Today’s Tech Sightings:
Video games have been both panned and praised for their impact on users, with some studies claiming they promote violent tendencies. Now, researchers in Sweden say playing the 19980s game Tetris reduced symptoms of PTSD in motor vehicle crash victims. While the findings are promising, they say more research needs to be done. The game, which engages the brain’s spatial and visual systems as players align irregular polygons, disrupts the mind’s ability to store new traumatic memories. Once improperly preserved, these memories are less likely to trigger post-traumatic stress disorder and other issues
Google searches for VPN services skyrocketed in the past 24 hours after the U.S. Congress demolished Obama-era protections that prevented ISPs from selling your internet browsing data without your consent. Writer Mix, who calls the congressional move “a vile disservice to all American citizens,” suggests avoiding free – or cheap – VPN services because they are as motivated as ISP’s to sell your data.
Cloud tools are allowing teachers to bring more resources and content into their classrooms, giving them more time to focus on the needs of individual students while using readily-available online content. But for some teachers, cloud tools have helped students hone their writing skills through a continuous conversation in the cloud with their teachers, wherever they happen to be.
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