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HTC explains how your smartphone can cure AIDS and cancer

HTC explains how your smartphone can cure AIDS and cancer
Meet Power To Give – a new HTC initiative, similar to Samsung's Power Sleep, which uses your smartphone's processing power while you are fast asleep to make the world better. Wait, what? Yes, the HTC Power To Give initiative will connect a plethora of smartphones together and dedicate a portion of their processing power to process data and solve scientific problems. According to the Taiwanese manufacturer, if roughly 1 million smartphones connect in a grid and work together, they could create a petaflop of computing power. How much is a petaflop, you may ask? Well, pretty much on par with the thirtieth supercomputer in the world.

In order to take part in the HTC initiative, you simply have to download the Power To Give app. You can choose to dedicate your computing power to various medical, environmental, and scientific projects, such as SETI@home, Einstein@home, Yoyo@home, Similarity Matrix Proteins (SIMAP), PrimeGrid, etc. The app will only run when your smartphone is being charged and connected to a Wi-Fi network. Who knows, maybe you and your smartphone will be the ones to find a cure for AIDS, cancer, or Alzheimer's disease?

You can view an HTC infographic about the Power To Give project in the gallery below.

Download: HTC Power To Give (Android)




source: HTC

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posted on 11 Mar 2014, 10:30 11

1. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7354; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Good guy HTC.

posted on 11 Mar 2014, 11:50 3

6. CoastCity (Posts: 73; Member since: 07 Mar 2014)


Good idea but is it safe for my smatphone's h/w and data, HTC?

posted on 11 Mar 2014, 10:34 6

2. emadshiny (Posts: 1127; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


Smartphones are one of the main causes of cancer but this is a great idea.

posted on 11 Mar 2014, 10:42 4

3. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7354; Member since: 14 May 2012)


A 30 year study has shown this is a myth. PA published an article on it about a month ago.

posted on 11 Mar 2014, 10:51 1

4. Astoni (Posts: 429; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)


10 plates of microwaved food has a higer percentage of giving you cancer than 1 smarthphones used normally during a 5 years :p. Think about that!

posted on 11 Mar 2014, 12:44

8. totex71 (Posts: 6; Member since: 19 Feb 2014)


Source for that?

posted on 11 Mar 2014, 13:53

13. Astoni (Posts: 429; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)


Class experiment :p. you can pretty much do it yourself with some tools. it was done by my old professor and he's had a 1 yearly :p

posted on 11 Mar 2014, 11:39 3

5. Aploine (Posts: 126; Member since: 24 Oct 2013)


Everybody is a health scientist nowadays. I value their opinions much.

posted on 11 Mar 2014, 12:37 1

7. totex71 (Posts: 6; Member since: 19 Feb 2014)


No need to focus on cancer, as the cure is already there, you just need to find out yourself. And the best of all ITS FREE.
thats probaly why nobody talks about it in the news or anything. all those medicin money that the doctors and so on... will never get. Its a greedy world out there...

posted on 11 Mar 2014, 15:10

14. Tsoliades (Posts: 206; Member since: 22 Dec 2012)


There's no cure or treatment for cancers other than the methods we currently have. There are sometimes methods of prevention, like not smoking.

There's no conspiracy between doctors hiding the cure for cancer from us. That's a bit silly.

posted on 11 Mar 2014, 16:10

16. totex71 (Posts: 6; Member since: 19 Feb 2014)


Riiiiiiight...
ever heard of cannabis oil?

posted on 11 Mar 2014, 13:13

9. horialin (Posts: 7; Member since: 29 Jan 2014)


Ok, I got it and use it for a few hours, but not whole night. I turn wifi off when I go to sleep.

posted on 11 Mar 2014, 13:27

10. AfterShock (Posts: 2102; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Increased heat through sustained usage is good for the manufacturer/OEM.
Being run just under thermal cusp all night when many charge their phones.
Works out to about 5-8 hours of crunching each night on equipment with no active cooling other then software.
Is it, a good idea?

posted on 11 Mar 2014, 13:32

11. RandomUsername (Posts: 353; Member since: 29 Oct 2013)


RIP battery life. I do this only on my PC :D

posted on 11 Mar 2014, 13:43

12. Muayyad (Posts: 96; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)


It won't work if you are not charging your phone and above 90% of charge. It doesn't harm anything at all.

posted on 11 Mar 2014, 15:14 1

15. D79_D79_ (Posts: 38; Member since: 19 Feb 2014)


I dont get it

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