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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 September 1, 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 July 21, 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 June 3, 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 May 21, 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 May 21, 2015


Linqapp brings crowd-sourced language translation to iOS

Unfamiliar with a new phrase in another language? Now it's possible to get near-instant translation from like-minded social translators using the app.

By May 7, 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 January 16, 2015


Is Apple done with carriers? Not quite, but new iPhones signal a shift

The smartphone landscape has shifted since the last iPhones emerged, and Apple is about to transform it even more.

By September 23, 2015


Quirky files for bankruptcy

As part of a voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing, the New York-based startup will sell off its Wink smart home platform in order to continue doing business.

By September 22, 2015


Apple wins patent for crowd-sourced traffic navigation

The envisioned system would help you plan your route by analyzing stop lights, stop signs, and obstacles that can slow your trip.

By July 29, 2014