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Kickstarter “Nope”: a tiny magnet to protect your privacy

Kickstarter “Nope”: a tiny magnet to protect your privacy

Leaks, government spies, schools of dubious repute -- all potential ways your computer's webcam can be transformed into a portal of snooping. In light of the Edward Snowden leaks, many have felt the long-held and oft-dismissed habit of covering a webcam with tape maybe isn't quite as paranoid as it once seemed. It is, however, cheap looking. Nope, a successful Kickstarter, is looking to classy things up a bit.

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Notion sensor keeps track of everything in your home

Notion sensor keeps track of everything in your home

Home automation takes many forms, and they all have the same basic foundation: connectivity extended towards one's smartphone. With Notion, a new sensor that has seen ample success on Kickstarter, connectivity is its biggest feature. The sensor is small and able to detect a variety of conditions, shuttling the information to one's smartphone or tablet.

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Yohann iPad stand aims for elegance and simplicity

Yohann iPad stand aims for elegance and simplicity

When you first see the Yohann iPad stand, you might expect the device teeter-totter back and forth. What you’re seeing is a sort of optical illusion - an intelligent use of physics to create a stand for the iPad that’s quite straightforward. Yohann provides three different basic angles for both vertical and horizontal usage, able to be used in a variety of environments.

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Joey brings 360-degree 4K video to your desktop

Joey brings 360-degree 4K video to your desktop

Panorama video is a neat concept that you find utilized in the sneakiest of places. Sporting events such as Formula 1 often have a camera mounted on the top that swivels to catch action, but doesn’t quite give a sharp 360-degree experience. A new Kickstarter campaign could change that, aiming to bring 4K shooting to your entire field of view.

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AirVR brings VR to your iPad mini, iPhone 6 Plus

AirVR brings VR to your iPad mini, iPhone 6 Plus

See that picture up there? It’s really a thing. A new Kickstarter campaign aims to bring VR to your face, but with the device you may already have on your desk. Rather than ask that you buy a special VR headset for hundreds of dollars, AirVR is both affordable and equally nerdy looking as the rest.

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MOD Duo hands-on: Breaking the effects pedal cartel

MOD Duo hands-on: Breaking the effects pedal cartel

Of all the instruments and accessories in a musician's arsenal, the guitar pedal may be the one that most resolutely refuses to get with the electronic times. Musical Operating Devices (MOD) decided there was a better way than daisy-chaining numerous single-effect pedals, and so came up with the MOD Pedal, effectively putting a tiny computer in a box and running open-source effects for far more flexibility. With a MOD Duo Kickstarter launching today, I caught up with MOD's Gianfranco Ceccolini to find out more.

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