Virtual reality

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Greenery and bright colours in cities can boost morale – study
Researchers in France used virtual reality to test the impact of tweaks made to urban settings

Sofia Quaglia

17, Jun, 2022 @3:15 AM

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The Gunpowder Plot review – hit-and-miss history in subterranean London
A thrilling live adventure is marred by moments of bewildering VR in this immersive voyage back to 1605

Arifa Akbar

10, Jun, 2022 @12:24 PM

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Resident Evil 4 Remake announced at PlayStation State of Play event
The return of the hit zombie sequel topped the bill during online showcase, which also featured a new Final Fantasy 16 trailer

Keith Stuart

03, Jun, 2022 @12:21 AM

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Tamagotchi kids: could the future of parenthood be having virtual children in the metaverse?
According to an expert on artificial intelligence, would-be parents will soon be able to opt for cheap and cuddle-able digital offspring

31, May, 2022 @12:48 PM

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The technical tunes getting elderly Nigerians up and digitally dancing
People living in a Lagos care home are enjoying a break in routine with a virtual mix of therapy and entertainment delivered via headset

Emmanuel Akinwotu in Lagos

30, May, 2022 @6:30 AM

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Can Abba recreate the feel of a concert using digital versions of themselves 41 years after their last set?
This week the supergroup begin seven months of gigs in a purpose-built London arena… with the band members elsewhere

Jude Rogers

22, May, 2022 @10:00 AM

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‘A revolution that never happened’: The Gunpowder Plot at the Tower of London
Virtual reality and live performance combine in a new show that asks audiences to consider if political violence is ever justifiable

Natasha Tripney

09, May, 2022 @11:15 AM

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The Guardian view on online dangers: the internet needs a retrofit | Editorial
Editorial: European governments are acting on the dangers of big tech. An alarming dispatch from the metaverse shows why they must hurry up


26, Apr, 2022 @5:48 PM

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VR role-play therapy helps people with agoraphobia, finds study
Sessions with virtual-reality headset helped people overcome anxiety and complete everyday tasks

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

05, Apr, 2022 @10:30 PM

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‘Two years ago it was impossible’: how tech turns dance into a multisensory fantasy
From the Barbican in London to shopping centres around the country, audiences can become part of sophisticated new XR dance spectaculars – diving into Lewis Carroll’s imagination or an extravagant ballroom

Lyndsey Winship

01, Apr, 2022 @1:18 PM

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Covid pushes UK video games market to record £7bn – but games sales fall
Gamers stocked up on hardware such as consoles and virtual reality gear, offsetting a fall in game sales

Mark Sweney

30, Mar, 2022 @11:01 PM

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Into the metaverse: my plan to level up broadcasting – with the 3D internet and a Blackpool ‘queercoaster’
From a dome celebrating smog-free Sheffield to a rollercoaster ride through Blackpool’s LGBTQ+ past, presenter and historian David Olusoga reveals how cutting edge tech can show us a new Britain

David Olusoga

16, Mar, 2022 @6:00 AM

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