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Israeli college’s Clashers app brings music lovers together

It’s not every school that gets invited to the Microsoft Research Design Expo — in fact, only nine schools get invited, and this year, the Herzliya Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) is one of them. MSR Design Expo is one of the most exclusive computer design events in the world, so schools that get invited want to show off their best technology.

DC’s miLAB, the school’s new media R&D, will be representing the school, and is bringing what it hopes will be the big winner — an app developed by students called Clashers, which lets users hear the music of friends they bump into on the street. When two Clashers users get within proximity of each other, one user can break into the sound stream of the other user they’ve come across, hearing what they hear.