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Hush Blows Their $100K Kickstarter Goal Out of the Water

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There’s still 33 days to go on Hush’s Kickstarter campaign, but they’ve already hit their $100,000 funding goal; in fact, they’ve hit $137,416. What makes their Kickstarter so enticing to people is the fact that Hush has figured out how to tune out your loud neighbors, snoring roommates, and noisy streets. Hush introduced us to… Read more »


Actually Fashionable Wearable Tech: Cuff Wins Decoded Fashion NYC Startup Competition

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Today and yesterday, Decoded Fashion held its New York Summit in NYC’s Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood, inviting leading startups and individuals from the worlds of fashion and technology to share their thoughts on such things as how fashion houses and retail chains are utilizing nascent technologies, as well as highlighting the work from rising startups that bringing the… Read more »



Griptipz Raises 85% of Kickstarter Goal in 24 Hours With Protection for Hand-Held Devices

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If you have dropped one of your devices before, or have been known to be a little bit clumsy, this product is for you. Colorado-based startup Griptipz offers users of tablets, e-readers and large format phones a new, natural way to secure devices in their hands. Griptipz are soft, self-adhesive, ergonomic designed bumpers applied by the user… Read more »


RxMatch Gives Patients Recovery and Sustainable Wellness On-The-Go

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Today, San Francisco-­based startup RxMatch launches a post-op care platform for web and mobile devices. The platform includes best practices and treatment compliance orchestrated by a trained health coach; keeping doctors, nurses, patients, and care-givers informed between visits with clinical information that is insightful and actionable. RxMatch leverages technology to extend these pivotal relationships beyond the… Read more »



Social Bicycles Offers Leaner, Data-Happy Bikeshare Option

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City bikeshare programs are ballooning across the country with a fairly simple concept – docked bikes that can be rented via credit card at the docking site or through an annual membership plan. Can this model be improved? Social Bicycles (SoBi) certainly thinks so. Patrick Hoffman, product manager for New York-based SoBi, said the idea… Read more »



Fortcraft Brings Minecraft Into the Real World

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Jon Irons, a 24-year-old recent ASU College Design Graduate, is bringing Minecraft to life. As he’s calling it, Fortcraft is a kit of real, life-size Minecraft blocks that he’s funding via a Kickstarter campaign. The idea behind Fortcraft is to provide gamers with the one thing Minecraft can’t: the ability to physically interact with the… Read more »


Crowdfunding Festival, One Spark, Announces 2015 Speakers Lineup that Includes Founder of Priceline

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One Spark, one of the largest Crowdfunding Festivals, today announced the lineup for their 2015 Speaker Summit presented by Community First Credit Union scheduled for April 7, 2015 at the Florida Theatre in Jacksonville. The One Spark festival is an interactive experience that allows attendees to support ideas and projects that inspire them via voting… Read more »



Happinin is Using Real-Time Videos to Provide Unbiased Venue Reviews

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What’s happening? That’s the essential premise behind the new application Happinin. Currently available Baltimore, MD and Annapolis, MD, the app allows users to discover what’s going on in local venues, helping them to narrow down which bars to go to or which events to attend. Using real-time visual content via user-generated and -uploaded videos, Happinin… Read more »


D.C. Using Data to Envision Bike Lanes of the Future

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One bike every 13 seconds. One-hundred fifteen bikes in a 15-minute period. That’s what newly-installed bicycle sensors recorded during a recent evening rush hour on the 15th Street cycle track in Washington, D.C. – a massive number, considering the bike lane itself is just two years old. Darren Buck, the head of the Washington D.C…. Read more »


Fleksy Breaks Guinness World Record…Again

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Back in May the third-party keyboard Fleksy announced to the world that they had shattered the Guinness World Record for Fastest Texting. And then they did it again. This past week, Fleksy announced that they had trumped their previous effort and set yet another new Guinness World Record for Fastest Texting. Marcel Fernandes Filho, age… Read more »