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It’s Time For Startups To Use AI To Battle Tech Giants In Patent Wars

Technology giants such as Alibaba and IBM are eating startup innovators’ lunch. These behemoths are seeking to devour even more market share by publishing patents at unprecedented speed in emerging technologies such as blockchain.

As some of the richest companies on the planet, the corporations have the resources to manage the laborious search of existing patents and to overcome the outdated administrative hurdles so that they can file for intellectual property rights.

Patents are definitely old school. Patent laws started with the rise of the nation-state, so they began in the 18th century and were then fully developed in the 19th century. Some changes may have been made to reflect new technologies, but the basic patent laws haven’t evolved to meet the needs of the 21st century.

We’re patenting ideas based on today’s high-tech of artificial intelligence and blockchain with laws that were established centuries ago.

All this puts early-growth

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Star Wars: Squadrons is seeing significant VR play

EA released an infographic on Twitter that shows 15% of Star Wars: Squadrons players are experiencing the game in VR. That’s actually quite a lot, considering it’s available on PS4, PC, and Xbox One and is fully playable with or without VR.

After playing and reviewing Star Wars: Squadrons (I loved it by the way). Playing in VR with a HOTAS control stick is the best and most immersive way to enjoy this game. The implied stat here, if you read between the numbers, is that 85% of players haven’t gotten the full experience.

It’s also worth noting that when they ran the numbers to get this data, the total player count includes Xbox One users who don’t even have a VR option on their console. That means, of the total potential VR userbase, more than 15% have played in VR. For a game that’s only a week old, it’s

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Charles Soule Serialises High Republic In Star Wars Insider Magazine

 Star Wars: The High Republic is a prequel saga set two hundred years before The Phantom Menace, in which we learn how Yoda and a council of new Jedi deal with an event known as The Great Disaster. Writers Claudia Gray, Charles Soule, Justina Ireland, Daniel José Older, and Cavan Scott assembled virtually for the 2020 New York Comic Con/MCM/Metaverse to explain the twist of their new Star Wars saga, introduce the characters, hint at villains, talk new lightsaber technology (such as the Wookie with a two hander-light saber), and tease what’s to come, showing the golden age of the Jedi – before it all goes wrong. Talking at length on the connections with Star Wars books, with teases on what to come including recent books that haven’t been picked up by the audience yet.

We also got the news that the Star Wars Insider magazine published by Titan Comics

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Best HOTAS Flight Stick For Use With Star Wars Squadrons And Microsoft Flight Simulator

The one-two punch of Star Wars: Squadrons and Microsoft Flight Simulator are making flight sticks a surprisingly hot market in 2020. HOTAS controllers on both PC and consoles are selling out, including the Thrustmaster Warthog stick-and-throttle combo. Some controllers are available through preorders or backorders, though, so if you’re okay with waiting for your new flight controller, that’s definitely a good option.

Thankfully, Star Wars Squadrons creative director Ian S. Frazier has said the Star Wars flight game should work with “any” HOTAS setup. However, it can still be hard to find a quality flight stick and even harder to find one that you can put your money down on. That’s why we’ve collected the best flight sticks you can order right now. We’ve also curated a selection of gaming headsets that feature excellent audio quality for better immersion as well as comfortable headbands and ear pads.

Also, if

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Amazon Joins Fellow Tech Giants In The ‘Game Wars’ With ‘Luna’ Launch



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Amazon.com, Inc (NASDAQ: AMZN) announced Thursday the launch of a $5.99 per month gaming subscription service called “Luna.”

What Happened: The gaming service would initially be available on Fire TV, PC, Mac, as well as mobile devices like the iPad, the iPhone, and later — the Android phones.

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The game library on offer on its Luna+ channel includes “Resident Evil 7,” “Iconoclasts,” and “Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons.”

Luna would be available on the company’s streaming platform Twitch. Players in the United States can request early access invitation to the platform, the e-commerce giant said in a statement.

Why It Matters: Amazon is the latest entrant to game streaming where others players like Alphabet Inc’s (NASDAQ: GOOGL) (NASDAQ: GOOG)Google Stadia, Microsoft Corporation’s (NASDAQ: MSFT) Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, and  Facebook Inc’s (NASDAQ: FB) Gaming app already crowd the space. 

Both Microsoft and Facebook’s

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The Best HOTAS Flight Stick For Use With Star Wars Squadrons And Microsoft Flight Simulator

EA’s Star Wars: Squadrons and the new Microsoft Flight Simulator are giving flight sim fans something to look forward to and play, and newbies might be looking for good HOTAS controllers on both PC and consoles. The popularity of both games, however, means a lot of different flight sticks have sold out, including the Thrustmaster Warthog stick-and-throttle combo. Some controllers are available through preorders or backorders, though, so if you’re okay with waiting for your new flight controller, that’s definitely a good option.

Thankfully, Star Wars Squadrons creative director Ian S. Frazier has said the Star Wars flight game should work with “any” HOTAS setup. However, it can still be hard to find a quality flight stick and even harder to find one that you can put your money down on. That’s why we’ve collected the best flight sticks you can order right now. We’ve also curated a selection

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The Best HOTAS Flight Stick For With Star Wars Squadrons And Microsoft Flight Simulator

With EA’s Star Wars: Squadrons and the new Microsoft Flight Simulator bringing the flight sim back to life this year, you might be looking for good HOTAS controllers on both PC and consoles. The popularity of both games, however, means a lot of different flight sticks have sold out, including the Thrustmaster Warthog stick-and-throttle combo. Some controllers are available through preorders or backorders, though, so if you’re okay with waiting for your new flight controller, that’s definitely a good option.

Thankfully, Star Wars Squadrons creative director Ian S. Frazier has said the Star Wars flight game should work with “any” HOTAS setup. However, it can still be hard to find a quality flight stick and even harder to find one that you can put your money down on. That’s why we’ve collected the best flight sticks you can order right now. We’ve also curated a selection of gaming headsets

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Sony Has an Early Mindshare Lead on Microsoft in the Next-Gen Console Wars

While it’s still very early, Sony’s  (SNE) – Get Report PlayStation 5 is generating more enthusiasm among gamers right now than Microsoft’s  (MSFT) – Get Report Xbox Series X and S.

On Wednesday, Sony announced that the PS5 will launch in the U.S., Japan and several other markets on Nov. 12, and will be available elsewhere on Nov. 19. The company also revealed that the standard PS5 will retail for $499, while a “Digital Edition” that lacks an optical drive but is otherwise equally powerful will sell for $399.

The announcements arrived a week after Microsoft disclosed that its flagship next-gen console, the Xbox Series X, would sell for $499, and that the Xbox Series S — a sibling that lacks an optical drive, has a less powerful GPU and contains less RAM and storage — would sell for $299. Both consoles were promised to be

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‘The Sims 4’ now lets players visit Disney’s Star Wars park in-game

Vacations are hard in this, the year of our shared pandemic trauma. That’s why Journey to Batuu, the latest expansion for The Sims 4, arrives at the perfect time.

Back before COVID-19 trapped us all in our homes, I dreamed of planning a trip to Disney World’s new Star Wars theme park, Galaxy’s Edge. I convinced my partner, enlisted a group of friends, and worked out a babysitting plan for a child who’s still a few years off from being able to appreciate such a trip. We were all set to go in 2021 as soon as the much-hyped resort opened.

Needless to say, none of that is happening now. Those of us who trust science are all huddled in our little pandemic pods waiting for the nightmare to end. So it was a welcome surprise when, at the end of August, Electronic Arts revealed the new Star

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Disney Plus’ Mulan copies Star Wars and Marvel, in the worst possible way

With its new live-action Mulan, Disney got a chance to breathe life into the legendary female warrior — a fixture of centuries-old Chinese storytelling — with a serious retelling and a picture perfect cast. So it’s ironic the animated version that debuted more than two decades ago still shows more vim, vigor and character growth than the big-budget take now streaming on Disney Plus.



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Yifei Liu, who plays Mulan, doesn’t get as much character development in the new Disney Plus film. Disney

To be clear, I’m not a standard-bearer for the 1998 animated classic. But that version of Mulan took the time to get into the main character’s head, bringing us along on her journey as she worked to become a worthy soldier while struggling to balance her dual identities. The new Mulan, played by Yifei Liu, hits many of the same beats, but

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