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Skarp Laser Razor gets shaved by Kickstarter

Skarp Laser Razor gets shaved by Kickstarter

It's not unheard of for popular crowdfunding platform Kickstarter to lay down the banhammer on campaigns that do make it past initial scrutiny. But so rarely does it happen that when it does, people take note. Especially when said campaign is one that gathered $4 million in a show of confidence. Sadly, Skarp's Laser Razor won't be shaving anyone's face or legs any time soon. Kickstarter has just suspended the project, citing violations of its policies requiring campaigns with physical products to have working prototypes already.

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Blocks Modular Smartwatch blasts Kickstarter goal with wacky wearable

Blocks Modular Smartwatch blasts Kickstarter goal with wacky wearable

The team behind Blocks have taken the idea behind a modular smartphone and applied to a smartwatch. Launching today on Kickstarter, the customizable wearable starts with circular watch face core, and then expands with a wristband where each link is a module offering a variety of features. Having been in development for some time now, the Blocks watch is now looking to raise $250,000, with a plan to start shipping by May. With 37 days left at the time of writing, the campaign has already surpassed its goal by $25,000.

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ZeroPi dev kit is compatible with Arduino and Raspberry Pi

ZeroPi dev kit is compatible with Arduino and Raspberry Pi

With an Arduino and a Raspberry Pi to play with there is no limit to the things that can be created. If your tastes lie towards creating robotics and new dev kit has debuted that will give you more flexibility and allow you to create impressive robotics inventions and it's called the ZeroPi. The dev kit is a robotic motion structure system.

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Pakpod promises to be a real “adventure” tripod

Pakpod promises to be a real “adventure” tripod

The tripod known as Pakpod is called "more versatile than any tripod on the market today." As such, we're particularly interested in how compact it is, how lightweight, and how rugged. According to its creators, it's made to fold down small enough to fit into your backpack - that's well small enough for our needs, no doubt. It works with a patented locking system that allows its legs to be locked into a holding position at "wildly asymmetrical positions" - that's another point in the positive.

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Angee autonomous home security system has voice recognition and more

Angee autonomous home security system has voice recognition and more

Keeping your hone, office or hotel room secure is a big concern for many people each day. At home, you can have complex security systems installed but those can be tedious to use and typically comes with a monthly bill. When travelling, securing your hotel room with anything other than a key is impossible. The Angee security system is a portable security system with some advanced features.

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Midora game out of funding despite successful Kickstarter

Midora game out of funding despite successful Kickstarter

Crowdfunding campaigns don't always go the way backers would hope -- they're a risk, and if you're going to invest in one, you need to understand that. That's not to say that you shouldn't be upset if you money goes to waste; outright scams are quickly being targeted by legal measures, and questionable campaigns have resulted in refunds. There's the grey area, though, the campaigns that, despite valid efforts, don't end up working out as anticipated.

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Boldr watches melds analog style with smart wearable tech inside

Boldr watches melds analog style with smart wearable tech inside

A new watch is on Kickstarter that at a glance doesn't look like a smart wearable that many of the Kickstarter projects we see today are. On the outside, the Boldr watch looks like an analog aviator style watch with a decidedly analog look that crams wearable tech inside to give users some smartwatch functions they might want.

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Moonspike turns to Kickstarter for first crowdfunded Moon rocket

Moonspike turns to Kickstarter for first crowdfunded Moon rocket

A new Kickstarter campaign has just launched, called Project Moonspike, that is looking to raise funds to build the first crowdfunded rocket to be sent to the moon. Moonspike, a group of independent rocket engineers, are hoping to raise £600,000 (about $1 million) over the next 30 days, which will help fund their rocket with a goal of sending a 1-gram payload to the surface of the Moon. While previous Kickstarters, such as Lunar Mission One, have raised funds for their own Moon missions, Moonspike will be the first to build their own rocket, instead of relying on something pre-made.

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Torax desk toggles between seated and standing modes

Torax desk toggles between seated and standing modes

Spend all day at the computer, and worry about what this is doing to your health? Numerous standing desks are available, but the most common issue with them is inconvenience, as many models within most people's budget range are stationary, and must be manually removed from atop a desk when not in use. Torax is a potential alternative, featuring multi-angle adjustments and a low price point.

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Pixelio uses your smartphone to make a 3D scanning turntable

Pixelio uses your smartphone to make a 3D scanning turntable

A company from the UK has a new product called the Pixelio that is designed to scan objects in 3D. The turntable uses your smartphone as the major electronics for the scanning system. In addition to scanning objects in 3D, the Pixelio can also shoot 360-degree images and time lapse videos. The company is aiming the device at 3D printers, architects, engineers, graphic designers, and people who sell items on online sites.

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RePhone Kit is an open source modular mobile phone

RePhone Kit is an open source modular mobile phone

People who like open source electronics platforms will get a kick out of the RePhone open source modular phone kit. The kit allows users to create their own mobile phone using modules, software, and customizable phone enclosures. The enclosures are made from pre-cut paper.

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Skarp Laser Razor shaves your mug with freakin’ laser beams

Skarp Laser Razor shaves your mug with freakin’ laser beams

No matter how often you have to do it, I think we can all agree that shaving is no fun. Anyone who has tried different razors knows that shavers and blades are expensive, they cut your skin, and they leave irritation behind that burns all day. Not shaving is the only good thing about being a hipster, if only I could stand flannel. A new razor is on Kickstarter that will eliminate the need for blades called the Skarp Laser Razor.

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