Crowdfunding http://www.stuff.tv/sg/crowdfunding/all en-SG Helios' solar-powered Bluetooth headphones are the brightest Kickstarter idea ever http://www.stuff.tv/sg/wireless-headphones/next-kickstarter-bright-idea-solar-powered-wireless-headphones/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Question is how often do headphones get enough sun in the first place? </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="Next Kickstarter bright idea - solar-powered wireless headphones" alt="Next Kickstarter bright idea - solar-powered wireless headphones" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/helios.jpg?1416895739" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Wireless headphones. Once you&#39;ve tried them, you&#39;ll never want to take them off. Ever.</p> <p>Now a new Kickstarter plans to liberate your headset from more than just cables, but charging cables too. Helios is solar-powered, which seems brilliant. Yet, seeing as most headphones are used indoors, how does that work out?</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="/sg/users/erna-mahyuni" title="View user profile.">Erna Mahyuni</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"> For the up-and-about </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>Never fear, the Bluetooth headphones can be charged via a normal USB. With solar power, though, 1 hour of solar charging gives you 30 minutes of power. All that is achieved via a clever solar panel built along the top of the headphones. Fully charged, the headphones can apparently last up to 15 hours.</p> <p>It&#39;s a nice thing to imagine, jogging with said headphones and catching some battery juice while you&#39;re using them. How high-quality are the headphones themselves? That&#39;s the missing element, as the Kickstarter specs didn&#39;t specify the sound range. So that keeps in the dark on how well the headphones will handle audio.</p> <p>The headphones also come with a built-in mic so presumably you could use them with your smartphone to pick up calls.</p> <p>Currently Helios is at &pound;1,461 of its&nbsp;<a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/559174898/helios-the-worlds-first-wireless-solar-powered-hea" target="_blank">Kickstarter</a>&nbsp;goal of &pound;50,000 and has 38 days to go. Early birds can get the headphones for &pound;100 (S$204) and it ships anywhere in the world.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/search/node/charger" target="_blank">Other news to give you a charge</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.cnet.com/news/solar-powered-wireless-headphones/#ftag=CAD590a51e" target="_blank">CNet</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="567" height="425" title="Next Kickstarter bright idea - solar-powered wireless headphones" alt="Next Kickstarter bright idea - solar-powered wireless headphones" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/helios%202.jpg?1416895739" /> </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/sg/wireless-headphones/next-kickstarter-bright-idea-solar-powered-wireless-headphones/news#comments Crowdfunding Wireless headphones Tue, 25 Nov 2014 05:20:58 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1453885 at http://www.stuff.tv Prizm streams your favourite tunes and knows when you have company http://www.stuff.tv/sg/prizm-streams-your-favourite-tunes-and-knows-when-you-have-company/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It will learn what you like and send over the tunes according to your tastes and the current setting </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="Prizm streams your favourite tunes and knows when you have company" alt="Prizm streams your favourite tunes and knows when you have company" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/prizm.jpg?1416824045" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Smart speakers that know just what kind of music you like and plays different music according to how many people you have over? Sounds cool yet creepy but that&#39;s what new Kickstarter project Prizm claims to do.</p> <p>The little pyramid shaped speaker attachment (hence the name Prizm) just takes music from the cloud, namely from your Spotify, Deezer and Soundcloud accounts and relays them to your speakers.</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="/sg/users/erna-mahyuni" title="View user profile.">Erna Mahyuni</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"> Your own personal pocket DJ </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>Each day when you interact with Prizm&#39;s app, it gets to know what songs you like, basically learning your musical tastes. It won&#39;t just start playing &quot;Come and Get Your Love&quot; when you&#39;re about to turn in, but will tailor it according to the time of day and how many people you have over as well.</p> <p>Thus, your playlist will differ widely between the music played as soon as you get up in the early morning or when you&#39;re having a house party and want it really loud.</p> <p>Speaking about waking up, Prizm can be set to wake you up to a different song each day or learn to gradually go to sleep when you do. Pretty neat, if we do say so ourselves.</p> <p>Seems Prizm is a cool concept for quite a few people seeing as its <a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/prizm/prizm-turn-your-speakers-into-a-learning-music-pla" target="_blank">Kickstarter</a> has already made twice its US$70,000 goal.</p> <p>The Prizm will go for US$169 (S$220) but you can get it slightly cheaper by backing the Kickstarter.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE</strong>: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/hi-res-audio">Hi-Res audio fans, we know what you like</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://techcrunch.com/2014/11/21/prizm-automatically-plays-music-you-like-to-transform-your-living-room-into-your-favorite-coffee-shop/" target="_blank">Techcrunch</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="567" height="425" title="Prizm streams your favourite tunes and knows when you have company" alt="Prizm streams your favourite tunes and knows when you have company" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/prizm%2002.jpg?1416824045" /> </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/sg/prizm-streams-your-favourite-tunes-and-knows-when-you-have-company/news#comments Crowdfunding Docks and Speakers Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:14:07 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1453824 at http://www.stuff.tv Jolla's Sailfish-powered tablet smashes crowdfunding target http://www.stuff.tv/sg/jolla/jollas-first-tablet-smashes-crowdfunding-target/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Seems like there&#039;s a demand for an alternative OS tablet </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="Jolla&#039;s first tablet smashes crowdfunding target" alt="Jolla&#039;s first tablet smashes crowdfunding target" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/jolla%20tablet.jpg?1416476668" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Remember Jolla? The company founded by ex-Nokia employees has gone past making a phone but into making a tablet. Its Jolla Tablet is the company&#39;s attempt to make the first crowdsourced tablet and is now running a very successful campaign on Indiegogo.</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="/sg/users/erna-mahyuni" title="View user profile.">Erna Mahyuni</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"> Android apps, no Android required </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>While the tablet runs Jolla&#39;s own Sailfish OS, it can handily run Android apps as well which will probably appeal to those already on Android. At under US$200, with very impressive internal specs, it&#39;s no wonder Indiegogo backers are throwing money at the company.</p> <p>What do you get for your money? There&#39;s the 64-bit Intel quad-core processor, 32GB of flash storage (expandable with a microSD slot), 2GB of RAM and a 2048 x 1536 pixel 7.85in display.</p> <p>How big is it? It&#39;s roughly around the size of an iPad Mini and weighs 384g. The 4300 mAh battery is the only downside to the tablet, seeing as the iPad Mini&#39;s has a 6471mAh rating and the Nexus 6&#39;s battery is 6700 mAh. Still, as the tablet is at least US$100 cheaper than either of other tablets, tradeoffs are to be expected.</p> <p>Sadly the tablet is only shipping to the following locales: EU, Norway, Switzerland, United States, India, China, Hong Kong, and Russia. If you&#39;d like to check out the campaign anyway, head on over to the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/jolla-tablet-world-s-first-crowdsourced-tablet" target="_blank">campaign website</a>.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE</strong>: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/super-cheap-firefox-os-phones-coming-india-and-indonesia/news">Super cheap Firefox OS phones in India and Indonesia</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://mashable.com/2014/11/19/jolla-tablet-indiegogo/" target="_blank">Mashable</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="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/jBQdfcLhts8" 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/sg/jolla/jollas-first-tablet-smashes-crowdfunding-target/news#comments Android Crowdfunding Jolla Tablets Thu, 20 Nov 2014 03:38:50 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1453571 at http://www.stuff.tv Sintratec’s laser sintering 3D printer creates usable items with moving parts http://www.stuff.tv/sg/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="/sg/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 S$5185), 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/sg/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/sg/sintratec-s-laser-sintering-3d-printer-creates-usable-items-moving-parts/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/sintratec-s-laser-sintering-3d-printer-creates-usable-items-moving-parts/news#comments 3D Printing Crowdfunding Sat, 15 Nov 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1453338 at http://www.stuff.tv Bruvelo is the most finicky coffee lover’s best friend http://www.stuff.tv/sg/bruvelo-most-finicky-coffee-lover-s-best-friend/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> With an app, you can make coffee exactly the way you want it </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="Bruvelo is the most finicky coffee lover’s best friend" alt="Bruvelo is the most finicky coffee lover’s best friend" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/bruvelo%2001.jpg?1416017641" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>At the rate Kickstarter is going, you&rsquo;d be forgiven for thinking it was created mainly to fund 3D printers, geek toys and coffee machines. Bruvelo is, yes, a coffee machine but it promises to be &ldquo;simple, smart, and to do one thing - extremely well&rdquo;.</p> <p>This crowdfunded project is all about a machine that lets you go down to the minutiae when it comes to making coffee. You first start by choosing one of three &lsquo;flavour profiles&rsquo;: delicate, balanced or robust.</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="/sg/users/erna-mahyuni" title="View user profile.">Erna Mahyuni</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"> Coffee exactly how you want 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>You can then fiddle with temperature, the ground coffee-to-water ratio and the steep time for your particular bean.</p> <p>The Bruvelo includes a ceramic burr grinder, a weigh scale that has an accuracy of 0.1g to carefully measure out how much coffee you need, and a coconut shell carbon block water filter.</p> <p>Throughout the process, the Bruvelo maintains a 199F (92.8 celsius) temperature &ndash; or you can have the app maintain a different temperature if you choose.</p> <p>Another interesting touch: while the Bruvelo uses a standard 01 paper coffee filter, it takes the extra step to rinse said filter before brewing begins.</p> <p>How much for your very own Wi-Fi enabled barista? US$350 (S$452.89) which, while not cheap, also includes shipping. Considering a really good espresso machine could cost about that or more, on paper the Bruvelo isn&rsquo;t a bad deal.</p> <p>It currently has a week left to hit its US$150,000 target and is at US$117,215. So go ahead and pledge if you want to boast to your friends about your perfect coffee machine.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE</strong>: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/crowdfunding">More crowdfunding projects to throw your money at!</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1003294547/bruvelo-smart-wifi-connected-pour-over-coffee-brew" target="_blank">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="567" height="425" title="Bruvelo is the most finicky coffee lover’s best friend" alt="Bruvelo is the most finicky coffee lover’s best friend" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/bruvelo%2002.jpg?1416017641" /> </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/sg/bruvelo-most-finicky-coffee-lover-s-best-friend/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/bruvelo-most-finicky-coffee-lover-s-best-friend/news#comments Apps and Games Crowdfunding Kitchen Fri, 14 Nov 2014 05:05:30 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1453153 at http://www.stuff.tv Kickstarter carving machine might make an artisan out of you yet http://www.stuff.tv/sg/kickstarter-carving-machine-might-make-artisan-out-you-yet/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Take away the mess and the hours of intense labour and look, it&#039;s your own little carving machine </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="Kickstarter carving machine might make an artisan out of you yet" alt="Kickstarter carving machine might make an artisan out of you yet" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/carvey_01.jpg?1414474014" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Ah, the age of everything being personalised, your phone, your computer, your home, everything, especially with the inventions of everything &ldquo;3D&rdquo; (eg: 3D Printers &amp; 3D Pens). Now there is a <strong><u>3D Carving Machine</u></strong> currently in the making in Kickstarter.</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="/sg/users/erna-mahyuni" title="View user profile.">Erna Mahyuni</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"> From novice to expert </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>Carvey was designed for makers and designers of all levels, from artists and teachers to architects and engineers. It can blend seamlessly into an office, a workshop or a crafting desk, and be so simple to use that anyone can incorporate it into their practice.</p> <p>Imagine carving designs and art, and even accessories out of the materials you choose. It is almost like a 3D printer but you get to choose the materials you want, so it makes it a lot more authentic in a way. This would able to help small businesses cut cost by eliminating the need to outsource engraving or designs of any of your product.</p> <p>The guys inventing this machine has already put in a lot of R&amp;D to make sure the machine does what it needs to do, and so far, it is. The amount that they have received from backers have already exceeded their goal of US$50,000 by more than 1200 per cent.</p> <p>Below are some nifty features:</p> <ul> <li>Automatic calibration so you can click &ldquo;Carve&rdquo; to start</li> <li>Case design makes the machine so quiet you can talk on the phone while it&#39;s running</li> <li>Seamless integration with Easel software for easy workflow from design to finish</li> <li>Color-coded bit system simplifies multi-cut jobs</li> <li>LED lighting inside the case to keep you aware of progress</li> </ul> <p>Now go <a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/carvey/carvey-the-3d-carving-machine-for-the-maker-in-all">pledge for one </a>and indulge your secret fantasies of creating caverns filled with your own creations. It will cost you US$1,999 (S$2,547) for the privilege just so you know.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE</strong>: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/hot-stuff">Hot, hotter, legitly hot stuff</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="567" height="425" title="Kickstarter carving machine might make an artisan out of you yet" alt="Kickstarter carving machine might make an artisan out of you yet" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/carvey_02.jpg?1414474014" /> </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/sg/kickstarter-carving-machine-might-make-artisan-out-you-yet/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/kickstarter-carving-machine-might-make-artisan-out-you-yet/news#comments Crowdfunding Tue, 28 Oct 2014 05:26:55 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1451540 at http://www.stuff.tv uKeg keeps your microbrew fresh and cold every time http://www.stuff.tv/sg/ukeg-keeps-your-microbrew-fresh-and-cold-every-time/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Now you can have takeaway microbrew that won&#039;t go flat by the time you take it home </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="uKeg keeps your microbrew fresh and cold every time" alt="uKeg keeps your microbrew fresh and cold every time" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/ukeg.jpg?1414124199" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Microbrews are, to some beer drinkers, the stuff life should be made of. But the thing about microbrewing is the brewing bit - taking home a microbrew usually leaves you disappointed as all too often, it&#39;s packed in a way that makes it flat and unexciting when you pour it at home.</p> <p>Never fear, enterprising Kickstarters are here. The good people at GrowlerWerks in Portland have come up with the uKeg pressurised growler that apparently lets you keep your microbrew fresh so that every pour tastes as though it was just made.</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="/sg/users/erna-mahyuni" title="View user profile.">Erna Mahyuni</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"> Fresh microbrew goodness </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>Glass growlers as they&#39;re called are how microwbrews are usually packed for take-home drinking. The uKeg is all about keeping air out of your beer, maintaining perfect carbonation and will also keep beer cold for hours.</p> <p>The uKeg&#39;s variable presure regulation helps you customise how much carbonation you want in your beer, making it as easy to use as a seltzer bottle or whipped cream dispenser. All this is made possible via a CO2 cartridge attached to the growler, helping to keep the beer fresh for up to 4 weeks.</p> <p>It&#39;s pretty obvious that a perfect beer growler would be in demand seeing how the Kickstarter is already oversubscribed, going past its US$75,000 goal to sail past US$300,000. What&#39;s even more impressive is that the campaign has 45 more days to go.</p> <p>To <a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/growlerwerks/the-ukegtm-pressurized-growler-for-fresh-beer" target="_blank">get a uKeg of your own</a>, pay US$99 (S$126) and another US$30 (S$38) for shipping outside the US.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE</strong>: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/hot-stuff">Other stuff you might want to throw your money at</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.psfk.com/2014/10/ukeg-beer-carbonation-freshness.html" target="_blank">PSFK</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="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/yJEQ6C6xiFI" 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/sg/ukeg-keeps-your-microbrew-fresh-and-cold-every-time/news#comments Crowdfunding Fri, 24 Oct 2014 04:16:40 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1451236 at http://www.stuff.tv This easy-to-use carving machine will make you forget all about 3D printing http://www.stuff.tv/sg/easy-use-carving-machine-will-make-you-forget-all-about-3d-printing/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Meet Carvey: a sleek black box which opens up a whole world of homemade possibilities </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="1090" height="817" title="Darth Vader&#039;s coffee machine" alt="This easy-to-use carving machine will make you forget all about 3D printing" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/unnamed-3.jpg?1414025727" /> </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="/sg/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>That&#39;s a rather sinister-looking coffee machine. Looks fancy though. Is it?</strong><br />Fancy? Yes. But this is no bean-roaster. Carvey, is in fact, a 3D carver. Or to be more exact, a CNC milling machine designed to bring casual, easy carving powers to the masses.</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>Soooo, I can put the Christmas turkey in it?</strong><br />Sure, if you want a gigantic splattery mess. But we wouldn&#39;t recommend it. What we would recommend, however, is almost anything else. Carvey&#39;s drill bits can happily churn through a whole host of different materials from cork and wax, to metals like copper, brass and gold.</p> <p>Hell, it can even slice through carbon fibre and circuit boards too.</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="1137" height="853" title="Better than the dentist" alt="This easy-to-use carving machine will make you forget all about 3D printing" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/carvey-drill-2.jpg?1414025727" /> </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="1280" height="960" title="Mo&#039; drilling" alt="This easy-to-use carving machine will make you forget all about 3D printing" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/carvey-drill_0.jpg?1414025727" /> </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>I was never any good at the Etch A Sketch. This is going to be a disaster</strong><br />Don&#39;t worry. That&#39;s where the &#39;computer&#39; in Computer Numerical Control milling machine comes into play. Carvey comes with an easy-to-use piece of software called Easel, that anyone should be able to pick up and use within minutes.</p> <p>It cleverly takes any 2D design that you chuck at it, converts it into a 3D pattern, and boom - the drill bit magically whizzes around, carving into whatever material you&#39;ve chosen with no dodgy human errors in sight.</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="1076" height="807" title="Ok, it&#039;s not small, but that just means you can drill bigger things" alt="This easy-to-use carving machine will make you forget all about 3D printing" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/unnamed-1.jpg?1414025727" /> </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>So what can I make with it?</strong><br />The sky&#39;s the limit. Mainly because you can&#39;t carve air. But apart from that, well, almost anything you can think of. Inventables, Carvey&#39;s creator, kindly sent along a custom-milled brass wax sealer stamp with the Stuff logo sliced into it. Our letters will look classy forever, and all thanks to a simple bit of precision drilling.</p> <p>Combined with a 3D printer, you could turn your home into your own private factory overnight. You&#39;ll be sipping on a glass of Dom Perignon on a homemade yacht in no time.</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="1158" height="868" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/unnamed-2.jpg?1414025727" /> </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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Sold. When can I start making that yacht?</strong><br />You can pick up your very own Carvey for US$2000 (S$2550) on <a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/carvey/carvey-the-3d-carving-machine-for-the-maker-in-all" target="_blank">Kickstarter</a>, where it&#39;s smashed through its US$50,000 goal, raising just over US$243,000 at the time of writing. That should ensure a smooth launch party when it starts shipping in September 2015.</p> <p>We&#39;ll bring the beer. You make the bottle opener.&nbsp;</p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="375" scrolling="no" src="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/carvey/carvey-the-3d-carving-machine-for-the-maker-in-all/widget/video.html" width="500"></iframe></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/hot-stuff">All the hottest stuff, on once scorching page</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="992" height="744" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/stuff-wax-stamp-seal.jpg?1414025727" /> </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/sg/easy-use-carving-machine-will-make-you-forget-all-about-3d-printing/news#comments Crowdfunding Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:58:17 +0000 Elissa Loi 1451110 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Smart luggage weighs and tracks itself, Gmail for Android will support external accounts, and new Doctor Who game teaches coding http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/fully-charged-smart-luggage-weighs-and-tracks-itself-gmail-android-will-support-external-acc <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Begin the day informed by reading our latest tech news roundup </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="Bluesmart" alt="Bluesmart" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/bluesmart-woman.jpg?1413946577" /> </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="/sg/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"> Bluesmart luggage offers smartphone-connected features </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>One of the most intriguing crowdfunding campaigns we&rsquo;ve seen in a while is for the Bluesmart, a smartphone-paired carry-on suitcase that comes with several intelligent features. Automatic locking with your phone as the key? Indeed. GPS tracking for when it&rsquo;s lost or stolen? Sure. How about the ability for the suitcase to weigh itself with a tug of the handle? Incredibly, yes.</p> <p>And the Bluesmart even has a hefty built-in battery that is advertised to recharge phones, tablets, and more up to six times over before it needs to be plugged back in. The makers claim that the suitcase will be compliant with all travel regulations, which is the one red flag we had coming into the campaign.</p> <p>A US$235 (S$299) investment now can get you one Bluesmart for yourself come next August, says the Indiegogo page, and the campaign has already caught fire, raising more than US$135,000 (about S$171,580) so far on a goal of just US$50,000 (about S$63,548) - and that&rsquo;s in just the first day. Barring unforeseen issues, this project is ready to follow through on its bold ambitions for next year.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/bluesmart-world-s-first-smart-connected-carry-on">Indiegogo</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/these-suitcase-speakers-pack-bags-sound/news-1">These suitcase speakers pack bags of sound</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/iO3mQuAfp5M" 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-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Gmail 5.0 for Android adds Outlook, Yahoo support </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>According to a report from Android Police, Google&rsquo;s next big revision of the Gmail app - which will be available in time for Lollipop&rsquo;s release and use the material design aesthetic - will expand its capabilities to allow Outlook, Yahoo, and other mail service users to access their accounts.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s a big shift for the service, but it makes sense for Google, as the company derives a significant portion of its income from advertising - the more users, the better, regardless of which mail provider they prefer. You can catch a leaked marketing video through the source link below.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2014/10/20/check-out-gmail-5-0-for-android-and-googles-plan-to-handle-all-your-email-accounts-in-one-app/">Android Police</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/node/1440127">8 things you need to know about Android Lollipop</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="780" title="Gmail on Android Lollipop" alt="Gmail on Android Lollipop" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/gmail-android5.png?1413946577" /> </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"> Doctor Who game teaches coding </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>Headlining an effort by the BBC to get younger folks interested in coding and digital tech, <em>The Doctor and the Dalek</em> is a new <em>Doctor Who</em> web game that will be available as of tomorrow, 22 October. The game uses puzzles to teach programming mechanics, and comes with supplemental materials for teachers and parents to use.</p> <p><em>The Doctor and the Dalek</em> features the likeness and voice acting from current actor Peter Capaldi, and was penned by a writer from the show, Phil Ford. Curiously, the game sees the Time Lord helping his robotic nemesis return to full strength to collectively battle a greater threat. (Let us guess: coding illiteracy?)</p> <p>[Sources: <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2014/bbctolaunchthedoctorandthedalekgameforkids">BBC</a>, <a href="http://www.engadget.com/2014/10/20/doctor-who-coding-game/">Engadget</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/google/google-s-made-code-initiative-encourages-young-girls-learn-coding/news">Google&#39;s Made with Code initiative encourages young girls to learn coding</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="733" title="The Doctor and the Dalek" alt="The Doctor and the Dalek" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/doctorwho-coding.jpg?1413946577" /> </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/sg/android/fully-charged-smart-luggage-weighs-and-tracks-itself-gmail-android-will-support-external-acc#comments Android Crowdfunding Doctor Who Film and TV Gaming Gmail Tue, 21 Oct 2014 06:30:00 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1451035 at http://www.stuff.tv Drones, electric shocks and Amigas: Ten Kickstarter and Indiegogo gems for October 2014 http://www.stuff.tv/sg/drones-electric-shocks-and-amigas-ten-kickstarter-and-indiegogo-gems-october-2014/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> From mini drones to wearables that electrocute you when you&#039;re bad, these are the projects you should throw your money at </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="957" height="718" title="We would totally wear these. Totally." alt="Drones, electric shocks and Amigas: Ten Kickstarter and Indiegogo gems for Octob" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/axent-cat-ear-headphones.jpg?1413795402" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Crowdfunding sites are littered with dodgy ideas - petrol-powered toothbrush! Solar kettle! Unicorn detector! - but there are also plenty of treasures buried amongst the dregs.</p> <p>It&#39;s a big business, but more often than not it&rsquo;s also a great way for independent creators to test the water when it comes to their ideas.</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="/sg/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. Bttn (from US$100) </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>Described by its creators as the &ldquo;simplest internet user interface in the world,&rdquo; bttn (pronounced &lsquo;button&rsquo;, unsurprisingly) is designed to make technology more accessible, fun and human. A bttn can be connected to the web via 3G or Wi-Fi and set to perform predefined tasks, such as sending messages, controlling smart home devices, or triggering IFTTT recipes.</p> <p>This means it could be used to set your home up once you get back from work, as a means for a child to let parents know they&rsquo;ve gotten home safely, or just tweet &ldquo;I&rsquo;ve got a bttn&rdquo; every time you pound it with your fist.</p> <p><a href="https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/bttn">Fund Bttn on Indiegogo</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="696" height="544" title="Bttn" alt="Bttn" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/bttn_0.png?1413795402" /> </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. Commodore Amiga: a visual ‘commpendium’ (from £10) </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 on from its successfully funded C64 predecessor, this tome focuses on the art and imagery within classic Commodore Amiga games and demos. It&rsquo;s full of luscious pixel art and photography, along with short reviews and quotes from original Amiga developers like Dan Malone and Ron Gilbert.</p> <p>Edited by Edge launch editor (and also Zzap!64 and Amiga Format alumni) Steve Jarratt, the book will comprise a minimum of 264 pages of Lemmings, SWOS, Speedball II and Turrican goodness, along with a whole lot more.</p> <p><a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2146199819/commodore-amiga-a-visual-commpendium">Fund Commodore Amiga: a visual Commpendium 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="467" title="Amiga book" alt="Amiga book" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/amiga-book_0.jpg?1413795402" /> </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. PlexiDrone (from US$700) </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>PlexiDrone is all about bringing drones to the masses through making the technology relatively affordable and very accessible. The kit fits in a backpack-sized &lsquo;Plexi-pack&rsquo; and takes about a minute to snap together.</p> <p>After that point, it&rsquo;s controlled by your smartphone and can be ordered to follow the user via GPS. There are obvious applications for commerce and sports, but the creators seem especially keen on having drones inspire people to make films &mdash; building bridges through creativity rather than blowing them up.</p> <p><a href="https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/plexidrone-making-aerial-photography-a-breeze">Fund PlexiDrone on Indiegogo</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="619" height="344" title="PlexiDrone" alt="PlexiDrone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/plexidrone_0.jpg?1413795402" /> </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. Pavlok (from US$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>You know you&rsquo;re in for an interesting crowdsourcing video when a creator begins: &ldquo;Now, I know that electric shocks <em>sound</em> crazy&hellip;&rdquo; But this wearable, co-created by the guy who invented Lego Mindstorms, is more than about shocking (both figuratively and literally) &mdash; it aims to shift willpower in order to urge you on to better habits.</p> <p>Despite the Indiegogo page being full of videos and words, precisely <em>how</em> Pavlok does this seems a bit vague, but it apparently includes punishing you through online shaming, fines, or allowing your friends to shock you from across the web. If that all sounds a bit much, <a href="https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/olive-conquer-stress-be-stellar">Olive</a> takes wearables in the opposite direction, aiming to help you beat stress (and all <em>without</em> electric shocks).</p> <p><a href="https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/pavlok-the-habit-changing-device-that-shocks-you">Fund Pavlok on Indiegogo</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="1430" height="1296" title="Pavlok" alt="Pavlok" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pavlok_0.png?1413795402" /> </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. Anonabox (from US$45) </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>Tor is essential software for anonymising your online activities, ensuring your location and habits can&rsquo;t be snooped on by prying eyes. Coupling a healthy dose of paranoia with outrage regarding online censorship, August Germar devised Anonabox, a tiny networking device that sits between your router and devices, using Tor to provide reliable encrypted anonymous internet access.</p> <p>For the typical person downloading LOLcats, an Anonabox probably makes no odds, but for someone suddenly cut off from critical services due to government interference, it could be a life-saver.</p> <p>Oh, and just for reading this paragraph, you&#39;re now on a watch list. Hi NSA, how&#39;s it going?</p> <p><a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/augustgermar/anonabox-a-tor-hardware-router">Fund Anonabox 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="480" title="Anonabox" alt="Anonabox" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/anonabox.jpg?1413526799" /> </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"> 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. Canviz (from US$250) </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 out with the idea of creating Harry Potter-style &lsquo;living portraits&rsquo;, the creators of Canviz ended up with a digital canvas. In essence, it&rsquo;s ultimately a giant digital photo frame, but one that moves far beyond the typically small, plastic ones dotted around living rooms everywhere.</p> <p>Instead, your outlay gets you a 22- or 40-inch wood-framed display, to which you can send content from your own collection or the Canviz gallery. This content can change at specific times, for example, showing weather and traffic information before you leave for work, and then looping your favourite art in the evenings. Namely:&nbsp;<em>Cat in a Happy Meal Box,&nbsp;</em>artist CrazyCatL4dy88.</p> <p><a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1951095500/canviz-bring-your-art-to-life">Fund Canviz 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="Canviz" alt="Canviz" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/canviz.jpg?1413795402" /> </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. CoinGuard (from US$45) </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>CoinGuard is a personal home security system based around motion. Place your CoinGuard on top of anything you&rsquo;d like it to protect, and it&rsquo;ll let you know if anything should be tampered with. The system comprises a coin-sized wireless sensor, a gateway to link to your home network, a cloud-based monitoring system, and an app.</p> <p>Sadly, the developer omitted a laser to take the face off of any unwitting burglar, but we&#39;re working on a homemade hack to rectify this problem.</p> <p><a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1714029528/coinguard-simple-security-for-your-stuff">Fund CoinGuard 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="465" title="CoinGuard" alt="CoinGuard" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/coinguard.jpg?1413795402" /> </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. SAM (from £45) </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>Billed as the ultimate electronics kit for inventors, artists and students, SAM feels very much part of that modern-day revival of old-school &lsquo;getting your hands dirty&rsquo; hardware. However, it works on the basis of a family of building blocks that talk without wires, enabling you to consign the soldering iron and burnt fingers to a dark, dusty drawer.</p> <p>The blocks include buttons, buzzers, lights, motors and servos, and have been roadtested with children and adults, to prove how quickly they can make ideas a reality &mdash; handy when you consider by 2020 there will be 50 billion web-enabled devices and plenty of opportunities for people who know what to do with them.</p> <p><a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1842650056/sam-the-ultimate-internet-connected-electronics-ki">Fund SAM 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="467" title="SAM" alt="SAM" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sam.jpg?1413795402" /> </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. Pod (from US$160) </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>Pets go missing all the time. Pod&rsquo;s creator last year lost Rango, his &ldquo;best friend in the world and possibly the coolest cat on the planet&rdquo;. Determined to prevent others going through the same experience, he fashioned the Pod. It&rsquo;s a sleek, simple GPS tracker, which can be attached to a collar, enabling you to instantly locate a wandering cat or missing dog.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s fully waterproof, and also has the means to log your pet&rsquo;s activity, in case you think Fido&rsquo;s been taking in too many biscuits and lagging a bit on walkies.</p> <p><a href="https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/pod-never-lose-your-pet-again">Fund Pod on Indiegogo</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="419" title="Pod" alt="Pod" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pod.jpg?1413795402" /> </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. Axent Wear Cat Ear Headphones (from US$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>OK, we&rsquo;ll be honest here: when we&rsquo;re shopping for a new pair of headphones, certain things are never at the top of our list or, indeed, on our list at all; things like &ldquo;fully functional cat-ear-shaped external speakers&rdquo;, &ldquo;bright LED accent lights&rdquo;, and a microphone.</p> <p>But here&rsquo;s the Axent Wear, seemingly fresh in from a bonkers Anime. It was dreamed up by animators, who believe because music plays a big role in people&rsquo;s lives, it would be &ldquo;great to share that music with your friends and family&rdquo;. If such digital caterwauling appeals to you, you can choose from a range of colours and even blow ten grand on the highest-end crazy custom headgear option.</p> <p><a href="https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/axent-wear-cat-ear-headphones">Fund Axent Wear Cat Ear Headphones on Indiegogo</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="1000" height="718" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/axent-wear.jpg?1413795402" /> </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-10"><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"> Pi-Top Raspberry Pi laptop (from US$210) </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>Despite its name, Pi-Top isn&#39;t a delicious basketball trainer/baked pastry hybrid.</p> <p>Instead, it&#39;s a Raspberry Pi-powered laptop kit, which has everything you need to forge your own notebook, including lessons on electronics, the ability to create Printed Circuit Boards and 3D print objects.</p> <p>It comes with an injection-moulded case and 3D printing files too, letting you have the satisfaction of looking at a laptop and fondly whispering &quot;I made this&quot; to yourself.</p> <p><a href="https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/pi-top-a-raspberry-pi-laptop-you-build-yourself" target="_blank">Fund Pi-Top on Indiegogo</a></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/smartphones/top-ten" target="_blank">These are the best smartphones in the world right now</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/sg/drones-electric-shocks-and-amigas-ten-kickstarter-and-indiegogo-gems-october-2014/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/drones-electric-shocks-and-amigas-ten-kickstarter-and-indiegogo-gems-october-2014/feature#comments Crowdfunding Thu, 16 Oct 2014 11:57:16 +0000 Elissa Loi 1450564 at http://www.stuff.tv These cat ear headphones are an otaku's dream come true http://www.stuff.tv/sg/these-cat-ear-headphones-are-otakus-dream/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Cat ears that light up with LEDs? We&#039;re sold </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="These cat ear headphones are an otaku&#039;s dream" alt="These cat ear headphones are an otaku&#039;s dream" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/catears.jpg?1412996008" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Cat ear headphones. First question is why someone hasn&#39;t thought of this first? No matter, Axent Wear, a tiny startup by two Berkley students are now on Indiegogo with a project that&#39;s basically made some people just go &quot;Shut up and take my money!&quot;</p> <p>Proof? It&#39;s only been the third day of the campaign and it&#39;s already fully-funded, nearly doubling its funding goal of US$250,000 ($317,610).</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="/sg/users/erna-mahyuni" title="View user profile.">Erna Mahyuni</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"> Cat lover, otaku or perhaps Deadmau5 fan magnet </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>Now, lest you think these headphones are just cat ears stuck on top of headphones, you get a lot more for your money. The headphones themselves can either be wired or wireless, with a removable cord as well as a USB charging port.</p> <p>As to the sound driver, the Axent Wear headphones use a 40mm driver with a 20Hz to 20KhZ range, which is a pretty decent standard with the 40mm giving you access to the lower-end of tunes.</p> <p>The cat ears are also not just for show. They&#39;re actually functional speakers, albeit cute ones. Basically you have the kind of headphones that will glow even in the dark with funky coloured lights - red, blue, green or purple, depending on which colour accent you choose. The purple headphones seem to be the most popular at the moment of all the Indiegogo campaign picks.</p> <p>How much for a pair? Considering that the price includes shipping and tax all over the world, US$150 (S$191) does not seem quite a bad deal. But just a caveat, this being a crowdfunding effort, the element of risk is there. So crowdfund only if you dare.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: </strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/what-your-headphones-say-about-you/feature">What do your headphones say about you?</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/axent-wear-cat-ear-headphones" target="_blank">Indiegogo</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="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/UJugaD6rs2g" 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/sg/these-cat-ear-headphones-are-otakus-dream/news#comments Crowdfunding Geek accessories Headphones Fri, 10 Oct 2014 05:49:53 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1449856 at http://www.stuff.tv Whiskey snobs can now age their bottles at home http://www.stuff.tv/sg/whiskey-snobs-can-now-age-their-bottles-home/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Wish your whiskey had a certain kind of flavour or nuance? DIY taste modification is easier than you think </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="Whiskey snobs can now age their bottles at home" alt="Whiskey snobs can now age their bottles at home" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/whiskey_elements.jpg?1412670801" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you have friends who drink, you know at least one of them is a whiskey snob. Or who will only drink one kind, whether it&#39;s Jack Daniels or Glenmorangie. Then you finally have the perfect gift (that won&#39;t be poured down the sink when you leave the party) thanks to <a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/263766519/whiskey-elements-customize-your-whiskey-in-24-hour" target="_blank">Kickstarter</a>. The Whiskey Elements add-in helps you age whiskey by up to three years, infusing your drink with flavour in a mere 24 hours.</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="/sg/users/erna-mahyuni" title="View user profile.">Erna Mahyuni</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"> Cheaper alternative to pricey vintage </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>Thanks to the magic of science and experimentation, Whiskey Elements is a 100 per cent natural process that is made of what looks like a slim stick of wood with marked grooves. A mere 20 degree change can change the nature of a whiskey&#39;s flavour from maple-oak to almond coffee.</p> <p>Usually whiskey aging can be a painstaking process that can take up to 10 years. By using grooved wood cut horizontally, the aging process is cut down. One trait of whiskey is that it doesn&#39;t change flavour when transferred to a glass container, unlike, say wine.</p> <p>Its signature flavour is a Smooth Maple Vanilla Oak, which sounds totally delicious. Tests have found that using the Whiskey Elements, there is nearly no difference of taste between a 30-day whiskey and a three-year-old drink.</p> <p>How much does it cost? You can get in on the already full-funded Kickstarter for at least US$12 (S$15). Only catch is that it doesn&#39;t ship internationally so you might have to consider a dropshipper if you really want one.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/smart-feeding-station-uses-facial-recognition-technology-and-scales-stop-your-cat-getting-fat/featur">Save your cat from obesity</a></p> <p>[Source:<a href="http://www.psfk.com/2014/10/create-whiskey-flavor-customization-tool.html" target="_blank">PSFK</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="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/k5Z_jWxFJfQ" 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/sg/whiskey-snobs-can-now-age-their-bottles-home/news#comments Crowdfunding Tue, 07 Oct 2014 07:49:42 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1449550 at http://www.stuff.tv Stand Stand is your personal, portable standing desk http://www.stuff.tv/sg/stand-stand-your-personal-portable-standing-desk/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It&#039;s a simple but ingenious idea - make a standing desk that you can take with you anywhere without breaking your back or bank </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="Stand Stand is your personal, portable standing desk" alt="Stand Stand is your personal, portable standing desk" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/standstand.jpg?1412313534" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Standing desks are all the rage these days as it&#39;s been found that sitting at desks for too long is really, really bad for your health. Standing desks can be expensive custom jobs and not all that convenient to bring around with you but those might be problems of the past with a new<a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1875488582/standstand?ref=nav_search" target="_blank"> Kickstarter</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="/sg/users/erna-mahyuni" title="View user profile.">Erna Mahyuni</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"> Good for your health and wallet </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>How is the stand constructed? It&#39;s basically made of three pieces that are simple enough to assemble and disassemble. You would think the stand would be flimsy but in a test, the stand could manage 900lb(408kg) without automatically going under. Pretty impressive for something constructed out of wood.</p> <p>The stand is made of what its makers claim to be &quot;especially strong Baltic birch plywood&quot; that has seven layers glued together and you also have the option for bamboo.</p> <p>Stand Stand also comes in various sizes: 9-inch, 12-inch and 14-inch as the stand in itself is not adjustable so at the very least you will have options for your own comfort.</p> <p>At present time, the Kickstarter has already nearly tripled its funding goal, making it already a success. Only question is: will the Stand Stand be shipped out in time to all its funders?</p> <p>The Stand Stand costs US$50 (S$63) and also ships internationally for a small fee.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/crowdfunding">Other projects for you to waste money on, we mean, invest in</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_eye/2014/10/02/standstand_is_a_portable_standing_desk_designed_for_roving_laptop_users.html?wpsrc=fol_tw" target="_blank">Slate</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="567" height="425" title="Stand Stand is your personal, portable standing desk" alt="Stand Stand is your personal, portable standing desk" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/standstand_2.jpg?1412313534" /> </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/sg/stand-stand-your-personal-portable-standing-desk/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/stand-stand-your-personal-portable-standing-desk/news#comments Crowdfunding Fri, 03 Oct 2014 05:18:55 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1449234 at http://www.stuff.tv Learn to mix your own pricey cocktails at home http://www.stuff.tv/sg/learn-mix-your-own-pricey-cocktails-home/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> All you need is the poison, Ozz helps you figure out how to make it delicious </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="Learn to mix your own pricey cocktails at home" alt="Learn to mix your own pricey cocktails at home" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/cocktails_ozz.jpg?1412210402" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>This is an alcoholic&#39;s dream, we think - a Kickstarter that teaches you how to make your own cocktails instead of paying too much for them in clubs or the like.</p> <p>Using an app and a specialised shaker, you have access to a multitude of recipes to concoct pretty much anything a bartender could make. Except for malt whiskey, there&#39;s no teaching you to make something that awesome with an app.</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="/sg/users/erna-mahyuni" title="View user profile.">Erna Mahyuni</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 joys of alcohol and mixers </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 heart of it, the Ozz is a fancy tumbler. Insert liquids of varying tastes and ratios, shake it all about and pour it into a glass. Paper umbrella entirely optional.</p> <p>While the Kickstarter doesn&#39;t provide fancy umbrellas, it does however include an interactive shaker and Boston shaker in a set. What makes it more than just fancy metal containers is that the interactive shaker is hooked up to an app that comes complete with recipes.</p> <p>The kicker here is that the app and shaker-combo will let you know if you got the mix right. It will even give you tips on getting a better drink, which pretty much will be the greatest party trick ever.</p> <p>Pledge at least &euro;99 (S$159) and you will get your very own Ozz shaker and app combo to entertain guests (or dates). The project&#39;s fund-by date is 27 Oct and supports international shipping.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: </strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/crowdfunding" target="_blank">Crowdfunding? Don&#39;t you love throwing money at dreams?</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.engadget.com/2014/09/30/ozz-cocktail-mixer/?ncid=rss_truncated" target="_blank">Engadget</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="567" height="425" title="Learn to mix your own pricey cocktails at home" alt="Learn to mix your own pricey cocktails at home" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/cocktails_ozz_2.jpg?1412210402" /> </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/sg/learn-mix-your-own-pricey-cocktails-home/news#comments Apps and Games Crowdfunding Wed, 01 Oct 2014 08:58:41 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1449020 at http://www.stuff.tv Indiegogo promoting crowdfunding campaigns that never end http://www.stuff.tv/sg/indiegogo-promoting-crowdfunding-campaigns-never-end/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Achieved your crowdfunding project goals? Let people keep throwing you money! </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="Indiegogo promoting crowdfunding campaigns that never end" alt="Indiegogo promoting crowdfunding campaigns that never end" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/indiegogo_2.jpg?1411027371" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Indiegogo has an exciting (if you&#39;re into crowdfunding) new pilot program that will allow people to raise money long after a campaign deadline. The company says that it is in line with its mission to &quot;democratise funding...whatever it is, wherever they are or however they&rsquo;d like to do it.&quot;</p> <p>We&#39;re not sure if this is a great thing or a sign we need to password-protect our wallets from impulse crowdfunding.</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="/sg/users/erna-mahyuni" title="View user profile.">Erna Mahyuni</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"> Deadline? What deadline? </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>Indiegogo says that the pilot program is in response to requests from people to keep their campaigns going way past deadline. That way, a popular project could keep getting funding, essentially investing in companies on a continuing basis.</p> <p>While crowdfunding is all well and good, the point of the Forever Funding campaign, essentially creating patrons for a company isn&#39;t all that different from, say, Patreon. But as Techcrunch <a href="http://techcrunch.com/2014/09/17/indiegogo-forever-funding/" target="_blank">rightly points out</a>, it could easily be abused by grifters who could potentially keep milking unsuspecting patrons forever.</p> <p>Kickstarter and Indiegogo both make money by taking cuts from campaigns, but still fall behind when it comes to ensuring campaigns are legitimate and that funders aren&#39;t being fleeced for for products or projects that never pan out.</p> <p>Crowdfunding could be something useful for struggling indie creators out there but while Forever Funding looks great on the surface, care must be taken to look out for the welfare of backers too.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/crowdfunding">Crowdfunding news and projects </a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://go.indiegogo.com/blog/2014/09/continuing-success-indiegogo.html" target="_blank">Indiegogo</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="567" height="425" title="Indiegogo promoting crowdfunding campaigns that never end" alt="Indiegogo promoting crowdfunding campaigns that never end" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/indiegogo_01.jpg?1411027371" /> </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/sg/indiegogo-promoting-crowdfunding-campaigns-never-end/news#comments Crowdfunding Thu, 18 Sep 2014 08:02:52 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1447975 at http://www.stuff.tv