Marketplace Tech for Thursday, June 20, 2013
Jun 20, 2013

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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What's the point of a drone debate if the FBI already uses them?

Jun 20, 2013
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.

Is Verizon to blame for slow Netflix service?

Jun 20, 2013
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.

Avatar therapy aims to aid patients with schizophrenia

Jun 20, 2013
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.

How your cellphone could create an emergency telecom network

Jun 20, 2013
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.

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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