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When you're not using your smartphone, scientists can now use it to fight AIDS. A new app for Android lets you donate your smartphone and tablet's unused computing power for scientific research, all while you sleep. It only works when your device is connected to Wi-Fi, is near full-charge and plugged in, so it won't eat up your data plan or drain the battery.

When you're not using your smartphone, scientists can now use it to fight AIDS. A new app for Android lets you donate your smartphone and tablet's unused computing power for scientific research, all while you sleep. It only works when your device is connected to Wi-Fi, is near full-charge and plugged in, so it won't eat up your data plan or drain the battery.

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Fight AIDS with your smartphone

When you're not using your smartphone, scientists can now use it to fight AIDS.