Waze Adds Snow Warning Feature With Winter Weather Reports

Waze, the popular community-driven traffic app, just received a major new feature in preparation for the winter season. According to a press release provided to 9to5Google, Waze has launched Snow Warning, a feature aimed at helping drivers navigate through dangerous…

Police Still Claiming Google Is Helping Cop Killers with Its Waze App

Police are still really pissed about Waze. The Google-owned traffic app uses crowdsourced data to let drivers know about upcoming accidents, road closures, weather conditions, construction zones, and more. The app also contains a feature that allows users to pinpoint…

Cops Are Flooding Waze with Fake Info in the Hopes of Rendering It Useless

Some police are taking on a this pisses me off, so I’m going to try to destroy it strategy when it comes to crowdsourcing traffic app Waze. According to a report from Autoblog, who cites reporting from a local NBC…

Kickstarter Tosses Rules, Human Review for Some New Projects

Here’s the thing about some people–they’re shits. Here’s the thing about the internet–some of those people use it. Here’s the the about Kickstarter (or any other crowdfunding site for that matter)–it’s the internet asking you for money. Kickstarter, although it’s…

LeVar Burton Works to Bring Back ‘Reading Rainbow’

If you remember the days of LeVar Burton hosting the PBS show Reading Rainbow, then your childhood was awesome. Unfortunately, most of the kids in elementary school now can’t say the same, and Burton is looking to change that. Burton…

Reddit Helps Find Missing Mom with Alzheimer’s in NYC

I’ll be the first to admit, when someone says “reddit is on the case!” I tend to cringe a bit. We all remember that unfortunate situation shortly after the Boston Marathon bombings were the reddit sleuths took it upon themselves…

Tom Hanks Movie Gets Kickstarter-Style Funding

Tom Hanks is a big enough name that anything he touches nowadays turns to gold. It shouldn’t be tough to fund a movie that has Hanks already signed on. Captain Phillips just made over $217 million and got six Academy…

Crowd-Sourced Science Actually Works, Shows Study

For a few years now NASA and other scientific researchers have been using the collective power of the internet to help gather data for scientific research. In addition to older projects that crowdsource computing power for math-intensive research, other projects…

NASA Crowdsources WISE Data Mining

NASA this week announced a new website, DiskDetective.org. The website allows visitors to help NASA researchers cull through data to help uncover young systems that could one day spawn planets. “Through Disk Detective, volunteers will help the astronomical community discover…

David Chang: Let’s Raise $6B on Kickstarter and Buy the Redskins

Could the Washington Redskins’ name controversy, front office troubles, and generally horrendous football woes be solved with a new, crowdsourced owner? World-famous chef and successful restaurateur David Chang (of Momofuku Noodle Bar, Má Pêche, Milk Bar, Momofuku Ko, and many…

To Keep the Service Free, Duolingo Is Now Powering CNN & BuzzFeed’s Translations

Duolingo is two things, really. It’s a language-learning app, for one. But it’s also a giant crowdsourced translation hub, as the very students (users) who learn new languages with the app are the ones helping to translate site and documents…

GE Uses Vine To Complete The World’s Longest Apple Drop

To help celebrate the recent #GravityDay throughout social media, GE enlisted the help of some gravity conscious Vine users. The idea behind the crowdsourced video was to capture the world’s longest apple drop on video, and the result is something…

Kickstarter Expanding to Australia and New Zealand ‘Soon’

Kickstarter has announced that it will open up to Australia- and New Zealand-based projects soon. While there is no official launch date, the company promises that project creators in those countries will have access to its platform “in the very…

Foursquare Asks Users to Help Make the App More Informative

Foursquare has spent the past year or so making a bunch of alterations to its apps with one clear goal in mind: Foursquare wants to be the go-to place for local search and discovery. Foursquare is taking on Yelp, Google…

Kickstarter Comes to Canada: Build Projects Now, Launch Them September 9th

As promised back in June, Kickstarter has finally launched to Canadian projects. This is Kickstarter’s second major international expansion. The crowdfunding site officially went live for U.K.-based projects back in October of 2012. Like the U.K. rollout, today’s launch in…

Kickstarter Launching in Canada Later This Summer

Kickstarter has just announced their next international expansion. It’ll be Canada, and the crowdfunding site says that they’ll open up to Canadian projects “later this summer.” There’s not much more about the expansion right now – but you can sign…

Want A New Windows PC? Make Your Friends Pay For It

Windows PCs are expensive. Well, at least the good ones are. Microsoft wants to make it a little easier on the poor college student with a new program called “Chip In.” Chip In is a new crowdfunding platform where a…

Kickstarter UK Sees 30 Successes in the First Month

On October 31st, Kickstarter finally made good on a promise to open up to UK-based projects. Today, the company is letting us know how the first month has gone. In a word, promising. in the first month, UK-based projects saw…

Kickstarter Finally Goes Live for UK-Based Projects

Back in July, crowdfunding site Kickstarter told everyone that they would soon open up in the UK, allowing the people in the region to launch projects on the site. Earlier this month, Kickstarter set October 31st as the official launch…

Kickstarter Finally Opens Up to UK-Based Projects

Today, crowdfunding site Kickstarter announced that they will finally open up to folks in the UK. Although we knew that this was coming since July, today’s announcement provides details and a specific date for project-creators to shoot for. On October…