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The Weather Channel is bringing mixed reality to sports forecasting

In the pinnacle of football season, The Weather Channel is forecasting football weather in mixed reality to help viewers understand the conditions the players endure at the stadium, shown in their newest mixed reality video exclusively obtained by Axios.

Why it matters: The channel plans to use immersive mixed reality technology in 80% of their programming by 2020 to give their reporting more of a competitive edge.

California Camp Fire death toll rises to 56

The Camp Fire east of Highway 70 near Yankee Hill, Calif. Photo: Karl Mondon/Digital First Media/The Mercury News via Getty Images

Authorities said the death toll in California's Camp Fire, the most destructive wildfire in the state's history, rose to 56 on Wednesday. 130 people are missing.

Our thought bubble: The fire has destroyed much of the town of Paradise, about 90 miles north of Sacramento, and the death toll is likely to rise further. Already an all-time state record, it raises questions about how to warn people of a new type of fast-moving, rapidly spreading wildfire of the sort California and other areas are seeing more of as climate change, land use, and population growth combine to raise risk.

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