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Keychain Game Boy, the PocketSprite, coming to fruition via crowdfunding

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 9 February 2018

Currently being crowdfunded, the PocketSprite is the mini Game Boy your inner geek has been waiting for. FULL STORY >

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Bose targets quiet sleepers with noise-masking sleepbuds

By Staff Writer 15 November 2017

Bose looks set to release what they call “noise-masking sleepbuds” aimed at those for whom sleep is all too easily interrupted by external noises. Interestingly, it’s not done through the regular internal channels, but rather as a... FULL STORY >

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Kickstarter for Amabrush is as crazy as it looks

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 6 July 2017

An automatic toothbrush that cleans your teeth in 10 seconds. Yeah, why not? FULL STORY >

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Pong coffee table a step closer to reality after Kickstarter funding

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 10 April 2017

An homage to the original Atari game, the Pong coffee table takes one further step to reality with a Kickstarter campaign to manufacture production-grade versions. FULL STORY >

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Apocalypse Now game turns to own website to raise $5.9 million

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 15 February 2017

Opting to forego Kickstarter, developers Erebus LLC have created their own website in order to crowdfund their movie-to-game adaptation for Apocalypse Now, with a new $5.9 million goal. FULL STORY >

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The Samsung WELT smart belt has surfaced on Kickstarter

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 6 September 2016

The WELT, or Wellness Belt is a piece of wearable technology that Samsung showed off at CES this year. Now, it's begun a Kickstarter project. FULL STORY >

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PayPal eliminating Purchase Protection for crowdfunding platforms

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 9 May 2016

In a recent policy update, PayPal will be eliminating its Purchase Protection cover for users funding online campaigns, citing project failure rates. FULL STORY >

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$99 tube amp for high-end headphones ready for Raspberry Pi

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 9 May 2016

Keen on plugging in some high priced headphones into your Raspberry Pi? Pi 2 Design's recently funded Hybrid Tube Amp should do the trick. FULL STORY >

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Kickstarter unveils Android app to crowdfund straight from your smartphone

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 22 January 2016

Kickstarter wants to make the discovery of worthwhile crowdfunding projects that much easier. As such, they have debuted an Android app with an activity feed. FULL STORY >

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Kickstarter breaks down how crowdfunded games fared in 2015

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 15 January 2016

Crowdfunding platform of choice, Kickstarter, has detailed all the tabletop and video games that garnered pledges in 2015, with a 30.3% success rate for projects being achieved. FULL STORY >

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Kickstarter to investigate $3.5 million loss in backer funding for Zano drone

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 11 December 2015

Perhaps one of Kickstarter's most promising projects, the Zano drone's campaign failed late last year taking with it $3.5 million in crowdfunded money. Now the loss is being investigated. FULL STORY >

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University funded report says 65% of Kickstarter campaigns deliver

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 8 December 2015

Surveying almost 500 000 Kickstarter backers, the University of Pennsylvania study confirms that an estimated 65% of campaigns delivering rewards to contributors. FULL STORY >

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Sony's First Flight begins crowdfunding Wena smartwatch

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 31 August 2015

The newest device to land on Sony's First Flight crowdfunding platform, the Wena smartwatch has discerning users in mind. FULL STORY >

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Scientists using crowdfunding to secure black rhino DNA

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 13 July 2015

The black rhino is endangered species, and scientists are struggling to cope with their dwindling numbers. To that end, they are using crowdfunding to sequence its genome. FULL STORY >

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Kickstarter hits $1 billion in crowdfunded projects

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 4 March 2014

The crowdfunding platform announced that it has officially passed the $1 billion mark in pledges, coming from 5.7 million backers worldwide. This landmark comes a little less than five years since the organisation’s launch in 2009. FULL STORY >

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