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This Tech Kickstarter Has Completely Transparent Finances

Woodenshark is the company behind the successful Lightpack Kickstarter campaign from 2013, and has a second already-popular project in the Lightpack 2. With nearly half a million dollars already banked for its latest venture, the stakes are just as high — and the company is taking a radically transparent approach to telling its backers how their money is being spent.


This Retractable Backpack Brings Your Camera To You

A backpack is a great way to carry a bunch of stuff while keeping your arms free. That’s why they can be a great photography accessory. The fact that it’s always out of reach on your back is annoying, though. This is surely why Wolffepack has created a photography-focused pack that you can access without having to remove it.


Those Unlicensed Christian Nintendo Games Are Back... On Kickstarter

Inside the NES was a specially-designed chip, and games licensed through Nintendo contained the appropriate key to keep hack publishers from making low-quality games for the console. Wisdom Tree were one of the first companies to circumvent this security measure, and they used their unprecedented edge for one purpose: to create janky Bible-themed games. Now it’s decades later and Wisdom Tree still exists, and they’re raising money for a new console.


Luggage Made From Recycled Aeroplane Seats Might Just Be Indestructible

When you think of the daily abuse that aeroplane seats have to endure, it’s a minor miracle they aren’t torn to shreds after just a week of air travel. The fabrics used for the upholstery must be just short of indestructible, so it makes sense to eventually recycle those materials into bags and packs that can easily survive your daily commute.


Meet Yono, The In-Ear Fertility Wearable

A new wearable is on the market which aims to help women understand their ovulation cycles and predict their fertility window, by tracking your Basal Body Temperature (BBT) continuously, then transferring the data to your smartphone apps .


MST3K Ditches DIY Moon Logo For Streamlined 3D Printed Version

MST3K has unveiled what will likely be the look for its new moon. Show creator Joel Hodgson revealed the logo on Kickstarter, as part of the series’ ongoing outreach to supporters who spent $US5.7 million ($7.5 million) making the show a reality.


Giz Gadgets: Sometimes Good Things Come Of Kickstarter Too

Each new week brings with it an abundance of new gadgets — whether devised by tech giants like Google and Samsung or pushed by hopeful entrepreneurs to Kickstarter, they run the gamut from useful to niche to tech that nobody really needs. This week we’re looking at some great projects that have come out of Kickstarter and other small developers.


A Dedicated Wearable For Winter Sports Is Actually Clever

The verdict is still out on whether smartwatches are a legitimately useful thing to strap to your wrist. But setting Apple Watch dweebiness aside, a very limited, completely dedicated wrist-puter for winter sports could make real sense.


Melbourne Headphone Inventors Just Broke The Australian Kickstarter Record

Melbourne startup Nura has officially broken a record to become the most funded Australian Kickstarter campaign ever, reaching a current total of $1.2 million in pledges, with 12 days to go, for its world-first invention — headphones that learn and adapt to your unique hearing.


We Might Finally Solve The 'Alien Megastructure' Mystery

Good news alien hunters! A Kickstarter to fund a year-long investigation into KIC 8462852 — the star voted most likely to harbour an advanced alien civilisation — just got funded. Alien megastructure or not, we may finally get to the bottom of this bewildering, flickering star.


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