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  • Qleek Brings Your Music Back In To The Physical Realm

    Qleek Brings Your Music Back In To The Physical Realm

    When I first heard about Qleek I was a little skeptical. You see, it’s a music player that uses physical, wooden blocks called Tapps to activate digital playback. You want to listen to some Jazz? Find the Coltrane block and stick it into the player. Want to listen to OK Computer? Dig out the block and slot it to make yourself a little fitter and happier. It’s like the old days… Read More

  • Artist Helps You Become Him With The URME Mask

    Artist Helps You Become Him With The URME Mask

    Artist Leo Selvaggio wants you to be him. Not completely – that’s impossible – but as a commentary on surveillance technology, Selvaggio has created something called URME, a mask that replicates his face and will essentially fool facial recognition systems into believing he is everywhere. It’s like a Guy Fawkes mask, only it’s Leo Selvs. Read More

  • Stepping Into The Ring With Canary, Korner Looks To Protect Your Home For $100

    Stepping Into The Ring With Canary, Korner Looks To Protect Your Home For $100

    A new smart home security company is looking to crowdfund its product to compete with the likes of Canary. Korner, which is looking to raise $150k through Indiegogo, is a $100 system that comes with a router dongle and separate door tags. When you plug the dongle (or FOB) into the router and connect the tags to each of your doors and windows, you have 24-hour access to the comings and… Read More

  • TinkerBots Want To Make Modular Robotics Child’s Play

    TinkerBots Want To Make Modular Robotics Child’s Play

    TinkerBots is a modular robotics building set with the aim of encouraging children to learn about electronics through play. The Berlin-based makers behind the project are seeking to raise $100,000 over the next 46 days via the Indiegogo crowdfunding platform to get their kits to market. Read More

  • The Risk And Rush Of Supporting A Crowdfunding Project

    The Risk And Rush Of Supporting A Crowdfunding Project

    Last week, a small crowdfunded project called the Healbe GoBe made news, as backers and journalists questioned the company’s claims that it could measure caloric intake using a wearable device. While the claims do sound wild at best, the company is sticking to its story — and Indiegogo is sticking by the project. Read More

  • Indiegogo Has A New Look

    Indiegogo Has A New Look

    Indiegogo has just revealed a huge redesign that updates its look and feel for the first time in a couple of years. The new look brings with it an optimized experience for mobile and tablet, which Indiegogo has never had before. Previously, campaign owners and funders had to use desktop web on their mobile devices to update something on the go or do some mobile shopping. But according to… Read More

  • Finally, Someone Is Disrupting The Towel

    Finally, Someone Is Disrupting The Towel

    Showering is great, I’m a big fan. But drying off? Laaaaammmmmeeee. All that towelling, it’s enough to make you need another shower, am I right? New York-based startup The Body Dryer realizes┬áthis, and they’ve created a device to help you skip the towel and get dry a better way. The Body Dryer dries you from the ground up, using a device that resembles a bathroom scale but… Read More

  • The Armiga Project Aims To Resurrect The Meditating Guru

    The Armiga Project Aims To Resurrect The Meditating Guru

    If you have a bunch of old Amiga disks lying around, we may have an Indiegogo project for you. Called the Armiga, this is a clever emulator with a 3.5-inch disk drive and Dual Core ARM CPU that runs like an old-timey Amiga 500. Read More

  • Hands On With The Weirdest Automatic Composting Machine I’ve Ever Used, The Food Cycler

    Hands On With The Weirdest Automatic Composting Machine I’ve Ever Used, The Food Cycler

    Sometimes we get the weirdest emails. For example, a few weeks ago someone asked me if I wanted to try the Smart CARA (the Food Cycler in the U.S.), a Korean composting machine that turns food waste into healthy, usable potting soil in about four hours. As a sometimes gardener with a real composter in the back yard, I wondered why anyone would need one of these machines, so I asked to try… Read More

  • Creator Of The Power Squid, Chris Hawker, Hits The Crowdfunding Trail With Quickey

    Creator Of The Power Squid, Chris Hawker, Hits The Crowdfunding Trail With Quickey

    Long-time readers will recall one of my favorite series, The Song Of The Power Squid, a six-parter by inventor Chris Hawker. Written at the cusp of the hardware startup revolution, the story was part cautionary tale and part adventure as Hawker and his team tried to bring the Power Squid, a multi-armed extension cord, to market. Read More

  • Lifesaver iPhone Case Gives Your Smartphone A Dedicated Hardware Panic Button

    Lifesaver iPhone Case Gives Your Smartphone A Dedicated Hardware Panic Button

    The Lifesaver Case is kicking off an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign today, to fund the production of hardware that adds a unique personal safety twist to your existing iPhone. The Apple smartphone-specific case has a built-in hardware switch that contacts emergency services, and provides them with real-time location updates as well as personal information about the device’s owner. As… Read More