Tag Archives: crowdfunding

  • SupPorter: Kickstarter for Nonprofits and Political Campaigns

    SupPorter: Kickstarter for Nonprofits and Political Campaigns

    ‘Sup Porter is the name of a hip hop themed 1930s screwball comedy throwback script I’m working on, but it appears that I’m going to have to find a new title, because a crowdfunding platform like Kickstarter for political campaigns and nonprofit organizations called SupPorter has launched. According to one of the site’s founders, part of the appeal of […]

  • Flopstarter: Crowdfunding for Extremely Bad Ideas

    Flopstarter: Crowdfunding for Extremely Bad Ideas

    Good ideas are sometimes said to be in the air, just waiting for some lucky brain to catch them and, hopefully, execute them in some way. Crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter have made it a lot easier for those ideas to be funded, but what about bad ideas? For them, there’s Flopstarter. Flopstarter is an evidently real […]

  • Vinylize.it Lets You Turn Soundcloud Files Into Vinyl Records

    Vinylize.it Lets You Turn Soundcloud Files Into Vinyl Records

    One of the most important sites on the internet for lovers of independent music is SoundCloud, where artists can upload their work online and get it heard whether they have an audience of millions or dozens. Vinylize.it is a new service that lets both artists and fans get their favorite SoundCloud tracks in a format […]

  • ShiftWear: Customizable E-Paper Sneakers

    ShiftWear: Customizable E-Paper Sneakers

    If you think sneaker designs are outrageous now, just wait until e-paper becomes applicable, and sneaker designers will no longer be limited to splashes of color and sculpted forms.  Rather, sneakers will be able to change appearances at an instant, and even animations will be possible. That’s the concept behind ShiftWear, a new sneaker brand […]

  • Wood Kubb: A Computer in a Small Wooden Block

    Wood Kubb: A Computer in a Small Wooden Block

    The general design approach to computers is all about sleek curves, plastic, and metal, but designer Jean-Christophe Agobert has shown that there is another way with his latest project now raising funds on Kickstarter. It’s the Wood Kubb, a computer with all of its works inside a small block of wood. The Wood Kubb will […]

  • ‘Sexploration': Pornhub Now Crowdfunding Space Porn (Video)

    ‘Sexploration': Pornhub Now Crowdfunding Space Porn (Video)

    Every middle schooler in the world has wondered to themselves at one time or another, “do astronauts have sex in space?” NASA explicitly forbids such activity, so the astronauts aren’t telling – but Pornhub wants to make such idle curiosity a thing of the past with their Sexploration program – the “”first ever professionally recorded […]

  • FOVE: First Eye-Tracking Virtual Reality Display (Video)

    FOVE: First Eye-Tracking Virtual Reality Display (Video)

    The traditional model for virtual reality involves the user’s turning his or her head to explore their new virtual surroundings. But now there’s a new way, that more closely replicates the actual experience of looking around in real life by way of real-time eyeball tracking. It’s FOVE, billed as the first such VR set in […]

  • XM42: World’s First Commercially Available Handheld Flamethrower

    XM42: World’s First Commercially Available Handheld Flamethrower

    The late, great comedian George Carlin used to do a bit about flamethrowers, and part of it was that “we don’t have flamethrowers, the Army has them.” I just wish George had lived to see this day, when an affordable personal flamethrower has become available to the general public. It’s the XM42 personal flamethrower. The XM42 fits in […]