New App Can Tell Your City’s Temperature by Gathering Data From Smartphone Batteries

August 15, 2013 by  
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When the developers of the popular OpenSignal Android app analyzed some of the data they’d gathered from their users, they were in for a surprise. They realized that the temperature sensors meant to keep the phones’ batteries from overheating could be used to predict the weather outside. The app doesn’t work on an individual level, instead it gathers data from a large number of users to estimate daily temperatures within 1.5 degrees Celsius. Read the rest of New App Can Tell Your City’s Temperature by Gathering Data From Smartphone Batteries Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: android app , crowdsourced weather predictions , temperature sensors , weather app , weather forecast , weather signal        

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New App Can Tell Your City’s Temperature by Gathering Data From Smartphone Batteries

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