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Mario Kart Live: Mixed-reality karts race around the home

Mario Kart Live: Mixed-reality karts race around the home

Technology
While rivals Microsoft and Sony race to be crowned champion in the next-generation console war, Nintendo has turned its attention to augmented reality with a new Mario Kart game. Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit lets players race around their own homes using remote-controlled cars, streaming live camera footage to the Switch console. BBC Click's Chris Foxx went hands-on with the new game to see what it could add to the gaming experience..css-14iz86j-BoldText{font-weight:bold;}See more at .css-yidnqd-InlineLink:link{color:#3F3F42;}.css-yidnqd-InlineLink:visited{color:#696969;}.css-yidnqd-InlineLink:link,.css-yidnqd-InlineLink:visited{font-weight:bolder;border-bottom:1px solid #BABABA;-webkit-text-decoration:none;text-decoration:none;}.css-yidnqd-InlineLink:link:hover,.css-yidnqd-InlineLink:vis...

Mario Gabelli sees ‘extraordinarily good’ U.S. economic growth in 2021

Finance
Mario GabelliScott Mlyn | CNBCInvestor Mario Gabelli struck a positive note on Tuesday on the U.S. economy even as coronavirus cases in the country are on the rise.More than 8 million coronavirus cases have been confirmed in the U.S. alone, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. A CNBC analysis also found that cases are growing by 5% or more in 35 states.This recent infection increase comes as the latest economic data shows signs the U.S. recovery may be stalling. However, Gabelli thinks the U.S. economy will continue to recover into the new year."In the U.S., I see extraordinarily good growth in 2021," Gabelli, chairman of Gamco Investors, said at the annual CNBC Financial Advisor Summit. "That's because of a long runway for automobiles, a long runway for housing and I see some ...
Mario Lopez teaches seniors to dance for TikTok video

Mario Lopez teaches seniors to dance for TikTok video

Entertainment
April 25 (UPI) -- Saved By the Bell alum and Access Hollywood host Mario Lopez, with the help of his young children Gia and Dominic hosted a virtual dance lesson this week for the residents of Colorado's Lincoln Meadows Senior Living home. "The residents at Lincoln Meadows Senior Living had the best time learning a TikTok dance with Mario Lopez and his family. This genuine act of kindness from his family to ours was so appreciated. It brought laughter, movement, and love to our residents during an otherwise challenging time. Thank you Mario, Gia, and Nico," Caitlin Shepherd, senior director of entertainment and programming, said in a news release Saturday. Gia showed 12 people at the facility the dance moves, then everyone practiced them several times and did the final dance together wit...
Mario Abdo Benítez sworn in as Paraguay's new president

Mario Abdo Benítez sworn in as Paraguay's new president

World
Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Former Senator Mario Abdo Benítez was sworn in as president of Paraguay on Wednesday after narrowly winning the presidential election in April. The 46-year-old Abdo Benítez -- the son of ex-military dictator Alfredo Stroessner's right-hand man, Mario Benítez -- pledged to fight poverty and corruption in the country and improve judicial transparency. "We are going to build an independent and courageous justice so that impunity ends," he said. Abdo Benítez defeated his opponent, liberal candidate Efraín Alegre, by a margin of less than 3 percentage points to keep control of the country in the hands of the conservative Colorado Party. His predecessor, Horacio Cartes, and several Colorado Party senators chose not to attend the ceremony. The...
ECB's Mario Draghi says global recovery is firming up, euro climbs

ECB's Mario Draghi says global recovery is firming up, euro climbs

Finance
European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said Friday the global recovery is improving, but like an increasing number of financial and business leaders, warned about demographic challenges to growth.The euro spiked 1 percent to a high of $ 1.1940, its highest against the U.S. dollar since January 2015 after Draghi's initial remarks."The global recovery is firming up," Draghi said, according to prepared remarks on the European Central Bank website. He noted that in Europe and Japan, "the consolidation of the recovery is at an earlier stage" versus that of the U.S.Draghi also said significant monetary accommodation is still needed and that inflation is not yet converging to the central bank's target. The euro edged off session highs to trade near $ 1.192 after those comments."It would sug...