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Tracking gunfire with a smartphone

(Phys.org) —You are walking down the street with a friend. A shot is fired. The two of you duck behind the nearest cover and you pull out your smartphone. A map of the neighborhood pops up on its screen ...

Apr 25, 2013
3 / 5 (4) 0 | with audio podcast

'Sleep talking' PCs save energy and money

Personal computers may soon save large amounts of energy by "sleep talking." Computer scientists at UC San Diego and Microsoft Research have created a plug-and-play hardware prototype for personal computers ...

Apr 24, 2009
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Streamlining chip design

In the same way that computing power moved from mainframes to the desktop in the 1980s, it’s now moving from the desktop to handheld devices. But that’s putting new demands on chip designers. Because ...

Dec 08, 2011
3.7 / 5 (3) 3 | with audio podcast