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Old 09-19-2011, 03:00 PM
Adan Galvan
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Default Subconscious Mode will Extend your Battery 54%

<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.engadget.com/2011/09/16/new-subconscious-mode-could-improve-smartphone-battery-life-s/' target='_blank'>http://www.engadget.com/2011/09/16/...battery-life-s/</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"Here's how E-MiLi works: It slows down the WiFi card's clock by up to 1/16 its normal frequency, but jolts it back to full speed when the phone notices information coming in. It's well known that you can slow a device's clock to save energy. The hard part, Shin said, was getting the phone to recognize an incoming message while it was in this slower mode."</em></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/wpt/auto/1316435953.usr681.jpg" style="border: #d2d2bb 1px solid;" /></p><p>Researchers at the University of Michigan may have come up with a way to extend your cellphone battery life by as much as 54%. Professor Kang Shin and student Xinyu Zhang have come up with a novel approach to minimize the amount of energy used by wifi to minimize idle listening. Their new approach is called E-MiLi, which stands for Energy Minimizing Idle Listening. Apparently the process is compatible with current hardware, with a firmware upgrade. Hopefully the approach proves effective and hardware manufacturers pick this up asap!</p>
 
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