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Canon IVY REC is pretty much a new HTC Re

Canon IVY REC is pretty much a new HTC Re

The folks at Canon have a new camera they want you to see, a camera that'll go with you wherever you like, clipped to your belt loop. This camera is the Canon IVY REC, and upon first glance, it reminded us of one of the most strange cameras ever made: the HTC Re. The HTC Re looked for all the world like a fat pipe, the likes of which you'd use to capture video and photos anywhere you went with a tap of its giant physical backside button.

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Shenmue 3 to refund backers who don’t want Epic Games Store keys

Shenmue 3 to refund backers who don’t want Epic Games Store keys

Epic Games kicked up a storm when it announced its own Epic Games Store with a not so subtle challenge at Valve’s Steam and, more importantly, industry business practices. But while it presented itself as a champion of developers and gamers, both camps chided Epic Games for pushing developers and publishers to put their games exclusively on that store. Nowhere has that clamor been more audible than with the Shenmue 3 Kickstarter who will now be refunding backers who don’t feel like supporting Epic Games in any way whatsoever.

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GPD P2 Max wants to redefine Ultrabook laptops

GPD P2 Max wants to redefine Ultrabook laptops

Shenzen-based manufacturer GPD has really come a long way from its relatively obscure origins. Its name originally stood for “GamePad Digital” and it made a living out of making Android gaming handhelds. It has since then moved on to cater to an equally niche market of handheld PC and UMPC computers. Having filled the market with such five to seven-inch devices, GPD has returned to Indiegogo to “crowdfund” its latest product, the GPD P2 Max “Ultrabook”.

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Dabby TV streaming box may have cracked the voice control problem

Dabby TV streaming box may have cracked the voice control problem

Voice control was meant to save us from the TV remote, but even with heavy-hitters like Amazon and Apple in the living room, we're still not quite there yet. That's a problem startup Dabkick believes it can fix, with its Dabby streaming entertainment system. Pairing a flexible dedicated tablet with an unexpectedly capable AI-powered search, it promises voice access to any content you can find online - without falling foul of the media behemoths.

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Mikme Pocket promises to change the way you record with your phone

Mikme Pocket promises to change the way you record with your phone

Most in the mobile industry today are obsessed with cameras and picture quality. That's fine when you're taking stills or even for barely audible videos. But when you need quality audio to go with your video, many resort to ginormous contraptions many times bigger than their smartphones. Mikme (pronounced as "mic me") has been trying to revolutionize the audio landscape in the mobile market for years and their latest Mikme Pocket may be their most ambitious one yet.

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Chuwi MiniBook 8-inch laptop convertible starts pre-orders on Indiegogo

Chuwi MiniBook 8-inch laptop convertible starts pre-orders on Indiegogo

Netbooks may have gone the way of the dodo but, if some Chinese manufacturers are to be believed, small laptops are back in fashion. The likes of GPD and One Netbook have been making 7-inch laptops and have now jumped on the "8-inch or larger" train. The newest passenger to hop on board is Chuwi who just launched the 8-inch MiniBook on Indiegogo to accept pre-orders for the laptop that turns into a tablet.

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ROLI LUMI is a modular light-up keyboard for learners and pros

ROLI LUMI is a modular light-up keyboard for learners and pros

ROLI's flexible modular musical instruments are great if you're a musician that loves tinkering, but now there's an option if you're trying to learn, too. ROLI LUMI combines a portable keyboard with illuminated keys and a companion app, with the lights guiding new players through which key to hit from a database of songs.

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Peak Design Travel Tripod could be a photographer’s must-have

Peak Design Travel Tripod could be a photographer’s must-have

Peak Design has already built up a huge following in bags - now it wants to do the same with a new Travel Tripod. The photographers-favorite has seen no shortage of crowdfunding success with previous launches like the Everyday Pack and camera clips, and has now turned that attention to another must-have accessory.

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Smart backpack creator sued by FTC over alleged crowdfunding fraud

Smart backpack creator sued by FTC over alleged crowdfunding fraud

The Federal Trade Commission is suing the founder of a company that raised funds for 'iBackPack' and a couple other products on Kickstarter and Indiegogo. The agency first revealed that it was investigating the crowdfunding campaigns last August following complaints from supporters. In its most recent update on the matter, the FTC alleges the man behind the campaigns 'used much of the funds for himself.'

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The 18,000 mAh Energizer phone was a crowdfunding failure

The 18,000 mAh Energizer phone was a crowdfunding failure

Energizer's P18K Android phone, billed as the world's longest-lasting smartphone with its 18,000 mAh battery, has died an unceremonious death, after crowdfunding proved few people actually wanted it. Announced back at Mobile World Congress in February 2019, the P18K looked like a fairly regular Android handset from the front: it was only when you looked at it in profile that you realized just how ridiculous it was.

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Atari VCS gaming PC console gets a design overhaul

Atari VCS gaming PC console gets a design overhaul

Dream come true or early April Fools? Probably neither or both, depending on who you ask. Atari has just announced what is tantamount to a deign and construction overhaul for its already delayed Atari VCS crowdfunded console. Noticeably missing from the announcement, however, is any mention of a delay for the launch of that console that supposed to come out last year. Hopefully, that means there won't be any, at least not from this redesign.

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Atari VCS console switches to AMD Ryzen, delayed to end of 2019

Atari VCS console switches to AMD Ryzen, delayed to end of 2019

Before Bitcoin was making headlines, the most revolutionary thing to happen in our modern world was crowdfunding. It made dreams possible but also robbed some not only of their aspirations but also of their money. Some crowdfunded projects, however, do seem to carry on and on and on, almost forever. One of those might be Atari's VCS gaming console which is being delayed to by a few months to provide what Atari promises to be a significant upgrade to the PC gaming console.

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