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Wristboom, the Wearable Speaker that Will Blow You Away

By | May 19, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Portable speakers are one of the most booming gadgets at the moment, with lots of new models coming every month and a huge demand from users. This market, specifically the Bluetooth speakers niche, is expected to be worth $7 billion by 2019, which is…

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‘Venture Valley’ Game Lets Players Become Startup Investors

By | May 15, 2015 at 9:00 pm

Entrepreneurship may not be for everyone, but thanks to this new card game on Kickstarter, everyone can get a taste of the “startup life.” Venture Valley is a card game based on the high-stakes world of entrepreneurs. The game combines the financial strategy of…

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Why BetterBack Raised 9,000% of Its Kickstarter Goal

By | May 15, 2015 at 2:00 pm

The Kickstarter campaign for BetterBack, which promises to fix your posture in 15 minutes a day, is ending today having raised over 9,000% of its goal (over $1 million). Why? A combination of an amazing product and excellent marketing. Here’s what we can learn from its success:…

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Meet dio, the Premium Charging and Data Cable

By | May 14, 2015 at 5:00 pm

USB, short for Universal Serial Bus, is probably the most widely-known cable connector type in the world, at least for the computing niche. It has managed to spread itself to all kinds of devices, from printers to external hard drives, or even mobile phones…

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Lift Pro Electric Standing Desk Exceeds Crowdfunding Goal

By | May 11, 2015 at 9:00 am

It’s no secret that our office culture is slowly killing us. Hours upon hours in front of a computer screen, sitting on our asses, sipping our $5 caramel lattes is no way to maximize our lifespans. With this knowledge, the trend of standing desks in…

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Meet Auris Zwing, the Revolutionary Speaker

By | May 9, 2015 at 2:00 pm

In an age where portability is key to virtually everything, portable speakers are one of the hottest gadgets on the market right now, as people get more and more dependent on their portable devices, like smartphones and tablets, to hear music. With a simple…

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This $9 Computer Has Already Raised 400% of Its Kickstarter Goal

By | May 8, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Because why spend more than a thousand dollars on a new computer when you can just spend the equivalent of a cheap lunch on a $9 computer? Well, probably because 1) it won’t hold up to your extremely high Millennial standards of what features…

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GenderTimer App Helps Start a Conversation About Sexism at Work

By | May 8, 2015 at 12:42 pm

The term “manterruption” is used to describe an unfortunate—yet regular—phenomenon when women are interrupted by their male colleagues, during important meetings or discussions. Ask any woman and they will share personal stories of when a male colleague chimed in while they were speaking. One app wants…

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Tech Startup MantelMount is Changing the Way You Watch TV

By | May 7, 2015 at 6:00 pm

People worldwide love their television sets, and Americans are definitely no exception. In fact, the latest research indicates that 116.3 million of the 123.2 million U.S. households contain at least one TV. With this in mind, many tech companies and startups have made it…

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Sesame and other Game Changing Smart Locks

By | May 6, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Sesame, by Candy House, Inc., recently finished up a very successful Kickstarter campaign (raising $1,428,519 with an original goal of $100,000) for their smart lock technology. Their success makes me wonder just how long it will be until the common house key is obsolete. We already…

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Teen’s Energy-Saving Home Automation Device Now on Kickstarter

By | May 5, 2015 at 4:30 pm

Back in January, we reported on teenager Ameer Sami and his energy-saving home automation device, Ottomate, which would allow consumers to control their appliances and lights simply with the use of their smartphones. A few months later, and it seems that Sami has gone…

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5 Gadgets to Make You Enjoy Cooking Again

By | May 3, 2015 at 10:00 pm

Cooking can be a struggle, particularly when you’re tired after a long day working or studying; somehow cooking just doesn’t fit into our daily schedules anymore. The temptation to turn to unhealthy ready meals or takeaways can sometimes be all too much. A study…

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A Portable Washing Machine That Doesn’t Run on Electricity

By | Apr 28, 2015 at 6:00 pm

There’s a great subway ad that goes something like “When there’s a washer and dryer in your apartment it means you’ve made it.” It’s some brilliant copy, but it’s also very real for us grown adults; for those living in major urban centers, having…

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Kickstarter: JUCE For a Charge Wherever You Need One

By | Apr 24, 2015 at 8:00 pm

We’ve reached a point where every first-aid kit should come with some kind of easy phone charging device. As someone who spends a lot of time outdoors (camping, hiking, other various nature communing activities)  there’s been several occasions where despite my best battery saving efforts,…

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