Crowdfunding http://www.stuff.tv/crowdfunding/reviews en-GB Fully Charged: New Steve Jobs movie details, Exploding Kittens is most popular Kickstarter ever, and see GoPro’s slow-mo update in action http://www.stuff.tv/action-cam/fully-charged-official-details-steve-jobs-movie-exploding-kittens-most-popular-kickstarte <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Load up on the morning’s hottest gadget and tech news </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Steve Jobs" alt="Steve Jobs" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/steve-jobs-reclined.jpg?1422581942" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Steve Jobs title, cast, and synopsis released </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Following months of&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/fully-charged-christian-bale-probably-won-t-play-steve-jobs-wwe-network-launch-delayed-and-gra">casting headaches</a>&nbsp;and a&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/fully-charged-paul-mccartney-live-concert-google-cardboard-truly-amazing-kinect-tech-demo-and-">studio change</a>, the Steve Jobs film inspired by Walter Isaacson&rsquo;s bulging biography is finally in full production and filming in San Francisco. And now we know that the Danny Boyle-directed Steve Jobs movie will, in fact, be called&nbsp;<em>Steve Jobs</em>.</p> <p>We&rsquo;d heard various reports about the cast, but an official listing has been confirmed: Michael Fassbender is indeed playing Jobs, with Seth Rogen as Steve Wozniak, Jeff Daniels as former Apple CEO John Sculley, and Kate Winslet as Apple&rsquo;s ex-marketing chief, Joanna Hoffman. Katherine Waterston, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Sarah Snook also appear in the film.</p> <p>Also affirmed is the distinctive approach for the Aaron Sorkin-penned film: it will focus on Jobs backstage at three major product launches, ending with the iMac, although flashbacks will be used to help set the scene. Opting against the typical, comprehensive biographical approach could confuse anyone not intimately familiar with Jobs&rsquo; career (seriously, read Isaacson&rsquo;s book), but everything else sounds a lot more promising than&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/watch-first-official-jobs-trailer-starring-ashton-kutcher/news">Ashton Kutcher&rsquo;s take</a>&nbsp;on his life.</p> <p>[Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.slashfilm.com/steve-jobs-starts-shooting/">Slashfilm</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/fully-charged-steve-jobs-biopic-begins-filming-new-rock-band-game-plans-teased-and-x-files-may">Steve Jobs biopic begins filming</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Exploding Kittens has most backers ever </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Believe it or not, a bizarre card game called&nbsp;<a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/elanlee/exploding-kittens"><em>Exploding Kittens</em></a>&nbsp;now has the most backers ever assembled for a single Kickstarter campaign - and it still has 22 days to go. The game was designed by a trio that includes cartoonist Matthew Inman of&nbsp;<a href="http://theoatmeal.com">The Oatmeal</a>&nbsp;fame, and has amassed more than 115,000 backers in just over a week.</p> <p>Even so, the more than US$4.5 million (about &pound;3 million) raised thus far doesn&rsquo;t come close to the US$13.285 million (&pound;8.77 million) earned by the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ryangrepper/coolest-cooler-21st-century-cooler-thats-actually">Coolest Cooler</a>&nbsp;last year. However, with all that time left and its surging popularity to date, Kicktraq says the campaign is on target to surpass US$15 million if current trends hold up. Ah, crowdfunding at its finest.</p> <p>[Source:&nbsp;<a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/elanlee/exploding-kittens">Kickstarter</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.kicktraq.com/projects/elanlee/exploding-kittens/">Kicktraq</a>&nbsp;via&nbsp;<a href="http://www.polygon.com/2015/1/28/7928261/exploding-kittens-kickstarter-most-backers">Polygon</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/nano-drones-coding-kids-and-cocktail-maker-ten-kickstarter-and-indiegogo-must-haves-december-2014/feature">Nano-drones, coding for kids and a cocktail maker: Ten Kickstarter and Indiegogo must-haves for January 2015</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/OtREUajBwIQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GoPro’s 240fps 720p update: first footage </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Slow motion shooting with a GoPro Hero4 Black is about to get a whole lot better, thanks to an upcoming firmware update that introduces an option for 240fps footage at 720p resolution. That&rsquo;s a step up from the current options of 240fps/480p and 120fps/720p, resulting in clearer, more stunning-looking effects when played back at a slower speed.</p> <p>Gizmodo got a first taste of the new setting while at ESPN&rsquo;s Winter X Games this weekend, with the footage above playing back at 24fps. The full video is a bit goofy overall, but it&rsquo;s worth it to see slow-mo snow waves spit out from the back of a snowboard. The firmware update is supposed to hit the Hero4 Black in February, and you can find more impressions and details at the source link below.</p> <p>[Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://gizmodo.com/exclusive-first-footage-gopros-buttery-smooth-high-def-1682287677">Gizmodo</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/action-cam/apple-awarded-patent-remote-camera-sending-gopro-s-stock-sinking/news">Apple awarded patent for remote action camera, sending GoPro&rsquo;s stock sinking</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/w5UO6MOY6Gw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Game of Thrones in Minecraft looks amazing </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Well, this just about takes the cake for&nbsp;<em>Minecraft</em>&nbsp;creations. A dedicated group of gamers - some 125 of them, according to Kotaku - is building all of Westeros from&nbsp;<em>Game of Thrones</em>&nbsp;as it appeared between the first two books of the series. It&rsquo;s breathtaking stuff from a game built of scads of tiny blocks, and you can watch the work-in-progress footage above - or&nbsp;<a href="http://westeroscraft.com">visit the PC server</a>&nbsp;and see it for yourself.</p> <p>[Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://kotaku.com/125-people-are-building-all-of-game-of-thrones-in-minec-1682368252">Kotaku</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/game-thrones/review-0">Game of Thrones: A Telltale Game review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/EWgvu8QBph8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/action-cam/fully-charged-official-details-steve-jobs-movie-exploding-kittens-most-popular-kickstarte#comments Action Cam Apple Crowdfunding Film and TV Gaming GoPro Minecraft Thu, 29 Jan 2015 07:30:00 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1458776 at http://www.stuff.tv This smartphone case lets you print out photos instantly http://www.stuff.tv/smartphone-case-lets-you-print-out-photos-instantly/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Shake it like a Polaroid picture </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="700" height="525" title="This smartphone case lets you print out photos instantly" alt="This smartphone case lets you print out photos instantly" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/prynt.jpg?1422456693" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Yes, this is probably the world&#39;s bulkiest iPhone case, and it definitely won&#39;t fit in your pocket. But, in its defence, it has a built-in printer.</p> <p>Freshly launched on Kickstarter, Prynt is a smartphone case which lets you instanly print of honest-to-goodness photographs. You know, the type that you can hold in your hand, stick to walls and even crumple up and throw away? Remember those?</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="222" scrolling="no" src="http://gfycat.com/ifr/InbornAggravatingAllensbigearedbat" width="702"></iframe></p> <p>Each case can hold 10 sheets of paper at once, and you can order refills through the Prynt app and have them sent directly out to you. Pictures can be printed instantly, or you can select any photo from your album, Facebook, Twitter etc, and bless them with the physical paper treatment.</p> <p>Currently the case is compatible with the iPhone 5/5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6, Galaxy S4, and Galaxy S5, with plans to add more popular handsets in future. Modular dock adaptors are also supported, for when you decide to change smartphones.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="222" scrolling="no" src="http://gfycat.com/ifr/DifficultAppropriateAfricanjacana" width="702"></iframe></p> <p>The Prynt app itself also has an augmented reality feature built into it. Record a video, select a still from the clip, print it out, and watch the video playback on the photo itself via the app. Harry Potter, eat your heat out.</p> <p>It goes without saying that this isn&#39;t a case that you&#39;ll leave on your smartphone 24/7. Rather, it&#39;s something that&#39;s designed to be carried around with you and whipped out and guitar-laden campfire parties, coffee shops and idyllic summer picnics. Or whatever floats your boat really.</p> <p>You can currently order your own Prynt case for US$100 from <a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/prynt/prynt-the-first-instant-camera-case-for-iphone-and" target="_blank">Kickstarter</a>, where it&#39;s already smashed through its US$50,000 goal by raising US$236,576 at the time of writing.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/hot-stuff" target="_blank">All the hottest stuff, on one scorching page</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/smartphone-case-lets-you-print-out-photos-instantly/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/smartphone-case-lets-you-print-out-photos-instantly/news#comments Crowdfunding Geek accessories Smartphones Wed, 28 Jan 2015 14:48:28 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1458709 at http://www.stuff.tv Moment is the first iPhone camera case you might actually want to use http://www.stuff.tv/iphone-6/moment-first-iphone-camera-case-you-might-actually-want-use/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> With a two-step shutter button and attachable lenses, it’s taking Kickstarter by storm </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Moment Case" alt="Moment Case" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/moment-iphone-case.jpg?1422388456" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We&rsquo;ve seen all manner of iPhone camera accessories, many of which are <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/5-most-ridiculous-celebrity-tech-endorsements/news">absurd and cumbersome</a>, but even the best tend to be somewhat inconvenient to use. Moment&rsquo;s new case aims to change that.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="319" mozallowfullscreen="" src="//player.vimeo.com/video/117885203?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="567"></iframe></p> <p>That&rsquo;s enabled via the paired Moment camera app, which also lets you adjust advanced lighting features while you shoot. And the two in concert also make it easier to use Moment lenses - Wide and Tele - which attach directly to the case and are immediately recognized by the app.</p> <p>The case connects via Bluetooth LE and uses a cell battery, which should last about six months or more, and <a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/584288471/moment-case-worlds-best-iphone-case-for-mobile-pho">Moment&rsquo;s new Kickstarter campaign</a> is asking for US$49 (about &pound;32) for the case, or US$125 (about &pound;82) for the case and one of the available lenses with a cap and cloth sleeve. More elaborate bundles are available, and everything&rsquo;s supposed to ship worldwide beginning in June if funded.</p> <p>Which shouldn&rsquo;t be a problem at all. As of this writing, mere hours after the campaign began, it&rsquo;s already raised more than US$33,000 of the US$100,000 (nearly &pound;66,000) goal, and it seems likely that the Moment Case will be funded before the end of the day. So the lingering question is: Will it be the iPhone camera contraption that really breaks through?</p> <p>[Source: <a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/584288471/moment-case-worlds-best-iphone-case-for-mobile-pho">Moment Case on Kickstarter</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iphone-6/review">Apple iPhone 6 review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/iphone-6/moment-first-iphone-camera-case-you-might-actually-want-use/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/iphone-6/moment-first-iphone-camera-case-you-might-actually-want-use/news#comments Cameras Crowdfunding iPhone 6 Tue, 27 Jan 2015 19:50:27 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1458624 at http://www.stuff.tv Acticheck's Assure smartband wants to be your wrist-hugging guardian angel http://www.stuff.tv/actichecks-assure-smartband-wants-be-your-wrist-hugging-guardian-angel/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This safety-conscious wearable will last for two years on a single charge </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="801" height="601" title="Acticheck&#039;s Assure smartband wants to be your wrist-hugging guardian angel" alt="Acticheck&#039;s Assure smartband wants to be your wrist-hugging guardian angel" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Acticheck.jpg?1422357183" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Smartwatches and fitness bands are infiltrating our wrist space.</p> <p>At CES earlier this year, we couldn&#39;t walk two steps without bumping into a wearable tech stand, and there were plenty of contenders to choose from for Stuff&#39;s <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/ces-2015/ces-2015-stuff-wearable-tech-award-winners-announced/news" target="_blank">CES 2015 Wearable Tech Awards</a>.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Dubbed as the world&#39;s first continuously monitoring personal alarm system, the Assure doesn&#39;t concern itself with buzzing when your profile picture&#39;s been liked on Facebook, or telling you how many steps you&#39;ve taken since you got off the bus.</p> <p>Instead, it&#39;s designed to monitor your wellbeing, and alert emergency contacts if it detects that things have taken a turn for the worse.</p> <p>Linked to a smartphone (or accompanying home base station), the Assure is able to constantly monitor your location via GPS, while built-in sensors keep track of various biometric measurements, including temperature and movement readings.</p> <p>Checks are run every 15 minutes, and if anything is out of the normal range (including high impact falls), it triggers an alert. A connected phone gives users an opportunity to dismiss the emergency notification if all is well, but if that is left unchecked, then the emergency contacts are automatically alerted in order, until one person responds.</p> <p>The band can also manually broadcast an emergency at the push of a button, and it&#39;s fully waterproof with a two-year battery life, freeing users from the hassle of daily charging.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="659" height="494" title="Acticheck&#039;s Assure smartband wants to be your wrist-hugging guardian angel" alt="Acticheck&#039;s Assure smartband wants to be your wrist-hugging guardian angel" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/acticheck3.jpg?1422357183" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="346" height="439" title="Acticheck&#039;s Assure smartband wants to be your wrist-hugging guardian angel" alt="Acticheck&#039;s Assure smartband wants to be your wrist-hugging guardian angel" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/acticheck4.jpg?1422357183" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The band should come in handy for the elderly, or workers/sporty types who are often on their own in isolated places. If you knocked yourself out snowboarding down the steep face of a glacier for example, then the Assure could notify contacts with your location. As long as there&#39;s sufficient mobile coverage in the area of course. Best not to go too far out into the sticks then.</p> <p>If you fancy backing the Assure then head on over to <a href="http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1538289818/assure-a-revolutionary-personal-monitoring-and-ale" target="_blank">Kickstarter</a> and back one now from the special early bird price of &pound;100. Acticheck will use the &pound;25,000 goal to fund an app to for the Assure, so that it can hit shelves and be on wrists in July late this year.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/hot-stuff" target="_blank">All the hottest Stuff, on one scorching page</a></strong></p> <p>[<a href="http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1538289818/assure-a-revolutionary-personal-monitoring-and-ale" target="_blank">Kickstarter</a>]</p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="835" height="601" title="Acticheck&#039;s Assure smartband wants to be your wrist-hugging guardian angel" alt="Acticheck&#039;s Assure smartband wants to be your wrist-hugging guardian angel" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/acticheck2.jpg?1422357183" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/actichecks-assure-smartband-wants-be-your-wrist-hugging-guardian-angel/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/actichecks-assure-smartband-wants-be-your-wrist-hugging-guardian-angel/news#comments Crowdfunding Wearable tech Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:59:23 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1458599 at http://www.stuff.tv This giant alien-like projector will transform your living room into a gaming holodeck http://www.stuff.tv/giant-alien-projector-will-transform-your-living-room-gaming-holodeck/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> You might want to hold off wallpapering your lounge for the time being... </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="600" height="450" title="Pixar lamp on steroids" alt="This giant alien-like projector will transform your living room into a gaming ho" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/immersis1.jpg?1421286026" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>While it might look like an alien death ray, the Immersis projector is actually far from a futuristic vaporising killing machine.&nbsp;</p> <p>Instead, it&#39;s a projector that&#39;s designed to extend your PC/Mac gaming shenanigans to the walls of your living room, increasing immersion and dropping your friends&#39; collective jaws at the same time.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Immersis projector itself features a 180&deg; fisheye lens with a very short focal length, allowing it to project on both the main wall and side walls of a room, extending the display beyond the confines of a TV.</p> <p>It&#39;s packing LED technology for longer-lasting performance, and the resolution &quot;will be at least Full HD&quot;, though it&#39;s unclear if that will increase come launch day.</p> <p>There&#39;s no word on whether or not console support is in the works either. Currently, the system requires a PC or Mac to calibrate and correctly map video and 360&deg; in real time, though it&#39;s possible that a future iteration could take care of processing and mapping itself.</p> <p>You can currently back the Immersis on <a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/catopsys/immersis?ref=category" target="_blank">Kickstarter</a>, where it&#39;s available to snap up for a super early bird price of US$1000, with shipping slated for October.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/hot-stuff" target="_blank">All the hottest stuff, on one scorching page</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1440" height="900" title="IMMERSE YOURSELF" alt="This giant alien-like projector will transform your living room into a gaming ho" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Screen%20Shot%202015-01-14%20at%2011.03.26.png?1421286026" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="700" height="512" title="Gut shot" alt="This giant alien-like projector will transform your living room into a gaming ho" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/f9d85ffcf7d30197bbcec5ed946723f6_large.png?1421286026" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/giant-alien-projector-will-transform-your-living-room-gaming-holodeck/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/giant-alien-projector-will-transform-your-living-room-gaming-holodeck/news#comments Crowdfunding Gaming Wed, 14 Jan 2015 11:13:30 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1457592 at http://www.stuff.tv NEEO smart remote recognises who you are, lets you control everything from light bulbs to speakers http://www.stuff.tv/neeo-smart-remote-recognises-who-you-are-lets-you-control-everything-light-bulbs-speakers/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> And you thought your fancy universal remote was clever... </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="600" height="450" title="Slicker than your average remote" alt="NEEO smart remote recognises who you are, lets you control everything from light" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Untitled-1_9.jpg?1421198910" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Yawn. Are you really showing me a remote? I&#39;ve got 15 already.</strong><br />Yes we are. And that&#39;s exactly the point. This smart remote aims to obliterate all your others in one fell swoop. And it sticks out from the universal remote crowd with a minimalist modern design, and the ability to recognise who picks it up.</p> <p><strong>Really? How?&nbsp;</strong><br />The NEEO remote packs in sensors which can scan your palm, instantly loading up your playlists, films and favourites the second you pick it up. You can also use this feature to create parental controls or guest profiles. It&#39;s the future, man.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>This will get rid of <em>all</em> of my remotes?</strong><br />Pretty much, yes. The NEEO has a database of more than 30,000 devices and is compatible with all major AV products produced in the last ten year. So unless you&#39;re rocking a TV imported from the Soviet Union, you&#39;re probably fine.</p> <p>The remote itself features a &ldquo;better than Retina&rdquo; 291 ppi display, with &ldquo;just the buttons you need for an optimal tactile experience&rdquo;.</p> <p>Translation: It&#39;s a lovely, sharp display, with minimal button clutter.&nbsp;</p> <p>It&#39;s rechargeable too of course, lasting for months on a single charge, and you can even locate it using an iOS or Android app when it&#39;s decided to go spelunking in the cracks of your couch.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="700" height="394" title="If Apple made remotes..." alt="NEEO smart remote recognises who you are, lets you control everything from light" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ee2dfe1a370ed2e577466a9bd9572aa9_large.png?1421198910" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="640" height="1100" title="Action shots" alt="NEEO smart remote recognises who you are, lets you control everything from light" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/23f7082eec9e3b565e6cb357aa4bf385_large.png?1421198910" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Can I use the app to control stuff once the kids have destroyed the remote with jam and glitter?</strong><br />You sure can. The app can also be used to control everything from your set-top boxes and amps to Blu-ray players and even smart light bulbs like the Philips Hue.</p> <p>Your smartphone and remote chat to a hockey puck-like &#39;brain&#39; which has 360&deg; infrared transmitter to ensure that your gadgets are blasted with commands from any angle. It supports a host of streaming protocols too, including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and ZigBee.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="700" height="468" title="Like a giant metal Oreo" alt="NEEO smart remote recognises who you are, lets you control everything from light" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/8987155d66fabb2ea2320ac2e6b7c0ee_large.jpeg?1421198910" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>I think my living room is ready. How much?</strong><br />US$150 will nab you the brain itself, so you can begin controlling your house with the NEEO smartphone app. US$200 will net you the snazzy remote and the brain, so you can show off its palm recognition skills when your mates are round.</p> <p>Head on over to <a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1227115988/1650571308?token=7226b7c9" target="_blank">Kickstarter</a> if you want to help contribute to the overall US$50,000 goal. </p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/hot-stuff" target="_blank">All the hottest stuff, on one scorching page</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/neeo-smart-remote-recognises-who-you-are-lets-you-control-everything-light-bulbs-speakers/news#comments Crowdfunding Hot Stuff Tue, 13 Jan 2015 12:49:01 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1457513 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Nike’s power-laced Marty McFly shoes might still release in 2015, AT&T gets BlackBerry Passport variant, and Netflix’s Daredevil dated http://www.stuff.tv/blackberry/fully-charged-nike-s-power-laced-marty-mcfly-shoes-might-still-release-2015-att-gets-blac <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> All the tech and gadget news you need to start the day off right </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Nike MAG (2011 Replica)" alt="Nike MAG (2011 Replica)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/nike-mag-2011.jpg?1420768989" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nike MAG with power laces still aiming for 2015 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">One week into 2015 and we&rsquo;ve already had our fill of people complaining that <em>Back to the Future Part II</em>&rsquo;s predictions didn&rsquo;t all pan out - but there&rsquo;s one that still might. Nike&rsquo;s Tinker Hatfield, who designed the original power-lacing sneakers from the 1989 movie, told a crowd at the Agenda Emerge conference this week that his team is working to have the real shoes out before the end of the year.</p> <p class="p1">Savvy sneaker fans will remember that Nike issued 1500 pairs of non-powered MAG shoes (pictured) back in 2011 to raise money for film series star Michael J. Fox&rsquo;s Parkinson&rsquo;s Research foundation, but these will apparently be the real deal, with a button that automatically secures the laces to the shoe. Last February, <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/nikes-power-laces-coming-2015-just-time-marty-mcfly/news">Hatfield noted plans</a> for the power laces, but nearly a year has passed without an official announcement.</p> <p class="p1">Luckily, there&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.nicekicks.com/2015/01/07/nike-mag-2015-power-laces-us-patent-papers/">a patent for the tech</a>, filed by Nike and its most notable designers in 2013 (and awarded last year), that details exactly how it&rsquo;ll all work. Whether they get it done in time to make the movie-inspired deadline remains to be seen, but whatever the case: real, working Nike MAGs are on the horizon. Are you cool enough to wear them?</p> <p class="p1">[Source: <a href="http://www.nicekicks.com/2015/01/07/tinker-talks-2015-nike-mag-release-power-laces-agendaemerge/">Nice Kicks</a>]</p> <p class="p1"><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/nikes-power-laces-coming-2015-just-time-marty-mcfly/news">Nike&rsquo;s power laces coming in 2015, just in time for Marty McFly</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> BlackBerry Passport changed for AT&amp;T </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">So this is odd: BlackBerry&rsquo;s very large Passport, which is the company&#39;s non-traditional device with the square square and hard edges, has been revised to be just a hair less distinctive for U.S. carrier AT&amp;T.</p> <p class="p1">The revised Passport was unveiled at CES this week, and while the screen and keys are the same, the new version has rounded edges and what looks to be just a tiny bit more space at the bottom of the device. Otherwise the price and functionality are unchanged, but it&rsquo;s curious to see a phone hailed for its unique shape and build get a little watered down for a single carrier&rsquo;s whims.</p> <p class="p1">[Sources: <a href="http://blogs.blackberry.com/2015/01/att-announces-pricing-blackberry-classic-and-blackberry-passport-coming-soon-in-the-u-s/">BlackBerry</a>, <a href="http://www.cnet.com/news/blackberry-unveils-redesigned-passport-for-at-t-prices-classic/">CNET</a>]</p> <p class="p1"><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/blackberry/blackberry-passport/review">BlackBerry Passport hands-on preview</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="BlackBerry Passport (AT&amp;T variant)" alt="BlackBerry Passport (AT&amp;T variant)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/blackberry-passport-att-variant.jpg?1420768989" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Marvel’s Daredevil hits Netflix in April </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">Not only is Marvel continuing its immense success in film and pushing harder into network TV, but the comic company also has a few series coming on Netflix. <em>Daredevil</em> is first up, and it&rsquo;s due to premiere a bit sooner than expected: all 13 episodes will hit the streaming service on 10 April.</p> <p class="p2">Daredevil stars Charlie Cox (no, not Ben Affleck) as Matt Murdock, a blind lawyer who gains other enhanced senses and puts them to use fighting crime at night. It&rsquo;ll be followed later this year by <em>A.K.A. Jessica Jones</em>, with <em>Iron Fist</em> and <em>Luke Cage</em> series also coming to Netflix before it all culminates in a <em>Defenders</em> miniseries.</p> <p class="p1">[Source: <a href="http://marvel.com/news/tv/23903/marvel_netflix_announce_release_date_for_marvels_daredevil">Marvel</a>]</p> <p class="p1"><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/netflix/25-best-things-watch-netflix-right-now/feature">The 30 best things to watch on Netflix right now</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Marvel&#039;s Daredevil series" alt="Marvel&#039;s Daredevil series" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/marvel-netflix-daredevil.jpg?1420768989" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Indiegogo launches post-funding service </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">So you&rsquo;ve just successfully crowdfunded your dream project? What now, besides taking all of that money and turning it into something (hopefully) great? If you used Indiegogo for your campaign, now you can utilize its InDemand transition service, which effectively lets creators continue the momentum by taking pre-orders and building upon the exposure yielded by the campaign.</p> <p class="p1">No doubt, Indiegogo takes a cut of all of this action - this isn&rsquo;t philanthropy, after all. And there are concerns that extending the life of a successful campaign can take attention away from the latest crop of crowdfunding contenders. But for creators who just secured serious bank but aren&rsquo;t yet ready to go it alone, this is an interesting new option to consider.</p> <p class="p1">[Source: <a href="https://go.indiegogo.com/blog/2015/01/introducing-indemand.html">Indiegogo</a>]</p> <p class="p1"><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/nano-drones-coding-kids-and-cocktail-maker-ten-kickstarter-and-indiegogo-must-haves-december-2014/feature">Nano drones, coding for kids and a cocktail maker: Ten Kickstarter and Indiegogo must-haves for January 2015</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="491" title="Indiegogo&#039;s InDemand" alt="Indiegogo&#039;s InDemand" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/indiegogo-indemand.jpg?1420768989" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/blackberry/fully-charged-nike-s-power-laced-marty-mcfly-shoes-might-still-release-2015-att-gets-blac#comments BlackBerry Crowdfunding Film and TV Netflix Nike Passport Thu, 08 Jan 2015 07:30:00 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1457007 at http://www.stuff.tv CES 2015: Slimmer, lighter, sexier 3Doodler 2.0 revealed http://www.stuff.tv/ces-2015/slimmer-lighter-sexier-3doodler-20-revealed-ces/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> If you don&#039;t want your original 3Doodler to have body image issues, cover its eyes immediately </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Slimmer, lighter, sexier 3Doodler 2.0 revealed at CES" alt="Slimmer, lighter, sexier 3Doodler 2.0 revealed at CES" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/3doodler-main.jpg?1420543618" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/3doodler/review" target="_blank">3Doodler</a> won our hearts back in 2013 when it picked up Stuff&#39;s Kickstart of the Year award after earning a well-deserved five stars in its review. And now it&#39;s gotten even better.</p> <p>The handheld 3D printing pen lets users create 3D shapes instantly, using melted plastic that&#39;s pumped out of its tip, cooling immediately to form solid structures.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>For starters, it weighs in at a mere 50 grammes, which we&#39;re told is less than half the weight of an Apple.</p> <p>It&#39;s also kitted out in a much more stylish aluminium shell, and its insides have been tweaked too. There&#39;s a revamped drive system and new nozzle design, along with enhanced airflow thanks to a patented fan system, all resulting in plastic that&#39;s cooled more efficiently and quietly than before. Dual-speed controls also allow for more precision over your creations.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="3446" height="2585" title="Slimmer, lighter, sexier 3Doodler 2.0 revealed at CES" alt="Slimmer, lighter, sexier 3Doodler 2.0 revealed at CES" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/3doodler1.jpg?1420543618" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Slimmer, lighter, sexier 3Doodler 2.0 revealed at CES" alt="Slimmer, lighter, sexier 3Doodler 2.0 revealed at CES" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/3doodler2.jpg?1420543618" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>There&#39;s also a new JetPack accessory. It doesn&#39;t grant the 2Doodler 2.0 with the gift of flight, but it does act as a portable power pack, providing over three hours of constant doodling with PLA plastic or over two hours with ABS plastic.</p> <p>As before, 3Doodler is launching on Kickstarter, with a 20-day campaign aiming to raise US$30,000. Early Bird pledges start at US$50, with the first 100 units set to ship within a month of the launch. The rest of the models will make their way to backers by April.</p> <p>An optional pedal accessory gives your fingers a break from the 3Doodler&#39;s buttons, while a nozzle set for creating different textures is also an option for those looking to take their doodling to the next level.</p> <p>If you fancy backing the 3Doodler 2.0 then head on over to <a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1351910088/794945037?token=cc6fd8ff" target="_blank">Kickstarter</a> now.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/3doodler/review" target="_blank">3Doodler review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="911" height="684" title="Slimmer, lighter, sexier 3Doodler 2.0 revealed at CES" alt="Slimmer, lighter, sexier 3Doodler 2.0 revealed at CES" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/3ddodlerpack.jpg?1420543618" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="892" height="614" title="Slimmer, lighter, sexier 3Doodler 2.0 revealed at CES" alt="Slimmer, lighter, sexier 3Doodler 2.0 revealed at CES" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/3Doodler%20Nozzleset.jpg?1420543618" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/ces-2015/slimmer-lighter-sexier-3doodler-20-revealed-ces/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/ces-2015/slimmer-lighter-sexier-3doodler-20-revealed-ces/news#comments 3D Printing CES 2015 Crowdfunding Geek accessories Mon, 05 Jan 2015 14:45:39 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1456495 at http://www.stuff.tv Nano drones, coding for kids and a cocktail maker: Ten Kickstarter and Indiegogo must-haves for January 2015 http://www.stuff.tv/nano-drones-coding-kids-and-cocktail-maker-ten-kickstarter-and-indiegogo-must-haves-december-2014/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> From quickfire coding to getting a robot butler to make you drinks, these are the projects to throw money at this month </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="700" height="467" title="Give the gift of crowdfunding this Christmas" alt="Ten Kickstarter and Indiegogo must-haves for January 2015" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/4-zano.jpg?1420648756" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>It&rsquo;s time for our regular round-up of crowdfunding kit that makes us want to spend all our Christmas money. As ever, it&rsquo;s an eclectic mix of technology, but we reckon all of these could make your life better - and at the very least a bit more fun.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gadget-awards-2014/stuff-gadget-awards-2014-vote-kickstart-year/feature">Stuff Gadget Awards 2014: Scio is our kickstart of the year</a></strong></p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/craig-grannell" title="View user profile.">Craig Grannell</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 1. Mikme (from US$180/about £115) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Mikme is a smart microphone, in the sense of smart design. It was created to make it simple to capture inspiration, rather than faffing about with cables and complex hardware.</p> <p>Tap to start recording and you can sing, play guitar or encourage nearby wildlife to below into the mic, which has 8GB of storage - enough for 180 hours of audio at studio-grade quality (24-bit/96kHz). The Mikme app provides further scope, capturing up to eight tracks, and enabling you to mix, edit and share.</p> <p><a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mikme/mikme-wireless-recording-microphone" target="_blank">Fund Mikme on Kickstarter</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="700" height="470" title="MikMe: for capturing those special moments" alt="Ten Kickstarter and Indiegogo must-haves for January 2015" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/1-mikme.jpg?1420648756" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 2. Plan V (from AUD$15/about £8) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Smartphones have a habit of rapidly sucking their batteries dry, like crazed electricity vampires that, um, eat themselves. And while you might own dozens of charging cables and battery packs, they&rsquo;ll likely be MIA or drained themselves when most needed.</p> <p>Plan V takes a different and clever approach: it&rsquo;s small enough to fit on a keychain, and opens to connect with a standard 9V battery, available from pretty much any high street or garage. It&rsquo;s like jump leads for your phone, only tiny.</p> <p><a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1838401618/plan-v-the-failsafe-charger-you-cant-leave-home-wi" target="_blank">Plan V on Kickstarter (now funded)</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="700" height="424" title="Plan V: charge of the phone brigade" alt="Ten Kickstarter and Indiegogo must-haves for January 2015" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/2-plan-v.jpg?1420648756" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 3. Sarvi Dock (from US$30/about £20) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>At the last count, there were something like a billion smartphone docks, so why bother with another? Well, Sarvi Dock piqued our interest with these words: &ldquo;The first dock with cases as the starting point for the design&rdquo;. So regardless of your iPhone 6 lurking inside a bullet-proof case, or your Samsung Galaxy wearing a natty leather number, this dock should just work, and with a minimum of wobble.</p> <p><a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/265983363/sarvi-dock-designed-for-apple-and-android-devices" target="_blank">Fund Sarvi Dock on Kickstarter&nbsp;</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="684" height="407" title="Sitting in the Sarvi Dock..." alt="Ten Kickstarter and Indiegogo must-haves for January 2015" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/3-sarvi-dock.png?1420648756" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 4. Zano (from £150) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Drones are all the rage, it seems, and they&rsquo;re getting smaller. Zano is a palm-sized example, designed to make aerial photo and video capture accessible and affordable. There&rsquo;s a ton of tech packed into the tiny case, so it won&rsquo;t crash into a cliff or accidentally fly into your face.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s all controlled by gestures, and like a good little robot, Zano will return to you if it feels it&rsquo;s strayed too far. (Possibly after having first sneaked round the corner to plot humanity&rsquo;s demise with Skynet, obv.)</p> <p><a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/torquing/zano-autonomous-intelligent-swarming-nano-drone" target="_blank">Fund Zano on Kickstarter&nbsp;</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="700" height="467" title="Nothing could stop us droning on about Zano" alt="Ten Kickstarter and Indiegogo must-haves for January 2015" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/4-zano.jpg?1420648756" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 5. Bitsbox (from US$20/about £13) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Bitsbox creators rightly say we don&rsquo;t teach kids to read and write just to be novelists, but to succeed in whatever they do. Similarly, they see coding as a basic foundation for creativity, enabling children to breathe life into their own creations through programming. The snag is keeping their interest.</p> <p>The cunning plan: combine monthly mailed/digital gift boxes, varied themes, and virtual apps that can be &lsquo;zapped&rsquo; to a device via a QR code. It&rsquo;s initially digital-only outside of the US, but if funds allow, the team&rsquo;s looking at EU and Australian shipping options.</p> <p><a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bitsbox/bitsbox-monthly-coding-projects-for-kids" target="_blank">Fund Bitsbox on Kickstarter&nbsp;</a>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="700" height="525" title="Bitsbox: fostering creativity in kids" alt="Ten Kickstarter and Indiegogo must-haves for January 2015" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/5-bitsbox.jpg?1420648756" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 6. Hemingwrite (from US$400/about £255) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Because the average writer or journo can only go approximately 11 seconds before &lsquo;accidentally&rsquo; spending an hour watching Lolcats or arguing with people on Facebook, distraction-free full-screen writing tools have become all the rage.</p> <p>Hemingwrite takes them further and to a logical conclusion, in a dedicated device that&rsquo;s purely for writing. So, yep, it&rsquo;s an electronic typewriter, albeit one with modern smarts: instant-on, an e-paper screen, cloud back-ups, document statuses, and printing to PDF.</p> <p><a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/adamleeb/hemingwrite-a-distraction-free-digital-typewriter" target="_blank">Fund Hemingwrite on Kickstarter</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="700" height="446" title="Pop-ups are a thing of the past" alt="Ten Kickstarter and Indiegogo must-haves for January 2015" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/6-hemingwrite.jpg?1420648756" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 7. KDJ-ONE (from US$395/about £255) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Even though it packs in a synth, sequencer and sampler, you might question the point in the KDJ-ONE, given that you can get an iPad mini 2 and some apps for the same outlay. But the KDJ-ONE has a kind of old-school 303-esque vibe, littering its tiny form with physical buttons and dials in addition to a touchscreen. It&rsquo;ll happily communicate with PC and Mac DAWs and works for 10 hours on a single charge.</p> <p><a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/709332004/kdj-one-the-next-generation-portable-music-studio" target="_blank">Fund KDJ-ONE on Kickstarter</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="640" height="360" title="Get your disco on with KDJ-ONE" alt="Ten Kickstarter and Indiegogo must-haves for January 2015" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/7-kdj-one.jpg?1420648756" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8. Plusberry Pi (from US$55/about £36) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Raspberry Pi is fantastic but a little bit basic when it first arrives. The Plusberry Pi is all about turning it into something resembling a more standard piece of tech kit, quickly transforming it into a media box, games machine or miniature PC.</p> <p>Of course, you could do all this yourself with some effort and time, but Plusberry Pi is a lovely little box with an integrated powered USB hub, HDD bay, and power switch. (If its ready-made nature makes your inner tinkerer glum, grab the US$55 pack - rather than a more expensive pre-assembled option - and fit everything yourself!)</p> <p><a href="https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/plusberry-pi-media-box-running-on-raspberry-pi" target="_blank">Plusberry Pi on Indiegogo (now funded)</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="640" height="437" title="Plusberry Pi: a cute and compact bit of kit" alt="Ten Kickstarter and Indiegogo must-haves for January 2015" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/8-plusberry.png?1420648756" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9. Somabar (from US$400/about £255) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Imagine Tom Cruise from <em>Cocktail</em> merged with Eve from <em>Wall&bull;E</em> and that&rsquo;s more or less Somabar: a robot cocktail maker. You add ingredients to Soma Pods, connect your Somabar via Wi-Fi, select a concoction from an app, and before you can say &ldquo;Give me alcoholic perfection, my sleek white cocktail dream machine&rdquo; (i.e. after about five seconds), you&rsquo;re served with a drink. No shakers! No measuring! Only a very slight chance the machine will start chanting about Xenu!</p> <p><a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/somabar/somabar-automated-craft-cocktail-appliance" target="_blank">Fund Somabar on Kickstarter&nbsp;</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="700" height="467" title="Somabar: shaken, not stirred " alt="Ten Kickstarter and Indiegogo must-haves for January 2015" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/9-somabar.jpg?1420648756" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-9"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 10. Skoog (from £125) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Finally, we couldn&rsquo;t resist including this piece of cuboid bonkers from Scotland. Skoog is a squishy foam instrument that connects wirelessly to music apps. You then tap, twist and squeeze to &lsquo;play what you feel&rsquo;. We can&rsquo;t imagine you&rsquo;ll see people Skooging it up on stage at next year&rsquo;s Glasto, but it looks like a fun and tactile addition to any studio, classroom or home tech collection.</p> <p><a href="https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/skoog-a-totally-new-kind-of-musical-instrument" target="_blank">Fund Skoog on Indiegogo&nbsp;</a></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/ces-2015/ces-2015-what-expect-best-gadgets-and-tech/feature">CES 2015 - what to expect from the biggest gadget and tech show on Earth</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="700" height="432" title="Skoog: making music tactile " alt="Ten Kickstarter and Indiegogo must-haves for January 2015" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/10-skoog.jpg?1420648756" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/nano-drones-coding-kids-and-cocktail-maker-ten-kickstarter-and-indiegogo-must-haves-december-2014/feature#comments Crowdfunding Fri, 02 Jan 2015 12:42:10 +0000 Emily P Burt 1455940 at http://www.stuff.tv Somabar is looking like the best affordable cocktail machine ever, bar none http://www.stuff.tv/somabar-looking-best-affordable-cocktail-machine-ever-bar-none/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> An automated cocktail machine for US$399? We&#039;ll drink to that </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Somabar is looking like the best affordable cocktail machine ever, bar none" alt="Somabar is looking like the best affordable cocktail machine ever, bar none" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/somabar%20resized.jpg?1419244172" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Fancy a cocktail at the end of a long hard day at work, but can&rsquo;t be faffed to go through the trouble of making one? Then Somabar might end up being your new best drinking buddy.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/justin-choo" title="View user profile.">Justin Choo</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The science of mixing </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">The fluids are extracted from the pods by positive displacement pumps, and the ingredients mixed through the use of static vanes, which mix the cocktail through the combination of fluid dynamics, kinetic energy, and turbulence. The idea was to minimise the use of moving parts and hence reduce maintenance needs.</p> <p dir="ltr">The good people behind Somabar also claim that it is easy to clean as well. The machine itself has an automated, internal water flushing system, while the Soma pods are dishwasher safe.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="640" height="360" title="Somabar is looking like the best affordable cocktail machine ever, bar none" alt="Somabar is looking like the best affordable cocktail machine ever, bar none" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/50d074fd58e13aaaba1262b5cfcec7d3_large.gif?1419244172" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The app is your mixologist </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">The app that controls all of this looks good as well. It will suggest drinks based on the ingredients you have, or based on your preferences. The app will notify you if you don&rsquo;t have an ingredient on hand and inform you if you are running low on any item. You can also source, or create and share your cocktail recipes with the Somabar community.</p> <p>You can get it now at the Kickstarter site for US$399 (&pound;255) sans shipping at the early bird price, which sounds perfectly reasonable for what it does. What&rsquo;s amazing is that they&rsquo;ve already met their US$50,000 goal twice over with 27 days to go...</p> <p>[Source:&nbsp;<a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/193447942/somabar-automated-craft-cocktail-appliance" target="_blank">Kickstarter</a> via <a href="http://techcrunch.com/2014/12/16/meet-the-somabar-a-home-bartending-robot-with-class/" target="_blank">Techcrunch</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/barrobot-robot-bartender-can-whip-any-cocktail-command/news">Barobot is a robot bartender that can whip up any cocktail on command</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Somabar is looking like the best affordable cocktail machine ever, bar none" alt="Somabar is looking like the best affordable cocktail machine ever, bar none" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Somabar%20app.png?1419244172" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/somabar-looking-best-affordable-cocktail-machine-ever-bar-none/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/somabar-looking-best-affordable-cocktail-machine-ever-bar-none/news#comments Crowdfunding Mon, 22 Dec 2014 10:29:33 +0000 Marc McLaren 1455767 at http://www.stuff.tv Sony is crowdfunding the Qrio smart lock in Japan http://www.stuff.tv/sony/sony-crowdfunding-qrio-smart-lock-japan/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Never thought we’d write that headline, but the new Sony has interesting tactics </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Sony Qrio smart lock" alt="Sony Qrio smart lock" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/sony-qrio-smartlock.jpg?1418436227" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Does a company with nearly &pound;42 billion in revenue in its last fiscal year really need to have any part in a crowdfunding campaign? That&rsquo;s not our call to make, but it certainly is a surprise from Sony.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It&rsquo;s currently listed on Japanese crowdfunding site Makuake, and has already blown past its goal of 1,500,000 yen (just &pound;8,000). Sony tells the Wall Street Journal that it&rsquo;s more interested in gauging consumer demand than raising money - obviously - before it goes ahead with manufacturing. The Qrio will be officially launched later this month, with the retail price expected to be 15,000 yen (&pound;80).</p> <p>And as Engadget points out, this isn&rsquo;t Sony&rsquo;s first dalliance with something called Qrio. The company planned a <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QRIO">humanoid robot with the same name</a> about a decade back, as a successor to the Aibo robot dog, but it was canceled before release. We&rsquo;re guessing the new Qrio will prove a lot more useful than the old one would have. Just a hunch.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://blogs.wsj.com/japanrealtime/2014/12/12/sony-taps-crowdfunding-wisdom-on-smart-lock/">The Wall Street Journal</a>, <a href="https://www.makuake.com/project/qrio-smart-lock/">Makuake</a> via <a href="http://www.engadget.com/2014/12/12/sony-smart-lock/">Engadget</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/playstation/sony-planning-fewer-smartphones-and-tvs-after-falling-sales/news">Sony planning fewer smartphones and TVs after falling sales</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/1BrDpIz8ihU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sony/sony-crowdfunding-qrio-smart-lock-japan/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sony/sony-crowdfunding-qrio-smart-lock-japan/news#comments Connected home Crowdfunding Sony Fri, 12 Dec 2014 21:56:30 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1455230 at http://www.stuff.tv Stuff Gadget Awards 2014: Scio is the Kickstart of the Year http://www.stuff.tv/gadget-awards-2014/stuff-gadget-awards-2014-vote-kickstart-year/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The potential father of the tricorder snaps up this year&#039;s grand prize </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Stuff Gadget Awards 2014: Scio is our Kickstart of the Year" alt="Stuff Gadget Awards 2014: Scio is our Kickstart of the Year" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/stuff-gadget-awards-2014-best-kickstart-scio-final.jpg?1418312148" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If this list of crowdfunded projects looks like a bunch of made up gadget names, that&#39;s because it is. </p> <p>The inventors and designers behind these devices and games picked a quirky name, made a quirky video, did a whole lot of quirky background planning and prototyping and asked the web for enough quirky money to make their imaginings reality. And the internet duly obliged.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sophie-charara" title="View user profile.">Sophie Charara</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Winner: Scio </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Ask a biologist what superpower they&rsquo;d like and nine times 
out of ten they&rsquo;ll say they want to be able to see the chemical make-up of food, plants and all kinds of other stuff. The other time they&rsquo;ll say they want to shoot lasers out their eyes. Scio can help with the former. Having sailed through its $200,000 target on the way to raising US$2.7m, this keyring-sized spectrometer scans items and sends their vital stats to your smartphone wirelessly, so you&rsquo;ll never eat a sausage without knowing exactly what&rsquo;s in it again. Hmm, on second thoughts...</p> <p><strong>Asked for</strong> US$200,000 <strong>Got</strong>&nbsp;US$2,762,571&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Scio" alt="Stuff Gadget Awards 2014: Kickstart of the Year" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/stuff-gadget-awards-2014-scio_0.jpg?1418312148" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Brewbot </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Plop an iPhone into a glass of your chosen craft beer and you might think that the two don&#39;t mix. You&#39;d be wrong and the <a href="http://www.brewbot.io/">Brewbot</a> would be very right. A smart brewing appliance, controlled from your phone, it was built for beginners by Cargo, a team of Belfast designers and devs. Once you&#39;ve picked a recipe it keeps the water topped up, and monitors your brew with temperature and load sensors and flow meters, to keep everything on track. The first Brewbots shipped this summer. </p> <p><strong>Asked for&nbsp;</strong>&pound;100,000<strong> Got </strong>&pound;114,368<strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Brewbot" alt="Stuff Gadget Awards 2014: Kickstart of the Year" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/stuff-gadget-awards-2014-brewbot_0.jpg?1418312148" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Earin </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Wires. They get a bad press. But for in-ear headphones, they really should just take their business elsewhere. Enter the world&#39;s smallest wireless earbuds built by a team of engineers in Malmo, Sweden. <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/wireless-headphones/these-might-just-be-world-s-smallest-wireless-earbuds/news">Earin</a> is sweat-, water- and lotion-proof to IP54, has a silicon concha wing designed to keep the earbuds in place when running and a decent three-hour battery life. Due in January 2015.</p> <p><strong>Asked for&nbsp;</strong>&pound;179,000<strong> Got&nbsp;</strong>&pound;972,594</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Earin" alt="Stuff Gadget Awards 2014: Kickstart of the Year" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/stuff-gadget-awards-2014-earin_0.jpg?1418312148" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Ninja Sphere </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Spheramid: one of the more awesome looking wonders of the modern world and the gateway device for NinjaBlocks&#39; ambitious open-source, gesture-controlled smart home system. <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/watch-out-ninja-sphere-set-take-over-your-home/news">Ninja Sphere</a> can remind you that you&#39;ve left lights or appliances on, tag valuables or pets so you know their whereabouts and show your energy usage on an LED matrix. Supported devices include connected home heavy hitters such as Philips Hue, Dropcam, Belkin WeMo, Spotify, XBMC and Pebble.</p> <p><strong>Asked for </strong>AUD$115,000 <strong>Got</strong> AUD$702,937&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Ninja Sphere" alt="Stuff Gadget Awards 2014: Kickstart of the Year" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/stuff-gadget-awards-2014-ninja-sphere_2.jpg?1418312148" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Pono </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Celebrity crowdfunding klaxon! Neil Young&#39;s hi-res, triangular <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/pono-s-hi-res-music-service-be-powered-omnifone/news">PonoPlayer</a>, which can hold around 3000 48 khz/24 bit tracks, is the third most funded Kickstarter project ever. First Editions are shipping in October with a HD music store, selling over 2m tracks, set to go live at the same time. Oh and in case you were wondering, Pono means righteous. In Hawaiian.</p> <p><strong>Asked for&nbsp;</strong>US$800,000 <strong>Got</strong>&nbsp;US$6,2225,354</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Pono" alt="Stuff Gadget Awards 2014: Kickstart of the Year" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/stuff-gadget-awards-2014-pono_0.jpg?1418312148" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: SAM Labs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/sam-labs-wants-make-internet-things-user-friendly-lego/news">SAM Labs</a> makes controlling the Internet of Things as easy as dragging and dropping onscreen icons. Its Sensor Actor Modules (yep, SAMs) track your environment, chat wirelessly to each other and are tinkered with via flow programming, with simple icons for social network posts and email notifications. </p> <p>And they&#39;re not only confined to the home: SAM Labs founder Joachim Horn wants SAMs in your shoes for walking directions and on your cycling jacket too. Backers who pledge now will receive kits in March 2015. </p> <p><strong>Asked for</strong>&nbsp;&pound;50,000 <strong>Got</strong>&nbsp;&pound;125,546</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="SAM Labs" alt="Stuff Gadget Awards 2014: Kickstart of the Year" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/stuff-gadget-awards-2014-SAM-labs_0.jpg?1418312148" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Superhot </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Starting life as an entry to a seven-day First Person Shooter challenge by a group of friends in Poland, <a href="http://superhotgame.com/"><em>Superhot</em></a> is the freshest FPS we&#39;ve seen in years. Time only moves when you move in this <em>Matrix-</em>meets-<em>Mirror&#39;s Edge</em> title for PC, Mac and Linux&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;which requires more thinking, less ducking and diving. The prototype is playable now and the full game will even support Oculus Rift.</p> <p><strong>Asked for</strong> US$100,000 <strong>Got</strong> US$250,798</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Superhot" alt="Stuff Gadget Awards 2014: Kickstart of the Year" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/stuff-gadget-awards-2014-superhot_0.jpg?1418312148" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: The Micro by M3D </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Unless early adopters have been hiding their workstations when they invite us around for dinner, 3D printers haven&#39;t quite invaded tech homes as planned. <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/micro-easy-use-u300-3d-printer-designed-everyone/news">The Micro</a> is set to change all that, from November, with a Super Early Bird price of US$200, and a still-affordable on shelf price of US$350.</p> <p>It prints in PLA, ABS and nylon, comes with easy to use software and claims to be both the quietest and lowest power consumption 3D printer ever made.</p> <p><strong>Asked for </strong>US$50,000<strong> Got </strong>US$3,401,361</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gadget-awards-2014/stuff-gadget-awards-2014-winners-announced-these-are-22-best-gadgets-year/feature" target="_blank">Stuff Gadget Awards 2014: These are the 22 best gadgets of the year</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The Micro" alt="Stuff Gadget Awards 2014: Kickstart of the Year" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/stuff-gadget-awards-2014-the-micro_0.jpg?1418312148" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gadget-awards-2014/stuff-gadget-awards-2014-vote-kickstart-year/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/gadget-awards-2014/stuff-gadget-awards-2014-vote-kickstart-year/feature#comments Crowdfunding Gadget Awards 2014 Thu, 11 Dec 2014 15:35:50 +0000 Marc McLaren 1450803 at http://www.stuff.tv COBI will give your bike smart credentials http://www.stuff.tv/ebike/cobi-will-give-your-bike-smart-credentials/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> COBI is a system to turn any non-smart bike into into an all-singing all-dancing connected system </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="COBI will give your bike smart credentials" alt="COBI will give your bike smart credentials" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Cobi.jpg?1418262964" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Traditional road and mountain bikes and motor-assisted e-bikes are coming under fire from the latest in two-wheeled tech: &quot;smart bikes&quot;. COBI is an all-in-one system that will give either of the former two &quot;smart&quot; credentials for a fraction of the cost of an actual smart bike.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/max-langridge" title="View user profile.">Max Langridge</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> App&#039;s the way to do it </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A compatible app is available and users control it via a thumb controller, also attached to the handlebars. From here you can select someone to call, skip music tracks and navigate the entire system.&nbsp;The system will monitor health and fitness levels and have access to an advanced weather forecast, giving you a notification on your phone of any impending conditions. </p> <p>Navigation is available too, with users being able to get turn-by-turn directions, 2D and 3D mapping, bike lanes, popular routing and buddy radar. This allows you to connect with friends and see what cycle routes they take.&nbsp;</p> <p>Not only is there a light for the front that adjusts its intensity, but there&#39;s a light for the rear of the bike too. Connected to the brakes, it will act as a brake light to warn traffic behind. It even has built-in indicators to save you from wavng your arms about.&nbsp;</p> <p>COBI is all about security too. With the COBI Hub attached to the bike, it will only unlock for you or whoever you nominate. An alarm will sound if any pesky burglars try to steal it.&nbsp;</p> <p>COBI is available to pre-order now on <a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cobi/cobi-worlds-smartest-connected-biking-system?ref=category_recommended">Kickstarter</a> from US$115. It&#39;s already surpassed its goal of US$100,000.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gi-bike-electric-bicycle-folds-flash/news">Gi-Bike is a smart electric bicycle that folds up in a flash</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/XYr99n5aM0w" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/ebike/cobi-will-give-your-bike-smart-credentials/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/ebike/cobi-will-give-your-bike-smart-credentials/news#comments Bikes Crowdfunding eBike Tue, 09 Dec 2014 11:10:15 +0000 Max Langridge 1454962 at http://www.stuff.tv Jolla Tablet reaches crowdfunding goal in two hours http://www.stuff.tv/jolla/jolla-tablet-reaches-crowd-funding-goal-two-hours/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Finnish company is back with an iPad Mini 3 competitor that runs on open-source software and features an enhanced multi-tasking experience </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The Jolla Tablet" alt="Jolla tablet reaches crowdfunding goal in two hours" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Jolla_Tablet3.jpg?1416490249" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Jolla - the start-up company founded by ex-Nokia employees - has received more than double its intended crowdfunding goal of US$380,000 on<a href="https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/jolla-tablet-world-s-first-crowdsourced-tablet"> Indiegogo</a> for its new tablet.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/max-langridge" title="View user profile.">Max Langridge</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The announcement of the aptly named Jolla Tablet&nbsp;comes just days after Nokia introduced its own first Android tablet, the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/n1/nokia-n1-tablet-looks-ipad-mini-runs-android-l/news">N1</a>, and those with a keen eye will spot that the Jolla device looks rather similar to its distant Finnish cousin.</p> <p>The pair share a fair bit of internal DNA too: both have 7.9in screens with 2048 x 1536 resolution, quad-core Intel processors with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage. Crucially though, Jolla has included a microSD memory card port.</p> <p>The Jolla Tablet will run on the Sailfish OS, first seen on the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/jolla/jolla-smartphone-now-sale-europe/news">Jolla Smartphone</a>. It&#39;s an open-source OS and Jolla claims it won&#39;t sell or share your data with third parties. Sailfish can be controlled with a variety of hand gestures, meaning you don&#39;t have to get your sticky fingers all over the screen.</p> <p>Multitasking will also feature prominently on the Tablet, with Jolla claiming it will have &quot;the best multitasking on pretty much any device that&#39;s available in the world.&quot; Confident, then.</p> <p>Loyal Android users will be pleased to know that Sailfish can run Android apps, as well as its own native ones.</p> <p>The first batches of Jolla Tablets have sold out, but you can pre-order one on&nbsp;<a href="https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/jolla-tablet-world-s-first-crowdsourced-tablet">Indiegogo</a>&nbsp;for US$210, with an estimated delivery date of May 2015.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/n1/nokia-n1-tablet-looks-ipad-mini-runs-android-l/news">Nokia N1 tablet - looks like an iPad Mini, runs Android L</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/jolla/jolla-tablet-reaches-crowd-funding-goal-two-hours/news#comments Crowdfunding Jolla Sailfish Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:07:14 +0000 Max Langridge 1453597 at http://www.stuff.tv Sintratec’s laser sintering 3D printer creates usable items with moving parts http://www.stuff.tv/sintratec-s-laser-sintering-3d-printer-creates-usable-items-moving-parts/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Is this the next big thing in 3D printing? Do you need a wrench in an hour or so? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Printed with Sintratec" alt="Printed with Sintratec" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/sintratec-wrench.jpg?1416187926" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Ready for something new in the 3D printing space? Sintratec thinks it has the answer, and the upstart company is about to launch a crowdfunding campaign to reach prospective makers.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>As the video above shows, the team designed a simple Swiss Army knife using its software and then sent it to the printer, which effortlessly printed the object one tiny layer at a time using its precise laser. Once done, the excess material (most of which can be used again) just has to be scrubbed off, but then you have a working tool with no assembly required. Because it was just made from scratch.</p> <p>It looks amazing, although it could prove a pricey process. TechCrunch says the IndieGoGo campaign launching next week will offer the Sintratec printer for US$4000 (about &pound;2550), and that doesn&rsquo;t take into account the Polyamide 12 powder you&rsquo;ll need (and a sturdy toothbrush for all that scrubbing).</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/EHSPjl3ttpo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Still, it seems like a potentially amazing advancement in the field, and it&rsquo;s something we&rsquo;ll be paying close attention to as Sintratec brings its technology to the general public.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://sintratec.com">Sintratec</a> via <a href="http://techcrunch.com/2014/11/13/sintratec-is-going-to-build-the-first-sintering-desktop-3d-printer/">TechCrunch</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/ibox-nano-world-s-smallest-cheapest-3d-resin-printer/news">iBox Nano is the world&rsquo;s smallest, cheapest 3D resin printer</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Sintratec" alt="Sintratec" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sintratec-printer.jpg?1416187926" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sintratec-s-laser-sintering-3d-printer-creates-usable-items-moving-parts/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sintratec-s-laser-sintering-3d-printer-creates-usable-items-moving-parts/news#comments 3D Printing Crowdfunding Sat, 15 Nov 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1453214 at http://www.stuff.tv