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Slow mobile buffering a horror show


Feeling miffed: Buffering delays can trigger a stress response similar to that of watching a horror movie like The Exorcist.

Feeling miffed: Buffering delays can trigger a stress response similar to that of watching a horror movie like The Exorcist.

STOCKHOLM: Video streaming delays generate as much stress as watching a horror film, the Swedish telecom company Ericsson.

Ericsson, which sells equipment to mobile telephone companies to accelerate download speeds and prevent delays or buffering, said its study measured the heart rate, brain activity and eye movements of people watching videos on a mobile phone.

   

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