• Rehab Centers Struggle as Covid-19 Drives Up Costs

    Every hour on the hour, a staff member at the Journey Recovery Center in San Angelo, Texas, sends out a “Code 19” to everyone in the building. No matter where the nurses or staff members are in the 72-bed substance abuse recovery center, they stop what they’re doing and sanitize all the surfaces around them, wiping down tables, chairs, and door handles. Named after Covid-19, these hourly Code 19s are just one of many measures treatment centers around the country are using to try to keep their clients and staff safe.

    Facilities are hiring more janitors, stocking up on personal protective equipment, and even setting up on-site PCR testing, which uses a swab from a patient’s respiratory tract to test for an active Covid-19 infection. But at the same time that administrators are investing in a host of previously unanticipated needs, they’re also limiting how many patients

  • 6 Malaysian drama series set to stream on Chinese online video platform iQIYI

    Looks like Malaysian drama series are going global.

    On July 24, 2020 Malaysia’s biggest content producer and distributor, Primeworks Studios and iQIYI signed a content partnership deal that will see six of TV3’s top Malay drama series on the China-based media platform.

    iQIYI is aiming to tap into the Southeast Asian market and this is one of the first of many deals.

    IMAGE: Media Prima.

    Among the drama series that’ll debut on iQIYI starting July 24, 2020 will be 7 Hari Mencintaiku Season 1 and 2, Leftenan Zana, Kampung People, Setelah Ku Dimiliki, and the much-anticipated brand new series Pengantin Satu Malam that is set to air on TV3 in August of 2020.

    All the episodes will be made available an hour after they’re broadcast on TV3.

    “Deals like this, with partners like iQIYI, are important for us to keep up with changing viewership trends. It allows us to not

  • A new Oculus Quest has seemingly leaked from every angle, and it might launch soon

    Earlier this week, we got our first look at what appeared to be a new Oculus Quest virtual reality headset thanks to an apparent marketing image shared on Twitter. Since then, more images — including ones of the device in the wild, and a rumored release date — have appeared online, indicating the headset could launch soon.

    The new images posted on Friday reinforce that this new Quest may look pretty similar to its successor but could come in a black-and-white color scheme. Take a look for yourself at these images shared on Reddit:

    Image: Tjtaco123 on Reddit

    The existence of these units, which appear to be some kind of testing devices, suggests the device could come out sooner rather than later.

    That sooner timeframe was reinforced by Twitter leaker WalkingCat, who shared the first marketing image that appeared this week and has shared credible leaks in the past.