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Meet Podo. It’s a Bluetooth-enabled camera that fits easily in the palm of your hand, and connects to your Android or iOS…
Last spring, a Kickstarter project raised more than $2.4 million by promising a gadget that not only tracks how well you slept,…
Easy to use with infants
With both of my kids now in high school, it’s been a long time since the days of taking a crying baby’s temperature. I still…
Kickstarter’s creator, Perry Chen, wants to tackle a new problem: Fundraising for nonprofits. He’s doing what he does best and is starting a crowdfunding…
Picking the perfect sneakers for your particular stride isn’t as easy as it sounds but runScribe can help. The small sensor attaches to your shoes and measures 13 different datapoints about the way you run, which can help prevent injuries.
A clever new Kickstarter uses a Lenovo Thinkpad A/C adapter to charge a big external battery for your phone.
Need a combination tripod and timed or remote shutter for your iPhone? Consider the CaseCam, which uses a mirror that doubles as a stand, along with special software that can snap a pic from another iPhone or after a certain amount of time.
Ever wish there was a MagSafe charger for your phone? A new Kickstarter promises two accessories that could make magnetic charging possible.
A new Kickstarter is offering a product that combines a USB drive with a Lightning connector for easier mobile file management.
Could an iPhone case actually light up with notifications when you get a call or text? Probably. Could it do so without a battery or without the iPhone’s battery? Actually: yes! The Lunacase uses electromagnetic waves from your iPhone for power.
Neil Young’s high-definition portable music player Pono is just about $34,000 shy of hitting $5 million in pledged contributions on Kickstarter, and the…
Wearing headphones on your bike? That’s not the safest way to enjoy music or hear training data on your ride. Instead, consider Allo, a new Kickstarter that puts a speaker in an iPhone case and mounts to your bicycle.
Looking for a smart padlock that can be wirelessly unlocked from your phone? Check TEO, a new Kickstarter project that promises to deliver just that. With the companion app, you can send the “key” to anyone who needs it.
Fancy live streaming a 360 degree selfie? Then at $500, the Bublcam is probably your best option. Today is the last day to get one on Kickstarter.
Paper circuits have been growing more common. A new Kickstarter campaign hawks a product that lets students and hobbyists draw them with a pen.
Want a cargo-carrying electric scooter with a retro feel? There’s one on Kickstarter right now via Lit Motors, but it’ll cost you.
Phone calls on smartwatches have never really worked out well due to privacy: They’re like a speakerphone call in public. A new Kickstarter project called the HOT Watch has a solution and it blew through its funding goal in just 30 hours.
Do you have a clue how fast your gadgets are charging? The Practical Meter will give users a readout that details how much juice is headed to the device.
Heavy bicycle commuters and weekend riders alike have a new way to charge their mobile devices. The Siva Cycle Atom attaches to the rear wheel of a bike and generates a regulated current to power a phone or rechargeable USB battery pack.
Will Kickstarter come through for an energy entrepreneur looking for funding for a next-gen energy storage device? A startup called Velkess is looking for $54,000 to build a large prototype of a new type of flywheel, which is a like a spinning kinetic battery.
A company in the United Kingdom is using Kickstarter to fund an open-source version of its software for simply developing apps. It’s one way to help more people learn to code.
The app includes some handy mobile features, like push notifications for backers when friends pledge the same project, and for creators to know when new backers sign up.
It was a big year for three-year old Kickstarter, the crowd funding platform that’s transformed how people view raising capital at initial levels. The company broke down some of its stats and success stories for 2012 in a year-end presentation.
Ouya, an open $99 gaming console built off of Android, raised $8.6 million on Kickstarter. And now it’s shipping 1,200 consoles to developers, who can begin to create games for the system using Ouya’s SDK.
The 1,000 backers of a cancelled Kickstarter project got an early holiday gift: Apple has revamped its Lightning adapter guidelines, and the POP device charger is now a go. The POP uses Apple’s own 30-pin interface as well as micro-USB for charging phones and tablets.
Kickstarter project POP, which promised a fast-charging, high capacity charger for mobile devices, is refunding backers their money after Apple rejected the project. It’s one of the biggest projects to issue a refund on Kickstarter.
Bringing the maker ethos to toys is a popular effort among hackers and startups, and with ATOMS Express, a Boulder entrepreneur hopes to make DIY toys a reality for younger children and anyone else without programming skills. A Kickstarter campaign could lead to products by June.
UPDATED: Kickstarter backers were having trouble backing project Thursday morning after receiving error reports from Amazon Payments, which processes payments for Kickstarter in the U.S. Kickstarter said the problems have been resolved and pledges are flowing again.
Smart wireless bulbs are the latest addition to the Internet of Things. And companies like GreenWave Reality — and even Google — are developing these technologies.
What happens when an industrial designer gets fed up with the many mobile device charging cords and cables in his house? He designs a solution, of course! Thanks to the xWallDock Kickstarter project, you can get in on this simple, but elegant, docking face plate.
This week, public radio’s Blank on Blank successfully raised more than $11,000 in funding on Kickstarter. It’s not the only radio show looking to crowdfunding as a new way to connect to its audience, and it could foreshadow huge disruptions for public radio.
Mapping the world’s radiation and air pollution data, using one volunteer with one gadget at a time — that’s the goal of the Safecast project, which this week closed over $100,000 on Kickstarter to deliver a limited run of its open source geiger counters to interested buyers.
A limited edition run of the open-source geiger counter designed by Xbox hacker and Chumby co-founder, Andrew “Bunnie” Huang, is about to score over $100,000 on Kickstarter in less than an hour. If you want one, pledge fast.
This morning at 5:05 AM ET, Seth Godin launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $40,000 for his upcoming book “The Icarus Deception.” The goal was to raise the money in a month, but the campaign beat it in three and a half hours.
A new homescreen app for Android tablets called Chameleon is like widgets on steroids, offering multiple home screens based on time and location. Chameleon is raising funds on Kickstarter, and got my backing right away. After you see the software in action, you’ll understand why.
Entrepreneurs who build a product for their own use are likely to build a successful company around it, according to a study out from the Kauffman Foundation. The survey found that such “user entrepreneurs” have created about half of startups that last five years or more.
We already knew the iPhone 4S camera was good thanks to its small pixel size and backlit sensor. That’s helping the iPhone 4S to become the most used camera on Flickr, and it may help the iPhone 4S become the most used smartphone in a microscope.
Online crowdfunding platform Kickstarter raised just shy of $100 million in pledges in 2011, and successfully funded nearly 12,000 projects,…
When Supermechanical turned to Kickstarter to crowdsource funding of its Internet of Things project, it’s doubtful even company co-founders would have thought that they’d reap nearly a half a million dollars — more than 1,000 percent of goal — with time to spare.
Swedish micropayments startup Flattr is hoping it can encourage web users to hand over cash to the bloggers they love — and gain a bit of traction for its own service in the process.
Sports media site Bleacher Report has been on a big publicity push this week and now it’s clear why: The company announced today that it’s r…
Smooth move, Jon Heder: The actor best known for his role of Napoleon Dynamite is turning to Kickstarter to get funding for an animated short film he’s producing. That’s good news for Kickstarter, because Heder probably could have just called up a few Hollywood buddies instead.