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VR tech set to ease chronic pain?

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Recent research underscores the transformative potential of virtual reality (VR) in enhancing physical activity.

The study reveals a remarkable 20% surge in enjoyment and a 15% increase in exercise duration when VR is integrated with cycling, addressing prevalent barriers like boredom, perceived effort, and pain.

As the Apple Vision Pro makes its debut in the market, the prowess of its M2 processor and R1 chip is poised to be thoroughly tested. Boasting seamless performance with 12 cameras, five sensors, and six microphones, this headset updates images at an impressive rate, operates silently, and showcases dual 4K displays totalling 23 million pixels.

Enhanced by features such as Personalised Spatial Audio, advanced eye tracking, and a sophisticated sensor array, the device minimizes the need for additional accessories, primarily relying on controllers for gaming.

Content creator Marques Brownlee got his hands on the Apple Vision Pro – Check out his early thoughts below.

Beyond gaming, these headsets are collaborating with designers to offer benefits to those grappling with chronic pain, with VR distraction proving effective in facilitating engagement in physical activity.

By employing a stationary bike system coupled with a head-mounted VR display, the research underscores the potential of VR in clinical settings, providing a promising avenue to improve exercise engagement and overall well-being.

The integration of cutting-edge technology not only addresses exercise challenges but also opens new possibilities for the intersection of healthcare and virtual reality.

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Time is running out for Biden’s death penalty abolition

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President Joe Biden is facing increasing pressure as his administration grapples with the challenge of fulfilling a key 2020 campaign promise – the abolition of the federal death penalty.

The issue has gained renewed attention as the Department of Justice reviews its policies on capital punishment.

Despite initial steps like imposing a moratorium on federal executions, the President’s commitment to a complete abolition faces hurdles in Congress and legal complexities.

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What can be learned from the AT&T outage?

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The outage lasted for several hours and impacted thousands of customers across the United States.

White House national security spokesperson John Kirby said the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security were looking into an AT&T outage that lasted for several hours and impacted thousands of customers across the United States.

AT&T said the hour-long outage to its U.S. cellphone network appeared to be the result of a technical error, not a malicious attack and that the Federal Communications Commission was in touch with the company.

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Extremism top concern for U.S. voters ahead of election

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Worries over political extremism and threats to democracy have surged to the forefront as the primary concern for U.S. voters, setting the stage for a high-stakes showdown in the upcoming November election.

The three-day Reuters Ipsos poll, which concluded on Sunday, found that 21% of respondents identified “political extremism or threats to democracy” as the nation’s most pressing issue, narrowly edging out concerns about the economy and immigration.

President Joe Biden appears to hold a slight advantage over his predecessor, Donald Trump, in addressing this issue, with 34% of respondents believing Biden has a better approach compared to 31% for Trump.

The findings underscore the deeply polarized political landscape in America, with Democrats prioritizing extremism as the top issue, while Republicans overwhelmingly focus on immigration.

Independent voters

The poll also highlights the pivotal role of independent voters, with nearly a third citing extremism as their primary concern, followed closely by immigration and the economy.

This suggests that the handling of extremism could significantly influence voter behavior in the upcoming election.

The rise of extremism as a top concern comes amid ongoing political turmoil, with Trump continuing to challenge the legitimacy of U.S. institutions and perpetuate false claims of election fraud.

His rhetoric has not only fueled division but also incited violence, as seen in the January 6, 2021, assault on the U.S. Capitol.

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