Steam PC Gaming Hardware Survey Shows AMD Ryzen CPUs Continue To Take Share From Intel

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AMD versus Intel is sort of a David versus Goliath story, only these days, AMD has armed itself with more than just a slingshot. Zen is the real deal. That is abundantly clear by now, but lest anyone needs reminding, a peek at Steam’s latest hardware survey results for November 2020 show how well AMD’s processors are being received by gamers, as it continues to, uh, chip away at Intel’s share.

I can hear the groans at the pun, but bear with me. The point is, this is a different AMD versus Intel battle than in past years, before Zen came along. AMD for a long time was the also-ran, while Intel dominated the market with better performing CPUs at the high end. But now? The Ryzen 5000 series is an awesome lineup, while the previous generation Ryzen 3000 series still holds its own.

Combined with excellent platform support—X570 and

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New Episode of Gathering STEAM Features Clubhouse Network’s [email protected] Media Festival

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The latest episode of Gathering STEAM, an NCS-led course for Fairfax County Public Schools students in grades 7-12, focuses on an opportunity for students to get involved in the Clubhouse Network’s Global [email protected] Media Festival.

The festival encourages youth to create media that describe their personal experiences and gives voice to their ideas, feelings and concerns. Youth gain exposure through exhibition opportunities that showcase their perspectives.

The Clubhouse Network is an international community of more than 100 Clubhouses, 10 of which are located at NCS facilities in Fairfax County. Each Clubhouse provides a creative, safe and free out-of-school learning environment where young people work with adult mentors to explore their own ideas and develop new skills through technology.

Gathering STEAM is an authorized afterschool program and is currently available through three Fairfax County public schools

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Steam adds PS5 controller support

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Valve has officially announced that the PS5’s DualSense controller is now supported in Steam. Games using the Steam Input API can now recognize the controller and display the correct button prompts. They’ll also be able to access the DualSense’s LED, trackpad, rumble, and gyro features, though there’s no mention of support for its adaptive triggers. The functionality is currently available in Steam’s public beta client, with plans for a full release “after further testing.”


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Steam has been gradually rolling out support for the DualSense over the past couple of weeks. It started by adding support for the controller itself, before adding and refining compatibility with advanced features like its trackpad, rumble, and gyro. Notably absent from Valve’s official announcement is any mention of the DualSense’s adaptive triggers, which allow it to offer a variable amount of trigger resistance with some

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Steam Adds More Support For PS5 DualSense Controllers

Steam’s latest client beta update added more support for Sony’s new DualSense controller. You could use the DualSense with Steam before this update, but most of its features weren’t included when you synced the new controller up with your PC.

“Added additional support for the PS5 DualSense controller including LED, trackpad, rumble, and gyro functionality,” read the notes from the update. Support for the directional swipe feature was also included.

This is the Steam Client Beta, where Valve tests new additions to their platform, so it’s not available to Steam users who haven’t opted into the beta. We could see official support come to all users soon based off how quickly they’ve added support for the DualSense. Hopefully we’ll see support for the adaptive triggers soon as well.

You can connect a DualSense controller to your PC with either Bluetooth or the USB cable that comes packaged with the PS5.

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Women in Technology (WIT) Announces Winners of the 2020 Women of the Year Awards in STEAM

ATLANTA, Nov. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Women in Technology (WIT) announced the winners of its’  WIT Awards Virtual Gala held last night, Thursday, November 12th.

WIT Awards celebrate women in STEAM who live in the state of Georgia for their accomplishments as leaders in business, visionaries, and women who make a difference in their communities. Additionally, one special middle or high school girl is recognized as the Girl of the Year and for the first time, WIT awarded a college woman with the Campus Student of the Year Award.

One winner from each of the following categories was selected and announced at this virtual event:

WIT Woman of the Year in Science Winner:
Gladys Delancey-Bolding
Scientist, Biologue Laboratorium

WIT Woman of the Year in Technology Winner:
Venessa Harrison
President of AT&T Georgia

WIT Woman of the Year in Engineering Winner:
Paula Garcia Todd
Global Strategic Manager, DuPont


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Steam Coal Market 2020 Trends, Size, Growth Insight, Share, Emerging Technologies, Share, Competitive, Regional, And Global Forecast To 2026

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Nov 11, 2020 (The Expresswire) —
Global “”Steam Coal Market“”(2020-2026) status and position of worldwide and key regions, with perspectives of manufacturers, regions, product types and end industries; this report analyses the topmost companies in worldwide and main regions, and splits the Steam Coal market by product type and applications/end industries.The Steam Coal market trend research process includes the analysis of different factors affecting the industry, with the government policy, competitive landscape, historical data, market environment, present trends in the market, upcoming technologies,technological innovation, and the technical progress in related industry, and market risks, market barriers,opportunities, and challenges.

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The global Steam Coal market is anticipated to rise at a considerable rate during the forecast period, between 2020 and 2026. In 2020, the market was growing at

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‘Ask someone if they are OK,’ Dr. Henry tells girls at Science World STEAM event

a man in a blue shirt: File photo of Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.'s provincial health officer.

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File photo of Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s provincial health officer.

B.C.’s provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says most people are feeling stressed out because of the pandemic and advocated reaching out to others to ask if they are OK.

Henry made the comments during a keynote address Saturday morning to more than 1,500 girls, aged 11 to 13, at Science World’s third annual Girls and STEAM event.

This year’s event was the first time it was held virtually. STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, arts and math.

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Henry repeated her “be kind to each other” message to the girls, and suggested they reach out to the nerdy, shy person in their class.

“All of us are feeling really stressed out…Just reach out and ask someone if they are OK,” she said.

“Kindness is about compassion. It’s about understanding.”

During a question and answer session

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COVID-19: ‘Ask someone if they are OK,’ Dr. Henry tells girls at Science World STEAM event

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Henry, who said she feels anxious a lot these days, meditates and tries to stay physically active by going for a run. She also said it’s important to connect with other people when she feels stressed.

Henry seemed shaken as she told the girls that these are “scary times” especially given B.C.’s growing number of COVID-19 cases. On Friday B.C. set a daily record with 589 new cases.

She said the pandemic has been very tough for young people, with no birthday parties, or being able to see relatives, and not being able to hug their friends.

“But we need to keep doing what we are doing,” she said, “Who knew we’d be washing our hands so many times in 2020.”

A fan of the Sherlock Holmes novels since she was a girl, Henry told the STEAM event that when she first heard about the field of

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Thousands Of Steam Games Discounted In Huge PC Sale

November has arrived, which means plenty of holiday sales are kicking off. Numerous retailers, including Best Buy, Target, and Walmart, have launched early Black Friday sales. We haven’t seen too many deals on console games just yet, but PC gamers can shop a huge sale at Fanatical right now. Fanatical’s 25th Anniversary Sale features thousands of game deals as well as chances to win free games and gear. The majority of game deals on Fanatical can be redeemed on Steam, with the exception of games published by studios with dedicated launchers such as Ubisoft.

Fanatical’s 25th Anniversary Sale includes steep discounts across all genres. While Halloween has passed, it’s never a bad time to play a Resident Evil game. The Resident Evil 3 remake is discounted to $27, while last year’s Resident Evil 2 remake is down to $18.79. Action game fans can grab Devil May Cry 5 for $18

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Smartphone accessories market to pick up steam in 2021: Canalys

Shipments of smartphone accessories — wearable bands and true wireless stereo devices — are expected to exceed 200 million units and 350 million units respectively in 2021.

The technology analyst firm Canalys said its latest research showed that, compared to smartphones, wearable bands and TWS earbud categories would be more resilient in the current environment.

Shipments are projected to grow at 32% for the whole of this calendar year, with strong growth in Greater China, North America, the Asia-Pacific and Euorpe.

“The pandemic will prolong replacement cycles for smartphones. However, the ‘lipstick effect’ will drive consumers to spend on smaller, less costly items during an economic downturn to meet their buying pleasures,” said Canalys research analyst Cynthia Chen.

“Consumers’ attention to health and wellness has increased significantly during the pandemic, which is a great opportunity for wearable devices, such as those from Xiaomi, Garmin, Fitbit and Huami etc.

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“Engagement in

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