Tag Archive: Kickstarter


Clevermind Wants To Help People With Alzheimer’s Via An iPad App [Kickstarter]

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Alzheimer’s disease affects over five million people in the US, making it the sixth leading cause of death in the country. One in three seniors die with Alzheimer’s or another dementia, and almost 15 percent of the folks caring for these seniors are long-distance caregivers, according to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Clevermind, LLC, led by the son of an elderly father who experiences Alzheimer’s, CEO Glenn Palumbo, has created an iPad app  [Read More…]

PlaneQuest Will Combine TableTop Miniatures And Tablets For Something Even Better Than Skylanders [Kickstarter]

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When I hear about a game that uses miniature figurines with a videogame, I automatically think of Skylanders, Activision’s hit toy/video game that uses plastic creature figures placed on a special “portal of power” to use the creature’s special abilities in the videogame, on consoles and on iPad.

Sydney, Australia-based TableTop Interactive is going one step further to a fuller interactive experience, with mini-figurines reminiscent of tabletop games like Hero  [Read More…]

Hapifork Tattles To Your Phone About How Much You’re Eating [Kickstarter]

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The French were everywhere at this year’s CES, measuring everything. Everything. The most imaginative expression of this peculiar (but useful) French obsession was the Hapifork, a Bluetooth-connected utensil that measures the user’s eating habits.

If that sounds interesting, good news: Hapifork has finally made it to Kickstarter, just two months behind schedule.

If that doesn’t sound interesting, let’s try a clearer description of what the gadget does and why.

Hapifork  [Read More…]

DeskRail Is A Desk Tidy For The Modern Age [Kickstarter]

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The DeskRail is a desk-tidy for the digital age. Whereas I spent hours in my school shop class cutting, glueing and painting acrylic tubes to hold pens, paperclips and other desktop detritus, the DeskRail is made to organize the junk we use today.

And by junk, I mean Moleskines, USB cables, iPhones and… hipster plastic-framed glasses?

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Prop Your iPhone 5 Up On This Stylish, Well-Designed Dock [Kickstarter]

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With five days to go, the MiDock Kickstarter project has just been funded for it’s £7,000 asking price, and with good reason. This brushed aluminum, glass bead blasted, anodized metal unibody iPhone 5 dock looks like it could have come out of the design work of Apple itself.

For the £34 (a bit over $ 50) asking price, you can get any of the colors of MiDock now as a  [Read More…]

Wind Meter Talks To iPhone Wirelessly With No Electronics [Kickstarter]

I don’t really care about measuring the wind – I prepare for a bike trip using WeatherPro, which tells me how bad the wind will be, not how bad it is right now. But the Vaavud wind meter is notable for another reason: it communicates its wind-speed readings to your iPhone wirelessly, yet uses no electronics whatsoever. How? Read on…

It’s all done, as you might have guessed, using magnets. Frickin’ magnets! How do they work?

The  [Read More…]

Smallworld 2 Aims To Be A Lot Bigger On Android, iPad, and Steam [Kickstarter]

Dwarves, wizards, and goblins, oh my!

Dwarves, wizards, and goblins, oh my!

Just one year after the launch of the analog land-grab board game, Small World, Days of Wonder released Small World for iPad, bringing the fantastically fun board game to the digital world. Soon after, the gaming company brought Ticket To Ride to the iOS platform, cementing its claim to best digital version of an actual board game, ever (ok, maybe that’s  [Read More…]

BiteMyApple Is A Menagerie Of Wonderful Kickstarter Accessories For Mac & iOS

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Ever wanted to pick up an awesome Mac or iOS accessory after it’s been funded on Kickstarter, but had no idea where to find it? There’s a good chance you’ll get it at BiteMyApple, a new online store that sells the coolest and most innovative Kickstarter projects as soon as they hit retail.

BiteMyApple currently offers more than 40 gadgets and accessories that were designed for Mac and iOS devices — all of  [Read More…]

Help Homeworld Touch Get Onto iOS, Homeworld 3 Onto Mac [Kickstarter]

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The Homeworld series, launched in 1999 by Relic Entertainment and Sierra Entertainment, is considered by many to be the birth of the modern 3D real time strategy game. Homeworld: Cataclysm was released the following year, with Homeworld 2 following in 2003.

Today, development house teamPixel wants to license the Homeworld franchise, liberating it from the THQ bankruptcy, and create two new games: Homeworld Touch, a remake of the Homeworld game with a new, modern, touchscreen interface for  [Read More…]

Aluminum Case For Notebooks. *Paper* Notebooks [Kickstarter]

Oh Lord, the end is clearly, nearly nigh. Why? Because Kickstarter is now hosting a project to make aluminum notebook covers. No, not covers for your notebook computer. Covers for your hardcover paper notebook. The pull quote at the top of the pitch page says it all:

5052 Aluminum-Magnesium Alloy notebook & journal covers to keep your corners and pages straight.

I don’t think even Sheldon Cooper would be OCD enough to  [Read More…]