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A Clever Lamp That Requires No Batteries, Outlets Or Sun

About a billion people live without electricity, and they often turn to kerosene lamps: ultra dangerous, carcinogen-spouting, open flames that could turn homes into tinderboxes. So a new Indiegogo campaign’s out to provide safe, reusable lights that need zero outside energy sources.


YotaPhone 2, The Dual Screen E-Ink Wonder, Is Blowing Up On IndieGoGo

The general consensus about YotaPhone, the wacky Russian smartphone with a dual LED and E-Ink screen, was simple: I’m not sure how useful it is, but I want to try that. Now the company is funding a North American run for the phone on IndieGoGo, and damn, people sure are excited about it.


This Plush Giraffe Will Rock Your Kids To Sleep For You

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A stuffed animal can be an easy way to entertain or comfort an infant, but this plush giraffe called the Bounceroo goes above and beyond the call of duty by automatically rocking a bouncer, car seat, or crib while you attend to other things.


We Want To Hear About The Worst Crowdfunding Scams And Failures 

Crowdfunding is a great way to raise money. It’s also a great way to hardcore scam people, and we’re looking for the worst swindles, hoodwinks and old-fashioned ponzi schemes populating the teeming and poorly-regulated underbelly of the money-grubbing dream industry that you’ve seen. O Come All Ye Crowdfunding Horror Stories!


PopSlate Lightning Review: An iPhone Case With An E-Ink Screen

What does the back of your phone look like? Is it covered by a case? Either way, I’m willing to bet it looks the same every day. What if you could personalise it with the push of a button, wirelessly beaming your favourite photos to an e-ink screen that lives in a special iPhone 6 case? Say hello to the PopSlate.


One Of Indiegogo's Biggest Successes Is Being Sued For Fraud 

The supposedly innovative, affordable Sondors e-bike slayed its crowdfunding goal earlier this month, raising over $US5 million to become the second-most successful Indiegogo campaign of all time. Now its creator is being sued for fraud by the company that ran his crowdfunding gambit.


Clever Backpack Stroller Is Always At The Ready, Never In The Way

Unless you’ve opted for an antique carriage dating back to the 1920s, most modern strollers are able to collapse small enough to squeeze into a car’s trunk. But the lightweight OmniO Rider actually folds small enough to be worn as a comfortable backpack, giving you an emergency means to transport a tired toddler without having to carry them.


This Wristband's Tactile Vibrations Let Musicians Silently Keep The Beat

During a performance a band is completely reliant on its drummer for setting the rhythm, but what about during rehearsal when a musician is practicing alone? Or when a musical group doesn’t have a drummer? That’s where this new wearable comes in. It doesn’t tell time, it doesn’t have notifications, and it can’t run apps. All it does is precisely keep the beat using strong but silent vibrations.


Pebble Time Shows Us Just How Much Crowdfunding Has Changed

On Friday night at 10 p.m. ET, the Pebble Time ended its month-long crowdfunding campaign with over $US20 million in pledges, making it the most funded Kickstarter in Kickstarter history by roughly 7 million dollars.


A Case With A Pop-Up Crank Keeps Your Smartphone Charged Forever

Hand crank-powered torches and radios for weather emergencies are nothing new, but what about when your smartphone dies in the middle of the day? That’s just as dire an emergency, and it’s inspired the creation of this smartphone case with a built-in charger and pop-up crank that can, at least in theory, keep your phone powered for as long as you’re alive to use it.