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TechX Welcomes Netcoins Founder Michael Vogel as Independent Director and CyberSC Founder Dominic Vogel as Advisor

 

TechX Technologies Inc. (“TechX” or “the Company”) (CSE: TECX) (OTC: TECXF) (FRA: C0B1), a company focused in emerging technologies across growth sectors including: crypto, blockchain, AI and cloud technologies, is pleased to welcome  Netcoins Founder and Coinstream CEO, Michael Vogel, as an Independent Director and his brother, CyberSC Founder & Chief Strategist Dominic Vogel, as an Advisor.

Michael Vogel is a well-known leader and pioneer in the Bitcoin world. He founded Netcoins in 2014, rapidly scaled the company as CEO & CTO to thousands of customers and millions in revenue, before leading the company to public listing in 2018 – notably the first crypto company of its type to be publicly listed. Netcoins, which was acquired by BIGG Digital Assets Inc. (CSE:BIGG) (OTC:BBKCF) in 2018, is now one of the largest and longest operating Bitcoin exchanges in Canada.

Michael is now the CEO of Coinstream, a Bitcoin company aimed at the US market, offering an ultra-simple way for Americans to buy cryptocurrencies. He is also founder and CEO of Encore Ventures, which is involved in the development and incubation/advisory of new startups and technologies in both crypto and tech spaces.

Michael’s specialty is fast-growing startups in disruptive sectors: taking new ideas and products from concept to market to scale, something he has done multiple times in building several multi-million dollar startups. He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge across board, public markets, executive and engineering levels. Michael is regularly interviewed in both Canadian and international media as a thought leader in the crypto industry.

“Bitcoin and the cryptocurrency ecosystem is in a major growth phase, and TechX is very well positioned for rapid growth. The TechX team has already demonstrated a solid track record of success, and I’m excited to bring my sector knowledge and experience in scaling startups to the team,” said Michael Vogel.

As Founder & Chief Strategist at CyberSC, Dominic Vogel holds a proven track record within cybersecurity across a multitude of industries (financial services, logistics, transportation, healthcare, government, telecommunications, and critical infrastructure). Dominic actively participates in the Vancouver security community and is a well-respected cybersecurity expert for appearing on media news outlets across North America and Internationally on BBC World News. Dominic is highly regarded as a cybersecurity thought leader and was recently appointed to the BC Provincial Cyber Security Advisory Committee.

Dominic focuses much of his energy on providing strategic security leadership to technology start-ups and small/midsize businesses to proactively solve their cyber risk challenges. He strives to provide practical cybersecurity advice to his clients and actively turning the security consulting world upside down.

“We are extremely pleased to have these two highly-seasoned experts join the Company during our exciting move into the cryptocurrency space,” said TechX CEO, Peter Green“We’ve been working diligently to find the best of the best to assist with our vision to drive advancements in crypto and shape the future of digital technology through our team’s ever-growing industry and operational expertise.”

“Michael is a cryptocurrency pioneer who personally founded and bootstrapped two multi-million dollar companies, including Netcoins, which he brought from nothing to $20 million in sales before it was acquired and publicly listed in 2018. Dominic has an equally impressive role within the cybersecurity space and is highly regarded for his deep expertise across several massive industries. I can’t think of two better leaders to add to the TechX team,” he added.

Further, the Company has granted an aggregate 450,000 incentive stock options (the “Options”). The Options are exercisable at $1.19 per share for a period of two years from the date of grant and subject to vesting over two years.  The Options have been granted under and are governed by the terms of the Company’s incentive stock option plan.

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Pronet Gaming Shortlisted for “Retail Supplier of the Year” at Global Gaming Awards 2021

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Pronet Gaming has been shortlisted in the “Retail Supplier of the Year” category at the Global Gaming Awards London 2021.

“Our fully-managed omni-channel solution, built to empower land-based estates and connects seamlessly to any online operation or POS hardware, had a string of major successes in multiple jurisdictions over the past year and we’re honoured to have our hard work recognised,” Bobby Longhurst, CCO of Pronet Gaming, said.

“Taking place in June 2021, Pronet Gaming looking forward to the results show and hopefully bringing home the award in a hotly contested area. I would also like to congratulate all of the other nominees across all of the categories,” Bobby Longhurst, added.

Pronet Gaming offers a next-generation platform that delivers the gaming experience of the future. Armed with market-specific online sportsbook, casino and retail solutions, it combines a technology-led approach with vast industry know-how to provide clients with a rapid and reliable service tailored to their needs.

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Air-to-Air Refueling Market worth $851 million by 2025 – Exclusive Report by MarketsandMarkets™

 

According to the new market research report Air-to-Air Refueling Market by System (Probe & Drogue, Boom Refueling, Autonomous), Component (Pumps, Valves, Hoses, Boom, Probes, Fuel Tanks, Pods), Aircraft Type (Fixed, Rotary), Type (Manned, Unmanned), End User, Region – Global Forecast to 2025″, published by MarketsandMarkets™, the market size is projected to grow from an estimated USD 501 million in 2020 to USD 851 million by 2025, at a CAGR of 11.2% during the forecast period. This growth can be attributed to the increasing demand for combat aircraft and military spending of various countries.

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The fuel tank segment accounts for the largest market size during the forecast period

Based on components, the fuel tank segment is estimated to account for the highest share in the air-to-air refueling market in 2020. A fuel tank system is one of the important components of an air to air refueling system as it increases the safety of fuel systems in an aircraft. This system is placed in the fuel tank of the aircraft and stores non-flammable gases, such as nitrogen. A fuel tank operates during a flight when the bleed air is supplied.

The boom refueling segment is projected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period

Based on system, the boom refueling segment is projected to lead air-to-air refueling market during forecast period. Most tanker aircraft use boom refueling systems, which consist of a rigid tube that helps an operator on tanker aircraft to extend the boom tube and insert it into a vessel on the aircraft being refueled. The growth of the boom refueling segment can be attributed to its ability to transfer fuel as fast as possible. Since the boom is rigid, it is capable of a higher transfer rate as compared to probe and drogue.

The manned segment accounts for the largest market size during the forecast period

Based on type, manned segment is projected to lead air-to-air refueling market during the forecast period. The rising adoption of air-to-air refueling through manned systems by military and naval forces across the globe is expected to fuel the growth of the manned segment.

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North America is projected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period.”

North America is one of the leading markets for air-to-air refueling systems in terms of research and development activities, deployment, and the presence of key market players. The major countries under this region are the US and Canada. The US leads the air-to-air refueling market in North America. The military aviation sector in North America is growing steadily, consequently created a significant demand for air-to-air refueling systems. The presence of major players, OEMs, and component manufacturers are one of the key factors expected to boost the air-to-air refueling market in North America. The US is expected to drive the growth of the North American air-to-air refueling market. An increasing number of military aircraft upgrade programs, ongoing research and development of advanced military aircraft platforms, and the presence of major systems and components manufacturers are expected to lead to a surge in demand for air-to-air refueling systems in North America during the forecast period.

Major players operating in the air-to-air refueling market include Cobham plc (UK), Eaton Corporation (US), Airbus (Netherlands), Boeing (US), and GE Aviation (US). These key players offer air-to-air refueling systems for different platforms and have well-equipped and strong distribution networks across the North American, European, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World (the Middle EastLatin America, and Africa).

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Diginex: Industry heavyweights join forces to debate the future of digital money

 

EQUOS, the institutional-grade cryptocurrency exchange owned by Diginex (Nasdaq: EQOS), will host a webinar between Roger Ver, the Founder of Bitcoin.com, and Richard Byworth, CEO of Diginex, the first Nasdaq-listed company with a cryptocurrency exchange.

They will debate the ‘Future of Digital Money’ and examine the trigger points that could lead to the ubiquitous use of cryptocurrencies as a means of payment, store of value and settlement.

Following recent news from Paypal, Tesla and Square[1] that they are now accepting crypto as a means of payment, the future of digital money is being debated widely from Central Bankers to crypto investing enthusiasts.

The increasing adoption by institutional investors, and the widening acceptance of crypto as a settlement currency, has seen the market value of the asset surpass $2 trillion for the first time in its history.

During a live event on April 21st, Ver and Byworth will look at the drivers of crypto market value growth, potential headwinds and the progression of two of the best-known cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash.

The webinar follows the decision by the EQUOS Listing Committee to approve the listing of Bitcoin Cash, which was initially developed by Roger Ver, on EQUOS in March.

The listing followed careful consideration by the committee, which analyses every coin and its underlying blockchain to assess it for its utility, degree of decentralization, current usage and transaction flow, ongoing development effort, innovation over other blockchains and its long-term prospects.

As a core objective, EQUOS aims to list quality projects that align with its own core values of transparency, fairness, innovation and compliance.

EQUOS is proud to host Roger Ver and Richard Byworth in a Live Webinar titled “Roger Ver and Richard Byworth tackle Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, and the Future of Digital Money” on April 21st 9am ET/9pm HKT. Register here.

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SIS and Sky Bet agree Watch and Bet racing deal

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SIS (Sports Information Services), the leading multi-channel supplier of 24/7 live betting products, has secured a deal with Sky Betting and Gaming to deliver premium racing content to the online operator.

Sky Bet customers will have the opportunity to access live streams of exclusive horse and greyhound racing through SIS’s Watch and Bet model, which enables bettors to view first-class racing content without the need to place a bet prior to the event.

SIS’s Live Racing content will allow Sky Bet to expand their racing offer through a mix of live international horse racing from the likes of Latin America, Mauritius, the United Arab Emirates and across Europe, as well as UK and Irish greyhound racing.

Paul Witten, Commercial Director at SIS, said: “We’re very excited to have agreed this deal with one of the UK’s most successful online operators and look forward to being able to provide Sky Bet’s customers with an engaging betting experience through our premium horse and greyhound racing.

“The Watch and Bet model is becoming increasingly important in today’s marketplace for online sportsbooks looking to drive increased engagement with their customers.”

 

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In-Vehicle Advertising to Fall Flat – Commerce Is The New Revenue Stream For Car Makers

 

Connected vehicle subscriptions hardly offset the costs of providing connectivity, so OEMs are looking for strategies to extract revenue from their installed base. In-vehicle advertising can be swiftly implemented in vehicles with a display and generate attractive profitability. However, OEMs have had reservations due to the harm it could cause to their brand reputation. Instead, they are gaining interest in commerce platforms developed to promote businesses offering in-vehicle payment via non-intrusive smart personalization. ABI Research, a global tech market advisory firm, estimates that carmakers revenues with in-vehicle payments made via the vehicle HMI will reach US$3.94 billion in 2026.

“Today, vehicle connectivity is nearly imperative. Nevertheless, it incurs cost to the automaker, and there is still no consensus about who should pay for it. High churns from customers who see no value in renewing their subscriptions are the elephant in the room that OEMs are still trying to avoid by continuously extending free trial periods,” explains Maite Bezerra, Smart Mobility & Automotive Research Analyst at ABI Research. ” In-vehicle advertising and payments are two possible strategies to monetize from the connected vehicles’ installed base by repurposing components and technologies already available in-car, without significant upfront investments.”

With advertising, OEMs would profit from ads displayed at the vehicle’s touchscreen, while drivers benefit from a free ad-based connectivity subscription. The concept finds better reception among entry and medium-level vehicle owners used to advertising-based models from apps like Pandora and Spotify. “However, unlike phones, vehicles are expensive goods, and customers who made such a significant investment will likely get frustrated by constantly seeing ads on their screens. While in-vehicle ads can generate extra revenue for OEMs even in low-adoption scenarios, the potential reputation damage can easily lead to vehicle sales losses that outweigh the potential revenue,” Bezerra explains. Although not the best-suited strategy in the traditional vehicle ownership model, ads could find traction among subscription-based ownership models or in usage-based MaaS fleet scenarios.

Even in a low user adoption scenario, in-vehicle payments made via the vehicle touchscreen can generate a higher revenue than advertising, and the chances of brand reputation damage are minimal. It can even offset connectivity costs in scenarios with large end-user adoption, but that demands a compelling digital experience to drive revenue-generating touchpoints. Today’s in-vehicle commerce solutions (e.g., GM Marketplace and FCA’s Uconnect Market) have a fair amount of friction with fragmented payment methods and requiring drivers to download apps and create an account with individual merchants. Therefore, OEMs are currently working with marketplace vendors (e.g., Cerence, Xevo, Telenav, and SiriusXM) to provide a better experience to the final user by integrating the payment features with vehicle sensor analytics (e.g., vehicle location, fuel level, or driver identity) to enable context-aware use cases. Nevetheless, projects have been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Significant deployments should be expected between 2023 and 2024.

“In-vehicle commerce platforms will have to compete against the several well-established remote payment solutions available today, such as contactless cards, smartphones, and wearables, as well as smartphone mirroring. Thus, they must offer a compelling user experience to achieve the high adherence levels required for reasonable profitability. In this regard, the increasing adoption of Android OS could help OEMs increase touchpoints with their embedded systems,” Bezerra concludes.

These findings are from ABI Research’s Automotive In-Vehicle Advertising and Commerce application analysis report. This report is part of the company’s Smart Mobility & Automotive research service, which includes research, data, and ABI Insights. Based on extensive primary interviews, Application Analysis reports present in-depth analysis on key market trends and factors for a specific technology.

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HESS Appoints Harald Heinz as Managing Director

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HESS Cash Systems, a subsidiary of the Gauselmann Group, has appointed Harald Heinz as its Managing Director.

In this new role, he will be responsible for International Sales and Service as well as the areas of Product Management, Software and Hardware Development. He has the necessary experience from over 20 years of management responsibility in sales and service of listed and unlisted corporations. Heinz has been managing the international sales department at Hess for the past four years.

As CEO and Managing Director, Dominik Seel is still responsible for National Sales and Service, Marketing and Public Relations, the business unit Operations as well as for the areas of Purchasing, Finance, Controlling, Order Processing, Human Resources and Administration.

“My goal is to provide and inspire our customers with solutions and services ‘Made in Germany.’ The targeted marketing of existing solutions in growth markets and the development of new solutions and requirements that digitization offers, play a central role here. I am looking forward to further support HESS Cash Systems and to build a strong management duo together with Dominik Seel,” Harald Heinz said.

“With Mr. Heinz we gained a successful manager from our own ranks for this responsible role. Over the past years, he has proven that he has taken the opportunities on the market for HESS in order to generate profitable growth from it,” Lars Felderhoff, CFO of the Gauselmann Group, said.

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Sony Electronics New Xperia 1 III and Xperia 5 III Smartphones Deliver an Elevated Photo, Video and Entertainment Experience for Creators

New 5G Capable Models Feature World’s First Variable Smartphone Telephoto Lens with a Dual PD Sensori, World’s First 4K HDR OLED 120Hz Refresh Rate Displayii and more

  • World´s first smartphone with a Variable telephoto lens paired with a Dual PD sensor
  • Real-time Eye AF for humans and animals, newly equipped Real-time Trackingiii and fast, accurate continuous AF across all lenses
  • 20fps Burst Mode with low light noise reduction powered by BIONZ X™
  • Brand new AI (artificial intelligence) super resolution zoom technology
  • Updated Photography Pro feature – now equipped with ‘Basic Mode’
  • World’s first smartphone with a 4K HDR 120Hz Refresh rate displayiv crafted from Gorilla® Glass Victus™v
  • Evolved Full-stage stereo speakers, 40 percent louder than previous modelvi
  • New and improved Game Enhancer features – including a new audio equaliser, an optimised V.C microphone and high frame rate recording feature
  • World’s first smartphone to reproduce 360 Reality Audio in the speakers, as the recording artist intended it to be heardvii
  • Addition of brand new 360 Spatial sound – for up-mixing stereo music into an immersive audio experience
  • Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 888 5G Mobile Platform
  • Improved battery life (4500mAh) and the ability to charge up to 50% of capacity in 30 minutes with the kitted 30W charger – in addition to a newly extended battery life of up to three yearsviii

Sony Electronics Inc. today announced two new additions to its Xperia 1 and 5 flagships series line-ups – Xperia 1 III and Xperia 5 III. Both devices provide a rich collection of integrated features that connect Xperia community with some of the most advanced technologies across Sony’s entire suite of consumer electronics products. Whether they are photographers, audiophiles, cinephiles, gamers or cinematographers, the next generation of Xperia 1 and 5 flagships series will deliver a user experience that is unlike any other smartphone in market today.

“Today we’re introducing two new Xperia models that are significant for both Sony and the industry as a whole,” commented Neal Manowitz, President and COO, Sony Electronics Inc. “Drawing on our leadership in imaging, display and audio technology, we’re proud to debut the world’s first smartphone with a 4K 120Hz display and the world’s first smartphone with a variable telephoto lens. We continue to break new ground and provide passionate consumers with a more powerful creative device and an immersive entertainment experience like they’ve never had before—all in the palm of their hand.”

Professional Technology from Alpha Brand Cameras
Co-developed with the engineers behind the Sony Alpha brand cameras that are renowned for their industry-leading autofocus technology, the Xperia 1 III and Xperia 5 III feature fast, accurate continuous AF plus Real-time Eye AF in all lenses. With Xperia 5 III and its advanced object tracking technology, photographers can capture accurate shots of moving subjects in a wide variety of scenarios with a simple tap on the screen.

Xperia 1 III presents an even more sophisticated feature set for photographers that strive for picture-perfect results. Object tracking is upgraded with Real-time Tracking, allowing users to shoot the most challenging moving subjects with precise focus. Using AI-based algorithms and the 3D iToF sensor to measure distance, Real-time Tracking can accurately detect and focus on a subject even if the subject temporarily moves out of sightix so they can capture even the most difficult images with ease.

When speed is a necessity, both models offer continuous AF that performs AF / AE calculations at up to 60 times per second – enabling users to shoot and store up to 20 shots (20fps) with high precision, accurate focus and optimized exposurex. This level of performance is comparable to that used in professional sports cameras such as the Alpha 9 series. The BIONZ X™ processor enables users to shoot in low-light scenarios in Burst Mode for the first time, producing results with noise reduction that have never previously been possible in predecessor models.

Reach Beyond Expectation with a Variable Telephoto Lens
The variable telephoto lens on each of the new Xperia models allows for focus to acquire instantly when users are switching between the 70mm and 105mm lenses.  Pairing this unique lens setup with a dual PD sensor and a dual PDAF capabilities ensures that all of the beauty and detail in each image is captured in full, across the entire focal range.  These new models represent the first time ever that a variable telephoto lens has been paired with a Dual PD sensor in any smartphone.

Xperia 1 III and Xperia 5 III offer a total of four focal lengths in photo and video recording – 16mm, 24mm, 70mm and 105mm focal lengthsxi, giving creators the freedom to capture a variety of settings from landscapes to wildlife in stunning clarity.  Both models continue to feature ZEISSTM optics calibrated specifically for the Xperia smartphone. The ZEISSTM T* coating contributes to exquisite rendering and contrast by reducing reflections.

A Wealth of Creative Opportunities
The next generation of Xperia both incorporate new AI super resolution zoom. This technology uses Sony’s AI processing to restore detail and definition to images, ensuring precision is not compromised.

Additionally, like their older siblings, Xperia 1 III and Xperia 5 III feature the Photography Pro function, making it a breeze to capture professional-level photography in a palm-sized device. Both models were developed in collaboration with professional photographers to mirror many of the manual controls available in Alpha series cameras including ISO, shutter speed, EV Indicator, RAW support plus a dedicated shutter button (with embossed finishing exclusively on the Xperia 1 III). New for this year’s smartphones is the ‘Basic Mode’ feature in Photography Pro which enables fast access to a range of easy-to-use photography features including a touch shutter button, portrait orientation, artistic bokeh effect, panorama and more.

To capture supremely smooth, shake-free video footage, the Xperia 1 III and Xperia 5 III also features the very latest Optical SteadyShot™ with FlawlessEye™xii, which couples the image sensor’s increased reading speed with an original Sony algorithm for optical image stabilization.

Transporting Cinephiles to the Big Screen|
The new Xperia models are a true cinephile’s dream. Xperia 1 III features a larger than life 6.5″ 21:9 CinemaWideTM 4K HDR OLED display with a 120Hz Refresh rateiv while Xperia 5 III offers a stunning 6.1″ 21:9 CinemaWide™ HDR OLED display with a 120Hz Refresh rate. Whether on the go or in the comfort of home, both models transport users into a uniquely immersive viewing experience, allowing them to lose themselves in their favorite movies or TV shows.

Users can now enjoy their favorite entertainment as the producers intended with the Creator Mode. “Powered by CineAlta,” it now features a factory-calibrated OLED display to mirror the color reproduction of Sony’s professional color monitors used in leading Hollywood studio productions. Additionally, both models feature 10-bit equivalent displays (8-bit with 2-bit smoothing) that can display a myriad of colors without banding and support BT.2020 color space.

Xperia 1 III and Xperia 5 III capture the senses and offer an audio-visual experience like no other. Streaming content is more lifelike than ever with more contrast, color and clarity. Consistent with their predecessors, they benefit from the X1™ for mobile engine which brings BRAVIA HDR remastering technology for a beautifully expressive viewing experience. Similarly, thanks to the continued incorporation of Dolby Atmos® sound tuned in collaboration with Sony Pictures Entertainment, users can experience a fully immersive, multi-dimensional performance with headphones or the smartphone’s built-in Full-stage stereo speakers.

Play to Win
Gamers can gain a key advantage with the superior upgrades in Xperia 1 III and Xperia 5 III. The familiar 21:9 display transports players into the thick of the actionxiii.Thanks to a new and improved 120Hz Refresh rate displayxiv, now incorporated in the 1 series and 5 series, fasting-moving objects are rendered clearly for seriously smooth gameplay. The addition of 240Hz Motion blur reductionxv also means the display updates at an incredible 240 times per second for blur-free with crystal clear performance. 240Hz Touch scanning rate also ensures that the action happens exactly as intended, and is a crucial advantage over the competition.

Another new feature in both models is the ability to adjust white balance – reducing strain on the eyes and allowing for longer durations of mobile gameplay. The new L-y raiser (low gamma raiser) also makes it easier to see opponents in the dark by adjusting image details in dark areas and highlighting enemies without overexposing bright areas of the screen.

Combining visual excellence with an immersive audio experience is key for both Xperia 1 III and Xperia 5 III. Gamers can plug-in their favorite headset via a 3.5mm headphone jack for impressive audio with minimal latency. The new Audio equalizer lets users control, heighten and minimize sounds such as footsteps and surrounding noises, allowing them to hear their opponents approaching and react ahead of themxvi. And for those playing in teams, the new optimized V.C. microphone allows for clear communication by reducing background noise based on the users chosen headset typexvii.

Avid gamers can now relive winning moments in all their glory thanks to high frame rate recording at up to 120fpsxviii. Whatever they are playing, R.T. record (Rewind time record) automatically pre-records up to 30 seconds of game footage so gamers can easily rewind and capture key moments like match-winning plays and share them online with friends and fellow competitors.

Lastly, thanks to incorporated Heat Suppression power control (H. S. power control), gaming performance remains uncompromised. By powering the phone systems directly, rather than charging the battery, thermal stress on the handsets is reduced.

Create Movies like the Professionals
Cinematography Pro “powered by CineAlta” enables more creative choices for engaging storytelling such as dramatic 5x slow-motion in 4K HDR 120fpsxix.It also records in 21:9 ratio at 24/25/30/60fps, enhancing cinematic expression. Eight different Look color management pre-sets allow the user to completely change the mood of their scenes by utilizing different cinema styles, a vital tool in advanced storytelling. Sony’s unique Intelligent wind filter technology uses award-winning audio separation technology to reduce wind interference for clearer audio recording, making it easier for the user to focus on their creative vision.

New features within both models include a range of UI improvements designed specifically with movie makers in mind. For instance, to help users control their workflow, they can easily check how much free memory is remaining and how much recording time is still available. Users can also easily check which parameters they used on a specific clip to apply them to other projects. Each clip’s parameter details now include resolution, FPS, look, lens, stabilizer, WB, ISO, shutter angle/ speed, focus and audio level. This is further complemented with the ability to review and organize footage with clip playback, allowing users to play back clips with a simple swipe on the phone’s display.

Audio Playback as the Recording Artist Intended
Xperia 1 III and Xperia 5 III allow listeners to immerse themselves in sound that is so authentic, it can feel like they are at a live concert or with the artist recording in a studio. Much like the immersive experience for cinephiles, the new Xperia models utilize sound tuned in collaboration with Sony Music Entertainment. In addition to unique hardware decoding, a newly developed speaker virtualizer enables Xperia 1 III  and Xperia 5 III to be the world’s first smartphones to reproduce 360 Reality Audio in the speakersvii. To top it off, new TIDAL subscribers will get three months of TIDAL Hi-Fi free when they buy either model, including the 360 Reality Audio experience.

If the music source being listened to is 2-channel stereo, the new 360 Spatial Sound comes into play. It enables the Xperia 1 III and Xperia 5 III to upmix stereo tracks and virtualize to an immersive sound experience, in real time. The technology works with local audio files and streaming services to further enhance the listening experience.

High-quality music can be further enjoyed through the Full-stage stereo speakers or when listening with headphones either wirelessly or with the 3.5mm audio jack. The Full-stage stereo speakers are placed at the front of the phone to effectively reproduce the sound field. And as an exclusive update for Xperia 1 III, are now up to 40 percent more powerfulxx than its predecessorxxi. This is thanks to a new speaker box structure, which has been designed both to improve sound pressure and eliminate vibration. The audio volume through audio-out (via the 3.5mm audio jack) has also been improved by approximately 40 percent, while sound quality has improved with less distortion near the maximum output level.

As well as High-Resolution and High-Resolution Wireless Audio, both Xperia 1 III and Xperia 5 III continue to offer DSEE Ultimatexxii which enhances the quality of digital music using Sony AI technology, including audio and video streaming services. It automatically improves audio frequency and dynamic range in real-time, taking each track close to high-resolution audio.

All the Speed you Need
Combining 5G and Wi-Fi connectivity with the latest Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 888 5G Mobile Platform, the next generation of Xperia raises the bar for smartphone performance thanks to the Qualcomm® Kryo™ 680 CPU enabling up to 25 percent higher performance and Qualcomm® Adreno™ 660 GPU delivering 35 percent faster graphic rendering than the previous generation.

Smart connectivity takes Xperia smartphones’ deep learning technology that utilizes Sony’s Neural Network Libraries and analyses Wi-Fi signals to predict near-future connectivity issues. The Xperia 1 III and Xperia 5 III assesses the quality of available Wi-Fi before connecting so there’s no more grabbing Wi-Fi that doesn’t work. If it predicts any compromise in Wi-Fi connection quality, it uses mobile data insteadxxiii.

With a 4,500mAh battery, both models offer plenty of power to keep users going through the day while a range of charging features helps maximize convenience and prolong battery lifeviii. When the battery needs a boost, it can be charged up to 50 percent in just 30 minutes with the included charger XZQ-UC1. Furthermore, Xperia Adaptive Charging allows the battery life to be extended up to three years (up from two in previous models) in both models. Xperia Adaptive Charging works by monitoring the phone as it charges, to make sure the battery isn’t overworked.

Finally, Xperia 1 III offers a wireless charging and Battery share function, allowing the device to be connected to a wireless charger to conveniently top off the battery. Thanks to the Battery share function, it can double as a charging pad for other devices too.

Sleek Design with Functionality in Mind
Both Xperia 1 III and Xperia 5 III are crafted to be robust. The Xperia 1 III combines high-quality materials with a bold and distinctive design. From the frosted glass on the back to the blasted metal frame, it’s an irresistible blend of form and function. It also features Corning® Gorilla® Glass Victus™ on the display, the toughest Gorilla Glass yet – boasting improvement in both drop and scratch performance. Meanwhile, the Xperia 5 III is its compact cousin featuring Corning Gorilla Glass 6™ on the rear and the display with a sleek mirror-glass finish and a robust metal frame. For further peace of mind, both models also feature IP65/68xxiv water resistance and protection against dust.

For the busy multi-taskers, both models feature upgrades to the multi-window functionality. With the pop-up window feature, users can easily handle a new task, then get right back to what they were doing.

Last but not least, when paired with compatible Sony headphonesxxv, users can easily access the Sony | Headphones Connect app using the new Side Sense menu for swift connectivity.

Accessories
Both models are available with a new and improved Antibacterial Style Cover. Designed with durability in mind, the covers feature a built-in stand to support horizontal placement and provide a comfortable viewing experience. They are also coated with anti-bacterial material that has a protection rate of up to 99.9 percentxxvi – preventing cell growth.

A 30W compact charger is also available and features USB-C power delivery. Designed for overheat protection, this new charger is certified with PPS support (Programmable Power Supply) to reduce heat impact.

Pricing and Availability

Xperia 1 III will be available in Frosted Black and Frosted Purple and shipped with Android™ 11. Xperia 5 III will be available in Black and Green and shipped with Android™ 11 as wellxxvii. Pricing for both models will be announced at a later date. The products will ship to U.S. customers this summer.

For detailed product information, please visit:

A product video on the new Xperia 1 III and Xperia 5 III can be viewed HERE

About Sony Electronics Inc.
Sony Electronics is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America and an affiliate of Sony Group Corporation, one of the most comprehensive entertainment companies in the world, with a portfolio that encompasses electronics, music, motion pictures, mobile, gaming, robotics and financial services. Headquartered in San Diego, California, Sony Electronics is a leader in electronics for the consumer and professional markets. Operations include research and development, engineering, sales, marketing, distribution and customer service. Sony Electronics creates products that innovate and inspire generations, such as the award-winning Alpha Interchangeable Lens Cameras and revolutionary high-resolution audio products. Sony is also a leading manufacturer of end-to-end solutions from 4K professional broadcast and A/V equipment to industry leading 4K and 8K Ultra HD TVs. Visit http://www.sony.com/news for more information.

Notes:

i Xperia 1 III / Xperia 5 III feature 70mm and 105mm focal length in the same periscope camera paired with a Dual Pixel Diode sensor. Verified by Strategy Analytics’ SpecTRAX Service against the published camera specifications for over 18,500 smartphones. Correct as of the 14th April 2021.

ii Verified by Strategy Analytics’ SpecTRAX Service against the published display specifications for over 18,500 smartphones. Correct as of the 14th April 2021.

iii Real-time Tracking is only available on Xperia 1 III. The subject may not be detected depending on the shooting environment

iv Only applicable to Xperia 1 III. The Refresh rate 120Hz drive is effective when the blur reduction setting is turned on. Display Refresh rate may vary depending on content and app specifications

v Xperia 1 III features Corning® Gorilla® Glass Victus™ on the display only. The rear is crafted from Corning® Gorilla® Glass 6. Xperia 5 III features Corning® Gorilla® Glass 6 on the display and rear

vi 40 percent more powerful speakers only available in Xperia 1 III – compared to Xperia 1 II

vii This feature is currently available with TIDAL. Third party terms, conditions, account and fees may apply. Service availability may vary by market. Verified by Strategy Analytics’ SpecTRAX Service against the current audio specifications for over 18,500 smartphones. Correct as of the 14th April 2021.

viii Result tested by Sony Corporation – based on usage profile using the same type of battery and USB charging. The life span of the battery varies on usage situation.

ix Accuracy may vary according to environmental circumstances. Some performance restrictions may apply.

x Maximum calculations will depend on shooting environment. Up to x60 calculations per second AF/AE is available for 24mm, 16mm, 70mm and the 105mm lens can calculate up to 30fps AF/AE

xi 35mm equivalent format

xii Optical SteadyShot™ is available on Photography Pro for the 24mm, 70mm and 105mm focal lengths. FlawlessEye™ is available on Photography Pro for the 24mm lens

xiii Depending on the specification of the game, it may not be display in the 21:9 ratio

xiv The function may vary by content, game availability and compatibility. This function can be set in “Game Enhancer”. The Refresh rate of 120Hz has a black frames insertion function

xv The function may vary by content, game availability and compatibility. This function can be set in “Game Enhancer”.

xvi The feature may vary by content, game availability and compatibility.

xvii Effective only when connecting with the 3.5mm audio jack

xviii Effective when the setting of the Game Enhancer Refresh rate is more than 120Hz, or the setting is “Performance First”. High frame rate recording up to 120fps is available at 720p resolution.

xix Functions with the 24mm lens only and when set at 24fps

xx The effect of feature may vary depending on environment and contents. Some performance restrictions may apply

xxi Compared to the Xperia 1 II

xxii High-resolution compatible headphones (sold separately) are required to enjoy high-resolution sound sources equivalent to high-resolution audio

xxiii Smart connectivity availability may vary depending on country, carrier and user environment.

xxiv This device is water resistant and protected against dust. All ports and attached covers should be firmly closed. Do not put the device completely underwater or expose it to seawater, salt water, chlorinated water or liquids such as drinks. Abuse and improper use of device will invalidate warranty. The device has been tested under Ingress Protection rating IP65/68. Sony devices that are tested for their water resistant abilities are placed gently inside a container filled with tap water and lowered to a depth of 1.5 meters. After 30 minutes in the container, the device is gently taken out and its functions and features are tested. Note this model has a capless USB port to connect and charge. The USB port needs to be completely dry before charging

xxv Headphones must be compatible with the smartphone app “Sony | Headphones Connect”.

xxvi Protection rate may vary depending on long-term usage

xxvii Pricing for both models will be announced at a later date. The products will ship to U.S. customers this summer.

“SONY” and “Xperia” are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sony Group Corporation or its affiliates. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners. 
Qualcomm Snapdragon and Qualcomm Snapdragon Elite Gaming are products of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries.
Dolby, Dolby Atmos, and the double-D symbol are among the registered and unregistered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories, Inc. in the Unites States and/or other countries. 
ZEISS™ is a registered trademark of Carl Zeiss AG.

SOURCE Sony Electronics, Inc.

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GambleAware Calls for Mandatory Levy in Gambling Act Review Consultation

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GambleAware has published its submission of Call for Evidence to the Department of Digital Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) in response to the Gambling Act review.

The submission outlines ongoing issues in the gambling sector found by GambleAware, with a particular focus on the prevention of gambling harms and research to inform policy.

It comes in response to the UK government’s December 2020 review of the 2005 Gambling Act. As part of the review, the DCMS launched a call for new evidence to investigate issues such as spend limits and how gambling affects young adults.

The findings are intended to inform changes to the 2005 Gambling Act.

Most prominently, GambleAware continued its advocacy for a mandatory levy to fund research, education and treatment (RET) related to gambling and gambling-related harm.

Currently, British gambling law requires licensed British operators to donate a portion of funds to responsible gambling initiatives, but there is no minimum on how much should be donated.

GambleAware reported that in the last twelve months, it received £15.6m in voluntary donations, a rise from £11m the previous year. In June 2020 the Betting and Gaming Council pledged £100m to GambleAware on behalf of the 4 largest gambling operators in Britain: Bet365, GVC Holdings, Flutter Entertainment and William Hill.

“The voluntary nature of the current arrangements results inevitably in uncertainty of funding year to year and to significant variations in cash flow within the year,” the submission reads.

“This unpredictable funding model represents a significant challenge given that a key function of GambleAware as a commissioning body is to provide assurance to funded services about recurrent income streams so that expert clinical teams can be established and sustained to provide treatment and support for those who need help.”

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Flat Glass Market Size Worth $352 Billion By 2028 | CAGR: 3.6%: Grand View Research, Inc.

The global flat glass market size is expected to reach USD 352.00 billion by 2028, expanding at a CAGR of 3.6% over the forecast period, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. The market is projected to be driven by increasing construction spending and the need to improve energy efficiency in buildings. Rising preference for architecture, which increases natural daylight in the house is propelling the consumption of glass in roofs and facades, which is expected to play a key role in boosting the product demand over the coming years. Moreover, growing emphasis on economic recovery by encouraging investments in infrastructural developments is anticipated to drive market growth over the forecast period.

Key suggestions from the report:

  • The growing emphasis on the adoption of Electric Vehicles (EVs) is compelling manufacturers to expand their production capacities, which is expected to benefit market growth
  • The tempered product segment held the largest revenue share of over 36.0% in 2020 on account of increased raw material prices along with high demand for these products in electronics and construction-related applications
  • In terms of revenue, the insulated product segment is anticipated to register the fastest growth rate of 3.8% during the forecast period
  • The segment’s fastest growth can be credited to the rising usage of insulated products in residential and non-residential buildings in countries like the U.S.
  • Asia Pacific was the dominant regional market in 2020 and accounted for a volume share of more than 63%
  • The APAC regional market is estimated to expand further at the fastest CAGR from 2021 to 2028 on account of the rapid growth of the manufacturing sector in developing economies like China and India

Read 115 page research report with ToC on “Flat Glass Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Application (Architectural, Automotive), By Product (Insulated, Laminated, Tempered), By Region (APAC, Europe), And Segment Forecasts, 2021 – 2028″ at: https://www.grandviewresearch.com/industry-analysis/global-flat-glass-market

For instance, to substantiate the economic importance of infrastructure, the Department of the Treasury in the U.S. carried out a study of 40 key proposed infrastructure projects. As per this study, the completion or availability of these 40 projects can provide economic benefits of up to USD 500 billion to 1 trillion to the country.

Technological upgrades and product innovation in construction glass applications have positively benefited the market growth in the recent past. However, the market growth was obstructed in 2020 owing to the Covid-19 pandemic resulting in negative sales revenue of key companies. For example, Saint-Gobain’s sales declined by around 6% from Q3 2019 to Q3 2020. The pandemic slowed down the customers’ investment cycles, which affected all the related activities.

The market is anticipated to recover soon with investments across the solar, construction, and automotive industries. The growth in the end-use industries has compelled product manufacturers to expand their production capacities. For instance, in October 2020, Şişecam invested in its production business in Turkey for capacity expansion to cater to the growing demand from the domestic market.

Grand View Research has segmented the global flat glass market on the basis of product, application, and region:

  • Flat Glass Product Outlook (Volume, Kilotons; Revenue, USD Billion, 2017 – 2028)
    • Basic
    • Tempered
    • Laminated
    • Insulated
    • Others
  • Flat Glass Application Outlook (Volume, Kilotons; Revenue, USD Billion, 2017 – 2028)
    • Architectural
    • Automotive
    • Others
  • Flat Glass Regional Outlook (Volume, Kilotons; Revenue, USD Billion, 2017 – 2028)
    • North America
      • U.S.
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • Europe
      • Germany
      • U.K.
      • France
      • Italy
      • Spain
      • Russia
      • Belgium
      • Poland
      • Czech Republic
    • Asia Pacific
      • China
      • India
      • Japan
      • Australia
    • Central & South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Colombia
    • Middle East & Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • UAE
      • Iran
      • South Africa

List of Key Players of Flat Glass Market

  • AGC Inc.
  • Cevital Group
  • Euroglas
  • Guardian Industries
  • Saint-Gobain
  • Şişecam Group
  • Vitro

Find more research reports on  Specialty Glass, Ceramic & Fiber Industry, by Grand View Research:

  • Flat Glass Coatings Market – The global flat glass coatings market size was estimated at USD 1.03 billion in 2017. It is projected to expand at a CAGR of 20.2% from 2018 to 2025.
  • Asia Pacific Flat Glass Market – The Asia Pacific flat glass market size was valued at USD 52.49 billion in 2019 and is expected to grow at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.3% from 2020 to 2027.
  • Insulated Glass Market – Rising demand for high-performance adhesives from automotive and construction sector is anticipated to drive the market growth. Insulated glass is extensively used in windows, doors, and windshield. Adhesives & sealants are used to fix insulated glass unit to an assembly.