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Help cure cancer with your smartphone’s unused cycles

There have been a number of distributed computing projects over the years, from SETI@Home to Folding@Home (for which KitGuru has a powerful, active team still running) but as much as the desktops of the world are more powerful than ever before, smartphones have seen the biggest explosion of performance hardware …

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Google investment partner thinks we’ll all live to 500

Medical technology is advancing so fast, that a partner in Google's investment department believes that as long as we can live for another 20-30 years, we'll be able to make it to the ripe old age of 500 without too much difficulty. His reasoning? The ultra fast development of new …

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Google to extend health benefits for workers, covers cancer

Google has announced that its health benefits for employees will soon be extended to cover DNA tests by medical research firm, Foundation Medicine, which are designed to allow doctors to prescribe precise medications and treatments for cancer, at doses that are specific to that patient. This added benefit will also cover family …

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You can help beat cancer by playing this free game

While Folding@Home was a noble project and still continues delivering excellent data for scientists to pour over to this day, it had one major flaw: it used up idle cycles. While this meant you could have it running whenever you weren't using your PC, it makes it much harder to …

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Crowdfunding launched for Blizzard dev with Cancer

A crowd funding campaign has been launched to help support Ron Nakada, a senior software engineer at Blizzard with Stage 4 colon cancer whose short term disability insurance recently ended. Nakada was diagnosed six months ago which was early in to his first year of marriage, since the diagnosis he has …

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