Indiegogo cancels Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega+ handheld console campaign

After raising more than £500 thousand in a crowdfunding campaign last year, the developers of the Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega+ promised to ship their retro PC-in-a-modern-handheld to backers in October. That didn’t happen. And after a repeated series of delays and promises left unkept, the BBC reports that Indiegogo has “halted” the campaign. Effectively that means […]

Motorola and Indiegogo want your Moto Mod ideas (Moto Z smartphone modules)

Motorola’s Moto Z can be used as a standalone smartphone, but what makes the phone unusual is its support for Moto Mods, which are modules you can slap on the back of the phone to add functionality. Right now Motorola offers 5 different Moto Mods, including a speaker, a projector, a camera with a zoom-lens, […]

The iBackpack has it all, but is it worth $200? [crowdfunding]

A new connected wearable has recently appeared in the crowdfunding market. It’s called the iBackpack and it pretty much has everything. Built into the design is an external battery pack, four USB charging ports, a microUSB cord, a Bluetooth speaker, a GPS tracker with an anti-theft alarm, and a Wi-Fi hotspot. In an age where […]

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, […]

Fonkraft’s fishy modular smartphone campaign pulled from Indiegogo

A few days ago a company called Fonkraft unveiled a new design for a modular smartphone platform and launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise $50,000 to turn the concept into reality. That struck me as a surprisingly small amount of money for such an ambitious project… and apparently I wasn’t the only one who was […]

Fonkraft wants to build a modular smartphone too (crowdfunding… and probably too good to be true) Update: it probably was

Google’s Project Ara may be the highest-profile attempt to build a modular smartphone and an ecosystem of modules and software that will let you swap out displays, batteries, processors, and just about everything else. But Google isn’t the only company working on modular designs for mobile devices. Click ARM and PuzzlePhone have their own ideas, and Chinese phone […]

Coolbox is a smart toolbox for tech friendly manual labor (Crowdfunding)

We’ve got smart phones, smart watches, smart cars, and even smart homes. Why not add a smart toolbox to the mix? Coolbox is described as a toolbox for the 21st century. More than just a basic carrying case for your screwdrivers, hammers, and mystery tools, this box will be outfitted with such tech features as […]

TouchPico: Pocket-sized device projects Android onto any wall (crowdfunding)

Looking for a portable projector that lets you stream videos, PowerPoint presentations, or other content onto a wall… without connecting to a computer? TouchPico is a tiny projector that runs Google Android, allowing you to project just about anything that you’d see on your phone onto a screen or wall. It can beam an 80 inch […]