A week in tech, March 8-14

A roundup of all the latest tech news.

Japan

Media, Entertainment and Gaming
ò Sony announced the launching of its own virtual universe and another 3-D game built almost entirely by players. Called Home, the virtual universe is a real-time, networked world for the PlayStation 3 in which players create human-looking characters called avatars. They can buy clothing, furniture and videos to play on a virtual flat-screen television in their virtual apartments. Industry observers see the concept as similar to Linden LabÆs Second Life, a Web-based...

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