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Pocket Drone blasts through Kickstarter campaign, offers an eye in the sky

Pocket Drone blasts through Kickstarter campaign, offers an eye in the sky

Drones have been a hot topic in both the tech and the political world, particularly following Amazon's stated goal of delivering products by drone one day. Building upon this and adding itself to the Kickstarter history book is the Pocket Drone, a device said to be the first ever multicopter with enough power to hoist a quality action cam into the air, such as the Go Pro.

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NUVIZ Ride:HUD is a motorcycle helmet heads-up display

NUVIZ Ride:HUD is a motorcycle helmet heads-up display

We've seen a variety of HUD technologies on the automotive front, but the area is a bit lacking when it comes to motorcycles and other motor bikes. To remedy this, APX Labs in Washington DC and HOLOEYE Systems in San Diego joined forces to make the joint venture NUVIZ. Through NUVIZ, the two companies have presented Ride:HUD, a head-up display integrated in a motorcycle helmet that is being funded through Kickstarter.

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Snooperscope is a night vision camera for your smartphone, hits Kickstarter goal

Snooperscope is a night vision camera for your smartphone, hits Kickstarter goal

Soon joining the likes of olloclip's Macro 3-in-1 iPhone clip-on lens and similar products will be the Snooperscope, a night vision camera that attaches to the back of one's handset and offers recording in a no-light environment. The Snooperscope is being funded on Kickstarter, where it's funding campaign has hit and exceeded its goal. Mass distribution is planned for June 2014.

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Powerslayer smart charger aims to eliminate wasted energy, hits Kickstarter goal

Powerslayer smart charger aims to eliminate wasted energy, hits Kickstarter goal

Devices that need charged on a regular basis, such as smartphones and tablets, are apt to be left plugged in for long periods of time, even if the battery itself has reached it full charge. Though charged, there is still an energy draw that is taking place, which results in wasted power, and, though not much on an individual scale, it adds up when multipled by millions of gadgets. That is where the Powerslayer comes in.

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ToyMail mailmen act as simple communication tool-toys for kids

ToyMail mailmen act as simple communication tool-toys for kids

If you're in the mood for an above-average strange and positive learning tool for kids this season, creators Gauri Nanda and Audry Hill have a project you might want to take a peek at: ToyMail. Using handheld toys called "mailmen", this project allows the user to record a message in an iPhone app and subsequently have that message transmitted to their child. The child hears the message, giggles, and has only to press a single button to send a message back.

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Narrative Clip life-logging camera hiccups again

Narrative Clip life-logging camera hiccups again

The path from Kickstarter to customers is seldom smooth, and life-logging camera company Narrative (née Memoto) knows that better than most, announcing another hardware issue today that will delay shipping for early backers. According to a message sent to early supporters on the crowdfunding site, issues with camera quality, PCBs, and some of the casing colors means that the production rate has been lower than expected given the initial aim to begin shipping from November 1st.

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Neptune Pine smartwatch hits Kickstarter goal, offers standalone experience

Neptune Pine smartwatch hits Kickstarter goal, offers standalone experience

Neptune has introduced its own smartwatch, the Pine, which has met and exceeded its Kickstarter funding goal on the crowdfunding website. Unlike some other smartwatches, such as the Galaxy Gear, Neptune says that its Pine can function as its own standalone device, removing the need to carry about two devices for the convenience of having wrist-centric access to your data.

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