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5 More Crowdfunded Projects That Defy All Logic And Reason

Online panhandling is out of control. With Kickstarter and Indiegogo’s tendencies to wash their hands of the garbage on their sites, scams and impossible projects are in a golden age. While fantastically impossible bullshit abounds, these are but a few of the most egregious.


Jolla Will Ship Its 7-Inch, Crowdfunded, Open Source Tablet To Australia

You can be forgiven for not having heard of the Jolla tablet. It’s being touted by the company of the same name as the “world’s first” crowdfunded tablet (sigh). Why does it matter now? Well, the company just decided via public vote that it’s going to be launching in Australia once it gets built.


This Box Lets You Split Your TV Screen In Case You Are Totally Insane

Anyone living in a house with more people than TVs has run into the problem at least once (or if you grew up in my family, pretty much every night): People want to watch different shows at the same time. A startup called ScreenzTV is trying to fix family fighting by offering a box that lets you split your TV into multiple screens all playing something different at the same time.


Remember That Movie About Nazis On The Moon? There's Another One

When it came out in 2012, Iron Sky was a cult hit. It didn’t have the most cerebral plot ever devised, but it was good honest fun — Nazis on the moon, people. Over 10 per cent of the movie’s funding came from online crowd-funding, and it may surprise you to know that part of it was filmed in Queensland. Now, there’s a sequel. Here’s the trailer!


7 Spectacular Crowdfunding Fails

Some crowdfunded projects are awesome, and bring great but simple ideas to life. Others, not so much. But whether they’re grounded, or impossibly optimistic, all crowd-funding projects have a chance to fail, spectacularly.


Inside The Booming Business Of Kickstarter Coaches

Here’s a staggering statistic: Kickstarter backers pledge roughly $US1.5 million every day. Crowdfunding is a big business, despite its image as a folksy, grassroots-style approach to money. It’s so big, in fact, that it’s spawning a cottage industry of professionals who can help you cash in on your idea. For a fee.


Get Your Name On Bricks Destined For The Nikola Tesla Museum

So, you could hack your initials into a tree with a knife, or sign a chunk of setting concrete. Neither of these however compare to having your name engraved on a brick destined to be part of the Nikola Telsa museum in New York. That sounds rather cool, right? Well, here’s your chance to make it happen… if you have some cash to spare.


Flexy, Wrist-Worn Concept Phone: A Real Life Buzz Lightyear Communicator

Indiegogo concepts are always a bit out there, and this one’s no exception: Portal, a six-inch Android-powered smartphone that’s impressively capable, waterproof and flexible enough to wear on your wrist like Buzz Lightyear’s communicator. Forget smartwatches, this baby’s a goddamned gauntlet.


WEDG: An Alternative To Cloud Computing That Will Keep Your Privates Safe

After the recent spate of celeb nude leaks and the years-long Snowden saga, privacy is becoming an ever-hotter topic in the tech realm. That’s where WEDG, a personal cloud that aims to keep your data safe — and out of the reach of the government — comes in.


This IFTTT-Enabled Panic Button Will Start Anything But A Nuclear War

Have you ever thought that everyday activities, like, say, summoning your family for dinner, need a little more drama? Bttn, a giant, shouty, Wi-Fi-enabled button, is thinking yes.


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