News tagged with powerful computer

The cloud within us

The first tentative steps towards a peer-to-peer approach to cloud computing that enables users and removes the risks and costs of relying on industry giants to offer services are being taken by an international team of researchers.

Mar 27, 2013
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When energy-saving becomes a game

(Phys.org) —A smartphone application bringing gaming dimensions to energy awareness has helped householders in Finland, Sweden and Italy reduce their electricity consumption by up to 19%.

Mar 22, 2013
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Can control theory make software better?

"Formal verification" is a set of methods for mathematically proving that a computer program does what it's supposed to do. It's universal in hardware design and in the development of critical control software ...

Mar 19, 2013
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SimCity rebuilt for modern life

A 10-year wait ends Tuesday with the arrival of 'SimCity,' a computer game that challenges players to build thriving cities in the face of conditions such as limited funds and climate change.

Mar 05, 2013
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