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Want to help cure Alzheimer's or breast cancer? From now on, you don't have to do much more than charge your phone. Sony has released a big upgrade to its Folding@Home app for Android that can use your phone's processor for medical research on a continuous basis -- so long as you're on WiFi and...

July 8th 2015 at 2:58pm 0 Comments
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Sure, it's all well and good to play around with the Folding@Home client on toys like the PS3, but if you're really serious about out-nerding the rest of the pack, you need big-boy hardware, like this 51-card NVIDIA-based rig built by nitteo of the overclock.net forums. That's 51 8800-series GPUs o...

August 13th 2008 at 11:33am 0 Comments
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Check out this new screenshot from an update for the PS3's Folding@home client with its hot new rendering software. Drool! We haven't been this turned on by watching proteins since the last commercial we saw for Outback Steakhouse. The new update to the software, which allows you to aid in cancer r...

August 22nd 2007 at 3:56pm 0 Comments
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The Playstation 3 gives users the ability to donate their processing power to the Folding@Home project, but the 360 has yet to see such a program. Peter Moore said it would be possible, but why hasn't Microsoft allowed Xbox 360 users to do the same? Well, the guys over at Digital Media Thoughts thin...

May 13th 2007 at 10:30am 0 Comments
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Speaking to Mike Antonucci of the Mercury News, Microsoft's Peter Moore answered readers questions about the Xbox 360. Among the more interesting questions was from a reader who had gone through two Xbox 360s within 7 months. When asked for a "straight answer" about 360 failure rates -- and whether...

May 8th 2007 at 3:35pm 0 Comments
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Tired of wasting all those idle PS3 clock cycles curing diseases for the benefit of all humanity? Wish you could sell off your extra processing power for prizes and free stuff instead? Sony knows how you feel, and is reportedly looking into a program that would let you do just that.Sony Computer Ent...

April 11th 2007 at 2:55pm 0 Comments
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We fired up Folding@home on our PS3 today to see just how much damage that Cell processor could do to one of them work units. The app is a separate download from that of today's 1.6 firmware, thought the update did land the Folding@home icon inside the "Network" section of the PS3 XMB menu without...

March 22nd 2007 at 6:36pm 0 Comments