Kickstarter

  • With Tech From Space, Ministry Of Supply Is Building The Next Generation Of Dress Shirts

    With Tech From Space, Ministry Of Supply Is Building The Next Generation Of Dress Shirts

    Nobody likes to admit it, but if you’re a working professional, there’s a good chance you’re familiar with sweat stains. The commute to work, the stress of meeting a deadline, the faulty air conditioning in the boardroom, cotton weaves — all of these things and many more have been known to conspire against you, the working professional. Luckily, Ministry of Supply… Read More

  • Mio’s Alpha Kickstarter Project Is A Very Cool, Touch-Free Heart-Rate Monitor Watch

    Mio’s Alpha Kickstarter Project Is A Very Cool, Touch-Free Heart-Rate Monitor Watch

    Mio made some fairly cool heart-rate watches a few years ago but they required you to place a finger on two little pads while running in order to take the measurements. It was interesting, and when you consider that most other heart-rate watches require a chest strap, fairly unique. However, nobody wanted to touch a little thinger just to get their heart rate. Enter the Mio Alpha. This new… Read More

  • The Knut Is A Web-Enabled Monitor For Everything

    The Knut Is A Web-Enabled Monitor For Everything

    If you’re headed away this summer, leave the Knut behind to keep and eye on things. This small, Wi-Fi-capable widget can transmit various measurements to your iPhone anywhere in the world. The Knut is a Kickstarter project by Richard Pasek and Jay Gondelman in Boston. They’re looking for $80 per Knut and it has various sensors built in as well as functional sensors for various… Read More

  • GTar Update: The Guitar Now Works As A MIDI Controller

    The GTar, everyone’s favorite Disrupt near-winner, has just announced full MIDI compatibility for their guitar, allowing musicians to connect to popular software and “play” various sounds and triggers right on the guitar fretboard. Read More

  • Appsplit Is Crowdfunding For Apps

    Appsplit Is Crowdfunding For Apps

    If Appsplit is any indication, either crowdfunding is the future of everything or there’s a crowdfunding gold rush. I’m going to bet it’s a little of both. This new service allows programmers to crowdfund their projects. Why not use Kickstarter, you ask? Beats me, but here’s what’s up. Appsplit is first and foremost a place to put your app campaigns. You tell… Read More

  • Kickstarter Responds To Hidden “Failed Project” Claims

    Kickstarter Responds To Hidden “Failed Project” Claims

    Yancey Strickler, co-founder of Kickstarter, dropped us a line about the systems in place to “hide” failed projects. He told us that Kickstarter does indeed hide many projects from search robots, but it’s for a good cause. “The original poster was correct in noting that we don’t have a browse area for projects whose funding was unsuccessful,” he wrote. Read More

  • Cookoo: Move Over, Pebble, There’s A New E-Watch In Town

    Cookoo: Move Over, Pebble, There’s A New E-Watch In Town

    Although I seriously doubt these things will take off into the stratosphere like the Pebble, the Cookoo watch on Kickstarter has already hit $120,000 on a $150,000 target, placing it up with the big boys in the crowdsourcing race. The Cookoo is essentially an e-ink watch with a few wireless tricks up its sleeve – namely Bluetooth connectivity that will notify you when you have messages, etc. Read More

  • The Authors Of Space Quest Are Back With Another Adventure

    The Authors Of Space Quest Are Back With Another Adventure

    If you’re an older gamer, you will remember the holy trinity of Sierra RPGs – King’s Quest, Space Quest, and Police Quest. All three of these games used something called “imagination” and “storytelling” to immerse early gamers in an Ad Lib sound card-induced gaming coma. Now you can relive those heady days with a new game by the makers of Space… Read More

  • Failure Is Not An Option: Why Kickstarter Hides Failed Projects

    Failure Is Not An Option: Why Kickstarter Hides Failed Projects

    Dan Misener, in a fit of inspired data mining, scraped half of Kickstarter to find failed projects. He could not, it seems, find a single one. Why? Because Kickstarter hides them behind a non-searchable wall. They exist, sure, but you won’t find them with google and they never, ever show them in their “Discover” browsing system. And good for them. In a general sense… Read More

  • Incident’s gTar Tops $120,000 On Kickstarter (That’s $110K In Less Than 24 Hours)

    Incident’s gTar Tops $120,000 On Kickstarter (That’s $110K In Less Than 24 Hours)

    Kickstarter is a great place to launch a product. Remember the Pebble smart watch, which saw over $1 million in funding in its first 28 hours on the site, and surpassing $3 million well over a month before their stated goal? Disrupt, which just so happens to be underway as I type these very words, is also an excellent place to launch your product. We’ve seen countless companies rise… Read More

  • New Project, Roominate, Offers A Fully-Wired Dollhouse For Kids

    New Project, Roominate, Offers A Fully-Wired Dollhouse For Kids

    Teaching kids – especially little girls – about electronics is a hard job. First, there’s the electricity. Then there’s the sense that soldering, wiring, and lining up LEDs is considerably less fun than watching Tangled. This project, called Roominate, aims to change the way girls think about electricity. The kit consists of a set of tiny furniture with built-in wires… Read More