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HTC Power To Give brings supercomputer power with smartphones

HTC Power To Give brings supercomputer power with smartphones

Using the processing power of smartphones from around the globe, HTC is making an initiative called Power To Give for theresearch of medicine, science, and echology. This initiative will work with an HTC Power To Give app from Google Play for Android. This app will divert a bit of your smartphone’s processing power towards the initiative whenever you’d like to contribute.

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Netflix and Comcast ink deal to stop streaming headache

Netflix and Comcast ink deal to stop streaming headache

Netflix will pay Comcast for speedy access to the cable company's customers, it's been revealed, with a long-term deal to settle the sluggish streaming many had complained of, but which some argue could set a dangerous precedent. The streaming media company had been at loggerheads with the ISP for some months, but Comcast refused to join the Open Connect content delivery system Netflix is pushing, describing it as "seeking unprecedented preferential treatment" and discriminating against customers.

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Venezuelan government shuts down internet in wake of protests

Venezuelan government shuts down internet in wake of protests

Don’t expect one whole heck of a lot of tweets coming out of Venezuela in the immediate future as President Nicolas Maduro’s government has shut down the internet and select TV channels. Having shut down Twitter access for the area this past week, Venezuela’s state-run ISP CANTV has been cut in areas such as San Cristobal. This area is a regional capital in the west of the country and CANTV controls the vast majority of internet connectivity in the area.

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Comcast and Netflix tipped in peering agreement

Comcast and Netflix tipped in peering agreement

Those of us using Comcast have been subjected to fairly poor quality on Netflix for that nice after-dinner movie, something that prompted numerous complaints (and ample frustration) in recent times about content showing up in less-than-HD despite high-speed plans, as well as frequent buffering. According to some recent details spotted and confirmation from a source, these issues may have come to an end.

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YouTube ushers in new design

YouTube ushers in new design

On the company's blogspot today, YouTube announced a couple of changes, most notable among them being a redesign that aims to accommodate screen sizes of all flavors. Users will also see changes to the playlists feature, which makes making and browsing the feature easier.

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Study turns selfies into a science

Study turns selfies into a science

Seflies -- images one takes of him or herself, often with the front-facing camera on their smartphone -- has become a digital world staple so common the word has made its way into the dictionary. As such, it isn't surprising one team of researchers conducted a mass study of thousands of images, breaking them down into details like pose, location, and gender.

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