Bigfoot Junior,” both children’s animated movies. (We don’t have children.)

A few of Google’s recommendations were spot on. “Snowpiercer,” a movie from my favorite Korean director, was a top pick. One row of recommendations was devoted to home improvement shows, which makes sense because I’ve been watching dozens of do-it-yourself repair videos to work on my house amid pandemic-induced boredom. Another row presented cooking videos from YouTubers I frequently

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Poco C3 Smartphone Launching Today in India at 12 Noon, Watch LIVE Streaming of Poco’s Launch Event

Poco, the former sub-brand of Xiaomi will officially launch the Poco C3 smartphone today in India. The company has been teasing the handset revealing its key features on its official Twitter handle. The online event will commence at 12 noon via Loco game streaming app, Rheo TV, Gaming Monk, Poco India’s official YouTube & other social media channels. Interested users can also watch the online telecast of the event by clicking on the below-embedded video. The smartphone is teased to go on sale on Flipkart. Poco C3 to Be Launched in India on October 6, 2020; Teased on Flipkart Ahead of Launch.

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In terms of specifications, the Poco C3 handset is expected to feature a 6.53-inch HD+ LCD display with a resolution of 1600×720 pixels.

Poco C3 Smartphone (Photo Credits:

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Top execs of free ad-supported streaming video in 2020: AVOD, linear

  • Free, ad-supported streaming video is gaining momentum as people spend more time at home amid the pandemic and wallet-conscious consumers look for alternatives to traditional TV.
  • Business Insider is recognizing leaders who are propelling free ad-supported streaming video in 2020.
  • We are highlighting 18 power players, based on a combination of our reporting, nominations from readers, and conversations with industry experts.
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2020 could well end up being known as a breakout year for free, ad-supported streaming video.

Viewership is up across the streaming industry this year as people stay home during the pandemic. Ad-supported platforms from Pluto TV to Tubi have rushed to capitalize on the trend, hoping to appeal to increasingly wallet-conscious amid the economic uncertainty.

Industry leaders say AVOD and free streaming-TV services are moving higher up in the consideration sets of publishers and advertisers, as well as consumers.

A few

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