The Four Biggest Tech Expos Coming in 2020

Tech expeditions are at an all-time high for popularity; this is amongst both company and consumer; as it is the chance for the world’s biggest companies to show off and highlight their new products or innovations. Ever since their heyday of the early 2010’s they have continued to expand and grow; and are just as extremely important and popular. Here are four expeditions I as a fan am personally extremely excited for.

Sony IFA

Though this event is sponsored by Sony it does still host a variety of the world’s biggest tech corporations; as they compete to show off the coolest new products in the Berlin-based convention center. This year however there will be a twist; due to the coronavirus the event was feared to be canceled, but it is managing to still go ahead, and well quite fittingly it will be held online. Tech firms at the event usually show off new laptops, smartwatches, phones, and another similar casual tech. It is not a particularly specialized event, but it does give the consumer an opportunity to see what some of the world’s biggest tech giants will have to offer over the calendar year.


E3 like the IFA conference is also taking place online in 2020, so not in its usual Anaheim convention center. E3 is an opportunity for companies to show off new games, films, and consoles. Over recent years we have seen exclusive announcements of both new X-Box’s and PS4’s. Though this announcement stream has slowed down recently; for gaming and cinema E3 is just as important as ever; as it has such a high exposure and is so well regarded amongst tech-heads. E3 has also become known for its film announcements with the at time new Avengers trailer debuting at the event. Which simply leered the eyes of film nerds on to E3 too. Now I am sure you are a smart cookie like me and use certain streaming sites to watch these films, but now couchtuner has been taken down I would check out digitalconnectmag’s couchtuner alternatives to find your new streaming site of choice.

Gartner Digital Workplace Summit

The Gartner Digital Workplace Summit aims to highlight tech that can increase a company’s workforce productivity and just general efficiency. This event receives particular interest from larger corporations as they are always looking for ways to increase productivity. The Gartner Digital Workplace Summit claims on their website that they aim to transform the employee experience, technology and application strategies, effective program management for the digital workplace, and powering the future of work. As this highlights this expo is more for the corporation than the general consumer; as it looks to offer real-world solutions; but is still important none the less.

Adope Summit

The 2020 Adope Summit has been running for over a decade and this year it will also be held virtually, but the main virtual hosting arena will be in London, England. In 2019 the Adope summit hosted over 16 000 industry leaders and motivational speakers. The Adope summit is seen as the premier event for digital marketing; offering insight on marketing trends and future innovation. Again, this event is probably more for the industry insider than the casual. The event is really brilliant though for anyone just starting out in the industry as it can really give you the opportunity to learn with and make inroads with established figures.

Looks like the Coronavirus pandemic could not spoil everything in 2020 we still have our expeditions!

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How Mobile Gaming has Changed the Gaming World

Anyone could agree that the evolution of mobiles over the last decade has been remarkable. We have gone from phones with no other purpose than to call and text, to carrying around devices with the power of a laptop in our pockets every day.

The average phone these days are even more powerful than the average laptop and is capable of a long line of tasks. Because of the improvement of the power of phones, they have managed to break into the gaming world at full force. Here is how mobile gaming has changed the gaming world.

The Power of Mobile

Now, games have always been available to play on phones. These games have always been straightforward games that don’t require too much power, the perfect example of this is the classic game Snake that I’m sure everyone has had the chance to play.

As devices have got more powerful, developers have started to really push the kind of games that they can make. The average phone games these days are more comparable with games from classic consoles, which really shows how far technology has gone.

For the past few years, there has been the debate of whether or not mobile gamers can be considered gamers and with the ever-increasing difficulty of new games on the market, it’s hard to argue that they’re not. Mobile games have become more than puzzles and repetitive clicking, they actually require a level of strategy.

A lot of games on mobile are now PVP, so they take quite a bit of thought.  When it comes to some games you have to be able to differentiate between character selection and choose the best heroes to focus on.

The use of mobile gaming has also made the world of gaming more inclusive than it has ever been.  To game in the past you would either need to invest in a pricey gaming computer or a console. For some people, these costs just aren’t reasonable for their lifestyles as they would have to spend hundreds of dollars getting the console, they also have to fork out the costs for all of the games.

Mobile gaming only comes with the cost of your phone, which you most likely have already,  and mobile games. Mobile games are also far cheaper than any console games, so anyone that uses it is saving a lot of money. Mobile games have just made it far more accessible for people with interests in games to take part in the gaming community, without worrying about all the costs.

Game developers have also started to take notice of the growing popularity surrounding mobile games and have started to make some of their console games available via phone. Some examples of this are games like Fortnite and Minecraft, that have managed to replicate their games to fit the model of a phone. Once again, this is capable because of how powerful phones have gotten over the years, putting a lot of power into such a small device.

Mobile gaming has also helped to connect friends. For those of us who can’t afford to buy consoles or computers to play games, it’s easy to feel like you’re being left out without much control. Due to the cross-platform nature of a lot of the games that you can download on your phone, it is now easier than ever to connect with friends to play some of your favourite games. This means that you can start quests and have some competitive gameplay with the people that mean the most to you, so you no longer need to miss out.

Mobile gaming has also made its way to headlining a lot of gaming events because of its growing popularity. It is not unheard of to hear people getting excited over the release of a new phone game.

A big selling point of why mobile gaming is so popular is because of how it offers the opportunity to game on the go, you can play any game you want just walking down the street or on break at work, this kind of mobility simply hasn’t been matched by any other gaming platform on the market today.

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Google’s new record, 1 billion visitors in May

1 Billion Visitors for May: Another record by Google

1 Billion Visitors for May: Another record by Google

If the data of ComScore is to be believed, Google has smashed its earlier record and made a new one. The data says that there have been one billion unique visitors and that too from all around the globe on the popular search engine in May. This is a spike of 8.4 % from what was experienced in May, last year.

In May of 2010, there are 931 million unique visitors on this popular search engine in comparison to May in 2011, when this number had crossed the 1 Billion mark.

A distant second place was scored by Microsoft, which witnessed 905 million unique visitors. The third and fourth positions were respectively held by Facebook and Yahoo. While Facebook witnessed 714 million visitors, Yahoo witnessed 689 million visitors. Facebook took the lead over Yahoo last year, but now it seems that we’re going to see this trend continue shortly.

ComScore has also mentioned that the game is not entirely about visitors, as advertising is the primary source from which these companies make money. Advertisers on the internet care about how much time people have spent on a particular ad instead of how many people have visited the ad, what kind of gadget they use to browse, and this is the area where Google and Microsoft lose their advantage.

Users of Facebook have recorded the most amount of time on the website with near about 250 million minutes in May. 204 million minutes and 200 million minutes are the time recorded by users of Microsoft and Google, respectively.

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The 8 Deadly Tech Start-up Sins to Avoid

Start-ups are now a very popular way for people to get rich, especially for people in the tech industry. Contrary to popular belief, however, the odds that you will become a billionaire through are a start-up are low. About one in five million self-funded startups end up becoming with over $1 billion, and for every 1,000 start-ups that meet with investors, only around two actually obtain funding. Even then, if your start-up gets funded there is only a one in ten thousand chance that it ends up becoming worth over $1 billion.

That being said, there are ways to minimize risk early on, and this will help you increase your chances of success in the long run. Here’s the 8 main tech start-up sins that anyone hoping to make money should absolutely avoid.

1. Failure to find unsolved customer pain

The most successful startups tend too offer a product or service that nobody else offers, namely because it involves solving a painful problem that nobody else is willing to solve. It is sadly the case however that too many people think that their idea is so good they should roll out the product straightaway and simply wait for the money to come in. The reality is people are reluctant to try a start-up product unless it does this job of solving a problem that no other product is willing to.

2. Not enough passion for the industry

A general rule of thumb is to not start a tech start-up if you’re single motivation is to make lots of money. When it comes to start-ups, you really need to be spending about 90 hours a week with little to no pay if you want it to have any chance of success. It almost impossible to do work this hard and still be effective unless you are extremely passionate about the product. What will end happening is you will either burn out or end up with a lack luster product, and this is why passion is needed for true success.

3. Being too fiscally liberal

If you’re somebody who can’t save, don’t start a tech start-up. Many tech entrepreneurs are really engineers at heart, who want to build the perfect product and show the world their brilliance. They read about how easy it is to get investors and believe it won’t for them to do the same. This leads to them ignoring how fast they are burning through their cash supply as they assume that when the time comes to replenish, investors will be head over heels writing checks. The best networkers spend only on essentials and are always looking for new investors.

4.  Reluctance to receive criticism

One of the most common errors, particularly among tech start-ups, is refusing to let people see the product until it is perfect. There are many reasons for this. For instance, some people are scared their idea will get stolen, they are afraid nobody will buy it, or they may simply want to impress their peers more. However, failing to receive constrctive feedback from (potential) customers is almost always a death sentence for tech start-ups.

5. Lack of tech skills

If you think the job of a CEO for a tech start-up is to simply thinking up theoretical ideas and hiring other people to do all the practical work, you’re dead wrong. A big reason start ups fail is because CEO’s can’t do the work that is needed to get the product running. Many tech startups have failed because the founder couldn’t code properly, for example. In the end, your odds of success lie largely on how much you know about software and related fields when it comes to tech start-ups.

6. Inability to raise funds

If you have never raised capital for a project before, you will probably be surprised at how difficult it is. The truth is that you will be rejected over and over before somebody says yes. To avoid this, you should make sure you’re presenting potential investors with the right information that will lead them to actually invest.

7. Poor leadership

A true start-up killer is a leader who fails to recruit the best people for the job. This is equally true if he finds the right people but is unable to motivate them. The hard reality is that if you aren’t a natural leader, it is very hard to become one, even if you train hard. In addition to this, the skills needed for a 10- person start-up are much different to those for a 500-person start-up. However, a good leader always has charisma, a good track record of success, and a compelling vision.

8. Weak team

Finally, a weak team is just as bad for a start-up as a poor leader, make sure you don’t make either of these mistakes!

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