Here's the First Short Film Made Entirely from Vines

You could say that every Vine is a six-second short film but Airbnb stitched together a hundred Vines to tell one story. Yes, there are some jump cuts and stop motion involved. Yes, there is an inspirational soundtrack. And yes, it's actually pretty good. » 9/14/13 1:00am 9/14/13 1:00am

How a Fake Erotic Fiction eBook Hit the Top 5 of iTunes

The Diamond Club is an erotic fiction book that reached as high as #4 on the iTunes paid eBooks list just behind the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy. It's an amazing accomplishment as it's only been on sale for three days. And even more amazing since it's a fake book. » 8/09/12 1:00am 8/09/12 1:00am

Crowdsourcing The Solar Eclipse of 2017

Shutterbugs with eclipse photography experience should mark November 13, 2012 and August 21, 2017 on their calendars. Those are the dates for two solar eclipses and astronomers want to harness the power of the internet to record these events. » 9/07/11 8:40pm 9/07/11 8:40pm

Google Photovine Lets You Create Social Photo Collections

Google may be launching a new photosharing service called Photovine. The big G owns photovine.com and just launched a teaser page with an iPhone encircled by some lovely vines. » 7/12/11 2:12am 7/12/11 2:12am

DARPA Video Game Lets You Teach Military Software How to Hunt Submarines

So the graphic realism isn't quite Black Ops, but this military sim will actually influence real-world naval operations in the future. » 4/08/11 9:00pm 4/08/11 9:00pm

Star Wars: Uncut: This Is the Trailer You're Looking For

What happens when you recreate Star Wars: A New Hope frame-by-frame by editing together a patchwork of 500 15-second crowdsourced scenes? Star Wars: Uncut, that's what. If this isn't a labor of love (and Lego!) I don't know what is. » 4/14/10 4:00pm 4/14/10 4:00pm

Remainders - The Things We Didn't Post: Snow Day Edition

In today's Remainders: Snow! Stay in and watch the video podcast infinite recursion on YouTube or go outside and toss the new Panasonic Toughbook tablet in a snowbank (it can handle it). Crowdsourced snow shoveling in DC and more! » 2/10/10 6:20pm 2/10/10 6:20pm

Google Maps Crowdsources Traffic by Measuring Your Miserable Commute

When used on phones with GPS (including the Pre and MyTouch 3G, though not the iPhone), Google Maps crowdsources huge batches of data on how fast you're travelling on a particular street, thus measuring traffic for fellow drivers. » 8/26/09 1:00am 8/26/09 1:00am