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Slidenjoy wants to add a screen or two to your laptop (crowdfunding)

Want the portability of a laptop, but the versatility of a multi-monitor setup? You could buy a portable display and lug it around. Or you could back Slidenjoy’s Kickstarter campaign for a system that makes it simple to add an extra screen or two to your laptop. Slidenjoy clips onto the back of your laptop display […]

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Sony launches its own crowdfunding platform (for internal projects)

The world probably needs another crowdfunding website about as much as it needs an meteor in the head. But that’s not stopping Sony from launching one. There’s one key difference between Sony’s First Flight program and other crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter, Indiegogo, and GoFundMe though: First Flight is designed to showcase ideas from Sony employees. You […]

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Purism Librem 13 laptop runs free and open software (crowdfunding)

Purism launched a crowdfunding campaign to build a premium laptop designed to run free/libre and open source software last year, and the result was the Purism Librem 15. But some folks wanted a more portable option… and so Purism is back with a campaign to build a 13.3 inch, 3 pound laptop called the Purism […]

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FTC wants to protect you from Kickstarter fraud

There’s always some risk involved in backing a crowdfunding project on Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or another platform that lets folks with an idea seek crowdsourced funding to turn it into reality. Some folks bite off more than they can chew and never manage to build the products they’d hoped to create. Others over-promise and under-deliver. And some […]

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Moky IR sensing touchpad keyboard lets you scroll and zoom on top of the keys (crowdfunding)

Touchless computer controllers may be the next big thing in technology. Google’s Project Soli reveal last week is evidence of the possibilities that lay ahead. However, Google isn’t alone in its quest for more gesture-based technology. Moky is a Bluetooth-enabled keyboard with an infrared sensor that allows the user to perform trackpad-style gestures above the keys, […]

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Yotaphone 2 dual-screen phone coming to America in August (crowdfunding)

Yota is bringing its dual-screen smartphone with E Ink and color displays to America. The Yotaphone 2 made its debut at CES in January and it’s already available in select markets around the globe. Now Yota is running an Indiegogo campaign to bring the phone to the US and other regions. If you make a […]

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Modulo: Create electronics/robotics projects without circuit wiring [crowdfunding]

Want to build a smart sprinkler system that can water the lawn with varying amounts of water depending on the weather forecast? How about a fish feeder that can be activated remotely using an app? Or a tea-brewing robot that removes the bag when the tea is ready. There’s a new modular electronics kit that can […]