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Dark Sky Proves That Even The Weather Report Is Being Disrupted By Mobile Tech

Lynx A 3D point-and-shoot camera/tablet does motion capture and 3D modeling, we go hands-on

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Earlier this year, a group of enterprising students from the University of Texas unveiled the Lynx A 3D camera and asked for money to fund its construction on Kickstarter. Since then, they've soared past their funding goal of $50,000, and are getting ready to ship out their first set...
Lynx A 3D point-and-shoot camera/tablet does motion capture and 3D modeling, we go hands-on

Ouya Games Console Starts Shipping To First Customers

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The Kickstarter-funded, $99 device is expected to shake up the gaming industry. Ouya, the cube-shaped gaming console that won all its backing on Kickstarter, has started shipping units, reports the BBC. The system, which runs on Android, rapidly raised over $8 million in investment, and is expected to disrupt...
Ouya Games Console Starts Shipping To First Customers

LinkMe Is An LED Smart Bracelet That Displays Scrolling Lines Of Text

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LinkMe is an LED smart bracelet that connects to your smartphone via Bluetooth and displays SMS and social media updates in text that scrolls across your wrist. Smartwatches and smart bracelets promise convenience – it’s easier to glance at a device on your wrist than it is to dig out...
LinkMe Is An LED Smart Bracelet That Displays Scrolling Lines Of Text
The Sleep Project wants to turn your dreams into a TV show

2.2 Million People Pledged $319 Million To Kickstarter Projects In 2012

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Kickstarter, the site that lets people crowdfund for their creative projects, has released its 2012 year in review. The numbers are impressive. It raised $319 million from over 2 million donors, but that's just scratches the surface on the data the company released. Here are some of the highlights of...
2.2 Million People Pledged $319 Million To Kickstarter Projects In 2012

Crowdfunding pioneers Lumawake and Lockitron team up to lock your doors the minute you fall asleep

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Both finding success by crowdsourcing funding for their new smartphone-enabled products, Lumawake and Lockitron have teamed up again to extend the capabilities of their respective intelligent sleep recognition system and connected door-locking mechanism to secure your house the minute you fall asleep. The partnership sees Lumawake tune its motion-sensing sleep...
Crowdfunding pioneers Lumawake and Lockitron team up to lock your doors the minute you fall asleep

Ouya: This video game console could change everything

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Flush with $15 million from Nvidia and Kleiner Perkins, the $99 Kickstarter success story keeps making waves -- and it's not even out yet. Julie Uhrman talks to Fortune about fast-tracking Ouya, those harsh early reviews, and a rumored mobile device. Still, when early units began shipping to some Kickstarter...
Ouya: This video game console could change everything
Crowdtilt Launches Crowdfunding API To Give Developers Easy Access To Group Payments & Social Fundraising

Thrillist Has Hired Jannic Nielssen​, That Kid With the Kickstarter-Like Resume

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Welcome to New York. (Photo: YouTube) Here’s a lesson for all the soon-to-be college graduates out there looking for work: get off your ass and create some ~viral content~. It just might work! Take Jannic Nielssen, a rather lively young professional who launched a Kickstarter-esque campaign, fit with an elevator...
Thrillist Has Hired Jannic Nielssen​, That Kid With the Kickstarter-Like Resume

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (GOOG, SSNLF, AAPL, DIS, EBAY)

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Good morning! Here's the news. After, come back to SAI all day for live news and analysis. You will, right? 1 in 4 kids aged 12 to 17 say they mostly use the Internet on their cellphones. PayPal bought a mobile app development firm called Duff Research. America's electrical...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (GOOG, SSNLF, AAPL, DIS, EBAY)
Rock The Post And CrowdHut Are Trying To Solve Two Of Crowdfunding's Biggest Pain Points

Crowdfunding Picks: Throw Trucks With Your Mind & Other Cool Control Interfaces

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For many, many years, we've talked about all kinds of business models, including ideas (and early attempts) at crowdfunding before "crowdfunding' was a word. Obviously, over the past couple years, Kickstarter has become "a thing," along with a number of other platforms, like IndieGogo, PledgeMusic and many more. On a...
Crowdfunding Picks: Throw Trucks With Your Mind & Other Cool Control Interfaces
ORA Ultimate Sound: For The iPad Owner Who Can't Live Without 8 Speakers Built Into Their Case
GarageGames launches crowdfunding campaign to make everyone a game creator

You Can't Buy The Best Bumper Case For Your iPhone 5 -- Yet (AAPL)

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Kickstarter has birthed a number of different Apple cases and accessories with varying degrees of success, but a new aluminum iPhone bumper project is already successfully funded and there are still 40 days to go. It's called the AL13. You no doubt remember the plastic iPhone bumpers that Apple gave...
You Can't Buy The Best Bumper Case For Your iPhone 5 -- Yet (AAPL)

ARAIG is an exoskeleton suit that gives players instant feedback for every shot taken in-game

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As Real As It Gets (ARAIG) is a new Kickstarter project that hopes to give players a more immersive and realistic video game experience by delivering sound and feedback through a multi-sensory bodysuit. The peripheral, spotted by Polygon, is equipped with 16 vibratory sensors across the torso, 16 on the...
ARAIG is an exoskeleton suit that gives players instant feedback for every shot taken in-game

Amanda Palmer brouhaha exposes the dark side of crowdsourcing

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Is it right to ask for (and use) free labor? That’s the question that erupted after Amanda Palmer, former lead singer of the Dresden Dolls and a fixture on the Boston music scene,  posted a request for musicians to back up her band on its new tour. Palmer wrote that she needs...
Amanda Palmer brouhaha exposes the dark side of crowdsourcing

Crowdtilt opens API to bring group-funding to any site

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Crowdtilt, a Y Combinator-backed startup that makes it easy for friends and other groups to pool money, is opening up its technology to sites across the Internet. On Wednesday, the company announced the beta launch of its API, which will enable third parties to use Crowdtilt’s group payments capabilities. Since...
Crowdtilt opens API to bring group-funding to any site

TNW's Daily Dose: Disney buys Lucasfilm, Kickstarter in the UK and more

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Disney buys Lucasfilm, Kickstarter opens up in the UK and Siri can’t find prostitutes in China. It’s all in today’s Daily Dose. You can catch The Daily Dose every Monday through Friday right here on The Next Web. Be sure to hit the subscription button of your choice below to...
TNW's Daily Dose: Disney buys Lucasfilm, Kickstarter in the UK and more
Zach Braff's 'Wish I Was Here' Kickstarter campaign beats its goal by over $1 million
Lessons in how to crowdsource journalism from ProPublica
Crowdfunding Platform Crowdtilt Lands $12M From Sean Parker, Andreessen & More; Now Acquiring To Expand Into Mobile
Gustin's crowdsourced clothing line brings innovation into your pants
'Kickstarter for science' wants to cure Alzheimers, teach coding, save the pandas

Weekend listening: 128 GB iPad? Kickstarter and Creativity and no a-holes

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In case you missed any of our thrilling podcasts this week, this is your chance to catch up! There’s something here for everyone: Kickstarter CEO Perry Chen talks about creativity and crowdfunding. (download) Kevin Tofel answers your questions about gadgets. For instance, who should get a 128 GB iPad? (download)...
Weekend listening: 128 GB iPad? Kickstarter and Creativity and no a-holes

Beautiful Hardware That Won't Become A Reality Without Your Help

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People have been using crowdfunding tools like Kickstarter and Indiegogo to raise the money necessary to bring their ideas to life. For every smash success that meets its goal and raises all the money it needs, there are so many more that never get funded and don't even get off...
Beautiful Hardware That Won't Become A Reality Without Your Help

Awesome Stuff: Little Devices That Help You Out

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For this week's "Awesome Stuff" post I wasn't necessarily planning a "theme," but it seemed to mostly work out as one anyway: it's about three "little" devices that enable you to do more, but changing the way we deal with information in one way or another. This is a pretty...
Awesome Stuff: Little Devices That Help You Out

Michael Eisner on Kickstarter: 'I Think It's Only Positive'

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Michael Eisner on Kickstarter: 'I Think It's Only Positive'
XBMC 12 Frodo Arrives, Bringing Raspberry Pi And Android Versions, AirPlay Audio For Windows And 64bit OS X Support
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