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Building the Moon without leaving the London area

Hardware isn't easy — especially if you decline to take advantage of the global manufacturing infrastructure, build everything in a flat in London, and use only local labor and materials. But that's

Sesame Street turns to Kickstarter to fund autism book

Julia is Sesame Street’s first autistic character and her mission is to make neuroatypical kids feel more comfortable and understand that there are kids out there just like them. She’s a s

Arbtr wants to create an anti-feed where users can only share one thing at a time

At a time when the models of traditional social networks are being questioned, it's more important than ever to experiment with alternatives. Arbtr is a proposed social network that limits users to sh

Kickstarter Patrons shifts the focus to deep pocket funders

Kickstarter’s name has become synonymous with crowdfunding since the site launched back in 2009. As it happily notes, it’s helped 14 million backers pledge $3.1 billion in funding over the years.

The Rite Press takes low-tech coffee making to high-tech highs

If coffee be the food of innovation, pour on. Give me excess of it that, surfeiting, the appetite may sicken, and so die. And if you wish to pour me coffee, do so from the Rite Press, a clever hack on

Elon Musk’s new Tesla compensation plan only pays if he delivers

Elon Musk’s new Tesla compensation package is the CEO equivalent of putting your money where your mouth is: He’ll only be paid out if he manages to raise the value of Tesla as a company to

Former Gawker employees are crowdfunding an effort to buy Gawker.com

Gawker may soon return from the dead. While Univision acquired most of Gawker Media's sites last year (and renamed them as the Gizmodo Media Group), the deal didn't include Gawker itself. Now a group

Inboard Technology raises $8 million to be the Tesla of electric skateboards

If you're a company working on an electric skateboard that's already raised nearly $500,000 on Kickstarter and slayed the Shark Tank sharks what do you do for an encore? The answer, at least for

Pip is a retro games console for kids to learn coding

Another UK startup is using Pi electronics as the foundation for an edtech business idea, and Kickstarter to try to crowdfund their product: A learn-to-code retro games console.

Kickstarter reboots its Patreon competitor, Drip

Kickstarter hasn’t done a lot with Drip since acquiring the service from the Ghostly International record label a year and a half ago. Since then, the site has mostly continued its mission of helpin

Reflex aims to Kickstart film photography with a new old SLR

Mating digital photography with film seems to me an alluring yet ultimately quixotic endeavor; who doesn't love the idea of a camera that combines the weight and handling of a 35mm SLR with the conven

Indiegogo is now an e-tailer, too

Indiegogo, the nine-year-old, crowdfunding site, is changing things up, it announced today. Not only can startups now raise money through the site, but in what seems like a natural evolution, they can

Astro’s Luna Display will turn your iPad’s front camera into a clever button

Astro’s Luna Display hardware dongle is a dream for anyone who wants their iPad to act as a second screen for their Mac – wirelessly. Now, the company has revealed a clever update that turns t

Kickstarter’s most successful fundraiser shares lessons from a failed campaign

PodCase’s search for $300,000 on Kickstarter has ended -- not with a bang but a whimper. Earlier this week, the company posted an update to its page, explaining that it would not be continuing the c

WT2 real-time translation earpieces look to crowdfund first run

This summer the TC team took a brief trip to Shenzhen, where I met Wells Tu, whose company TimeKettle has made an earpiece that translates spoken Chinese to English and vice versa in near real time. H

You can get your own mini Mars rover for Earth through this new project

Mars is a long way away, and super expensive to get to, so if you have the very specific dream of owning your own Mars rover, it's probably not going to happen. But if you want an EARTH rover, there's

Go big and go analog with the Lomo’Instant Square camera

We don't do a lot of Kickstarter posts because the outcomes of crowdfunding campaigns, especially hardware ones, are notoriously unpredictable. But it's with an easy conscience that I recommend Lomogr

Ghost, the open source blogging system, is ready for prime time

Four long years ago John O’Nolan released a content management system for bloggers that was as elegant as it was spooky. Called Ghost, the original app was a promising Kickstarter product with l

What Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and others are doing to tackle hate speech

For all the talk about the internet as a great uniter across geographical and ideological divides, it’s just as often used as a tool to deepen divides, as many users are content to stay within their

Crunch Report | Jeff Bezos Becomes World’s Richest Person*

Jeff Bezos becomes the richest man on earth, CEO of Kickstarter is looking to step down this year, Apple is discontinuing the iPod Shuffle and Nano and Cristiano Ronaldo is getting more involved in te
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