Kickstarter

Star Citizen surge shows how crowd funding is shaking up studios

Star Citizen surge shows how crowd funding is shaking up studios

Crowd funding is gaining all sorts of popularity these days, and tons of people are signing up with Kickstarter and Indiegogo to attempt to fund their projects. Recently, game studios have taken a liking to the madness, specifically Cloud Imperium Games who has raised over $9 million from crowd funding alone for its upcoming space-based title Star Citizen.

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Vertus wireless stereo music adapters hit Kickstarter

Vertus wireless stereo music adapters hit Kickstarter

There are plenty of Bluetooth speakers on the market today that you can pick if you want to listen to your favorite music without any wires. However, if you already own some speakers that you particularly fond of and you like the idea of being able to turn them from standard speakers into wireless speakers, a new project turned up on Kickstarter allowing just that. The new project is called Vertus.

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Pucs rechargeable ice won’t dilute your drink

Pucs rechargeable ice won’t dilute your drink

People around the world use ice every day to chill drinks of all sorts. It doesn't matter what you're drinking, be it a Dr Pepper, tea, or a glass of 20-year-old single malt, making the drink nice and cold often makes it taste better. The problem for a lot of people is that simply dropping ice cubes into your cup means that drink will soon be diluted if you don't gulp it down quickly.

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HAPIfork Kickstarter campaign officially launches

HAPIfork Kickstarter campaign officially launches

Way back during CES 2013 in January we took a look at an interesting piece of technology known as the HAPIfork. It's essentially an electronic fork that warns you when you're eating too fast, since that's a sign that you're consuming food at a faster rate than what you're digestion system can keep up with. The company behind the fork, HAPILABS, has officially launched the Kickstarter campaign, and you can pre-order a HAPIfork now.

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Skydog router monitors Internet usage and more

Skydog router monitors Internet usage and more

There is a huge array of wireless routers on the market today that have different features depending on your specific needs. A lot of those routers have administration panels that you can log into to see how many devices are connected to your wireless network at any given time. Some more feature packed routers also allow you to add websites that you don't want people visiting to a blacklist. That feature is particularly effective in the office.

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Torment: Tides of Numenera breaks record as most-funded Kickstarter game

Torment: Tides of Numenera breaks record as most-funded Kickstarter game

InXile's Torment: Tides of Numenera has made Kickstarter history by becoming the most-funded Kickstarter game ever. It initially only had plans of raising $900,000, but gamers were so impressed with the idea of the game that 74,405 backers ended up pledging $4,188,927 to support the project. The total amount InXile received is more than 4.5x its initial goal, and it plans on taking full advantage of that funding by providing gamers with a whole bunch of new features.

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3Doodler scores over $2.3 million on Kickstarter

3Doodler scores over $2.3 million on Kickstarter

One of the coolest projects that I've seen turn up on Kickstarter in recent memory was the 3Doodler pen device. The pen uses small sticks of plastic to create small threadlike strings that the user can craft into just about any three-dimensional shape they can dream up. We knew the project was going to be popular when it crushed its $30,000 Kickstarter goal in only a few hours.

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Smart Herb Garden germinates on Kickstarter

Smart Herb Garden germinates on Kickstarter

I've got what most people refer to as a black thumb. I can't grow anything but weeds. I'm so bad with plants, I once killed a cactus. It's really hard to kill a cactus. If you're like me and don't have a good history with growing things, the thought of having your own fresh herb garden for the kitchen may seem like a bad idea, at least for the plants.

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