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Dec 11, 2012

Marketplace Tech Report for Tuesday, December 11, 2012

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Researchers in Baltimore have just begun experimenting with a kind of pacemaker for the brain. One patient has the system in already. Meanwhile, it’s gotten to the point that life in America may be practically impossible without a phone. A federally funded program that helps bring telephone landlines to low income people at little or no cost may soon be to bringing super-cheap cell phones to homeless people, among others.

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Pacemakers for the brain, and cell phones for the homeless

Dec 11, 2012
A new project among several universities hopes to fight Alzheimer’s with deep brain implants, and California inches closer to offering low cost mobile phones to those living near the poverty line.

Researchers in Baltimore have just begun experimenting with a kind of pacemaker for the brain. One patient has the system in already. Meanwhile, it’s gotten to the point that life in America may be practically impossible without a phone. A federally funded program that helps bring telephone landlines to low income people at little or no cost may soon be to bringing super-cheap cell phones to homeless people, among others.

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