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
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
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
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 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
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
Fans of Frank Herbert's 'Dune' book series might want to keep an eye on 'Star Citizen.'
Video Games October 10, 2016
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 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 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
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
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
‘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 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
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
'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
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
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
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
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
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
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’ 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
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' 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' 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
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
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
A small, all-in-one life camera and e-paper sneakers.
Gadgets December 28, 2015
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
One alerts folks to loud noises and one's a palm-sized camera drone that follows folks. Guess which!
Gadgets December 14, 2015
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
This week: all-year holiday lights and a portable washer.
Gadgets December 7, 2015
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 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
The team behind the 'Dragon's Lair' movie project is now focusing on its upcoming Indiegogo campaign.
Internet Culture November 25, 2015
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
The Skarp laser razor promised to "bring shaving to the 21st century" by using light instead of sharpened steel to remove hair. Despite shattering its goal, Kickstarter has suspended the project's crowdfunding campaign.
Gadgets October 13, 2015
Blocks has officially announced that its modular smartwatch, a world first, will hit Kickstarter on Oct. 13 to raise funds for production. The Blocks modular smartwatch will also boast an open platform, meaning that developers and companies will be able to build their own modules for the gadget.
Gadgets October 7, 2015