Despite this gadget's clear potential, there are still too many performance kinks for us to recommend it outright.
SurfCast is a fresh face in patent litigation that's targeting Redmond's new Tiles concept. But the outfit is familiar to Microsoft, which cited it 47 times in its own patent applications.
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.
In conjunction with Web site Belly Ballot, a Los Angeles mom is asking random strangers to choose what her baby will be called. How about "Troubled?"
When all else fails, hit the burgeoning emerging markets with low-end smartphones to bump the figures. With one exception: struggling smartphone maker HTC thinks that would be beneath it.
Three advertising veterans launch Victor & Spoils, which will address "perceived crowdsourcing flaws...through world-class creative direction." We'll soon see how.
A Twitter spokesman says questions for the president's town hall meeting will be selected by "curators" drawn from its user base. Let the legalize pot advocacy begin!
Howe's new book examines the power that large groups of people have when they collectively use their creativity and talent toward accomplishing a central goal.
The astronauts' "wake-up songs" for the final two space shuttle missions have been put to a poll. 4chan may want to be aware that they can't write in Rick Astley.
O2 has launched giffgaff, a wacky new PAYG phone network with no call centres and no advertising -- just you, your friends, and low, low prices