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How Double Fine changed game development and Kickstarter forever

How Double Fine changed game development and Kickstarter forever

Today, Double Fine released to the public the last episode of its aptly named Double Fine Adventure documentary series. This ends a run that was something akin to a TV soap that spanned 20 episodes and three years (Episode went up August 2012). It also closes a chapter of the game studio's history, a single chapter but one whose effects have rippled throughout the gaming industry and the crowdfunding scene. And whether or not you actually liked their Broken Age game, there is no denying it: Double Fine made, and changed, history. For better or for worse.

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Stary electric skateboard promises over 18 miles per charge

Stary electric skateboard promises over 18 miles per charge

We have seen electric skateboards in the past that have battery packs and motors to get the rider around town for work or fun. A new electric skateboard has turned up that is very different called Stary. What makes Stary so different is that it has no motor or battery inside. That makes it the lightest electric skateboard in the world.

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Smithsonian wants to digitize Neil Armstrong’s space suit

Smithsonian wants to digitize Neil Armstrong’s space suit

Astronaut Neil Armstrong's historically significant space suit is the latest subject of restoration at the Smithsonian. The crew hopes to not only fully restore the suit itself, but to digitize its image. With the latest technology in imaging and 3D scanning, the Smithsonian hopes to turn the suit into a digital piece of material. With the media created, the suit will be able to be looked at and explored in classrooms and museums around the world - not to mention the virtual reality space for all people everywhere.

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Znaps magnetic adapter makes charging a snap

Znaps magnetic adapter makes charging a snap

One of the coolest little features that Apple throws at the MacBook is the magnetic power adapter. That means you don't actually have a plug that you have to push inside an opening on the MacBook. The other upside is if you trip on the charge cable of a MacBook you are unlikely to pull the computer off the table or counter, the magnetic charger just pulls away. The Znaps magnetic adapter is very similar to that MacBook charger.

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E1: the smallest micro 4/3 interchangeable lens 4K camera

E1: the smallest micro 4/3 interchangeable lens 4K camera

Smartphones have somewhat put digital cameras on notice, but a new shooter might be turning the tables on mobiles. No, it isn't something as complex as the Panasonic LUMIX CM1 camera smarpthone/smartphone camera. Instead, this one bridges the divide between a handy and portable GoPro and a professional camera monstrosity. Z Camera's E1 is laying claim to the title of a the world's smallest micro four-thirds Ultra HD 4K digital camera, one that can be used with popular interchangeable lenses like those from Panasonic and Olympus.

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Shenmue 3 Kickstarter sets new record for most funded game

Shenmue 3 Kickstarter sets new record for most funded game

You may remember that in early June, the Kickstarter campaign from Koji Igarashi, producer of the well-known Castlevania video game series, for his new title Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, set a new record for the most funded game on the crowdfunding platform. Unfortunately, Bloodstained hasn't been able to hold onto the title for very long. With roughly 11 hours left (as of this writing), Shenmue 3 is the new record holder, raising over $5.6 million.

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Ilumi smartbulb chooses the light color to match your space

Ilumi smartbulb chooses the light color to match your space

LED light bulbs have been around for a while now and are a great way to go green to save electricity and money compared to traditional incandescent bulbs. The other cool thing about LED bulbs is that they can be fitted with multiple color LEDs allowing the user to control the light color. With hundreds of color choices, choosing the right color of light for your space can be a challenge, but not for the Ilumi smartbulb.

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Jide tries again, Remix Mini does Android PC

Jide tries again, Remix Mini does Android PC

After enjoying a moderate amount of success with its Surface-alike Remix Tablet, Jide has been emboldened to make a new, even bolder claim. Calling it the world's first true Android PC, Jide kicked off its new Remix Mini Kickstarter, which has already zoomed past its funding goal. Looking less like a conventional mini PC box and more like a large pebble (the stone, not the smartwatch), the Remix Mini promises to do what others have so far failed to accomplish: an Android that feels pretty much like a desktop OS.

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Lumos bike helmet has stoplights and turn signals built-in

Lumos bike helmet has stoplights and turn signals built-in

The biggest safety challenge for bicyclists is to be seen on the road so people in cars don't hit them while they ride. Most bikes have reflectors and riders can put flashing lights on their bikes to help them be more visible. A new bike helmet called the Lumos has built in lighting to improve rider visibility and it has turn signals and stoplights built-in to help the rider signal intentions while on the road.

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Bright Grill is a smart grill for your summer cookouts

Bright Grill is a smart grill for your summer cookouts

Summer means cookouts, and for some cookouts mean charred food. Those without a knack for cooking will likely find smart grills to be a godsend — they’re equipped with various bits of technology that monitor the food as it cooks and shuttles the data off to a paired smartphone. The newest example of this is Bright Grill, an electric grill that can be used on a traditional pedestal or on a countertop, and that uses things like integrated WiFi and thermostats to make the cooking process a little more modern.

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Lumenati CS1 turns iPhone 6 into an old school video camera

Lumenati CS1 turns iPhone 6 into an old school video camera

Anyone who was around back in the 70s or 80s will remember how big and bulky video cameras were back then. Today most video recording is done on smartphones with solid-state storage inside or memory cards. In the past, you needed film that had to be developed to shoot home movies. A new smartphone case called the Lumenati SC1 has debuted that turns your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6S into an old school style video camera.

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Pebble Time Steel smartwatch production kicks off this week

Pebble Time Steel smartwatch production kicks off this week

Backers of the Pebble Time Steel smartwatch when it was on Kickstarter will be glad to hear that Pebble has announced production will kick off this week. Pebble says that all watches sold during the Kickstarter campaign are being produced this month. Shipments to the first backers will start going out the last week of July. The last backers of the watch will start receiving tracking numbers by the end of August.

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