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The Kickstarter-backed world’s thinnest watch project has been shelved

by: Nirave GondhiaJune 23, 2015
The world's thinnest watch, which received over $1 million on Kickstarter has been shelved after 2 years with the company unable to deliver its pledges.
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Surprise, surprise – the Comet Smartphone campaign is moving to another crowdfunding site

by: Jimmy WestenbergJune 11, 2015
Comet Core has cancelled its Kickstarter campaign for the "world's first buoyant smartphone", due to a violation of Kickstarter's policies and procedures.
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The Comet Smartphone Kickstarter campaign is so bad, it’s good

by: Jimmy WestenbergJune 3, 2015
The Comet smartphone, now available for backing on Kickstarter, is a buoyant, water-resistant device that can supposedly be yours for just over $200.
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This Kickstarter project turns your smartphone or tablet into a universal remote, no IR blaster needed

by: J. Angelo RacomaAugust 27, 2014
AnyMote is a Kickstarter-funded device that will turn any smartphone or tablet into a universal remote control even without an IR blaster. The app also automatically tweaks climate control, lighting and sound settings for the perfect home theater experience.
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Swich wireless charger: Great design, or too expensive?

by: J. Angelo RacomaJuly 14, 2014

Great technology is best with great design. This does not involve only aesthetics, but also usability, accessibility and functionality. When wireless charging technology came into fashion, for example, the intent was to enable untethered powering-up. However, design limitations resulted in some difficulty creating chargers that are both easy to use and well-designed.

Case in point: While wireless charging gives you the convenience of just placing your device on a desk, mat or a car dashboard, you won’t be able to use it as easily as if the device were simply plugged in via wires.

A Kickstarter project called Swich tries to address this limitation, with the [...]

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When Kickstarter & Indiegogo funding go wrong

by: Simon HillJune 13, 2014
Is there something rotten in the state of crowdfunding? It seems some companies are exploiting the goodwill and cash of backers on Kickstarter and Indiegogo, but what are the rules anyway?
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Taptool could be “the perfect accessory for the heavy touchscreen user”

by: Andrew GrushDecember 20, 2013
The Taptool is a unique wearable accessory designed to protect our fingers and joints from potential issues caused by prolonged touchscreen use. Keep reading for more details!
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Crowdfunding: See in the dark with Snooperscope, an infrared camera for your smartphone

by: Bogdan PetrovanDecember 11, 2013
Snooperscope is an infrared equipped remote camera for mobile devices that promises to give you night vision and other cool abilities.
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With $12.8M raised, Ubuntu Edge campaign fails, but it’s not all in vain

by: Bogdan PetrovanAugust 22, 2013
The Indiegogo campaign for the Ubuntu Edge smartphone failed to raise its goal of $32 million. While the project won’t go ahead, the campaign succeeded in raising public awareness of Ubuntu Phone.
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Ubuntu Edge campaign raises record-breaking $10.3 million, but it may not be enough

by: Bogdan PetrovanAugust 16, 2013
With six days left to raise another $22 million, the future is uncertain for Canonical’s Android and Ubuntu smartphone.
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