Tag: Crowdfunding

Battery Wearable Strap Air.Wear Promises To Fix AirPods Issues

A wearable battery strap for the AirPods called Air.Wear is up on Indiegogo. Aiming to 'replace the case,' it promises added portability and to fully charge the wireless earbuds up to four times.

Apple January 24, 2019

New Report Shows Medical Crowdfunding Funds Often Go To Shady Treatments

Millions of dollars are being raised to fund treatments that are not backed by any scientific research. A new study warned that these treatments might not be effective or safe.

Public Health October 24, 2018

iBackPack Crowdfunding Campaign Under Investigation: Over $700,000 Raised Down The Drain

The Federal Trade Commission has started investigating the iBackPack crowdfunding campaign, which raised more than $700,000. Years later, the product has still not shipped, and its official website has been taken down.

Gadgets August 30, 2018

With Over A Million Dollars Raised In Crowdfunding, ‘System Shock’ Reboot Hits Hiatus

Another seemingly promising Kickstarter project has gone awry. Nightdive Studios has officially announced that the much-anticipated reboot of the 1994 classic ‘System Shock’ is on hiatus.

Video Games February 17, 2018

Woman 'Drowning In Poo' After Botched Surgery: Here's What's Happening And How To Help

Kelly Yeoman, a 34-year-old woman from the United Kingdom, is currently 'drowning in poo' after a surgeon accidentally damaged her bowel. Medical staff have been draining the toxic waste from her body daily to prevent her from suffocating.

Medicine November 27, 2017

Social Robot Jibo Now On Sale For $899 After Massive Delay: How Is It Different From The Amazon Echo?

Three years after an Indiegogo campaign that raised over $3.6 million, the social robot Jibo is now on sale for $899. How is it different from the Amazon Echo, and is it really worth that price tag?

Smart Home October 26, 2017

ZTE Cancels Kickstarter For Self-Adhesive, Eye-Tracking Hawkeye Smartphone: What's Next For The Crowdsourced Device?

ZTE has decided to cancel the Kickstarter campaign for the self-adhesive, eye-tracking Hawkeye smartphone due to the lack of support. Is the company pulling the plug on the crowdsourced device?

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 18, 2017

Meet Ekster: The Smart Wallet That You Can Trace

Smart wallet brand Ekster has joined hands with Tile, world’s leading tracking manufacturer, to make Ekster 2.0 ultra slim trackable smart wallets. The wallets come in two variants - Parliament and Senate.

Gadgets January 16, 2017

New 'Star Citizen' Footage Will Make You Wish For A Modern 'Dune' Game

Fans of Frank Herbert's 'Dune' book series might want to keep an eye on 'Star Citizen.'

Video Games October 10, 2016

This Is The Chair Every Office Needs To Prevent Lower Back Pain And Promote Posture

The λ Chair is the fully adjustable office chair that will prevent lower back and neck pain while promoting better posture when sitting so that employees can focus on work and not their discomfort.

Gadgets September 21, 2016

Indiegogo Partners With Arrow Electronics To Help Mass Produce Crowdfunded Hardware Products

Indiegogo signed an exciting deal with Arrow Electronics, aiming to help technology and IoT entrepreneurs bring their products to market. Arrow will offer benefits packages of up to $500,000 for eligible projects, so here's what you need to know.

Business Tech May 23, 2016

PayPal Will Become Less Friendly To Crowdfunding Backers Starting June 25

PayPal is amending its user agreement on June 25, with one of the planned changes to affect backers of crowdfunding campaigns. The coming tweak is said to be due to the risks involved surrounding such fundraisers.

Business Tech May 9, 2016

Astronomers Turns To Crowdfunding To Solve Mystery Of Alien Broadcasts

Astronomer Antonio Paris is closing in on the 40-year-old mystery of an unknown signal from deep space, which is believed to be an alien transmission. He turns to science crowdfunding to build the radio telescope that will prove the origins of the so-called Wow! signal.

Space April 16, 2016

Dark Souls Board Game Kicks Off Campaign On Kickstarter This Month

Steamforged Games has partnered with Bandai Namco Entertainment to develop a ‘Dark Souls’ board game. This crowdfunding project is scheduled to kick off at Kickstarter this month.

Video Games April 11, 2016

RIP 'Rock Band 4' For PC As Crowdfunding Fails To Meet Target: What Happens Now?

‘Rock Band 4’ won't get a PC port anytime soon. The port's crowdfunding campaign ran out of gas.

Video Games April 7, 2016

Two Sham Cancer Charities Raked In More Than $75 Million From Donors

Two fraudulent cancer charities will be permanently dissolved after being accused of misleading donors and spending the funds on luxury items. The leader of the two groups, James Reynolds Sr., is now banned from working for any non-profit organization.

Society April 1, 2016

Crowd-Funding Campaign Wants The 'Fast And Furious' Crew To Do Battle With Hitler

Yes, it's true: a group of filmmakers have set up a crowdfunding campaign for a 'Fast and the Furious' fan film...featuring none other than Adolf Hitler.

Movies/TV Shows March 24, 2016

Want 'Rock Band 4' For PC? Harmonix Needs Your Help

'Rock Band 4' developer Harmonix is currently working on a PC port for the hit game with support for Steam Workshop to revive the Rock Band Network. Well, that's if it meets its $1.5 million crowdfunding goal on Fig.

Video Games March 2, 2016

Crowdfunding Campaign Buys A New Zealand Beach For Public Use

A crowdfunding campaign raised more than NZ$2 million, equivalent to about $1.3 million, to purchase a New Zealand beach. The beach will be donated to the adjacent Abel Tasman National Park and will be opened for public use.

Internet February 24, 2016

'Jay And Silent Bob: Chronic Blunt Punch' Is The Next Big Game Seeking Funding On Fig

Kevin Smith's characters will become the inspiration for a 2D brawler if the Fig crowdfunding campaign for 'Jay and Silent Bob: Chronic Blunt Punch' is successful.

Geek February 23, 2016

Ryan Reynolds Let Young 'Deadpool' Fan With Cancer See The Film First

Connor McGrath earned the admiration of Ryan Reynolds for enduring aggressive cancer treatments since 2013. As a result, the young fan was given the honor of being the first person to ever see the 'Deadpool' film.

Internet Culture February 15, 2016

Rare Horrid Ground Weaver Spider Photographed Alive For The First Time

The horrid ground-weaver, one of the rarest spiders in Britain, was photographed alive for the first time. The habitat was saved from development after a successful fundraising by Buglife.

Earth/Environment February 11, 2016

'Ant Simulator' Reportedly Canceled, Crowdfunding Supposedly Spent On Strippers

Crowdfunding has proven to be a double-edged sword, and nowhere is that analogy more obvious than with the reportedly canceled 'Ant Simulator'.

Geek February 1, 2016

Tor Crowdfunding Campaign Raises $205,874

The Tor Project's first ever crowdfunding campaign raised a total of $205,874 from 5,265 donors over a period of six weeks. The anonymity network is looking to diversify its funding sources, with most of its revenue coming from government grants.

Internet January 22, 2016

'Prison Architect' Hitting PS4, Xbox One And Xbox 360 This Spring: What To Expect [Video]

‘Prison Architect’ will soon hit the Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PS4. The launch is set to occur this coming spring, so here's what to expect.

Video Games January 22, 2016

Kickstarter Reports 64 Percent Increase In Pledged Donations

Although many Kickstarter users seem tired of donating to projects, many which often fail to get off the ground, the crowdfunding site still reported a 64 percent increase in pledged donations for 2015.

Internet Culture January 15, 2016

'Psychonauts 2' Hits Crowdfunding Goal Of $3.3 Million

'Psychonauts 2' has achieved its goal of raising $3.3 million from crowdfunding. Gamers will have to wait a few more years to play the game as its release is estimated to be on the fall of 2018.

Video Games January 7, 2016

'Shenmue 3's PayPal Backers Won't Be Getting Kickstarter Rewards

'Shenmue 3' and its crowdfunding campaign has been under quite a bit of scrutiny, and that's not about to change: YS Net just revealed that PayPal backers won't receive every Kickstarter funding reward.

Geek January 6, 2016

10 Kickstarter Projects To Watch Out For: Arouma One Coffee Machine, YoCam Waterproof Camera, FLUXO Smart Pendant Lamp and Zafirro Sapphire Razor

Crowdfunding website Kickstarter has helped budding scientists and inventors finish their projects through pledges made by people who believed in their potential for success. With the start of the new year, Kickstarter has a new batch of projects set to hit their target amount of funds.

Gadgets January 4, 2016

Paramount, CBS Launch Legal Battle Against 'Star Trek' Crowdfunded Fan Film

If you helped fund the fan-made 'Axanar' Star Trek film, you might want to get a refund: CBS and Paramount have claimed that the project violates their copyright and are now seeking damages.

Movies/TV Shows December 30, 2015

No Risk, No Reward: YoCam And ShiftWear

A small, all-in-one life camera and e-paper sneakers.

Gadgets December 28, 2015

No Risk, No Reward: HeadPal And Sound Reactive Mask

The Snuggie of headphones and a mask that lights up to music are among the projects seeking funding via Kickstarter campaigns.

Gadgets December 21, 2015

No Risk, No Reward: SoundBrake And ONAGOfly

One alerts folks to loud noises and one's a palm-sized camera drone that follows folks. Guess which!

Gadgets December 14, 2015

Good Guy Ed Norton Raises $385K For Syrian Family After HONY Feature

A Syrian refugee's story tugged at Edward Norton's heartstrings enough to start a crowdfunding site for his family's benefit. Check out why the scientist's story had such a big impact on the actor.

Internet Culture December 14, 2015

No Risk, No Reward: EverLights and Drumi

This week: all-year holiday lights and a portable washer.

Gadgets December 7, 2015

Check Out Pixel Vision, The First Hand-Made Handheld Gaming Console

When it comes to gaming on the go, players have always had to look to one of the big publishers for handheld devices...but that might not be the case for much longer if Pixel Vision reaches its funding goals.

Geek November 27, 2015

Drink Responsibly: Have A Beer And Help Save The Great Barrier Reef

Drink high quality craft beer and save the environment while you're at it. The Good Beer Company gives a whole new meaning to 'social drinking.'

Internet Culture November 27, 2015

'Dragon's Lair' Movie Kickstarter Is No More, Is Now Moving To Indiegogo

The team behind the 'Dragon's Lair' movie project is now focusing on its upcoming Indiegogo campaign.

Internet Culture November 25, 2015

Pepsi's Android-Based Phone P1 Launches In China Through Crowdfunding Campaign

Pepsi releases it's P1 smartphone in China, with a retail price of $110 in U.S. dollars.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech November 23, 2015

Social Good Product: Facebook Rolls Out New Fundraising Tool, Improves Donate Button

Facebook has pushed out a new fundraising tool and improved the Donate button to aid charitable efforts. The site believes that the tools and new features will enable nonprofits to spread awareness, as well as raise funds easily.

Internet November 19, 2015

This Pocket-Sized Computer Takes The Focus Off Apps And Puts It On Projects

Meet Solu, a pocket-sized computer that wants to change the way people interact with computers. It's linked the cloud and is structured around projects, not apps.

Computers November 2, 2015

Gest Is A Wearable, Keyboard-less Keyboard You Wear Like A Glove

A new startup wants to put the power to control your smartphone or VR goggles back into the hand gestures you're already famliar with. It's called Gest, and it's a lightweight controller that reads your fingers' movements.

Gadgets October 29, 2015

3D Laser Printer Makes Crowdfunding History With Over $25 M In Preorders

A company called Glowforge used crowdfunding to find funding for its 3D laser printer — and has now made the crowdfunding hall of fame as the biggest 30-day campaign in history.

Start Ups October 26, 2015

Skarp Laser Razor Booted From Kickstarter: Critics Describe Technology As Unrealistic

The Skarp laser razor was recently booted from Kickstarter for lack of a working prototype, but the team is not giving up with its goal of developing the revolutionary device. Meanwhile, critics believe that the laser razor is too 'unrealistic'.

Life October 15, 2015

Jason Returns To Gaming In New 'Friday The 13th' Trailer

Jason Voorhees is one of the greatest horror icons of all time, but he's been strangely absent from video games ... until now. Check out the first trailer for the new 'Friday the 13th' game!

Geek October 13, 2015

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