Kauffman and Buckell win virtual reality competition

Developers claim $20,000 prize for designing social VR experience Bluffton residents Ross Kauffman and Tobias S. Buckell were awarded first prize in the Meta (formerly Facebook) Horizon Worlds Builder Tracks competition. The duo claimed the $20,0000 prize for constructing the “Studio 51” experience in Meta’s Horizon World platform, a social virtual reality (VR) program that …

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Diva War! Glitter Flies As Mariah Carey’s Move Hits Sour Note With Rival Queens

Mariah Carey wants to be known as the “Queen of Christmas,” and might have a strong claim for the title given her inescapable holiday hit. However, at least two other singers say that crown belongs to them, including a rival diva who recorded a season-defining track years before Carey was even born. Variety reported that …

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Producer John Davis Recalls How Cigars, Smoked Salmon Toast and Mayhem Created a Mega Action Franchise

In 1987, a hyper-advanced alien species known as the “Yautja” descended upon an elite military squad in Guatemala. Thanks to its memorable performances, quotable dialogue and inventive action set pieces, “Predator” became an American action movie staple. The film has spawned four sequels, including the new Hulu film “Prey,” and two spinoffs. Yet, the mega …

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Bring that beat back: why are people in their 30s giving up on music? | Music

There are many things you notice as you plow deeper into your 30s. It’s a transitional period with incredibly visible milestones: babies, weddings, houses, more babies. What gets added to people’s lives can feel loud and inescapable – but often what drifts away is less visible. For the last few years, I have felt the …

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How the Major Streamers Stack Up Right Now – in Subscribers and Revenue

Recent subscriber fluctuations amid Wall Street’s Hollywood reset makes the streaming wars more competitive than ever For years, Wall Street bet that Netflix’s all-in streaming model was that secure future — until the company reported subscriber losses in consecutive quarters this year for the first time as an original content provider. Streaming remains an integral …

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Genshin Impact guide: ‘Evermotion Mechanical Painting’ event solutions

“Evermotion Mechanical Painting” is the latest Genshin Impact event that requires you to solve a quick puzzle to get a handful of Primogems. Our Genshin Impact “Evermotion Mechanical Painting” event guide lists out the solutions for each puzzle. The basis is simple: you need to place gears in the pegs so the blue gear (which …

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