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iRBeacon Device Makes Your Stuff A Little Bit Smarter
You may not be ready to pack up your belongings and move into a futuristic smarthouse just yet, but a new device called the iRBeacon can make you feel like your house is responding to your every command. That’s because the comparatively affordable iRBeacon–originally crowdfunded through an IndieGogo campaign... Read more
Juicer Cable Leeches Power From Other Phones To Power Yours
Sometimes your phone’s battery dies when you need it the most, and the best smartphone in the world can’t function without any power. (And is it just me, or does this always seem to happen when there’s no power outlet nearby?) So what do you do when this happens?... Read more
Trouble Falling Asleep? Try Sprayable Sleep!
What do you do to try and fall asleep when sleep just won’t come? Do you try and read some boring book? Do you count sheep? Take a Tylenol PM? Put on some relaxing music? Watch a movie? Something else? Not being able to fall asleep is an awful... Read more
Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega Due in 2015
When I was a kid, the Sinclair ZX Spectrum was a cool computer to own. Many a wasted hour was spent playing too many games then I care to recount. Those days are sadly long gone…Or are they? Sir Clive Sinclair is resurrecting the now classic 80s computer back... Read more
This XOO Belt Can Charge your Smartphone
I’ve said it many times on here before, but here it is once again – smartphones are wonderful – except when they lose their charge and you can’t readily charge them. Maybe you’re at work and forgot the charger. Maybe you’re on the bus, or in the subway, or... Read more
Lost Luggage? Get On Board With Bluesmart
Have you ever lost your luggage? Personally, I haven’t, but a friend was travelling to South Africa and Air France lost his luggage during the connecting flights. The good news is that the airline finally managed to return his luggage to him, but it was weeks after he landed... Read more
Check Out The Ritot Projection Watch
It doesn’t seem to matter what kind of a watch you get, they’re all pretty much the same and work in really the same way. In order to see what time it is, you have to look down at your wrist. If you have a digital watch, that’s all... Read more
WEMU: Epilepsy Detector & Monitor
There has been a great deal of news in the field of wearable technology of late, especially in medical circles.  The latest initiative is a collaborative effort by a medical device company, Bioserenity (from France), an epilepsy organization, Epilepsy Action from the UK and another French organization called Efappe.... Read more
Batkid Documentary Starts A Crowdfunding Campaign
In the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice film, Ben Affleck, will be the new dark knight but he said Batkid is the ‘best Batman ever’.  That’s extremely high praise considering he’s up against Christian Bale, George Clooney, Val Kilmer, and Michael Keaton!  But who is Batkid? Miles... Read more
GoKey: Charge, Sync, Store & Never Lose Your Phone Again!
It is not often that I come across a really nifty idea on a crowdfunding website that catches my attention so much, that I want to pledge my funds to.  In fact, I can think of only one in the last year that I really wanted, the TILT Stealth... Read more
Wise Button Controls & Keeps Track Of Your Devices
Have you ever found yourself wishing that you had one device to control all of your other devices? Or, have you ever wanted to have a device that could easily tell you where you left one of your devices – especially when you can’t find your phone in the... Read more
Indiegogo Allows Firms To Mirror Crowdfunding Campaigns On Their Own Sites
Indiegogo launched a new feature that enables companies to embed crowdfunding campaigns to their own websites.  Indiegogo Outpost allows companies the freedom to run their own campaign as well as use the crowdfunding as a platform simultaneously.  Companies won’t have to choose between them. “As Indiegogo and the crowdfunding... Read more
iVoizer: Private Phone Call Recorder
Ivoizer is a new Indiegogo project from the mind of Ruslan Pavlenko, a hardware developer from the Ukraine. He claims to revolutionize your business and private life, by being able to record and store all of your calls, whether incoming or outgoing, on a single device. iVoizer is a... Read more
Captain James T Kirk: Wristwatch Designer
William Shatner is a man of many talents; actor, comedian, narrator and singer, to mention a few of his many roles.  The man is best known though, for his portrayal of James Tiberius Kirk of the Star Trek franchise.  He has now though, apparently turned his talents to the ancient... Read more
Meet GlassUp: Your Google Glass Alternative
Google Glass has been getting a lot of hype, and rightly so. The era of wearable tech is dawning, and it is only to be expected that Google will lead the way in this regard. Of course, once the idea is out there, you can’t expect other innovative minds... Read more
Kickstarter Opens Up To Canada-Based Projects
Yesterday was Canada Day, with Canadians and friends celebrating the world over. While some may have their fun at the expense of the nice people of Canada, there is another reason to celebrate for its citizens: starting this summer, Kickstarter is going to open up its doors to projects... Read more
Indiegogo Goes Further Launching Local Sites
About two months ago, leading crowdfunding site Kickstarter opened up its doors to the international scene by allowing UK-based projects. While that’s not exactly including everyone, it still was welcome news to many budding entrepreneurs across the ocean. Its counterpart (or rival, if you wish to see it that way),... Read more