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Rate me baby one more time: crowdsourcing the perfect song

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… ever before, and unless we’re trapped in a military prison, we can listen to whatever we want. iTunes lists a bewildering array of genres, from Neo-Medieval Disco to Japanoise to Pirate Metal. With so much variety on offer, and so many different types of people, is it possible to create a song that everybody will love?

A natural selection of your favorite tracks

A group of evolutionary scientists at Imperial College in London have created a crowdsourced research project which …

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It’s finally here. But does it live up to expectations?

Posted on by Tommaso De Benetti

On Wednesday last week, after two years of increasingly feverish rumors and speculation, the wait was finally over. All over the world, people stopped what they were doing and tuned in to find out whether it could possibly live up to the hype.

The answer, my friends, is an emphatic “yes.”

Slim enough to fit in your bag, visually stunning and packing a real punch under …

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Crowdfunding donations: Is giving me your money a good idea?

Posted on by Tommaso De Benetti

When people ask me “What’s your dream holiday?” I usually lie to them. I say some exotic holiday destination that makes me sound normal. I don’t say space or the moon or the bottom of the sea, because I’m nervous it might make me sound like a dreamer or full of myself. Which I am (not).

But the truth is I am a lot like Richard Branson, Ashton Kutcher and James …

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VizWiz: what the crowd sees is what you get

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

For most people the phrase “I just couldn’t live without my iPhone/ Android/ Blackberry” is just a figure of speech. We might love (or in the case of Apple fanboys, worship) our gadgets but the majority of us would probably still function without 24-hour access to touch-screens, wifi, and Plants vs. Zombies. For many disabled people however, access to technology can be …

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Ville Miettinen

Wili is a serial entrepreneur and technologist. He’s been programming since the early 80′s, and has his made career in high-tech in the field of 3D computer graphics. Wili is a world traveller and a semi-professional photographer . Wili is the CEO of Microtask.

Tommaso De Benetti

Tommaso is a young and dynamic lover …

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