Microsoft CEO Teases Xbox Series X's Launch Lineup, Ambiguity on Console Titles

Microsoft | July 27, 2020

In an earnings call with investors, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella teased that "Xbox Series X will launch this fall with the largest launch lineup for any console ever." At this time, the company has not listed all of the games that will be available at launch, though a handful of games have been confirmed, including Halo Infinite and Ubisoft's upcoming battle royale game Hyper Scape. It seems quite likely that there will be a lot of other games launching alongside the console, but for those planning on picking up the Xbox Series X on day one, this certainly bodes well!

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At times, BCI gets a bad rap from the entertainment industry. Take video gaming, for example. the game. It takes users time to properly prepare themselves to enter into a certain mental state, slamming the brake pedal down on the action and intensity of the game. Controlling mental states can also get pretty tiring over the course of a particularly long gaming session.

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At times, BCI gets a bad rap from the entertainment industry. Take video gaming, for example. the game. It takes users time to properly prepare themselves to enter into a certain mental state, slamming the brake pedal down on the action and intensity of the game. Controlling mental states can also get pretty tiring over the course of a particularly long gaming session.

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UEI and Hunter Douglas Release the New PowerView Gen 3 Gateway and Remote Control

Universal Electronics Inc | August 02, 2022

Universal Electronics Inc. (UEI) (NASDAQ: UEIC), the global leader in wireless universal control solutions for home entertainment and smart home devices, announced today that, as part of an ongoing supply relationship with Hunter Douglas, UEI has been selected to co-develop and manufacture the recently released PowerView® Gen 3 Remote and PowerView Gen 3 Gateway from Hunter Douglas. PowerView Gen 3 is the next generation of Hunter Douglas’ exclusive automated shade system.The new system is completely reimagined to make automated shading simpler, more reliable, and more scalable. It is built on Bluetooth Low Energy wireless technology which provides an increased operating range and improved reliability with real-time, two-way communications. It also streamlines the installation process regardless of whether a single shade install is desired, or an entire home shade system. “PowerView Gen 3 is key to making our automated shading system truly scalable, with faster installation time and ease of use, We have collaborated with UEI for their expertise in wireless connectivity and scalability in IoT products, which they clearly demonstrated in the development process.” -Scott Stephenson, Director of Product, Motorization at Hunter Douglas Our relationship with Hunter Douglas is key to our core home automation business and with this product, we are bringing a scalable solution that meets the high expectations of Hunter Douglas’ dealers, installers, and consumers, said Hrag Ohannessian, SVP of Sales for Home Automation and Security at UEI. The updated PowerView Remote is designed to fit in Hunter Douglas’ iconic Pebble Remote, creating a stylish and highly engineered means of controlling the PowerView shades at the touch of a button. The uniquely designed Pebble Remote is offered in a variety of colors allowing homeowners and interior designers to mix and match the Remote with Hunter Douglas’ broad offering of shade styles and fabrics. The new system also features the PowerView Gen 3 Gateway that facilitates connectivity with the home Wi-Fi router to provide enhanced system performance as well as voice control using Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. In addition, the gateway allows integration with third-party control systems from top manufacturers. Information regarding PowerView Gen 3 availability can be found at hunterdouglas.com. About Universal Electronics Inc. Universal Electronics Inc. (NASDAQ: UEIC), the global leader in wireless universal control solutions for home entertainment and smart home devices; designs, develops, manufactures, ships and supports hardware and software control and sensor technology solutions. UEI partners with many Fortune 500 customers, including Comcast, Vivint Smart Home, Samsung, LG, Sony, and Daikin to serve video, telecommunications, security service providers, television, smart home, and HVAC system manufacturers. For over 35 years, UEI has been pioneering breakthrough innovations such as voice control and QuickSet cloud, the world’s leading platform for automated set-up and control of devices in the home. For more information visit www.uei.com.

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TELUS PureFibre Ultimate Gamer bundle brings users an unmatched cloud gaming experience

TELUS | July 27, 2022

gamers across B.C. and Alberta can sign-up for the TELUS PureFibre Ultimate Gamer bundle with NVIDIA GeForce NOW cloud gaming service. TELUS offers the best networks for gaming, bringing customers the fastest Internet speeds available with the lowest latency and jitter. Gamers will have access to TELUS’ latest generation Wi-Fi 6 and personalized Wi-Fi Plus service, which offers professional installation, whole-home Wi-Fi coverage1, network security, and a dedicated support team. In addition to experiencing the fastest Internet speeds among all Canadian Internet providers2, customers get two years of NVIDIA’s GeForce NOW Priority membership where they can access more than 1,300 top PC games such as Fortnite, Apex Legends, Dying Light 2, Cyberpunk 2077, and Rocket League. “Backed by TELUS’ world-leading PureFibre network, its symmetrical upload and download speeds, and our latest-gen Wi-Fi-6 and Wi-Fi Plus services, users experience low latency and a seamless online gaming experience, unmatched by any other provider, Now, through our collaboration with NVIDIA, we’re taking this experience even further, bringing Canadians the best in cloud gaming where they can connect to like-minded communities and thrive in gaming online.” -Amit Nag, Vice-president, Entertainment and Education Services. GeForce NOW is NVIDIA’s cloud gaming service that taps into the world’s most powerful GeForce servers. Playing PC games with a GeForce NOW Priority membership provides priority access to servers, six-hour extended gaming sessions, and RTX ON in supported titles for the best cinematic visuals. Even gamers on low-powered hardware can now play with amazing GeForce quality. “Pairing GeForce NOW with TELUS’s world-leading communications technology will deliver a high-quality streaming experience to millions of Canadian customers, As part of this Gamer Internet plan, gamers on the TELUS network can now enjoy more than 1,300 PC games – including more than 120 of the most popular free-to-play games — streamed to nearly any of their devices with GeForce quality.” -Phil Eisler, Vice President, GeForce NOW at NVIDIA Members can download the GeForce NOW app on PC, Mac, SHIELD TV, newly added 2022 Samsung TVs, select LG TVs, and Android mobile devices, or visit play.geforcenow.com on select platforms, including mobile devices with iOS Safari. Gamers will be able to streamline gaming subscriptions through the GeForce NOW app, and play their favorite PC titles already purchased from popular digital stores like Steam, Epic Games Store, Origin, Ubisoft Connect and GOG.COM. GeForce NOW members can also experience games with and against millions of other PC players. The PureFibre Ultimate Gamer Internet bundle starts at $120 per month for the first two years. For more information and to sign up, visit www.telus.com/gamers. About TELUS TELUS (TSX: T, NYSE: TU) is a dynamic, world-leading communications technology company with $17 billion in annual revenue and 17 million customer connections spanning wireless, data, IP, voice, television, entertainment, video, and security. Our social purpose is to leverage our global-leading technology and compassion to drive social change and enable remarkable human outcomes. Our longstanding commitment to putting our customers first fuels every aspect of our business, making us a distinct leader in customer service excellence and loyalty. The numerous, sustained accolades TELUS has earned over the years from independent, industry-leading network insight firms showcase the strength and speed of TELUS’ global-leading networks, reinforcing our commitment to provide Canadians with access to superior technology that connects us to the people, resources and information that make our lives better. TELUS Health is Canada’s leader in digital health technology, improving access to health and wellness services and revolutionizing the flow of health information across the continuum of care. TELUS Agriculture provides innovative digital solutions throughout the agriculture value chain, supporting better food outcomes from improved agri-business data insights and processes. TELUS International (TSX and NYSE: TIXT) is a leading digital customer experience innovator that designs, builds, and delivers next-generation solutions, including AI and content management, for global and disruptive brands across high-growth industry verticals, including tech and games, communications and media, ecommerce and FinTech, healthcare, and travel and hospitality. TELUS and TELUS International operate in 25+ countries around the world. Driven by our determination and vision to connect all citizens for good, our deeply meaningful and enduring philosophy to give where we live has inspired TELUS, our team members and retirees to contribute more than $900 million and 1.8 million days of service since 2000. This unprecedented generosity and unparalleled volunteerism have made TELUS the most giving company in the world. Together, let’s make the future friendly. For more information about TELUS, please visit telus.com, follow us @TELUSNews on Twitter and @Darren_Entwistle on Instagram.

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Aramark Sports + Entertainment Becomes the Foodservice Provider for Reno Tahoe

Aramark Sports + Entertainment | July 21, 2022

Aramark Sports + Entertainment, a division of Aramark (ARMK), announced that it has become the new foodservice provider for Reno Tahoe. Reno Tahoe operates four entertainment facilities in Reno, Nevada – the Reno-Sparks Convention Center, Reno Events Center, National Bowling Stadium, and Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center – which host a variety of sporting competitions, national meetings, and tradeshows, as well as equestrian and livestock events “Reno Tahoe is a spectacular destination with endless, year-round entertainment opportunities We are thrilled to be working with Reno Tahoe to deliver a food and beverage program at each of its unique facilities that can enhance the guest experience and represent the culinary culture, heritage, and diverse communities of the area.” -Aramark Sports + Entertainment President and CEO Alison Birdwell As part of the multiyear agreement with Reno Tahoe, Aramark Sports + Entertainment, which provides more than 150 award-winning food and beverage and facility service programs in premier sports and entertainment venues in North America, will operate concessions, clubs, as well as premium and catering services at the following venues: Reno-Sparks Convention Center: Housing 600,000 square feet of meeting space, 380,000 square feet of contiguous exhibit space, and 53 breakout rooms, the Reno-Sparks Convention Center is the largest convention facility in Northern Nevada and hosts a wide variety of events, including conventions, trade shows, corporate meetings, consumer shows, sporting events and competitions, and community events. Reno Events Center: The multi-use Reno Events Center seats up to 7,000 and hosts regional sporting events, national competitions, and a variety of family shows and headline entertainers. National Bowling Stadium: The first facility in the United States dedicated solely to bowling competition, the National Bowling Stadium attracts regional and national bowling tournaments from 50 to 60,000 people. It is home to 88 championship lanes, including the 10 lanes added in 2012 at the Kingpin Club by Brunswick, a training and entertainment venue featuring a full bar with a lounge atmosphere. It is also home to the only satellite location of the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame. Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center: Sitting on 43 acres near the University of Nevada, Reno, the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center is the proud home of the Reno Rodeo and hosts a variety of livestock and equestrian events, circuses, motocross and monster truck shows, conventions, and cultural events. "We are excited to welcome Aramark back to Reno Tahoe's premier meetings and events facilities, Food service and customer service are two of the most critical amenities we provide to groups and events customers, and Aramark has a storied history of excelling in both." -Reno Tahoe President and CEO Charles Harris About Aramark Sports + Entertainment Aramark Sports + Entertainment serves more than 150 award-winning food and beverage, retail, and facility service programs in premier stadiums, arenas, convention centers, cultural attractions, performance venues, and unique entertainment destinations across North America. The company has received accolades for industry innovations including autonomous markets, dining concepts powered by artificial intelligence, and high-profile events like NBA All-Star 2022 and MLB at Field of Dreams. In 2021, Aramark entered into a strategic collaboration with the Philadelphia-based Starr Restaurant Organization, led by entrepreneur and James Beard Award-winning restaurateur, Stephen Starr, which will bring the renowned culinary visionary’s highly sought-after concepts to clients throughout Aramark Sports + Entertainment’s portfolio. Aramark ranked No. 1 In the Diversified Outsourcing Services Category on FORTUNE’s 2022 List of ‘World’s Most Admired Companies’ and has been named to DiversityInc’s “Top 50 Companies for Diversity” list, the Forbes list of “America’s Best Employers for Diversity,” the HRC’s “Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality” and scored 100% on the Disability Equality Index. Learn more at www.aramark.com and connect with us on Twitter and LinkedIn. About Reno Tahoe Reno Tahoe is a dynamic, four-season resort destination in a spectacular natural setting – where America’s largest alpine lake meets “The Biggest Little City in the World.” Here, genuine Western heritage and hospitality are served up alongside a region in the midst of an exciting transformation, offering travelers world-class attractions, outdoor adventure and an annual calendar of cultural, culinary and sporting events. Reno Tahoe is marketed by the Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority (RSCVA), an organization established in 1959 to promote convention and tourism business in Washoe County, which includes Reno, Sparks and North Lake Tahoe. For more information, go to www.VisitRenoTahoe.com.

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