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Why use virtual desktops? 5 practical reasons from real-world users

Windows 10’s virtual desktops can supercharge your productivity, but figuring out why and how to use them can be tricky. Luckily, several Reddit users recently shared their use cases. Mark Hachman / IDG Today’s Best Tech Deals Picked by PCWorld’s Editors Top Deals On Great Products Picked by Techconnect’s Editors When Microsoft finally added virtual…

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Virtual ABBA in the Physical World

With their first new album in 40 years heading to stores on November 5, ABBA give us a detailed look behind the scenes of their groundbreaking new live show ABBA Voyage, due to launch in May 2022. ABBA are a Swedish pop group formed in Stockholm in 1972 by Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson,…

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Virtual specialists have real impact on rural stroke patients

Credit: Shutterstock Every minute counts when a person has a suspected stroke and nowhere is time more crucial than in regional areas of New South Wales. Having to travel long distances and a lack of dedicated specialists on the ground can make it hours before a patient receives life-saving treatment. But an initiative overseen by…

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Is virtual fitness a pandemic trend or permanent fixture?

Toledo, Ohio Going to the gym was always part of Kari Hamra’s routine until last year’s government-ordered shutdowns forced her to replace the workouts with daily rides on her Peloton stationary bike.That’s when she discovered something surprising – she did not miss the gym. At least not the driving back and forth, filling water bottles, changing…

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‘Virtual nature’ experiences in prisons reduce stress

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Before you read any more, find a picture of a natural setting or play a sound of a natural habitat. Here’s a YouTube video with both, if you need it. A few minutes should be enough. You’ve just had a “virtual nature experience.” How do you feel? If you felt less…

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Recovery Slam Virtual Event Celebrates Luke Benoit’s New Book, “All Storms Pass 2,” with Healing Poetry Readings

Los Angeles, CA, July 30, 2021 –(– On Sunday, Aug. 1 at 11 a.m. PDT, poets will come together for a “Recovery Slam” online to celebrate the launch of Life Coach Luke Benoit’s second book in his “All Storms Pass [The Anti-Meditations] series: Rain and Fire.” The live streaming event will feature Benoit reading selected recovery…

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Virtual Reality Bites: Oculus Quest 2 Now Part of Voluntary Safety Recall

News @yeah_books Jul 27, 2021, 5:28 pm EDT | 1 min read Peter Kotoff/Shutterstock.comFacebook has initiated a voluntary safety recall for its Oculus Quest 2, specifically for its removable foam facial interface. The recall is happening “in coordination with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CSPC),” the company said in a statement. The recall affects…

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Running a virtual hackathon

DWP Digital recently organised a virtual hackathon. We find out how it went, and the key takeaways By Cliff Saran, Managing Editor Published: 27 Jul 2021 14:45 The pandemic has made it almost impossible for organisations to run in-person hackathon events, where developers can participate in teams on an idea, eat pizza and drink beer.…

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Can You Get a Good Workout With Virtual Reality?

Virtual reality headsets have come a long way since the first time I saw a VR “arcade” pop up in a mall in the 1990s. (I never played, although I was curious; five bucks a game was like a whole week’s allowance.) Now you can strap on a headset and walk around your living room,…

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What does a virtual roller coaster ride tell us about migraine?

When experiencing the ups and downs of a virtual roller coaster ride, people who get migraine headaches reported more dizziness and motion sickness than people who do not get migraines, according to a new study published in the July 7, 2021, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Researchers…