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Will 3D printing and crowdsourcing bring the industrial revolution home?

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… factory moves out, and then comes home again

Since the industrial revolution, the concept of a job hasn’t changed too much. Most people spend weeks searching job ads for a new boss, then the next forty years trying to avoid him (usually he’s still a him). The assembly line was born and then left home to see the world, taking manufacturing jobs with it. Technology has made workplaces more efficient (and made slacking off on company time more fun), but robots haven’t really taken over …

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Of Maps and Men: is Apple relying on us to fix the iPhone 5?

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

As a long-time Apple Fanboy, I’ve done my fair share of preaching from the book of Jobs. But since He passed away/ascended into heaven, many people have been wondering if Apple can continue to delight the world with groundbreaking products. The iPhone 5 was a crucial test for the new leaders of the world’s most valuable company. So far the results have been less than …

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Trillion Fund: where normal people can invest (and save the world)

Posted on by Matt-Kennedy Good

Last week we discussed the new JOBS Act, which allows startups in the US to use online crowds to raise funding. We noted the huge potential this has for not just the crowdfunding industry and startups, but the investment world as a whole.

One platform that is planning to take advantage of these new laws (the UK is set to follow the US later this year) is Trillion Fund . …

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Could equity based crowdfunding pay for your retirement (and save the world)?

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

So, you have a bit of spare cash you want to invest. You’re not Warren Buffet (if you are, please reply to my emails), but you’re interested in where this money goes and of course the returns that come from it. If all goes well, one day it may fund part of your retirement. That or buy an attack drone to terrorize your neighbors with.

The problem, for small investors, …

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An Eye for the Eye: Mapping Retinal Neurons with the Crowd

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… the algorithm. Realizing that the very subject of their inquiry was probably the best tool for the job the team broke the images up into small blocks and distributed them online for volunteers to verify by sight.

The result is a sort of optical puzzle. The player traces a colored neuron through a series of 2D images as it weaves and branches its way through clusters of seemingly identical blobs. Your task is to fill in any color missing from the neuron.

At first it seems an impossible task …

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