Kickstarter

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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The Vaavud wind meter arrives on Kickstarter, take accurate wind speed measurements with your iPhone

The Vaavud wind meter has arrived on Kickstarter and it looks to provide those that need to know the exact wind speed around them. You may think that it’s not that important to know such information but if you are a kite flyer, wind surfer, paraglider or model aircraft enthusiast then this information can be critical.

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SOSCharger arrives on Kickstarter, delivers self generated power to your iPhone

The SOSCharger has arived on Kickstarter and looks to solve the age old solution of a dead phone battery when you are no where near a power outlet. The SOSCharger is a self generated power charger which means you wind up a handle which creates power for your iPhone.

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Thermodo hits Kickstarter, a tiny hardware thermometer for iPhone, iPad or iPod touch

Thermodo has just hit Kickstarter and it is a tiny accessory that allows you to accurately take the temperature of the ambient air around you. Developed by the Robocat team who already have great apps in the App Store like Haze and Thermo and now they want to take that a step further with a miniature hardware thermometer that plugs into your devices 3.5mm audio jack.

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