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  • The iPhone-Controlled Visiobike Will Take You For A Ride

    The iPhone-Controlled Visiobike Will Take You For A Ride

    Zoom zoom! A Croatian company wants to put your butt onto a new kind of bike, a sort of electric/mechanical hybrid that uses battery assist to help you up the hills and includes an automatic transmission system that ensures you rarely have to use the battery. Called the Visiobike, the $5,303 bike is made of carbon fiber and has a dock for your phone. Special software gives you a… Read More

  • Kickstarter Simplifies Its Rules And Lowers The Barrier For Project Acceptance

    Kickstarter Simplifies Its Rules And Lowers The Barrier For Project Acceptance

    Crowdfunding site Kickstarter, which has almost become the ‘Kleenex’ of the crowd-sourced funding world in terms of brand recognition, today unveiled two changes to its business model (via The Verge) that will have a huge impact on non-equity crowdfunding in general and on its main rival Indiegogo. Basically, Kickstarter is simplifying its rules and relaxing the barriers for… Read More

  • The NewViewWear Wearable Camera Hides In Your Shirt

    The NewViewWear Wearable Camera Hides In Your Shirt

    Elvis Costello once sang of watching detectives, an act that, to most of us, has been difficult. Now with the always-on, always-recording wearable NewViewWear camera, however, you can see them “shoot, shoot, shoot” and them “red dogs under illegal legs” no matter how they try to hide. Read More

  • Indiegogo Pulls In Additional Investment From Max Levchin, Sir Richard Branson And Others

    Indiegogo Pulls In Additional Investment From Max Levchin, Sir Richard Branson And Others

    Following a massive $40 million Series B, Indiegogo has just announced it┬áhas secured additional investments from Sir Richard Branson, Max Levchin, Megan Smith, and Maynard Webb. Additional investors include Dan Benton, Tim Draper, Dawn Lepore, and Hans Morris. Read More

  • 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