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Here’s why the PS5 won’t have its own version of Xbox Game Pass

SIE CEO Jim Ryan says that Sony has no plans to launch its own version of Xbox Game Pass. Ryan says that “putting new [PS5] games into a subscription model” isn’t sustainable for Sony. PlayStation Game Pass might never happen, but PS5 owners will get access to 18 of the PS4’s best titles as part of the new PlayStation Plus Collection for PS Plus subscribers.

Xbox Game Pass might be Microsoft’s secret weapon this console generation. The PS4 dominated sales charts over the last seven years, but during that time, Microsoft introduced and slowly built up a subscription service that features dozens of the best games from the biggest developers, including its own first-party studios. For $10 a month, you can play Wasteland 3, Resident Evil 7, Gears 5, Halo: The Master Chief Collection, and more to your heart’s content, and for $5 more, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate will let you play many of those games on your phone over the cloud.

The value of Xbox Game Pass is virtually unmatched in the industry. As such, it seemed reasonable to assume that Sony would have to at least try to match it with an upgrade for PlayStation Now or a new service altogether. Instead, Sony made it abundantly clear this week that it has no interest in following Microsoft’s lead.

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World’s largest vaccine maker just made a horrible prediction about the coronavirus

The US, as well as the rest of the world, is keenly awaiting the arrival of a successful coronavirus vaccine, as it’s generally assumed that this is what will finally bring about the end of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the CEO of the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer has just made a depressing prediction. Adar Poonawalla, CEO of Serum Institute of India, thinks it will take 4-5 years to vaccinate the global population against COVID-19.

When it comes to the power of a coronavirus vaccine — once one of the winning candidates from the scores being worked on and trialed around the world is finally ready to be administered — there are two crucial variables that will determine how successful it is in bringing the COVID-19 pandemic to an end.

You can think of it as these two variables contributing to the vaccine’s overall impact on the pandemic, plotted out in the form of an equation. As White House health advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci explained it in a new interview with The Wall Street Journal, you need a vaccine with a high enough percentage of effectiveness plus a high enough number of people who are willing to be vaccinated. High effectiveness, plus the biggest number of vaccine recipients — that’s what equals the best chance of ending the pandemic. “If you have a vaccine that is highly effective and not enough people get vaccinated, you’re not going to realize the full, important effect of having a vaccine,” Dr. Fauci told the newspaper.

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Your Phone now lets everyone (with a Samsung phone) run Android apps on their PC

The Apps feature of Microsoft’s Your Phone app is graduating from the Insider program – soon it will be available to everyone who owns a supported phone. This feature allows you to run Android apps in individual windows on your Windows 10 PC (previously you had to rely on screen mirroring). The updated Your Phone app is rolling out now (note that it may take up to 48 hours to reach you). Once installed, you’ll see an Apps tab on the left and a full list of apps from your phone to the right. Click one and it will pop up as if it’s a native app on your PC. You can even pin it to the Windows…

Mozilla is shutting down Firefox Send and Notes

Mozilla plans to say goodbye to two of its lesser-known products this year. The first is Firefox Send, a tool the company introduced in 2017 to allow users to share encrypted files. Send was generally well-liked by the Firefox community, so it might…

Oppo turns 16, reflects on the road it took and growing global footprint

16 years ago, Oppo officially began its journey. Fast forward to today and the brand has expanded into the broader reaches of the tech realm with smart devices, 5G network equipment and AI developments. Oppo currently operates in over 40 countries and regions and owns 6 Research Institutes and 4 R&D Centers. A combined 350 million people around the world use Oppo’s products. Today we’re celebrating 16 years of OPPO! 🙌Here’s some of our most iconic devices, past and present. 😍Can you name them all? 📲 #OPPODay20 pic.twitter.com/DAtxkbZwTa— OPPO (@oppo) September 17, 2020 The company’s…

Do’s and Don’ts for SMB Cybersecurity Safety

The stampede from offices to working from home has strained IT security teams to their limits. As a result, SMBs find they need to get more bang for fewer bucks to fight off cybersecurity threats. However, even IT departments with limited resources can implement foundational strategies to address network security issues, and lay the groundwork for future investments.

Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro to arrive in Europe for €699

Xiaomi is about to unveil a new phone with a 108MP camera, called Mi 10T Pro. Bringing a 144Hz screen and a 5,000 mAh battery, it’s shaping to be an exciting one and now we have a price to add to the list of known bits. An image taken in a Xiaomi retail store reveals that the Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro will cost €699. It comes from usually reliable leakster Digital Chat Station, so it’s very likely the real thing. It does confirm the Mi 10T Pro’s Snapdragon 865 chipset, and 144Hz display with adaptive refresh rate though. Source (in Chinese) | Via

Huawei nova 7 SE Life spotted at TENAA, may switch to a non-Kirin chipset

There’s a new version of the Huawei nova 7 SE in the works – TENAA spilled the beans on the so-called Life version. On the surface, it appears to be the same, though there might be more going on behind the scenes. TENAA lists the processor as “2.4 GHz octa-core”, which matches the Kirin 820 chip inside the current nova 7 SE. However, rumor has it that this is actually the MediaTek Dimensity 800U chipset. It’s a similar 7nm chip built at TSMC, featuring the same CPU layout (2x A76 and 6x A55), but with scaled down graphics (Mali-G57 MC3, down from MP6). Huawei nova 7 SE…