Kickstarter Anonabox Tor Router Scam

The Anonabox Tor browser might be a huge hoax despite topping $500,000 on Kickstarter

By on October 15, 2014 at 10:00 PM.

The Anonabox Tor browser might be a huge hoax despite topping $500,000 on Kickstarter

Anonabox is a tiny Wi-Fi router that’s supposed to bring Tor-grade encryption to all online activity performed on a computer connecting to the Internet through the device. The gadget has already taken Kickstarter by storm, raising well over $500,000 in just a couple of days from more than 7,700 backers, thus significantly topping its original $7,500 goal. However, the device appears to be a huge hoax, as its creator is simply showing off a gadget on Kickstarter that’s identical to a regular Wi-Fi router that’s already sold on Alibaba for around $20, failing to explain the similarities in a professional manner. More →

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Kickstarter Anonabox Tor WiFi Router

Meet Anonabox, the tiny WiFi router that can anonymize everything you do online

By on October 13, 2014 at 10:15 PM.

Meet Anonabox, the tiny WiFi router that can anonymize everything you do online

Users looking to anonymize everything they do online in order to protect their privacy and/or hide from advertisers can always use the Tor browser, although their online experience might completely change once the switch to Tor is made. However, users who don’t want to change their Internet surfing habits while making them more private should check out Anonabox, a tiny WiFi router that directs all data through the Tor network, protecting everything you do online, not just your browsing activity. More →

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Chromecast Kickstarter

Chromecast’s powers may soon extend to the realm of online games

By on October 13, 2014 at 7:19 PM.

Chromecast’s powers may soon extend to the realm of online games

Google’s Chromecast is an incredibly intuitive take on the set-top box, but it has its limitations. For example, it’s not much of a games console, but Concept96 hopes to change that with its very first casual game designed specifically for the Chromecast. In its Kickstarter campaign, Concept96 is asking for just £1000 (~$1600) to build Buzzb, a multiplayer quiz game that lifts videos and music from YouTube, Soundcloud and other online sources. More →

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Kickstarter Pronto 5 and 12

This ultra fast-charging iPhone external battery just smashed through its Kickstarter goal

By on October 8, 2014 at 10:45 PM.

This ultra fast-charging iPhone external battery just smashed through its Kickstarter goal

Many companies come up with interesting external battery pack concepts for iPhone and other smartphones before hitting crowd-funding sites such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo looking to raise enough money to turn them into commercial products. But even with all the different battery pack options to choose from, Power Pratical’s Pronto battery pack appears ready to offer you something quite special. More →

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Kickstarter Ambi Climate AC Smart Remote

This tiny iPhone-connected device can help you save money on air conditioning

By on October 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM.

This tiny iPhone-connected device can help you save money on air conditioning

Ambi Climate is a new, Internet-connected, smart remote that’s been designed to increase at-home air conditioning efficiency and reduce costs by up to 30%, according to the company. Produced by Ambi Labs, the gadget has been launched on Kickstarter, as the company is seeking $25,000 in funding. More →

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Kickstarter: Matchstick Chromecast Competitor

Check out the latest Chromecast competitor taking Kickstarter by storm

By on October 2, 2014 at 5:41 PM.

Check out the latest Chromecast competitor taking Kickstarter by storm

Google’s Cromecast has been a hit product for the company, offering users affordable access to an Internet-connected device that can play all sorts of content on a big-screen TV — and it’s been inspiring others to create some similar products. One of them is Matchstick, a new Kickstarter hit, that wants to offer users Chromecast-like features for an even cheaper price: $25. More →

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Flying Bicycle Kickstarter Project

Finally – a flying bicycle is on the verge of becoming a reality

By on September 29, 2014 at 3:15 PM.

Finally – a flying bicycle is on the verge of becoming a reality

Why are you reading a blog focusing on smartphones right now? Why not a transportation blog? Mostly because the pace of technological change in the phone industry has been dazzling over the past 15 years while cars, planes and trains are pretty much what they were 30 years ago. More →

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Kickstarter Movpak Electrical Skateboard Backpack

Meet Movpak, the backpack you can ride to work

By on September 3, 2014 at 10:30 PM.

Meet Movpak, the backpack you can ride to work

The Movpak, which is currently raising money on Kickstarter, is an interesting two-in-one product that some commuters will love: An electrical skateboard that offers a range of up to 9 miles and a speed of 15mph and a backpack that stores the board while not in use. Thus, the Movpak might just be the personal transportation device you’ve been looking for. More →

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Kickstarter Anqor Mobile Hotspot

This clever hotspot wants to end your mobile data roaming woes forever

By on September 2, 2014 at 10:45 PM.

This clever hotspot wants to end your mobile data roaming woes forever

Hailing from Denmark, Anqor is an interesting new mobile hotspot whose aim is to fix all data roaming problems for frequent travelers and deliver a steady Internet connection for a significantly decreased cost, thus helping them cut those expensive data roaming charges while abroad. The device, however, is far from being commercially available, as it’s currently raising money on Kickstarter to become a real product. More →

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Worst Kickstarter Projects Ever

4 hilariously awful Kickstarters that you will not believe are real

By on September 1, 2014 at 4:15 PM.

4 hilariously awful Kickstarters that you will not believe are real

Kickstarter has become a wonderful way to watch hilariously deluded people fail to achieve their completely ridiculous dreams. Thanks to the dedicated crew at Reddit’s /r/shittykickstarters community, we’ve found for more incredible anti-gems for you to check out that will hopefully never find enough suckers to get successfully funded. More →

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Coolest Cooler Kickstarter Funding Record

Move over, Pebble: The Coolest Cooler is now the biggest Kickstarter campaign ever

By on August 27, 2014 at 6:55 PM.

Move over, Pebble: The Coolest Cooler is now the biggest Kickstarter campaign ever

The Coolest Cooler took Kickstarter by storm a while ago, emerging as an interesting, yet unexpected project that could in theory raise more money than the Pebble smartwatch, which pulled in $10,266,845 in pledges in its time, setting the record for the crowd-funding website. And now, the Coolest Cooler has managed to beat that record a few days before its campaign wraps up. More →

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Coin Beta Program Extended

The awesome smart payment card Coin is looking for 10,000 more beta testers

By on August 22, 2014 at 4:50 PM.

The awesome smart payment card Coin is looking for 10,000 more beta testers

Coin, the popular smart payment card that can store data for multiple credit cards, gift cards and loyalty cards for convenient use, is looking for even more beta testers in order to further improve itself, The Next Web reports. More →

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Kickstarter Stupendous Splendiferous ButterUp

Move over Potato Salad, a butter knife is the next Kickstarter craze

By on August 21, 2014 at 6:15 PM.

Move over Potato Salad, a butter knife is the next Kickstarter craze

You might not be looking for the most Stupendous Splendiferous ButterUp butter knife out there for your cold butter, but almost 7,000 backers on Kickstarter definitely want to improve their experience when it comes to spreading butter taken right out of the fridge. With 12 days left in the campaign, the aforementioned knife project raised over AUD $170,000, well above its initial AUD $38,000 goal. More →

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