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The Buffer Stops Here
June 25, 2013
It's the bane of streaming media-the endlessly spinning cursor on a dark screen, or the final minutes of a favorite show freezing to a halt when the wireless signal weakens. A new technology developed by researchers at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) may make spotty streaming and data-hogging downloads a thing of the past.
Polytechnic Institute of New York University
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