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Submission + - Software Turns Monitor Off When You're Not Looking (eweekeurope.co.uk)

judgecorp writes: "UK server maker VeryPC has a device that can turn your PC monitor off when you are not looking at it to save power. It uses face detection software, and runs with any standard webcam hardware. Monitors use a significant amount of power, and screen management software can be inefficient. This shuts it off when not in use — like the light in a fridge, says VeryPC — but how can you be sure it's working?"
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Submission + - Computer Engineering Vs. Computer Science 2

Tordre writes: "I am a student currently through working through my third year of Computer Engineering, I have been programming/learning about programing since middle school. I joined up into this course so one day I may work designing and developing video game. For the last two semesters I have been having problems with courses related to the analog electronic hardware, which are mandatory for my computer engineering program. This forces me to take time away from the stuff I find fun to learn about, to work to learn stuff I do not particularly care about. If I switch programs now I feel I can learn more about stuff I enjoy. So pretty much the question is "I am asking is this switch a wise one? Is the title of Engineer worth it for my career plans?" Any other suggestions would also be appreciated."

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