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Petcube Scoops Up $2.6 Million So You Can Entertain Your Pet From Anywhere

IMG_3627 Petcube, which is part of Y Combinator’s Winter 2016 class, is a young startup that wants to bring together pet care and the connected home to improve the lives of our pets. To do this, the company has raised $2.6 million for their first product, the Petcube Camera. Read More

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Anna Escher

February 3rd

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Kickstarter Needs Better Ways To Sanity-Check Complex Hardware Projects, Says Zano Review

kickstarter_blog At the back end of last year, it emerged that crowdfunding platform Kickstarter had commissioned a freelance journalist to report on the collapse of a high profile U.K.-based drone project that was also the highest funded European project on its platform. The Zano review has now been published… Read More

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Natasha Lomas

January 21st

Gadgets

A Pop-Out Wall Plug That Instantly Doubles Your Available Outlets

The number of devices in your home demanding access to power increases every year, but odds are the number of outlets available hasn’t changed since you moved in. The solution isn’t major electrical renovations, though, it’s this clever replacement wall plug that pops out to reveal two more outlets.

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Andrew Liszewski

January 20th

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It’s Hard to Cheat This Pressure-Sensitive Carpet Alarm Clock

It takes a stronger person than me to actually get out of bed when the alarm goes off—after all, that snooze button is so conveniently located. But if the alarm didn’t stop until I was out of bed, there’s a chance I could actually eat breakfast one of these days.

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Chris Mills

January 11th

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Smart Toy Maker Elemental Path Starts Accepting Pre-Orders For IBM Watson-Powered Dinos

NEW CogniToys_01 Elemental Path is now accepting pre-orders for its smart toy products. The smart toy maker made its debut on Kickstarter this year with a line of what it calls CogniToys, or toys that learn and grow with the child that plays with them. These toys, including a 3D printed dinosaur, are powered by IBM’s Watson supercomputer to help each toy listen to and engage with its child owner and… Read More

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Sarah Buhr

January 7th

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The 9 Most Disgraceful Crowdfunding Failures of 2015 

Donating to a crowdfunding campaign is risky. You hand money to internet strangers who give you nothing but a promise in return. Sometimes it pays off and you get an Oculus Rift. Other times, you get a colossal dud , or worse, a complete scam .

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Kate Knibbs

December 23rd

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From Half-Baked To Overcooked — The “Revolutionary” Evolution Of Crowdfunding

14676804079_cd5ca6e079_k The ratio of overcooked concepts to ideas that might genuinely be called ‘revolutionary’ has long been skewed on crowdfunding platforms, but when a “founder” is pitching a “revolutionary” sponge holder with a straight face a line has surely been crossed. Read More

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Natasha Lomas

December 19th

Gadgets

Can You Really Hate a Selfie Stick That Cleverly Transforms Into a Smartphone Case?

It’s easy to hate selfie sticks; they’re the seedy underbelly of the camera-equipped smartphones we carry around. But it’s really hard to hate on the brilliantly-engineered Stikbox that hides a telescoping 28-inch long selfie stick on the back of your mobile device.

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Andrew Liszewski

December 17th

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Kickstarter Hires Journalist To Probe Collapse Of Zano Drone Project

zano-probe Here’s an intriguing move: crowdfunding platform Kickstarter has commissioned a freelance journalist to investigate — and ultimately (it hopes) explain — the collapse of a high profile drone project which was also the most funded European project to date. Read More

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Natasha Lomas

December 11th

Gadgets

Kickstarter Will Investigate the $3.5 Million Drone Failure

Kickstarter Will Investigate the $3.5 Million Drone Failure

The Zano drone Kickstarter campaign folded back in November , taking $3.5 million in pledges and a decent share of Kickstarter’s reputation with it. To try and clear the air, Kickstarter has hired freelance journalist Mark Harris to do some digging.

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Chris Mills

December 11th

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