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Creating accountable anonymity online

The World Wide Web is, in many ways, still the Wild West. Though a large portion of internet traffic is monitored and traceable, systems like the Tor Project allow users to post and share anything anonymously. Anonymous systems ...

dateNov 12, 2013 in Internet
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'No-sleep energy bugs' drain smartphone batteries

( -- Researchers have proposed a method to automatically detect a new class of software glitches in smartphones called "no-sleep energy bugs," which can entirely drain batteries while the phones are not in use.

dateJun 13, 2012 in Software
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Chips as mini Internets

Computer chips have stopped getting faster. In order to keep increasing chips’ computational power at the rate to which we’ve grown accustomed, chipmakers are instead giving them additional “cores,” or ...

dateApr 10, 2012 in Computer Sciences
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New app puts idle smartphones to work for science

Android smartphone users will soon have a chance to participate in important scientific research every time they charge their phones. Using a new app created by researchers at UC Berkeley, users will be able to donate a phone's ...

dateJul 23, 2013 in Software
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