Another week has passed and we’re getting closer and closer to Halloween.
But don’t get your costumes out just yet – it’s World Post Day today, a good time to big up those brilliant posties and delivery drivers who have kept going all through 2020.
When it comes to digital updates Maratopia always delivers – read on for our latest rollicking ride through all things digital.
🏎️ Mario Kart: Home Circuit Launches Live
Nintendo’s RC Mario Kart received a live preview this week and viewers are highly impressed. The cart itself is controlled with the Switch and responds to in-game boosts, enhancing your gaming experience and possibly making it the coolest toy of 2020.
📸 AI Edits Your Photos
During Google’s Pixel 5 livestream event last week, the company shared its new auto-enhancer for photos and viewers are stoked. Whilst a version of this already exists for Android software, the new improved version will enable users to adjust brightness, contrast, effects and filters more easily than ever before.
🛍️ Bond Theme Released
James Bond: No Time To Die is one of the most anticipated cinematic releases of the year and, as always, comes complete with a new Bond theme. Daniel Craig’s swan song as the iconic spy is warbled wonderfully by Grammy award winner Billie Eilish.
👨⚕️ Surgeon Simulator 2 Free For NHS Staff
In a slightly weird but kind of wonderful tribute to our NHS heroes, Bossa Studios has made its game ‘Surgeon Simulator 2’ free for staff until October 22nd. A 24-hour livestream on October 15th will also see real medical professionals attempting a speed-run heart transplant (in-game, of course!) to raise funds for the North Lincolnshire NHS Trust.
🎶 The Teens Behind Award-Winning Dementia App
An app which uses music to comfort those living with dementia has beaten 1500 other entries to the Technovation award – and it was created by three teenage girls. Inspired by their mentor’s story of her mother’s dementia, the girls worked remotely throughout lockdown to produce the marvellous Memory Haven.