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NOMATIC Backpack and Travel Pack blast past $1m milestone on Kickstarter

NOMATIC Backpack and Travel Pack blast past $1m milestone on Kickstarter

The company formerly known as BASICS has announced the Kickstarter funding success of its latest project, the NOMATIC Backpack and Travel Pack. This campaign has exceeded the $1 million funding mark with more than a month remaining, marking the second time NOMATIC has had a travel bag reach and then pass the million-dollar threshold. These particular bags, says the company, are made 'for daily use and short trips.'

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FilmLab app turns film negatives into full-size color images using a phone

FilmLab app turns film negatives into full-size color images using a phone

There's a good chance you or your parents and grandparents have piles of old film negatives containing snapshots from your childhood or the more distant past. These negatives likely contain photos that would be fun to check out but none worth the hassle and cost of actually getting them developed (otherwise you'd have already done it). Here to fill that quasi-need is FilmLab, a new app-in-development that near-instantly transforms a film negative into a full-size and reasonably high quality digital color image.

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Jelly is the world’s smallest 4G LTE Android smartphone

Jelly is the world’s smallest 4G LTE Android smartphone

Jelly is an Android smartphone with 4G network support. Neither of those two things make the phone notable, at least not in and of themselves. Rather it is the phone's miniature 2.5-inch touchscreen display that makes the phone worth looking at and that earns it the title of 'world's smallest' 4G smartphone. This handset looks, at first glance, like a flip phone that is closed. It is far, far more than that, however.

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dBud ‘adjustable earplugs’ use a slider to keep your hearing safe

dBud ‘adjustable earplugs’ use a slider to keep your hearing safe

It's not often you see a pair of fancy earplugs, but dBud would arguably fit the bill. Unlike an ordinary pair of earplugs, dBud aims to keep your hearing safe in a customizable, fairly convenient manner: by utilizing a sliding mechanism. At first glance, the earplugs appear to be wireless earbuds; they are, however, instead designed to keep noise to a proper level without blocking it out entirely.

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miniRIG is a portable video stabilizer for smartphones and action cameras

miniRIG is a portable video stabilizer for smartphones and action cameras

Smoovie has introduced a new portable stabilizer device designed for smartphones and action cameras: the miniRIG. This new model aims to combine the best of both worlds -- portability and stabilized shots -- into a single device, which collapses into a small unit when not in use. In addition to holding the smartphone or GoPro, miniRIG also features interchangeable support with accessories, a microphone, and lights.

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Snapmaker is a 3D printer that can also do engraving and CNC carving

Snapmaker is a 3D printer that can also do engraving and CNC carving

There's a device known as Snapmaker coming to home creator workshops that'll allow several sorts of DIY creating in one place. The device is known as Snapmaker, and it'll allow the user to do three things: 3D printing, laser engraving, and CNC carving. All of this is included in the device that's made with an "all metal" design that's made to be easy-to-use for beginners and expandable for more experienced "makers."

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Physical Pong game table about to meet its Kickstarter goal

Physical Pong game table about to meet its Kickstarter goal

If you've ever wanted to own a coffee table that doubles as a physical version of the classic Atari game Pong, now's your chance. The same people who created the Pong table that was shown off in a popular YouTube video last year have taken their design to Kickstarter, and the project is about to meet its funding goal in its final days. The mechanical table game essentially functions like an Atari-themed version of air hockey, with physically sliding paddles on each end, and a puck that uses magnets and motors to bounce around.

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Penna is a retro Bluetooth keyboard that looks swiped from a typewriter

Penna is a retro Bluetooth keyboard that looks swiped from a typewriter

What's old is new again, or so the saying goes. Many typists and writers romanticize the classic typewriter, and that has lead to various typewriter-esque keyboards over the years. Joining them is Penna, a Bluetooth keyboard that'll appeal to even the most discerning hipster. The model looks very similar to a classic typewriter, but with some modern features including a built-in tablet stand and wireless connectivity.

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Heatbuff is a small infrared keyboard finger warmer for gamers

Heatbuff is a small infrared keyboard finger warmer for gamers

If you tend to play PC games in a cold house, a new Kickstarter campaign has the perfect solution for your no-doubt cold fingers: a small infrared heater that is positioned over a keyboard to keep your fingers warm while gaming. Called Heatbuff, this small contraption looks somewhat like a pair of long, narrow headlights, only with a warm glow that indicates there’s warmth nearby. And no, says the company, it won’t make your keyboard hot.

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Moment 2.0 makes your iPhone, Pixel feel more like a camera

Moment 2.0 makes your iPhone, Pixel feel more like a camera

The Google Pixel and Apple iPhone are often touted as the best of the best when it comes to smartphone cameras but, true or not, they’re not exactly perfect yet. Some compromises have to be made for the sake of cost and portability, relying on after-market accessories to fill in the gaps. Wide-angle lenses, for example, are the most common ones. Moment 2.0 aims to do just that, but it’s not simply slapping on a lens. It is also slapping on a case on your phone to slap the lens onto.

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ZTE Project CSX Hawkeye phone Kickstarter campaign cancelled

ZTE Project CSX Hawkeye phone Kickstarter campaign cancelled

ZTE has cancelled its Project CSX phone Kickstarter, saying in an update on the crowdfunding website that it is ‘phasing out’ the funding campaign due to feedback from its Z-Community and through Kickstarter itself. The company goes on to say that despite phasing out the campaign, the project itself may not be over, as it is ‘reevaluating the device’ with consideration of the future.

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Gameband returns as smartwatch with Atari, Android, Pong

Gameband returns as smartwatch with Atari, Android, Pong

The folks at FMTwo Game Inc. have created a new version of the Gameband, a wearable smart device made for gamers. This new version isn't just a USB storage solution, as their past Minecraft device was - here in 2017, they're making a real-deal smartwatch. They've teamed with the official Atari SA brand and Re-Logic (creators of Terraria) to release special editions of the new Gameband as well as a standard edition. This new Gameband will be pre-loaded with 20 mini-games, several of which are "reconditioned" versions of classics like Pong and Breakout.

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