Marketplace Tech for Thursday, June 20, 2013

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One psychiatrist in England is building digital avatars -- almost like characters in a video game -- to help schizophrenic patients put a face to the voices in their heads. And Microsoft backs off new Xbox restrictions after outcry from gamers.  

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How your cellphone could create an emergency telecom network

One of the hardest things to do in the wake of a disaster is communicate. Now researchers in Boston have a plan to address that with something called an ad-hoc network.
Posted In: boston, telecom, emergency
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Avatar therapy aims to aid patients with schizophrenia

A psychiatrist in England is using digital avatars -- almost like characters in a video game -- to help people with schizophrenia put a face to the voices in their heads.
Posted In: Health, mental health, psychology, avatars
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Is Verizon to blame for slow Netflix service?

People who get their Internet from Verizon have reported having trouble with Netflix. It has to do with something called 'peering' -- and it seems Verizon hasn't been to friendly to its peers of late.
Posted In: netflix, Verizon, net neutrality
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What's the point of a drone debate if the FBI already uses them?

FBI Director Robert Mueller says the FBI uses drones domestically, though rarely. He is calling for more discussion on drone use, while the FBI proceeds.
Posted In: drones, FBI, surveillance

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