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Kickstarter hits iPhone for hands-on mobile crowdfunding

Kickstarter hits iPhone for hands-on mobile crowdfunding

It's time for more Kickstarter fun and action than you can handle as the crowdfunding group brings on their very first mobile app for iPhone. This app will allow you to fund and follow projects galore as well as follow your friends - and the projects you've backed! You'll be able to check all the newest and most powerful ideas in the land as well as watch your own funded projects flourish!

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Kickstarter Rhino Shield promises to protect your device from impact breaks

Kickstarter Rhino Shield promises to protect your device from impact breaks

Evolutive Labs has started a Kickstarter project for its Rhino Shield, an impact-resistant screen protector that isn't much larger than your average screen protector, but that promises to help shield your device from cracks and breaks. The screen protector is said to function both as a standalone piece and as part of a larger case, and can be had for the price of a single pledge.

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Meta plans true augmented reality with Epson-powered wearable

Meta plans true augmented reality with Epson-powered wearable

The augmented reality scene is hotting up, with the promise of full computer-mediated vision for the mainstream and another hint that Google won't have the Glass market all to itself thanks to an incoming headset from startup Meta. The wearable project actually goes one step further than Project Glass, putting a full twin-display digital environment - controlled by two hand 3D tracking - in front of the user, rather than floating notifications and prompts in the corner of their eye as Google's system does.

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Halo Zero LED messenger bag lights up Kickstarter

Halo Zero LED messenger bag lights up Kickstarter

For those who like to exercise or otherwise travel on foot after the sun has set, getting to where you're going safely can be difficult. Bikes and some types of clothes offer reflectors, of course, but if you're making your way through crowded city streets, it can be difficult to stick out. That's a problem Halo Belt Company and Rickshaw Bagworks have teamed up to solve with the new Halo Zero LED messenger bag, a product that recently went up on Kickstater.

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Pebble shipping today (in black first); iOS app delayed

Pebble shipping today (in black first); iOS app delayed

Kickstarter star Pebble will begin shipping today, the team behind the smartwatch has confirmed, with the production line currently pumping out 800 to 1,000 units per day, and initially focusing on the black finish. The wirelessly-connected timepiece - which practically stole the show at CES - will eventually be produced at a rate of 2,400 per day, though right now Pebble is busy trying to guide its iOS app through Apple's approvals process, a delay in which means iPhone owners will only have limited functionality at first.

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Memoto life-logging camera delayed (but gains digital compass)

Memoto life-logging camera delayed (but gains digital compass)

The Memoto wearable camera project is making lemonade out of delay lemons, taking advantage of a hitch in GPS antenna design to slot a digital compass into the life-logging gadget. Issues with the GPS electronics requiring a redesign of the wearable's PCB have pushed back the estimated initial production run to the beginning of April at the latest, the Memoto team said in an email to Kickstarter backers, rather than February as initially expected.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: January 11, 2013

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: January 11, 2013

Well folks, after a long week, we're back from CES 2013. We covered a lot of stuff during our time there, and while you can find all of our coverage by navigating to our CES portal, we've also put together a few wrap-ups that bring together the most impressive of what we saw. First up for the day was our PC and Windows 8 wrap-up, which was shortly followed by our Android CES wrap-up, and then finally our gaming wrap-up. Considering the massive amount of news that came out of CES, you might be thinking that the number of wrap-ups seems a little low. You'd be right - we've got more wrap-ups coming this weekend, so sit back and watch as we recap all of the biggest stories to hit during the show.

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