Virtual worlds

You can finally feel what’s happening in virtual worlds

Virtual reality (VR) technology is becoming more accessible than ever, but developers still can’t deliver a sense of full immersion in a digital world. It’s a long way to total immersion, and walking is one of the most difficult sensations to simulate. However, researchers have just finished designing a bespoke platform that can simulate the […]

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The sense of touch is coming soon to our virtual worlds – News is My Business

There’s nothing like touch – or its simulation – to establish a deep emotional connection between people and objects. (Credit: Buchachon | Dreamstime.com) Web technology is making continued forays into physical reality, this time attempting to replicate one of our most treasured senses: human touch. Touch gives us a deeper understanding of things, which cannot […]

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The Final “Miracle”: NVIDIA Omniverse Enables Enterprises to Create Virtual Worlds

During his keynote address at NVIDIA GTC, the company’s founder and CEO, Jensen Huang, called artificial intelligence (AI) and 5G the “ingredients” needed to “launch the fourth industrial revolution.” He added, however, that we still need one last “miracle”. Cue the NVIDIA Omniverse. Described by Huang as similar to the metaverse of Neal Stephenson’s science […]

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NVIDIA launches “Omniverse” technology to enable companies to create virtual worlds

At its 2020 GPU Technology Conference, Nvidia (NASDAQ: NVDA) announced that Omniverse, a new platform built on its hardware, was opening for beta testing. And CEO Jensen Huang announced at this year’s conference that Omniverse will become a new enterprise service available this summer. Designed as a collaborative virtual world for engineers and developers, this […]

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Players explore virtual worlds while ours is locked down

As the months of pandemic restrictions drag on, some Montrealers are finding comfort in exploring fantastical worlds inside video games. “Video games were a good way to escape into a small world,” says Sizhao Shi, a 22-year-old Montrealer who plays massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPGs), like Guild Wars 2throughout the pandemic. “Especially in Montreal […]