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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.


This Lighter Works Like A Taser To Start Fires Without A Flame

If you need more than 10 fingers to count the number of times you’ve burned yourself while trying to light a candle at the bottom of a tall glass container, the Illume ArcLighter will probably seem like the greatest invention since the wheel. Instead of a flame, it produces a glowing electric arc that can light everything from candles, to gas burners, to even kindling.


A Combo 3D Printer, CNC Machine And Laser Etcher Makes A Lot Of Sense

3D printers are powerful but limited tools; you can make anything you want, but only out of a specific kind of plastic. But combine that with a CNC machine that shapes metal, and a laser etcher for fine detail, and you have an all-in-one workshop that doesn’t require you getting your hands dirty.


This Customisable Modular Keyboard Is Anything You Want It To Be

There are a lot of alternative keyboard options out there, but sometimes you need something really specific. Building your own is pretty tough. Students from Tokyo University are about to make it easier.


This Kickstarter Is Clearly Just A Marketing Scam From The '90s

Yesterday we learned that Kickstarter is trying to hire someone to make sure scammy crap doesn’t slip onto the crowdfunding page. Not a moment too soon: One of the grandpappies of all pseudo-science marketing scams recently raised over $US210,000 and has the stamp of approval as a “Staff Pick” for peddling a revamped version of an infamous “laundry ball” scheme that’s been around for decades.


That Magical Spill-Proof Cup Holder Now Works In Any Vehicle

Remember that revolutionary car cup holder from a while ago that let you drive like a maniac with no risk of ever spilling your drink? You can finally pre-order a version that’s designed to work with almost every vehicle on earth, as long as it already has cup holders installed.


These Are Pebble's Secret Weapons In The Smartwatch War

Did you think the new Pebble Time’s colour screen and new UI paradigm made for an exciting smartwatch? Well, you ain’t seen nothing yet. The company’s been hiding two major announcements that could make Pebble Time the smartwatch to beat this year.


I Never Realised I Needed A Bluetooth Wallet Until Now

When a new Kickstarter launches for an everyday item with (Bluetooth/NFC/WiFi/solar panels/CNC’d aluminium unibody — delete as appropriate) capabilities on board, I’m normally first in the line of jeering sceptics. But a wallet with built-in Bluetooth actually makes a lot of sense. Sign me up, please.


This Umbrella's Built-In Bluetooth Reminds You Not To Forget It

There’s a never-ending debate when it comes to buying umbrellas: Do you spend a lot of money on an expensive one you’ll probably end up losing, or do you buy a cheap model that will most certainly break in a light breeze? Davek wants you to go the former route, and is now upgrading its umbrellas with Bluetooth in the hopes that you’ll never forget it again.


The New Pebble Smartwatch Has Already Smashed Its Kickstarter Goal

It was just announced this morning, but already the new Pebble Time has smashed its funding goal on Kickstarter to the tune of a few million dollars, and it’s still climbing.