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Is our universe one big virtual reality?  How to test if we're really living in a computer simulation

Is our universe one big virtual reality? How to test if we’re really living in a computer simulation

By Melvin M. Wopson, University of Portsmouth Physicists have long struggled to explain why the universe started out with conditions suitable for life to evolve. Why do the physical laws and constants take the very specific values ​​that allow stars, planets and ultimately life to develop? The expansive force of the universe, dark energy, for …

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Seeing Demeo in mixed reality mode on a Meta Quest Pro

I played virtual D&D on a real table with the Quest Pro and it was amazing

See that Demeo screenshot above? It’s the first floor of the game’s Roots of Evil campaign sitting right on my photo table in my office, and it feels more real than I could have ever imagined. I captured this on a Meta Quest Pro (opens in new tab) while playing the game’s new passthrough feature, …

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Carmack: "There's a bunch that I'm grumpy about" in virtual reality

Carmack: “There’s a bunch that I’m grumpy about” in virtual reality

Enlarge / “This here, this isn’t really what I meant,” Carmack said of last year’s promise to attend this year’s Meta Connect conference in the metaverse. Meta Last year, former Oculus CTO (and current company advisor) John Carmack threw down the gauntlet for Meta’s near-term metaverse plans. By the 2022 Meta Connect conference, Carmack said …

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Mark Zuckerberg's massive bet on virtual reality is about to meet actual reality, and it won't be pretty

Mark Zuckerberg’s massive bet on virtual reality is about to meet actual reality, and it won’t be pretty

Mark Zuckerberg is targeting corporate users with Meta Platforms Inc.’s expensive new virtual-reality headset, but even if the Meta Quest Pro did appeal to remote workers, the timing could not be worse. In a keynote address at Meta’s META, -0.81% annual developer conference Tuesday, Zuckerberg unveiled the latest VR headset at a whopping price tag …

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Meta's new Quest Pro headset, mixing real and virtual worlds, makes debut

Meta’s new Quest Pro headset, mixing real and virtual worlds, makes debut

Oct 11 (Reuters) – Meta Platforms (META.O) unveiled its Quest Pro virtual and mixed reality headset on Tuesday, marking a milestone for Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg’s break into the higher-end market for extended reality computing devices. The headset, introduced at Meta’s annual Connect conference, will hit shelves on Oct. 25 at a price of $1,500, …

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Nreal's $380 AR glasses want to be a virtual monitor for MacBooks

Nreal’s $380 AR glasses want to be a virtual monitor for MacBooks

Enlarge / Nreal depicts someone using the Air glasses to extend their MacBook desktop. Unreal As augmented reality (AR) glasses continue to try to carve a place among tech enthusiasts, we’re seeing another option hit mass availability in the US. In addition to selling the sunglass-like Nreal Air specs in America, Beijing-based company Nreal also …

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Walmart unveils virtual fitting room to push shoppers to buy more clothes

Walmart unveils virtual fitting room to push shoppers to buy more clothes

Walmart is rolling out its latest version of virtual try-on, which allows shoppers to upload an image of themselves and see how items would look. Walmart As some shoppers reduce their spending on clothes, Walmart is rolling out a new tool that it hopes will nudge them toward clicking the “buy” button. Starting this week, …

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Microsoft creates a virtual core license for Windows Server

Microsoft creates a virtual core license for Windows Server

Microsoft has announced a major overhaul to its Windows licensing regimes that make it rather easier to use its operating system in the cloud – without highlighting the reason for the change is to get the European Union off its back. The biggest change is a virtual core licensing option for Windows Server, as opposed …

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'Stray': How a virtual orange tabby is helping real cats

‘Stray’: How a virtual orange tabby is helping real cats

NEW YORK (AP) — The virtual cat hero from the new video game sensation “Stray” doesn’t just wind along rusted pipes, leap over unidentified sludge and decode clues in a seemingly abandoned city. The daring orange tabby is helping real world cats as well. Thanks to online fundraising platforms, gamers are playing “Stray” while streaming …

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