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Pico: Use your iPhone to program DSLR time-lapse photographs

iOS 8 brought the power of time-lapse photography to a whole new audience, some of whom probably now wish that they could use their digital SLR cameras to shoot higher resolution time-lapse videos. Pico (US$50 minimum pledge) is a Kickstarter campaign from Minnesota-based Mindarin that brings so...

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Lightweight Loplin Hood designed to shade your MacBook screen

Whether you're tired of having those other people in the Starbucks sneaking a peek at your MacBook screen or just don't like the glare and reflections that you get sometimes, a team from Germany has a possible solution for you on Kickstarter. Called the Loplin Hood, the campaign is for an ultra-...

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MOS Kick: Incredibly small, light and sturdy iPhone stand

Accessory designers love to take up a challenge, and that must be the reason that the folks at MOS in Orem, Utah came up with the MOS Kick (US$25 pledge). The idea was to create an iPhone 6 and 6 Plus stand that could easily fit in a pocket, yet be sturdy enough to let you take the time lapse an...

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This dude wants to smash an iPhone so bad he launched a Kickstarter for it

There have been plenty of times in the past decade where I've wanted nothing more than to smash my computer monitor, keyboard, smartphone, or some other piece of technology that was causing me momentary distress. Those moments usually pass quickly, but University of California San Diego grad Jesse...

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Blossom ups the ante in the smart sprinkler controller market

Early in 2014, an app-connected "smart sprinkler controller" called the Rachio Iro made a splash when it arrived online and in Home Depot stores. By the end of the summer, a lot of people -- myself included -- were raving about the device and how much water and money we'd saved. Well, there's a ne...

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Acme Made Charge iPhone case hides a Lightning cable inside kickstand

The last time we heard from Acme Made, the company was in the midst of a Kickstarter campaign for its Ergo Book iPad case. That project was successfully funded, and now the San Francisco-based designers are working on a new campaign. This one is for the Charge iPhone case, and it's already reached...

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BRUVELO would be your iPhone-powered coffee powerhouse

What is it with Apple fans and coffee? Perhaps it's the fact that you can totally "geek out" on the process, the beans, the hardware and so on. Add your iPhone to the mix and you've got Apple-loving Coffee Nerd Nirvana. BRUVELO is a coffee maker and companion iOS app, currently on Kicktarter, th...

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ComfortWay Travel Case: International data roaming for $2/day

Up to now, international travelers have had a few very expensive options for using data roaming off of their carrier network. You could just leave everything on your iPhone turned on, then pay an arm and a leg for all of that bandwidth you chewed up sending Vines from the Parthenon to your friends...

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Point: Keeping an eye on your home with electronic ears

When it comes to home security, sometimes those little webcams can be a little too obtrusive. For example, let's say that you share your home via AirBnB -- do you really want to see your guests walking around in bathrobes (or less)? Likewise, the guests might not like having the all-seeing webca...

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Gmail for Mac by Zive seeks to make the perfect desktop Gmail client

Gmail users have long desired something better than Apple Mail and more user-friendly than the Gmail web client to send, receive and organize Google Mail messages on their Macs. That goal is closer than ever to fruition now that Zive has kicked off its Kickstarter campaign to put the finishing touc...

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3 fun crowdfunding campaigns, including a "Smart deodorant applicator"

I'm not doing my usual crowdfunding roundup for a few weeks, but thought I'd give you a few fun Kickstarter and Indiegogo campaigns to whet your appetite for being a backer. First, here's a project that I thought was a joke when I first heard about it. ClickStick is billed as "The World's First S...

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The sad, frustrating story of crowdfunded products that never ship

When it comes to crowdfunded projects, I have to admit that I'm very lucky. Every project that I've backed -- five in all -- has eventually shipped product. Although some of those products failed to meet my expectations from the Kickstarter or Indiegogo hype, I felt that I paid a fair price for wha...

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Crowdfunding Roundup: Taking a break

Hey, crowdfunding fans. I just wanted to let you know that your weekly crowdfunded project list is on hiatus until November 6 due to a previously scheduled trip that I'm currently on. On November 6 I'll be back with another list of Kickstarter, Indiegogo and independently-run campaigns seeking...

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Crowdfunding Roundup: Smart Yoga mats and dumb-looking pyramids

Each week, TUAW provides readers with an update on new or significant crowdfunded Apple-related projects in the news. While our policy is to not go into detail on items that haven't reached at least 80 percent of their funding goal, this update is designed to give readers a heads-up on projects ...

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Avid Watch sports smartwatch launches on Kickstarter: A first look

Fitness wearables are the hot thing now, with a surprising number of new entrants rushing into the world where only Fitbit used to tread. Today, Vancouver-based AvidSport launched a Kickstarter campaign to get a new sports smartwatch called Avid Watch into production and in stores by April of 2015...

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