Oculus is rolling out its new and more expressive avatars starting today

Oculus is beginning to roll out redesigned avatars that are more expressive and customizable than those that launched in 2016. They’ll appear starting today in just a few games for the Quest VR platform, including Epic Roller Coasters, PokerStarsVR, and Topgolf with Pro Putt. Soon, they’ll appear in Synth Riders, and later in the year, […]

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Brexit vindicated as expert picks out four ways EU’s CFP crushed British fisheries | UK | News

Fishing, championed by French President Emmanuel Macron, was one of the major bones of contention during the Brexit talks. Even before negotiations on the trade deal started, the French government made it clear to the EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier that he had to push for stronger commitments on regulatory alignments and access to UK […]

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Joe Biden to visit UK for first overseas trip as US President to ‘revitalise’ alliance | World | News

Mr Biden will travel to the UK and Belgium during his first overseas trip since he became the 46th US President. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said the trip aims to “highlight his commitment to restoring our alliances, revitalising the transatlantic relationship, and working in close cooperation with our allies”. The 78-year-old will attend the […]

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Premium Bonds ‘deposits are guaranteed’ but savings could ‘lower in value in real terms’ | Personal Finance | Finance

“This is because the cost of living rises each year and, unless your savings increase by the same amount, your money buys less. “In the short term, this effect is minimal. However, look at the impact of long-term inflation and it can be significant. “To keep pace with inflation, your Premium Bonds would consistently need […]

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The Beatles: John Lennon listening party featuring Ringo Starr and Yoko Ono announced | Music | Entertainment

The after-party discussion will take place on BBC Radio 6 Music at 7pm BST and be hosted by Chris Hawkins. This programme will cover the making of the John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band album, as well as its enduring legacy. Discussing the new collection here will be Sean Ono Lennon, Tim Burgess, Klaus Voormann, John Leckie, […]

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Ryan Giggs: Manchester United legend and Wales national team boss charged with assault | Football | Sport

Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs has been charged with assault. The Wales boss has been charged with assaulting two women and controlling or coercive behaviour, the Crown Prosecution Service announced on Friday.  The CPS said: “We have authorised Greater Manchester Police to charge Ryan Giggs with engaging in behaviour which was controlling or coercive and […]

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CDC meets to decide whether to resume Johnson & Johnson vaccinations in the U.S.

CDC meets to decide whether to resume Johnson & Johnson vaccinations in the U.S. – CBS News Watch CBSN Live A CDC advisory committee will meet today to decide whether it is safe to resume public use of the single-dose COVID-19 Johnson and Johnson vaccine. It was paused last week to investigate reports of a […]

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Caitlyn Jenner announces she will run for governor of California and hits out at ‘disastrous’ incumbent Gavin Newsom | Ents & Arts News

Reality TV star and former Olympian Caitlyn Jenner has formally launched her campaign to run for governor of California. Jenner had reportedly been meeting with Republican advisers to discuss a run for office, although it is not clear which party, if any, she will run for. It is likely that Gavin Newsom, the state’s Democratic […]

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Amazon tests letting sellers email customers directly about new products and sales

Amazon is testing a new feature for sellers that will let them contact customers directly by email to notify them of things like new product announcements or sales. It’s a major change from Amazon’s current policy, which is to limit the amount of interaction between customers and companies that sell on Amazon, outside of resolving […]

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