Tag - Kickstarter
Most of us have our iPhones with us every single day, and they can lead exciting lives beyond just "cellular phone." Your phone can be a calculator, a GPS, a cookbook, an MP3 player, a TV, and so much more. We found a crowdfunding project that aims to give your phone another job to help you in your daily life: a lamp. Today, we check out the UpLamp Kickstarter.
It's that time again, when we take a look at a crowdfunding project and assess how cool or useful it is. Fortunately, today, we've got something that is both cool and useful, a speaker designed to immerse you -- and only you -- in a cloud of sound. Today, we're checking out some seriously cool future-tech known as the Soundlazer VR.
Welcome to the Game Replay, the thrice-weekly look at the wider world of gaming by the staff of MacNN. In today's edition, a team laid off in the Lionhead closure launches a Fable card game Kickstarter, Superhot VR will be heading onto the Oculus Rift later this year, and Microsoft cuts the cost of the Xbox One by $50 ahead of E3.
Smartwatch producer Pebble has revealed three new devices it is adding to its range, with all three having a greater focus on tracking the user's fitness than the previously-released timepieces. The Pebble 2 and Pebble Time 2 are updates to the existing models that introduce built-in heart rate monitoring for the first time, while the Pebble Core is a compact device that offers fitness tracking but leaves out the smartwatch element entirely out of the equation.
If you've got a kid and a smartphone, chances are you spend a fair amount of the day negotiating with your kid about when, where, and how long they can use it. If you've got a little kid, you might spend a fair amount of your time trying to reason with them as to why they don't need your smartphone -- and they probably have other ideas. What if there was something that they could use? What if they could have a phone of their own that allowed them to text, video chat, and make calls to family and friends, and no one else? That's exactly what Kickstarter project Ily is hoping to do.
Welcome to the Game Replay, the thrice-weekly look back at the wider world of gaming by the staff of MacNN. In today's edition, the next two mobile games from Nintendo will be 'free-to-start,' a Kickstarter campaign for a new Fear Effect game reaches its funding goal, and a report claims Microsoft could have potentially sold Lionhead, instead of shuttering the studio.
By this point, you've already heard all the hype over 3D printing, and I concur, it is exciting. It's a fantastic innovation that makes all kinds of things possible that weren't possible (or at the very least, plausible) a few years ago. And yes -- it's exciting because this technology is now available to the general public. However, there are still some severe limitations with 3D printing that keeps it out of reach for many people. That's why Mayku has Kickstarted the ultimate solution to that problem: The FormBox.
LiveCode 8 has been launched after a successfully-funded $750,000 Kickstarter project. The new version has taken three years to develop, after being rewritten from the ground up with over 1,000 bugs fixed. It ships with nine pre-made widgets, along with 46 new extensions. A new LiveCode Builder language is available for the first time, allowing users to build and add their own widgets and extensions, without having to work with C++ or Objective C. The revised low-level string and binary implementations makes LiveCode 8 approximately 3.5x faster to code in than previously.
Welcome to the Game Replay, the thrice-weekly look at the wider world of gaming by the staff of MacNN. In today's edition, a Kickstarter from id Software alumni is put on hold so a demo can be created, Microsoft shutters Lionhead Studios two months after announcing the closure, and Bungie fixes a long-term bug in Destiny that caused some close-quarter gameplay issues.
Brik Book is another Kickstarter success story, raising three times its funding goal. With the fledgling company starting to spread its wings, we had the opportunity to get hands-on with its Brik Book Lego-compatible MacBook Case for the 13-inch MacBook Air. The case covers the lid of your compatible MacBook, giving not only protection, but a splash of color and fun. We had our hands on a grey lid with the Apple Brik pack, and it certainly brought a smile to our face as we put it together.