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Android users can provide idle computing power to research studies by merely charging their phone

0. phoneArena 23 Jul 2013, 12:17 posted on

As a human, there are things that you can donate to the needy; money, clothing, canned foods are some of the things that come to mind. But those sporting an Android powered handset can donate something that might help scientific research-their spare computing power. Thanks to a new app released by the University of California Berkeley on Monday called BOINC, Android owners can donate their idle computing power...

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posted on 23 Jul 2013, 12:41 4

1. loyals (Posts: 129; Member since: 10 Nov 2012)


Sony did it way before with their ps3 for cancer research. anyways good initiative !!

posted on 23 Jul 2013, 12:55

2. Jehovah (Posts: 69; Member since: 25 Jun 2013)


From a Nokia loyalist, congratulations on an amazing initiative (until the uprising begins, our phones leading the charge).

posted on 23 Jul 2013, 15:13 3

3. rallyguy (Posts: 577; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)


Sounds like a good idea.

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 08:50

4. AnnDroid (Posts: 53; Member since: 02 Aug 2011)


I'm been using Seti@Home & BOINC since 1999 on my desktops. Smart idea to use our phones too. My Note 2 is charged by midnight, so there's many hours that it can help with these projects.

posted on 26 Jul 2013, 01:06

5. Exile SS (Posts: 40; Member since: 07 Oct 2010)


Sounds like the Folding@home project. I do remember trying to download an app for Seti@home, but it never came though. I do like these ideas though.

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