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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16 Comments

1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Good guy HTC.

6. CoastCity

Posts: 257; Member since: Mar 07, 2014

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

2. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

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

3. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

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

4. Astoni

Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 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!

8. totex71

Posts: 9; Member since: Feb 19, 2014

Source for that?

13. Astoni

Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 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

5. Aploine

Posts: 445; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

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

7. totex71

Posts: 9; Member since: Feb 19, 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...

14. Tsoliades

Posts: 228; Member since: Dec 22, 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.

16. totex71

Posts: 9; Member since: Feb 19, 2014

Riiiiiiight... ever heard of cannabis oil?

9. horialin

Posts: 23; Member since: Jan 29, 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.

10. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 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?

11. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

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

12. Muayyad

Posts: 240; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

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

15. D79_D79_

Posts: 40; Member since: Feb 19, 2014

I dont get it

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