All items tagged with "Indiegogo"

8 fantastic crowdfunding projects every techie ought to love

‘Peacekeeper’ Bluetooth Alarm And Flashlight Douses Humans With Pepper Spray

‘Peacekeeper’ Bluetooth Alarm And Flashlight Douses Humans With Pepper Spray

This combined Bluetooth attack alarm, flashlight and pepper spray is called the Peacekeeper. LOL.

The Peacekeeper keeps the peace by letting its user deliver a does of “military-grade” pepper spray into the face of another human being. Here’s what that means, according to a paper from the European Parliament Scientific and Technological Options Assessment (STOA).

The effects of pepper spray are far more severe, including temporary blindness which lasts from 15–30 minutes, a burning sensation of the skin which lasts from 45 to 60 minutes, upper body spasms which force a person to bend forward and uncontrollable coughing making it difficult to breathe or speak for between 3 to 15 minutes.

Read the rest of this post »

Peres, An Electronic Nose That Sniffs Your Meat

Peres, An Electronic Nose That Sniffs Your Meat

You know how when you pull that rank-looking piece of meat from the fridge, you don’t really know whether it’ll fill you or kill you? Is that chunk of chicken still fresh? Should you grill that fish or toss it?

Now (or soon anyway), you can use the Peres to answer those questions. It’s an electronic nose that sniffs your meat and tells you whether it’s still good to eat.

Read the rest of this post »

Ex-Apple Programmer Crowdfunds ‘Internet Of Things’ Maker Kit

QuickTime architect, ex-Apple programmer, and former trusted Steve Jobs lieutenant Peter Hoddie has launched a new Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign.

Called Kinoma Create, the project aims to create a JavaScript-powered Internet of Things construction kit, aimed at professional product designers, as well as web developers with no prior hardware experience.

Read the rest of this post »

Lifesaver Case Rescues Humans, Ruins Drama

Lifesaver Case Rescues Humans, Ruins Drama

They say cellphones have ruined dramatic fiction. Next time you watch a TV police procedural or read a modern novel, check how many times the characters stray out of cellphone range, or lose their handsets altogether. The truth is that – in fiction just as in real life – the cellphone is just too useful, too good as a means of rescue.

Would Stargate have worked so well if James Spader could have just snapped a photo of those runes and used Google Translate? No. Would Marty McFly have gone back to 1955 if he could have just FaceTimed Doc Brown when he woke up late? Of course not.

And yet it gets worse. Now there’s a case which will let TV characters –and you – get rescued every damn time.

Read the rest of this post »

BlueCub iPhone Sensor Measures Temperature And Humidity

BlueCub iPhone Sensor Measures Temperature And Humidity

The BluCub is a lot like the Tempo pebble I reviewed a few weeks back, only instead of measuring just temperature, it also measures humidity, adding another feather to your home-weather-station cap. If you wear a cap and put a feather in it when you buy a Bluetooth sensor, that is.

Read the rest of this post »

The Magnetic, Cord-Coiling Togo Dock Looks Super Useful

The Magnetic, Cord-Coiling Togo Dock Looks Super Useful

The Togo Dock is a new pocket-sized iPhone dock from the makers of the Une Bobine, the super-successful “handy bendy iPhone-holding snake.” The new gadget is as simple as can be: it’s a little plastic reel with a magnet on the back, which turns a lightning cable into an iPhone dock that can be stuck to anything – as long as it’s made of ferrous metal.

Read the rest of this post »

The Snap Strap Wrangles Dangles, Avoids Tangles

20140108014925-Titulne_Promo_foto_final

The Snap Strap does away with the annoying problem of your earbud cables ending up in your mouth when you’re just trying to enjoy a delicious hamburger and listen to some music at the same time. It’s a clever little strap that clips to the left and right cables of your ’buds and then sits across the back of your neck, keeping the cables away from your gnashing maw.

Read the rest of this post »

Power Plug Sends You Messages Asking If It Can Switch Itself Off

image

Imagine that your devices could send you a push notification asking if they could switch themselves off. That you could switch appliances on and off remotely to stop them drawing power in standby mode. That would be neat, right? Well, that’s exactly what the energy-saving Parce plug will do.

Read the rest of this post »

Hands On: Capture Home Invaders, Not Freaky Time In Your Living Room [CES 2014]

CES 2014 bug LAS VEGAS — Webcams are such a thing of the past. The Canary is an Indiegogo-funded security camera and app that uses algorithms to detect abnormal movement in your home and send you an alert.

Which means, of course, that you can use the Canary not only to get notifications when there’s out-of-the-ordinary activity recorded, but also to capture video you can look at later that may not have tripped a notification.

We talked with the Canary crew at CES, as you can see in the video above.

Read the rest of this post »