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New Tool Can Improve Android Battery Life by Killing Background Apps

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New Tool Can Improve Android Battery Life by Killing Background Apps

Apps running in the background, even when your Android device is asleep, manage to sip a substantial amount of battery juice, as per researchers at Purdue University and Intel who have developed a tool to combat the problem. Called Hush, the tool could reduce the energy drain by about 16 percent.

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Microsoft Wants to Turn Any Smartphone Into a 3D Scanner

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Microsoft Wants to Turn Any Smartphone Into a 3D Scanner

Microsoft Research, the research arm of the Redmond-based company. has showcased a number of interesting technologies over the past few years. On Monday, it showed off yet another such project. Called MobileFusion, it’s an app Microsoft is working on for AndroidiOS, and Windows Phonesmartphones that would turn their cameras into a 3D scanner.

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