We recently reported that like Amazon, Mark Zuckerberg is interested is using drones as satellites to areas of the world without internet access. Now Facebook has bought the virtual reality company Oculus for $2 billion, and not everybody’s happy about it.
One of the biggest experiments in the history of Kickstarter, the Veronica Mars movie, is about to be released. The crowd funding site resurrected a TV show that people wanted resurrected, and though it was on a tight budget and schedule, it still got made and will be out in the world very soon.
Researchers at Georgia Tech studying the burgeoning phenomenon of crowdfunding have learned that the language used in online fundraising hold surprisingly predictive power about the success of such campaigns.
Imagine someone saying, "Give me some money to make a movie about a Kung Fu cop who travels back in time to kill Adolf, aka Kung Fuhrer, but ends up with a machine gun wielding Viking and a buff giant Norse god and they ride dinosaurs and fly kick stormtroopers." You would not hesitate.
Our friend, and former colleague, Colin Adams, is a great illustrator and a pretty cool guy. He is now following his passion in gaming at Fifth Column, and they're working on raising money for their latest venture, War of Omens. If anyone deserves our support, it is Colin and his team.
The resurrection of Veronica Mars was quite a story. The beloved show had been off the air forever, and Rob Thomas got things going with a Kickstarter campaign, which broke the record for most money raised for a project.
The new Haptix motion controller just one-upped the Leap Motion controller in a big way. Last week we saw Elon Musk fiddling about mid-air with a rocket engine using the Leap Motion, while weeks before the Haptix device was launched on Kickstarter. While similar to the Leap Motion,
If you decided to fund your next car purchase by begging for money on a street corner and promising people that you would get a really sweet ride with the money, you would be treated like the tramp that you are. If you go on Kickstarter/Indiegogo or any other crowdfunded site, you are an entrepreneur who knows how to hustle and you are sticking it to the man (VC/Angel/Rich Uncle Larry).
Parallella - a low cost "supercomputer" designed by Adapteva - has successfully met its Kickstarter goals and is now poised to ship to a slew of lucky backers.
The Wheelharp is a musical instrument that allows users to bow a full chromatic set of real strings using a mechanical keyboard.
The Agent smart watch - which went live on Kickstarter just a few short days ago - has already managed to raise over $336,000 from close to 2,000 backers.
I think it's pretty safe to say that most people these days own some sort of smartphone, whether it is powered by Android or iOS. While many only use their handset to make calls, stream the occasional video, and check Facebook or e-mail, there are those of use who lean heavily on a smartphone for business and work.
Building or programming robots may sound like a lot of fun, but most people probably have no idea where to start. Well, all that is about to change, courtesy of Sparki.
PlayJam's Android-powered GameStick turned up on Kickstarter earlier this year, seeking money from the masses.
An interesting new project has turned up on Kickstarter that DIY electronic enthusiasts will undoubtedly love.
We know that the Veronica Mars movie raised a hell of a lot of money through the crowd-funding site Kickstarter in record time, over a million in five hours, and it poured in fast enough to get the movie greenlit by Warner Brothers.
External storage options (or lack thereof) is often a critical factor in choosing a new Android smartphone.
Quite a lot of us never really gave up building with our beloved Lego bricks. Then again, most of probably never spent the time or effort designing a gigantic custom project.
A new DIY project dubbed DUO has hit Kickstarter, which can best be described as a high-performance 3D sensor for the masses.
MiiPC has taken to Kickstarter in an effort to gain backing for what it describes as an $89 Android-powered family computer.