Kickstarter is both a blessing and a curse – for every amazing innovation we get, we get a few stupidly pointless gadgets just like these five pieces of tat.Read More
There’s no denying that in general, Kickstarter, Indiegogo and platforms like them have made a big impact on the way that entrepreneurs realise their ideas, and enabled some fantastic products to be mass-produced.
Unfortunately, (and sometimes hilariously) the open nature of crowd-funding means that anyone can create a campaign for any idea whatsoever. One of the worst, in my view, was Solar Roadways, which became especially concerning because its Indiegogo campaign was actually successful – in fact, it is Indiegogo’s most backed campaign ever, raising 2.2 million dollars.Read More
A second display for your laptop or phone is an amazingly useful addition but is pretty much a stationary gadget - except for the most dedicated of you who would lug around a display in their backpacks (and power to you).Read More
Robots walked among us in 1928. Well, one of them, anyway. Eric, created by British roboticists almost 90 years ago, wowed audiences the world over before his mysterious disappearance some time later. Now, curator Ben Russell is on a mission to rebuild Eric and restore a fascinating piece of cultural history. But he needs your help on Kickstarter to do it.Read More
Bento Lab is a portable DNA laboratory designed for anyone and everyone. It aims to bring molecular biology to the masses without the need for a full lab, or huge cash investment. Founded by Bethan Wolfenden and Philipp Boeing, Bento Lab is currently seeking funding on Kickstarter.Read More
Following the success of the Kickstarter campaign to fund 'Borders of the Imagination,' Jason England will be speaking to the creators, Reuben Meltzer and Ben Friedman, live!Read More
The smart home has always been an expensive prospect, especially when it comes to home theatre systems. Beam could be the Android-powered projector to change your mind, that fits into any standard light bulb socket. And after raising the full $287,000 (£186,393) in just three days, the excitement is clear.Read More
In what appears to be another low budget sci-fi/thriller, 12 students from the University of the West of England are making The World of The Willows, a film that could be lumped into the same amateur bracket of many student short films. This, however, could not be further from the truth.Read More
Chances are you've already heard the news surrounding North Korean hackers taking down Sony and forcing them to axe the release of The Interview. What would happen if Kim Jong Un took matters into his own hands and turned Rambo on the world? With that in mind, allow me to introduce Glorious Leader!Read More
Magnetic levitation is fascinating to see and a team from Oxford are bringing this experience to us all with their Kickstarter project called 'Halitron.'Read More
'The Reverie' has been receiving a great amount of attention over the past 3 days on Kickstarter, moving along nicely towards its funding goal and being selected as a "Staff Pick." This short film set in the wake of an unnamed catastrophe has shown our appetite for independent projects from talented people, refusing to let the film industry fall into the ironically dystopian plains of big budget cinema pleasers.Read More
Ever looked at the household objects around you and thought to yourself "what would that sound like as a musical instrument?" Not really a question you think about, but one that definitely came up in my younger music nerd days! 'Mogees' looks to answer that question with a rather innovative piece of kit.Read More
The classic View-Master is dragged into the 21st century with 'The True-View.' The 3D smartphone fad died a couple years ago, so what if you want the best of both worlds? That is where this pretty beautifully designed device comes in, allowing you to take 3D photos and videos on your 2D phone.Read More
We've seen many efforts in bringing the world closer to space, all from a plethora of multi-billion pound companies. But imagine a mission to the stars ran by four guys in a garage and, possibly, you. Introducing WREN: the first satellite you can fly.Read More
Take the unique blend of Castlevania, Strider, Dishonored and Mark of the Ninja, and you get an ambitious side-scroller by the name of Super Techno Ninja. Taking the best of classic action games and combining it with modern gameplay mechanics, London-based independent game developer Darryl has introduced something new to what has become a rather tired genre.
Following the recent Kickstarter success of 'He Took His Skin Off For Me,' we asked the short film's creator Ben Aston about the project (pictured left).
For the past few centuries, the piano has been commonplace in music. During this same period of time, the instrument hasn't really evolved either. Well that is until now, as the 'Touch Keys' DIY sensor kit brings touch sensitivity to the surface of piano keys, similar to the screen of a smartphone or tablet.
What would you get if the creative minds behind the likes of Gears of War, Unreal Tournament, Twisted Metal, Return to Castle Wolfenstein and Interstate '76 made a game? Newly formed Pixelbionic has the answer: presenting MotorGun, the studio's inaugural car combat title.
UK filmmakers Sneaky Zebra have unveiled their new project: a short film focused on the character of Luke Cage (otherwise known as Power Man) and how he breaks out of his unjust imprisonment, bringing unwanted attention to himself in the process from certain high-up interested parties.
Kevin Smith has changed his mind about using Kickstarter to fund Clerks III, saying that doing so would be unfair to struggling film makers.
Unlike Zach Braff, Smith has decided to use the capital and influence he already has rather than use funding from the public.