AceNik's Portal

Update To All Your Tech Fads Begins Here !!!!!
Featured Posts
Sign Up Now to Test Google Wave in September

Sign Up Now to Test Google Wave in September

Yesterday we told you that Google Wave was opening to 100,000 regular folk at the end of September, but on closer examination, it looks like Google's already allowing users to get in line for their invite to the limited preview. Just head over to the Google Wave's sign up for updates page, enter i

Continue to read more...

VMWare For Mobile Devices Lets You Run Windows and Android Simultaneously

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNo6pn-dnSQ[/youtube] Ok, this is even cooler than we expected: a Nokia N800, loaded with VMWare's MVP hypervisor, is seen here running Windows CE and Android, at the same time. This is a big deal! What you're watching is, admittedly, virtualization. The MVP

Continue to read more...

Nokia E63 Available for Pre-Order for $500

Nokia E63 Available for Pre-Order for $500

Amazon is now listing Nokia's BlackBerry-ish QWERTY E63 phone as available for pre-order. The unlocked 3G phone can be reserved for $500, though there's no word on release date. The E63, based on the E71, already dropped in Europe, so we expected it'd be making its way to North American shores

Continue to read more...

Killer 5th Generation Russian Stealth Superfighters

Killer 5th Generation Russian Stealth Superfighters

Most people know the US fifth generation wonderplanes—the F-22 Raptor and F-35 Lightning II—but the Russians are working on their own stealth superfighter: The Sukhoi PAK-FA. These concepts—by industrial designer Aleksander Dultsev—are simply amazing: Nobody knows

Continue to read more...

Obama's $8-Billion Plan to Modernize the US Power Grid

Obama's $8-Billion Plan to Modernize the US Power Grid

Oh, Sr. Presidente, you look so goooood in the middle of the largest photovoltaic farm in the country—-the 180-acre DeSoto Next Generation Solar Energy Center near Tampa, Florida. Maybe that's why you want to put solar panels everywhere. President Barack Obama announced today a $8-billion federa

Continue to read more...

Nokia PC Suite 7.0 Release 8.2 Final

Nokia PC Suite 7.0 Release 8.2 Final

Nokia PC Suite is a package of Windows-based PC applications developed especially for use with Nokia phones. Depending on your phone model, Nokia PC Suite lets you edit, synchronize and back up many of your phone's files on a compatible PC through a cable or wireless connection. Key features

Continue to read more...

K-Lite Mega Codec Pack 4.1.0

K-Lite Mega Codec Pack 4.1.0

K-Lite Codec Pack is a collection of codecs and DirectShow filters. Those components are needed for encoding and decoding various audio and video formats. This Codec Pack is designed as a user-friendly solution for playing all your movie files. K-Lite Mega Codec Pack combines the contents of two p

Continue to read more...

Microsoft to Offer Free Vista to 7 Upgrade Starting in July?

Microsoft to Offer Free Vista to 7 Upgrade Starting in July?

According to Tech ARP, a site known for Microsoft leaks, those buying Vista PCs between July 1st and January 31st from could score a free upgrade to Windows 7. The offer, known as Microsoft's Technical Guarantee Program, seems OEM-specific, meaning that it's only valid if you buy a PC through

Continue to read more...


Progress through processors: Intel’s new Facebook app

Yesterday I signed up for ’s “Progress Through Processors” application on Facebook. Essentially, through a small local application that interfaces with GridRepublic and BOINC, as well as your Facebook account, the application enables your Mac or PC to donate spare processing power to a variety of research causes.

According to Intel’s press release,

Often in the fight against cancer, researchers are not limited by their ingenuity, but the resources available to make research effective. The processor power needed to handle complex calculations is often in short supply. To help address this need, Intel Corporation today announced Progress Thru , a new volunteer computing application built on the Facebook platform that allows people to donate their PCs’ unused processor power to research projects such as Rosetta@home, which uses the additional computing power to help find cures for cancer and other diseases such as HIV and Alzheimer’s.

In addition to Rosetta@home, Progress Thru Processors participants can choose to contribute excess processor computing power to the research efforts of Climateprediction.net and Africa@home. Climateprediction.net is dedicated to increased understanding of global climate change by predicting the Earth’s climate and testing the accuracy of climate models. Africa@home is currently focused on finding optimal strategies to combat malaria by studying simulation models of disease transmission and the potential impact of new anti-malarial drugs and vaccines.

Setup of the software, account, and all the regular hooks of most Facebook apps takes less than 5 minutes and you can post your contributions to your profile. The software also suspends itself automatically when you shut down your computer, so you don’t need to draw energy unnecessarily by leaving the computer on.

One caveat: on the Mac, at least, it isn’t initially clear that you need to download a client application in addition to connecting to the online application in Facebook. A bit of exploration will get you there, though. Once installed, you may want to open the preferences and crank down the available processing power from your computer; although the application doesn’t slow down multitasking (it’s very good about backing off when you’re working), you may notice your computer fan humming along quite a bit if you allow it to use 70 or 80% of your CPU cycles.

If you enjoyed this post, make sure you subscribe to my RSS feed!
Tags: , ,

Related posts

Other News:

Loading...