April 11, 2014 at 12:59PM
By Deepak verma
Your mobile phone has the equivalent processing power of a 1979 Cray supercomputer.
And you use it to play Flappy Bird (semi-topical burn).
The flipside of the ridiculous, exponential growth in computer power available to everyone is the vastness of the untapped processing potential in your pocket.
The unused power of desktops is already being tapped into by the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, SETI@home, to analyse radio telescope data as part of your screensaver … (I’m not avoiding work, I’m looking for aliens!) … and now Samsung wants to apply that thinking to phones.
Samsung’s Android Power Sleep app sends smalls packets of data from the University of Vienna for your phone to process when it charges at night.
(Despite the noble content, it’s dangerously close to the
piss-take generic corporate video I posted last week)
The particular data your phone is processing is protein folding, which is regarded as one of the hardest problems…
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NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Websites are racing to patch the Heartbleed bug, the worst security hole the Internet has ever seen.
As sites fix the bug on their end, it’s time for you to change your passwords. The Heartbleed bug allowed information leaks from a key safety feature that is supposed to keep your online communication private — email, banking, shopping and passwords.
Don’t change all your passwords yet, though. If a company hasn’t yet updated its site, you still can’t connect safely. A new password would be compromised too.
Many companies are not informing their customers of the danger — or asking them to update their log-in credentials. So here’s a handy password list.
Change these passwords now:
Don’t worry about these (they don’t use the affected software, or ran a different version):
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