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#dxclusive: Mega Ran Debuts "ages Vol. 1" Ep Stream

A surprise release to celebrate a successful Kickstarter campaign.

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Volla Phone Promises To Support Ubuntu Touch, Gets Kickstarter Campaign

UBports, the creators and maintainers of the Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system, inform us today about an upcoming mobile device called Volla Phone that might be capable of running the Linux-based operating system. Founded by Dr. Jörg Wurzer,...
Related topics: Linux, Ubuntu

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Robo Wunderkind: The Best Way To Teach Programming To Children

Our verdict of the Robo Wunderkind Education Kit:It's not perfect, but this robotics and programming learning tool teaches the fundamentals with an innovative graphical state machine. If you can wait a bit, back their new Kickstarter for the...
Related topics: Robots

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How A Mustache Helped The Co-founder Of Kickstarter Get Over A Creative Block

Tom Wolfe once described writer’s block as “the fear you cannot do what you’ve announced to someone else you can do.” Yancey Strickler, the co-founder and former CEO of Kickstarter, found himself in that very quagmire two years...

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9to5rewards: Last Chance To Win Macbook Pro (+ Up To 60% Off Infinity Cable)

There’s just over one week left to enter our giveaway for Apple’s latest MacBook Pro courtesy of Chargeasap. You can also still get up to 60% off the company’s new Infinity Cable for a limited time as a preorder deal on...

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Review: Mike Flanagan's 'doctor Sleep' Film Is Not To Be Overlooked

In 2011, Mike Flanagan wrote, edited, and directed his first feature, the low-budget indie horror Absentia. After the success of his Kickstarter-funded indie film, Flanagan got the opportunity to adapt his own 2006 short, Oculus: Chapter 3 – The...

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This Weather Station System Is A Smart Forecasting Device You Need In Your Home

The unique WeatherFlow Tempest smart weather station just passed its funding goal on Kickstarter, but there’s still time to take advantage of an Early Bird discount.

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‘eastsiders’ Returns To Netflix For Fourth & Final Season; Premiere Date Set

EXCLUSIVE: The fourth and final season of Kit Williamson’s Emmy-nominated LGBTQ series Eastsiders will be available on Netflix on December 1. Thanks to a Kickstarter campaign that raised over $140,000 from fans, Eastsiders will be back with a...
Related topics: Netflix

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Funding Friday: Shapeshift

Our portfolio company Kickstarter is running a cool crowdfunding event called Shapeshift that is focused on “bold new products made from recycled materials.” You can see them here and back the ones that are interesting to you. I...
Related topics: Crowdfunding

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Ticsleep App Now Ready For The Ticwatch Pro, Pro 4g/lte

It’s been over two years since we were introduced to TicWatch. The brand of wearable devices first started on Kickstarter but it has since grown into a household name for those looking for unique and nicer looking smartwatches. A number of...
Related topics: Smartwatch

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Protest Song Of The Week: ‘plastic Bag’ By Die Jim Crow

Die Jim Crow is a project that provides current and formerly incarcerated musicians a platform. They are launching a non-profit record label to further support a network of artists in prisons throughout multiple states. To coincide with a...
Related topics: Protests

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Switchbot Is The Chromecast Of Smart Curtains

Smart curtains are here. Starting today, you can get the SwitchBot Curtain though its Kickstarter campaign and use voice commands or an app to open and close your curtains.
Related topics: Chromecast

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Sphero’s Stem Robotics Kit Goes On Sale

Following a crowdfunding campaign that raised an impressive $1 million earlier this year, Sphero’s STEM/STEAM kit RVR is now on sale. Announced back in February as part of the Colorado company’s first-ever Kickstarter campaign, RVR presents a...
Related topics: Robots, Crowdfunding

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The Worst Kickstarter Projects Of All Time According To 2 Podcasters Who Call Out The Most Egregious

Crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter allow anyone to pursue funding for their pipe dreams. With zero barrier to entry, the site has its fair share of weak ideas. The podcast "Your Kickstarter Sucks" documents the worst projects that crowdfunding...
Related topics: Crowdfunding, Podcasts

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How Pebble Smartwatches Are Getting A Second Life

The crowdfunded Pebble smartwatch officially died last June, but a group of dedicated Pebble fans are giving Pebbles second lives, as detailed in this great article on iFixit that you should go read. The Pebble launched to a record-breaking...
Related topics: Crowdfunding

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Kabuto Is Building Smart Suitcases For Geeks

French company Kabuto is launching a Kickstarter campaign today for the second generation of its smart carry-on suitcase. The company was previously known as Xtend. If you think about smart suitcases, chances are you picture a suitcase with a...

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Atari Vcs’s Former Architect Returns To Kickstarter With New Boardgame Tablet

Rob Wyatt, the system architect of the original Xbox, has launched a new Kickstarter for the Gameboard-1, a 16-inch by 16-inch tablet designed for tabletop gaming. Wyatt launched the campaign as part of The Last Gameboard, a company which he...
Related topics: Atari, Tablets, Xbox

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Libra Keyboard Creator Says It’s In Talks With Brydge Over Lawsuit, But Brydge Says That’s Not...

The Libra keyboard attached to an iPad Pro. | Photo: Sam Byford / The Verge The maker of the Libra keyboard has told multiple Kickstarter backers that it’s “actively communicating” with Brydge regarding a lawsuit filed over the device last...
Related topics: Lawsuits, Ipad, Tablets, Tech Photos

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Dune Pro Chassis Clones Apple’s Mac Pro Design Without The Hefty Price Tag

A Kickstarter campaign for the new Dune Pro chassis begins in late October. This case clones the design of Apple's upcoming Mac Pro. Pricing is unknown for now.
Related topics: Apple

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Brydge Sues Kickstarter For Selling Ipad Keyboard It Claims Is A Clone

Photo: Sam Byford / The Verge iPad keyboard maker Brydge is suing the apparent creator of a very similar-looking competitor called Libra. Not only that, but Brydge is suing Kickstarter, too, for hosting a crowdfunding campaign in support of the...
Related topics: Entertainment Photos, Crowdfunding

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