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This Nintendo Switch Painting App Includes a Pressure-Sensing Stylus Powered by Sound Waves

A popular painting app for the Nintendo DS and 3DS that relied on each handheld’s stylus is finally coming to the Switch. But instead of forcing users to paint with their fingers, Colors Live will include a stylus that cleverly uses the Switch’s headphone jack for pressure sensitivity and a better painting experience. Read More >>

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The PumPiX Asks: What if Spider-Man’s Web Slingers Shot Hand Sanitiser Instead?

As impressive as Spider-Man’s abilities are, there’s not much that a superhero who shoots webs from his wrists can do to combat covid-19. But what if you upgraded Spidey’s web-slingers with virus-killing hand sanitiser instead? That’s the idea behind the wrist-worn PumPiX blaster. Read More >>

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Kickstarter Prepares to Shed ‘Up to 45 Per Cent’ Of Staff

Kickstarter has been transparent that, as a result of the pandemic, the number of fundraising projects on the platform is nowhere near normal. Today, the company confirmed to Gizmodo that shrinking revenues have forced it to drastically reduce staff. Read More >>

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This Self-Winding Charging Cable Is an Even Better Fidget Toy

In a time when frivolous mental distractions are an especially important part of everyday life, a simple idea for an upgraded charging cable that can wind and organise itself could become the most entertaining gadget on your desk. Read More >>

design
This Building Block Waffle Maker is Like Eating Lego for Breakfast

Beating Lego to the punch, a clever inventor wants to turn breakfast into not only the most important meal of the day, but the most entertaining one as well with a waffle maker that makes fluffy, edible interlocking blocks for building syrup-soaked structures. Read More >>

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Kickstarter Has Successfully Unionised

In a historic vote, crowdfunding platform Kickstarter has become the first major tech company to successfully form a union, with a narrow vote of 46 workers in favour and 37 against. Read More >>

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How to Avoid Backing Bad Crowdfunding Projects

Kickstarter and Indiegogo are home to some of the most innovative tech ideas around, and there’s plenty of choices if you’re looking to invest in something cool, useful, or cutting-edge. Just before you part with your hard-earned cash, though, we’ve got some warning signs and red flags to help you tell the difference between a viable proposition and something that’s likely to crash and burn. Read More >>

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Kickstarter Campaign for a Phone That’s Just a Phone Has Smashed its £80k Goal in Just One Day

In the kingdom of smartphones, the dumb phone is king apparently, given the rate at which the Kickstarter for the Mudita Pure minimalistic phone has been funded. Read More >>

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Kickstarter Releases New Rules and Guidelines to Help Protect Backers

After launching a little over a decade ago, it didn’t take long for Kickstarter to become more than a place for amateur inventors to sell their ideas to the public. It soon became fraught with failures, scams, and over-promises of countless products’ capabilities and worth. To help improve the reputation of the site, Kickstarter has released a list of new guidelines, recommendations, and enforced rules when it comes to promoting a crowdfunded item. Read More >>

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The Pet Rock of the Future Is a £60 Wireless Meditation Pebble

Do you ever feel like you need to collapse? Overwhelmed with the pace of life, work and social obligations, and the flurry of apocalyptic news notifications. Do you ever slump over and stare at all the rectangles boxes around that drain you of energy and happiness, but are always low on power, slowly dying, and creeping towards obsolescence, just like you? Read More >>

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We Need to Talk About this Robo-Dog Companion That Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Helped Design

A company called Tombot thinks it’s come up with a way to improve the quality of life for seniors facing challenges when it comes to being social: a robotic companion dog that behaves and responds like a real pup, but without all the responsibilities of maintaining a living, breathing animal. The company even enlisted the talented folks at the Jim Henson’s Creature Shop to help make the robo-dog look as lifelike as possible. It’s a noble effort, but it also raises lots of questions. Read More >>

movies
Someone Has Already Edited That Rat Out of The Departed

Just a day after its launch, a Kickstarter to painstakingly edit the infamous rat out of a 35mm cut of Martin Scorsese’s 2006 Oscar-winning crime drama The Departed exceeded its crowdfunding goal of $4,000 (£3,049). But if you’d like to see what this might look like prior to the debut of the 35mm revision, Twitter has delivered. Read More >>

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This Stick-On Robotic Arm Promises to Put the Damn Toilet Seat Down For You

I’m just going to come right out and say it: urinating while standing is a terrible idea. It creates a host of messes including splash back and disgusting drips, and inevitably the toilet seat gets left up, leading to someone accidentally plummeting into the porcelain abyss. But until we can all agree to just sit down, the SmartNūdge promises to solve at least one of those issues. Read More >>

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Someone’s Invented a Handbag for Women Scared of Their Phones

Worried about radiation, but can't stop scrolling on Instagram? There's a bag for that. Read More >>

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This Tiny Speaker Promises Better Sound When You Attach an Empty Bottle

The solution to few of life’s problems can be found at the bottom of a bottle, except, maybe, the poor sound quality from tiny wireless speakers. The creators of the portable Sodapop speaker promise that by simply attaching an empty plastic bottle, you can increase its loudness and bass by almost 10 decibels. Read More >>