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Nubia’s Red Magic gaming phone hits Indiegogo for $399 (not shipping to North America… yet)

As promised, Nubia is taking pre-orders for its Red Magic gaming smartphone through crowdfunding site Indiegogo. Early adopters can reserve one for $399, and the phone is scheduled to start shipping in May. The company says it’ll ship phones to Europe, the UK, Australia, Brazil, Russia, India, and a number of other countries in Asia […]

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Indiegogo clamps down on shady crowdfunding campaigns (a little bit)

Indiegogo has long had a reputation as the tech-related crowdfunding campaign for projects that may not have been suitable for Kickstarter… often because they don’t have the working prototypes required by Kickstarter. But now Indiegogo is taking steps to ensure that backers of crowdfunding campaigns on its platform are better informed about the current status […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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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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 […]