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Have you noticed the wealth of sunrise and sunset photos on Instagram? Michelle Chandra certainly has, and her project offers a look at the sun's activity around the world in real time. "All Our Suns" gathers snapshots upload with either the #sunrise or #sunset hashtag, using the posts to populate...

May 22nd 2015 at 2:58pm 0 Comments
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What is it with Apple fans and coffee? Perhaps it's the fact that you can totally "geek out" on the process, the beans, the hardware and so on. Add your iPhone to the mix and you've got Apple-loving Coffee Nerd Nirvana. BRUVELO is a coffee maker and companion iOS app, currently on Kicktarter, that...

November 13th 2014 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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This week in MMO crowdfunding news, Frontier explained its relatively high buy-in prices for Elite: Dangerous alpha and beta testing, while Star Citizen gave fans and onlookers another meaty glimpse behind the development curtain. Finally, Forged Chaos unveiled a seven-minute video showing off the...

July 12th 2014 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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Citizen-provided evidence is clearly on the up. With the amount of cameras knocking about, this is hardly surprising. However, when something goes down at a large public event, the mass of well-meaning user-submitted evidence can cause data bottlenecks, or a stretch of resources making sense of it...

May 3rd 2014 at 8:20pm 0 Comments
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The stack of cash crowdsourced by Chris Roberts' upcoming space epic, Star Citizen, continues to grow, with the latest tally putting the game over the $32 million mark. As with all new Star Citizen milestones, topping $32 million means that Roberts Space Industries has unveiled a new ship to be in...

November 26th 2013 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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Remember when the FCC said that it'd be studying the best way to monitor mobile broadband speeds? A year (and a new chairman) later and it's finally come to a conclusion: an Android app. According to the Wall Street Journal, the commission will launch FCC Speed Test next Thursday, with the aim of...

November 10th 2013 at 12:03pm 0 Comments
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As Kickstarter has taken off like – well, a popular Kickstarter project – over the past year, especially in the gaming sector, backers have noticed a few inconsistencies with the platform. For one, projects aren't vetted for plausibility or quality outside of a standard registration for...

July 19th 2012 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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TomTom has seen the inexorable rise of smartphone navigation and decided that it needs a cheaper way of updating its head units. Its cunning solution has been to open its MapShare community to all 60 million TomToms in the wild -- which was previously limited just to smartphone apps and select dev...

June 28th 2012 at 9:33am 0 Comments
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Long before Yelp, there was Zagat -- a point-based restaurant rating guide, compiled from the best (or worst, depending) crowdsourced reviews. Today, Google has acquired the brand and plans to integrate Zagat's now expanded shopping, eating, drinking and hotel tips into both search and maps. For...

September 8th 2011 at 11:04pm 0 Comments