For a surprise birthday gift, a Michigan mom creates a Facebook page to show her son -- who has Asperger syndrome -- that he can have friends all over the world.
A newly-published patent application describes how Apple might use information from actual human beings to supplement Siri's own knowledge, or lack thereof.
Geek comedian Tom Scott imagines citizen volunteers accessing the real-time data store of spy agencies to help keep the country safe.
Reports suggest that the country's National Telecommunications Registry Agency is asking ordinary citizens to find blasphemous material online. Is this revolutionary?
In a high-profile effort at high-tech crowdsourcing: the FBI wants the public's help in identifying two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing.
Does anyone know what all this oojamaflip that's been zhooshing up the Collins Dictionary actually means? Crave's Eric Mack has a few suggestions for the future of his mother tongue.
Bored? Check out this brain-bending contest from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. You could solve it with help from an ambitious UCSD Web site.
Social-media users take the FBI's request for photo clues one step further by attempting to ID suspects without hard evidence or legal procedure.
For Wired UK's "Work Smarter" issue (just released), I had the pleasure to speak with John Winsor, co-founder and CEO of Victors & Spoils (V&S), the world's first creative (ad) agency built on crowdsourcing principles.
Citizen scientists using a 3D jigsaw puzzle video game are helping decode how proteins work to advance research drug treatments and potentially renewable fuels and chemicals.