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Pebble, one of the best-known smartwatch brands, is dead. Rumours about the company's demise have been swirling since The Information reported a potential Fitbit buyout last week. Today in a post on Kickstarter, Pebble confirmed that Fitbit was acquiring "key Pebble assets" and that Pebble would "no longer be operating as in independent company".
Video To create those amazing bullet-time shots in The Matrix, the filmmakers used a bunch of cameras to simultaneously capture the action from all angles. But Google Engineer Ben Krasnow found an easier and cheaper way to do this by simply spinning a high-speed camera capable of shooting at speeds of up to 21,500 frames per second.
Way back in 2014, Rachel Ciavarella created an unusual plush toy called Morris that could be turned inside out, revealing the fish's inner biology. The stuffed animal was actually just an experiment in textures and materials, but so many people reached out wanting to buy one that Rachel is finally making the toy available for sale in limited numbers.
The only comic-book artist who's ever been found guilty of obscenity can return to Florida without being immediately taken into custody. The Kickstarter for an upcoming documentary about his trial has raised enough to not only fund the film, but also to clear Mike Diana's outstanding warrant for his arrest.
GoPro's new Karma drone looks like a wonderful addition to any professional videographer's toolkit, but at $1195.95, it's not for everybody. If you don't quite have the budget for the Karma, this €49 ($72) foam GoPro accessory is a cheaper way to capture some decent aerial footage.
For every genuinely clever device that manages to succeed on Kickstarter, there are 1000 other ridiculous crowdfunding campaigns that thankfully don't succeed. There's a chance you might roll your eyes at the Nail Capsule, unless you're not a monster and hate the thought of fingernail clippings flying all over the place.
Sunglasses, swimsuits, singlet tops and sandals are the usual accessories you think of when you're getting ready for summer. But with climate change pushing summer temps higher and higher ever year, it's probably not a bad idea to add the Zero Breeze portable battery-powered air conditioner to that list.
The only downside to finding a really good book to read is that it will be over before you want it to be. But that won't be the case with puzzle designer Brady Whitney's Codex Silenda. Even though the wooden book only has five pages, you'll need to solve a complex mechanical puzzle on each one before you can turn to the next.
Everybody knows the "This is Fine" dog. It's the meme of our generation. Because this is fine. It really is. Well, now you can buy a real life version of your favourite internet-famous cartoon dog. The creator of the comic has started a Kickstarter campaign to sell 33cm plush dolls of the firey pooch.
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.