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  • Don’t take an illegal selfie with your ballot

    Don’t take an illegal selfie with your ballot

    That social media post could disqualify your vote. Snap your #ImWithHer or #MAGA selfie without your ballot. It violates voting laws in many states to take a photo with your completed ballot, or even inside the polling place in some locations. Breaking the voter secrecy laws can get you one to three years in prison or a fine depending on where you live, though they’re not always enforced. Read More

  • Google adds ballot information to search results

    Google adds ballot information to search results

    Google is again stepping up its efforts to provide U.S. voters with all the information they need ahead of Election Day with the addition of ballot information to Google Search results. Web users who search for a query like “who’s on my ballot,” will now be presented with detailed information about the candidates, as well as information on your own state’s… Read More

  • Google is running home page ads pushing people to get registered to vote

    Google is running home page ads pushing people to get registered to vote

    Google is upping its efforts at getting its U.S. users registered to vote, via a pop-up ad that now appears directly on the desktop home page. The company has historically made an effort to help web users get registered to vote and find answers to their voting-related questions by placing instant answers in its Search results. That has continued this year, as voter searches were redirected… Read More

  • Google adds Spanish-language voting guides to Search

    Google adds Spanish-language voting guides to Search

    Google is continuing its push to get more Americans registered to vote ahead of the upcoming presidential elections by expanding its voter information guides in Google Search to Spanish. While the company was already providing web searchers with details on how to get registered and how to vote, based on your current location, those guides were only triggered by searches for English phrases… Read More

  • Why I’m giving my company Election Day off Crunch Network

    Why I’m giving my company Election Day off

    This year’s U.S. presidential election is confusing for everyone. The popularity contest that has become the election is diluting our time, attention and ability to think critically. Which is ironic, given that we are more connected to information than we have ever been before, and the computation necessary to model problems has never been cheaper. Read More

  • Social Voting App Polar Has Had Over A Half Million Votes In Its First Eleven Days

    Social Voting App Polar Has Had Over A Half Million Votes In Its First Eleven Days

    Hot-or-not is a site that most of us who have used the web are familiar with. Sit down at your desk, look at pictures and profiles of a bunch of people, and respond to them with an easy voting interaction. That type of service has been popular over the years, but with the surge of mobile coming fast and furious the past few years, there are opportunities to take it to the next level. Today… Read More

  • Remind Your Friends To Vote With Free Greeting Card From Shepard Fairey & Mobile Cards App Sincerely Ink

    Remind Your Friends To Vote With Free Greeting Card From Shepard Fairey & Mobile Cards App Sincerely Ink

    Mobile photo-printing and greeting card startup Sincerely wants to encourage users to vote this election season, and to do so, it has partnered with artist Shepard Fairey on the creation of an exclusive new card. Best known as the creator of the Barack Obama “Hope” poster, Fairey’s new card has a similar style and color palette, but offers a non-partisan plea: it just… Read More

  • Who is the greatest game hero? You decide!

    Two game characters enter, one game character leaves. In the ultimate face off, gamers get to vote for their favorite gaming hero of all time. The current match up (as of this moment) is Mario vs. Gordon Freeman. Read More

  • Clinton Asks YouTube Users To Pick A Song

    Alright CrunchGear readers. I’m really counting on you for this one. Hilary Clinton has a campaign for the presidency going down right now. Only problem is, she isn’t rockin’ enough to pick a cool theme song for her campaign’s web site. So she is now reaching out to the YouTube community and is asking you, the voter, to pick a song for her. The choices are downright… Read More

  • 2007 Bloggies: Vote for Us!


    We’ve been rewarding you and now it’s time to return the favor. The nominations ballot for the 2007 Bloggies is online. If you’ve enjoyed reading CrunchGear for the past six months, we’d appreciate it if you went and voted for us. The categories we fit in are: Best American Weblog Best Computers and Technology Weblog Best Writing of a Weblog Best Group… Read More