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You can now pre-order a Kolibree, the first connected electric toothbrush

Kolibree, the world’s first connected electric toothbrush, is now live for pre-orders on Kickstarter. Funds raised from Kickstarter supporters will be used to manufacture and distribute Kolibree’s connected toothbrush, starting with a limited rollout in June and wide distribution worldwide starting in the U.S. and Europe in late Q3/early Q4 2014. We got a chance to see it in person Thursday night.

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Lensbaby takes to Kickstarter with new iPhone 'sweet spot' lens

Lensbaby has some new iPhoneography gear up on KickStarter and it's called the Sweet Spot or the Creative Focus lens... or the LM-10. Or something. But naming consistency aside what Lensbaby is offering is a single, tight area of focus surrounded by MASSIVE blur. Whether you find that directs the eye to exactly where you want it to be, or just annoys you no end will likely depend on whether you view the Sweet Spot as art or novelty. Either way, if it appeals to you and your photographic sensibilities, you can back it now!

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Fund This: PebbleBee tag tracks motion, temperature and location

Bluetooth-enabled tracking tags for finding keys and other household items aren’t anything new, but a particularly robust tag called PebbleBee hit Kickstarter recently that introduces a few new tricks. The main use case here is so that you get a buzz on your iPhone if your child goes outside of a certain range, or if you forget your keys at a coffee shop. There are two models PebbleBee has introduced: the Honey and the Hornet.

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Fund This: Ring, the touchless gesture controller to everything

An impressive Kickstarter project out of Japan was launched recently called Ring. No, it doesn't involve a haunted videotape. This smart ring detects movement with enough fidelity to recognize gestures drawn in the air by an index finger and transmit them to your iPhone. Using the iOS app, users can program those gestures to execute commands, such as translating into text, launching apps, or approving transactions. A small sensor on the inside has to be touched in order to initiate a command, plus there's a vibration motor and LEDs in there to let you know about incoming notifications from your iPhone. There's going to be a Ring store which highlights apps that make use of Ring's API, and they've already tested it with a few popular accessories, like Philips Hue, AR Drone, Google Glass, and WeMo.

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Kickstarter hacked, no credit cards compromised but your Facebook login has been reset

Kickstarter, the popular crowd-funding service, has has been hacked. No credit cards were compromised but some user data, including encrypted passwords wee accessed, and they've reset Facebook logins as a precaution. Their CEO, Yancey Strickler, posted on the Kickstarter blog:

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Padcaster mini comes to Kickstarter to help you shoot great videos on your iPad mini

The Padcaster mini, a smaller version of the Padcaster iPad tripod, has made its way to Kickstarter. You might recognize the original Padcaster was recently featured in Apple's "Your Verse" ad.

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CSS Animation hits Kickstarter: Back your way to better websites now!

Vicki Murley worked on the iPhone and was Apple's Safari Technology Evangelist before leaving to start her own book company. Her first project, CSS Transforms, was marvelous, and her follow up, CSS Animations, looks to be even better. This time, however, she needs our help to make it a reality. Kickstarter:

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Golem Arcana promises to reinvent tabletop gaming via iPad

Harebrained Schemes is the indie software developer that recently brought Shadowrun Returns to life. For the company's next major effort, they're going back to Kickstarter to raise money for a new game called Golem Arcana. Golem Arcana uses the iPad and a Bluetooth stylus to enhance the tabletop gaming experience.

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Help Kickstart Revolution 60 onto Mac and Windows!

Giant Spacekat has been building the Epic Unreal-powered Revolution 60 for iPad for a while - listen to them talk about it on Iterate - but now they want to bring it to the Mac and Windows as well, and they've taken to Kickstarter to do it:

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Still want an iCEO plushy? Throwboy gives you one last chance on Kickstarter!

Remember that iCEO plush toy that was all the geek rage awhile back? Turns out there are a few hundred of the little jobbies left, but the only way you can get one is by backing Throwboy's new Chat Pillows on Kickstarter.

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