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Esports in Education Helping Children to Overcome Lockdown Isolation

Student engagement is the single most important cornerstone of any education solution. This importance has been proven throughout the practice of distance learning where globally, teachers have had to seek out new ways of engagement through purely digital rather than physical mechanisms. This has expressed itself in various forms throughout the wor ...

Esports Education Investments Endure and Grow Amidst Budget Restrictions

Throughout 2020, esports has been one of the most notable champions amidst stay-at-home orders and social distancing policies. The industry has thrived, but it has certainly changed course from its pre-COVID trajectory, and even more so for its application in K-12 and higher education. When we talk about esports and education, most market activity ...

The Adoption of LTE Devices for the Future of Distance Learning

Interest in Long-Term Evolution (LTE) continues to grow, as the issue of internet access equity has been further highlighted by the move to distance learning. In the near-term, school districts utilising Chromebooks or Windows Notebooks have looked to bridge the connectivity gap by deploying mobile dongles, or by utilising mobile hot spots (MiFi). ...

Sony's PS5 Showcase: What Have We Learned Ahead of the Next Console War?

Sony has finally given PlayStation fans the information they have been waiting for all year by announcing a launch date and price for the upcoming PS5, as well as sharing some tantalising content trailers showcasing the power of next generation graphics. The announcements come just weeks after Microsoft gave onlookers similar details regarding the ...

Futuresource Audio Collaborative Event Shifts to Virtual

Futuresource Consulting is delighted to announce that their well renowned Audio Collaborative event will be shifting to an all-virtual experience for the first time in six years. With health and safety being of prime importance during the coronavirus outbreak, Futuresource must ensure all co-workers, exhibitors, thought leaders and attendees feel a ...

Office Based Headsets - A Key Element of the Home Working Revolution

The rate of growth in the office based headset market has been steadily increasing in recent years. A key driver of this has been the rising importance of video conferencing, explored in Futuresource’s 2020 Video Conferencing report. Many end users have been looking to improve their video conferencing experience, leading to investment in more soph ...

Apple's iOS14 Enhances Multi-Tasking, Edge Compute and User Privacy

Apple released several major software updates for their products on 16th September 2020, including the long-anticipated iOS14 for iPhone. iOS14 is made available for all devices from iPhone 6s onward, covering products up to five years old. Arguably this arrived earlier than many developers expected, ahead of any announcements surrounding the new i ...

Surge in Corporate Video Use is Fuelling Growth in Entry Level Professional Video Products

The challenge for many businesses to facilitate home working at scale has proven to be a major catalyst in making video an everyday business tool. This has been one of the most significant operational and cultural changes businesses have faced in decades and has proven to be a fast track education for many in the benefits of using video. Now that m ...

Gaming Software, Hardware and Headsets on the Up, as Appeal Intensifies and Market Surges

The video gaming industry has risen to new heights in 2020, with prevailing market conditions stimulating consumer demand and console lifecycles coming together to create an environment of opportunity. According to Futuresource research, by the end of this year the gaming software market will be worth US $154 billion, and gaming hardware will end t ...

Wearables Market Fights Off COVID-19, as Device Ecosystems Shape the Future

From hearables to smartwatches, the wearables market continues to trend upwards as consumers seek out increasingly complex, feature-rich devices. Between wrist-worn wearables, hearables and XR displays, Futuresource’s research and market tracking highlights a total of 260 million devices shipped in 2019, with growth propelling the market to become ...

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