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Our crowdsourced sci-fi novel is halfway done, and tackling the afterlife

The world is helping CNET write an original science fiction book in just 30 days. Our story of conflict and discovery between future universes has taken off, but there's still time to help wrap it all up.

By 17 November 2015


Three chapters in, CNET's crowdsourced sci-fi novel is coming to life

CNET's Crave blog has asked the world to help write a sci-fi novel, and the world has responded. Here's an update on our first week creating an alternate multiverse.

By 8 November 2015


CNET's crowdsourced sci-fi novel is being written right now

CNET's Eric Mack has started writing his first sci-fi novel for National Novel Writing Month, but he doesn't want to do it alone. Contribute now to this crowdsourced online story about the multiverse.

By 4 November 2015


Enormous Pluto mosaic made from crowdsourced Earth photos

Thousands of photos submitted to NASA as part of its Pluto Time social campaign have gone into creating photo mosaics of Pluto and Charon.

By 21 October 2015


Inrix pinpoints dangerous roads from crowdsourced car sensors

Traffic data aggregator Inrix launches its Road Weather service today, using sensor data from cars to pinpoint roads made dangerous by bad weather.

By 1 September 2015


Ubik Uno, a Kickstarter-launched Android phone, aims to crowdsource future designs

What is an Ubik Uno? It's a 5.5-inch unlocked phone running stock Android 5.1, with pretty decent specs. We take a look at a prototype.

By 21 July 2015


NYC's Met Museum seeks crowdsourced sounds

Composer John Luther Adams, whose works have deep roots in the natural world, will incorporate ambient urban sounds for "Soundwalk 9:09."

By 4 June 2015


Sending a message from 2015 to space aliens (Tomorrow Daily 182)

The New Horizons spacecraft is at the center of a crowdfunding/sourcing effort to update onboard data about humanity for intelligent life forms that may come across it in the future. If we know the Internet like we think we do, we're assuming aliens will someday experience a RickRoll.

By 22 May 2015


Letting humans crowdsource a message to aliens can't possibly go wrong (Tomorrow Daily 182)

On today's show, Khail and Ashley cover a variety of future tech crowdfunding efforts, including an updated satellite time capsule for alien life forms, fabric made by 3D printing liquids onto metal molds, and a basic cell phone that can only make or receive calls. #TDMessage

By 22 May 2015


Crowdsourced fund-raising beyond Kickstarter

You may know Kickstarter, the popular site where people pitch their ideas to strangers to raise money for the projects. It's great for investing in inspiring work -- and shopping for unusual gifts. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports on similar sites.

By 16 January 2015