Kickstarter

  • App: A Documentary About The Human Side Of The App Revolution

    App: A Documentary About The Human Side Of The App Revolution

    Those interested in how our culture shapes and is shaped by the software we use every day should check out “App: The Human Story,” a documentary project on Kickstarter that hopes to give an in-depth look at the impact apps have had since their introduction with the original iPhone in 2007. Read More

  • iCloak Stik Aims To Put Robust Online Privacy In The Hands Of The Many, Not The Few

    iCloak Stik Aims To Put Robust Online Privacy In The Hands Of The Many, Not The Few

    Meet iCloak Stik: a plug and play device that’s being designed to make robust online privacy accessible to the many not the few — by enabling an average computer user to route their browsing via the Tor or I2P anonymizing networks so it can’t be tracked. Read More

  • Kudoso Is A Router That Rewards Your Kids With Facebook Time For Studying, Doing Chores

    Kudoso Is A Router That Rewards Your Kids With Facebook Time For Studying, Doing Chores

    American children spend five to seven hours per day staring at screens, TV and otherwise, according to data published by the National Institutes of Health. This leads to increased risks of weight gain and obesity, anxiety, depression, and inability to sleep, studies have found. But parental controls – and really, a better understanding of how to manage children’s screen time… Read More

  • Reading Rainbow Has More Backers Than Any Kickstarter Campaign Ever

    Reading Rainbow Has More Backers Than Any Kickstarter Campaign Ever

    Ever since Reading Rainbow went off the air in 2006, LeVar Burton has been working to bring it back. In 2012, he launched a tablet app program, and just recently, he launched a Kickstarter campaign asking for $1 million to develop Reading Rainbow programming across all platforms, which will be provided to classrooms for free. Flash forward to today, and the Reading Rainbow Kickstarter… Read More

  • Can Upcycled Smartphones Help Stop Illegal Rainforest Logging?

    Can Upcycled Smartphones Help Stop Illegal Rainforest Logging?

    The world has an e-waste problem. And a climate change problem. So it would be fittingly neat if e-waste, in the form of old smartphones, could be put to work combating climate change by helping to prevent illegal logging of the rainforest. Read More

  • Pluggy Lock Finds (Yet) Another Use For Your Phone’s Headphone Jack

    Pluggy Lock Finds (Yet) Another Use For Your Phone’s Headphone Jack

    The 3.5mm headphone jack has a thriving double life supporting hardware extensions for the bog standard slab smartphone these days. More complex additions extend the capabilities of the phone by adding new sensors into the mix (like, for example, the Thermodo thermometer). But here’s a maker aiming to add a really simple feature to your phone via the 3.5mm jack’s back door… Read More

  • Ring MyBell

    Ring MyBell

    If you’ve ever nearly ended up under an SUV or been doored by a sleepy minivan-driver, you’ll appreciate the MyBell. Designed by the folks at MyBell.co in Brooklyn, the $99 horn allows you to add up two digital audio files and multiple custom light patterns that will blast drivers with 105 decibels of noise and 110 lumens of light. The resulting cacophony should keep you out from… Read More

  • Coined, A Documentary On Cryptocurrency, Needs Your Fiat Cash

    Coined, A Documentary On Cryptocurrency, Needs Your Fiat Cash

    What the world needs now is more converge of dogecoin. Luckily, the folks at Coined: The Story of Cryptocurrency are on the case. The film, created by Chris Higgins and Adam Cornelius, is going to be released next year but still needs $72,000 for production costs. That’s where you and your fiat currency comes in. “We’re cutting through the noise to tell more personal… Read More

  • Printeer Is A 3D Printer Designed For Schoolkids

    Printeer Is A 3D Printer Designed For Schoolkids

    Meet Printeer: a colourful 3D printer that’s being designed to appeal to kids. Ergo it looks fun, with brightly coloured parts displayed safely behind clear perspex panels, and also aims to be child’s play to use — using object design software that will run on an iPad. Read More

  • Sherlybox Creates A Network Storage System On Your Desk

    Sherlybox Creates A Network Storage System On Your Desk

    Personal cloud-like storage solutions are all the rage these days, what with the NSA reading our love letters and all, so desktop-based hard drives with some cloud smarts are a great way to get Dropbox-like performance with your own hardware. That’s where Sherlybox comes in. Sherlybox, created by the makers of software solution Sher.ly, is a small hard drive that connects to your network… Read More

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