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An Interview with Leslie Vosshall: Buzzing About the New Mosquito Reference Genome

AN INTERVIEW WITH LESLIE VOSSHALL: BUZZING ABOUT THE NEW MOSQUITO REFERENCE GENOME

Photo courtesy of Ben Matthews The new reference genome for Aedes aegypti , just published in Nature , famously got its start through...

General Motors Is Getting Into The Electric Bicycle Business, But Still Think Crowdsourcing Its Name Is A Good Idea

GENERAL MOTORS IS GETTING INTO THE ELECTRIC BICYCLE BUSINESS, BUT STILL THINK CROWDSOURCING ITS NAME IS A GOOD IDEA

GM has seen the writing on the wall. They're acutely aware that cars are not, and likely cannot be, the future of mobility. Cities...

 
 
 
Rehire James Gunn Billboard Pops Up Next to DisneylandA

REHIRE JAMES GUNN BILLBOARD POPS UP NEXT TO DISNEYLANDA

Rehire James Gunn Billboard Pops Up Next to Disneyland A billboard asking Disney and Marvel to rehire director James Gunn for Guardians...

 
 
 

RESEARCHERS USE CROWDSOURCING TO SPEED UP DATA ANALYSIS IN CORN PLANTS

Teaching a machine to finish a complex task can save humans a lot of time, effort and money. But first, the machine has to learn how,...

Eve Technology Eve V review

EVE TECHNOLOGY EVE V REVIEW

Our Eve V review looks at a crowdsourced detachable tablet that checks some boxes for its backers. Its delay in making it to the market...

 
 
 
How crowdsourcing is helping to improve the troublesome last mile of e-commerce delivery

HOW CROWDSOURCING IS HELPING TO IMPROVE THE TROUBLESOME LAST MILE OF E-COMMERCE DELIVERY

BI Intelligence This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service....

Google Maps for Android testing notifications for quickly rating locations, businesses

GOOGLE MAPS FOR ANDROID TESTING NOTIFICATIONS FOR QUICKLY RATING LOCATIONS, BUSINESSES

One of the most powerful features of Google Maps has become the crowdsourced reviews available on the platform. Now, Google appears...

 
 
 
OpenStreetMap now lets you edit maps with Microsoft's Bing Streetside imagery

OPENSTREETMAP NOW LETS YOU EDIT MAPS WITH MICROSOFT'S BING STREETSIDE IMAGERY

OpenStreetMap , the crowdsourced mapping project that lets anyone update and edit online maps, has announced that it now supports Bing...

Google incubator's New York City subway app offers Waze-like alerts

GOOGLE INCUBATOR'S NEW YORK CITY SUBWAY APP OFFERS WAZE-LIKE ALERTS

Crowdsourced navigation apps like Waze are helpful for avoiding the real-world hazards that conventional apps don't mention. But what...

 
 
 
Waze's traffic data is available in Ford Sync 3 cars

WAZE'S TRAFFIC DATA IS AVAILABLE IN FORD SYNC 3 CARS

You now have a simple way to put Waze on car's screen - if you have the right phone and the right car. As promised back at CES, iPhone...

Niantic wants to build AR maps with data from Pokemon Go players

NIANTIC WANTS TO BUILD AR MAPS WITH DATA FROM POKEMON GO PLAYERS

Pokemon Go developer Niantic is looking at taking its augmented reality apps one step further by building in-game 3D AR maps of the...

 
 
 
New App Developed for Crowdsourced Exercise Plans Could Match-up To A Trainer's Effectiveness

NEW APP DEVELOPED FOR CROWDSOURCED EXERCISE PLANS COULD MATCH-UP TO A TRAINER'S EFFECTIVENESS

A new app for crowdsourced exercise plans can help people who are looking for more cost-effective and efficient ways to workout.

MIT researchers created a new tool that lets your 'squad' combat online harassment

MIT RESEARCHERS CREATED A NEW TOOL THAT LETS YOUR 'SQUAD' COMBAT ONLINE HARASSMENT

MIT researchers released a new tool called Squadbox that aims to combat online harassment. The tool allows users to let a group of...

 
 
 
First Finished Look at Jabba's Sail Barge from Hasbro

FIRST FINISHED LOOK AT JABBA'S SAIL BARGE FROM HASBRO

First finished look at Jabba's Sail Barge From Hasbro At this year's Toy Fair, the folks at Hasbro announced the launch of Haslab,...

Stream Vince Staples' New Single 'Get the F-- Off My Dick'

STREAM VINCE STAPLES' NEW SINGLE 'GET THE F-- OFF MY DICK'

After launching a $2 million GoFundMe campaign to crowdsource his early retirement from music, it looks like Vince Staples has no intentions...

 
 
 
Moovit raises $50 million for its public mobility platform in round led by Intel Capital

MOOVIT RAISES $50 MILLION FOR ITS PUBLIC MOBILITY PLATFORM IN ROUND LED BY INTEL CAPITAL

Moovit announced today that it has raised $50 million in venture capital as the company seeks to leverage its crowdsourced transportation...

6D.ai is building AR tech that crowdsources a 3D mesh of the world

6D.AI IS BUILDING AR TECH THAT CROWDSOURCES A 3D MESH OF THE WORLD

Just as the HBO show Silicon Valley skewered the industry's obsession with placing digital mustaches precisely on people's faces, the...

 
 
 
Facebook tests Reddit-style downvote button to crowdsource comments

FACEBOOK TESTS REDDIT-STYLE DOWNVOTE BUTTON TO CROWDSOURCE COMMENTS

Find that comment offensive, misleading or off-topic? Facebook is testing a downvote button that will allow you to say so, giving users...

Illuminating the Origin and Evolution of Bioluminescence

ILLUMINATING THE ORIGIN AND EVOLUTION OF BIOLUMINESCENCE

A project that sparked widespread interest and a successful science crowdsourcing campaign has inspired an international collaboration...