It’s been an interesting year for Intenet of Things (IoT) devices. I’d like to think that in 2017 we’ll be welcoming a carefully curated market of consumer tested, thoughtfully considered and security first enabled smart devices. However, the reality is that the most superficial of IoT connected devices aren’t going away anytime soon if 2016 is anything to […]
Samsung has unveiled six projects from its Creative Lab Projects (C-Lab) division, an in-house incubator program built to nurture employee projects. The six projects — Ahead, FITT360, Hum on!, ItsyWatch, LiCON, Waffle — may launch on a crowdfunding website or receive investment directly from Samsung. See Also: Can the smartwatch market recover from big declines? […]
Sony has launched a successor to the FES Watch, the e-ink digital watch that was one of its first successful projects on First Flight, the company’s own crowdfunding portal. The FES Watch U features a more premium design, swapping an all-plastic watch-face for metal and sapphire glass. See Also: Meet Sony’s Cool New Robotic Personal […]
The bicycle bell hasn’t seen much change since its introduction: you press it and it pings. Shoka Bell wants to change that, with its new self-titled bell that provides navigation and protects your bike. Shoka Bell comes in two parts, a metal interior that attaches to the bike and a vibrant exterior that handles all […]
News sites and social media has been abuzz the last few days with the situation that the Petnet automated pet feeder was experiencing system failure raising significant questions about the reliability of connected devices. The situation unfolded on Wednesday when angry PetNet owners posted a email from Petnet to Twitter which advised them: “You may experience […]
The Internet of Things is a category of products that, if executed correctly, can improve the life of its users in many ways. IoT devices can make it easier to get through your day, improve on traditional solutions to everyday problems, and even inspire creativity in new and exciting ways. This week’s lineup of crowdfunded […]
The Internet of Things (IoT) has changed the way we see the world in a pretty dramatic way. When you take an everyday object like a light bulb and connect it to the Internet, a lot of interesting things can happen. Crowdfunding has made it possible for us to see virtually any and all of […]
If you’ve got big ideas, big dreams, big ambitions, crowdfunding has become one of the ways to bridge the gap between your world-saving concept and actually saving the world. We’re big fans of it ourselves. Crowdfunding requires no loss of ownership in your business, offers virtually zero-cost publicity to your upcoming product, lets you test […]
The Internet of Things (IoT) – with its network of objects and computers that collect and distribute data on our lives – has all the promise of making those lives easier. But are we in danger of IoT overload? We live in an interesting age where virtually everything we own can be connected to the […]
One would think crowdfunding millions of dollars to create the next great device would all but guarantee wild market success. Yet, the hardware crowdfunding road is littered with the ghosts of massively funded coolers, drones and 3D printers that never made it to market. How is it that projects with upwards of $10 million in […]
Finding the right mix of support and flexibility is critical if you’re going the crowdfunding route
The best innovations. (Sponsored post.)
The perfect tech gifts for 2015. (Sponsored by Indiegogo.)
Forget T-shirts: This new law could let crowdfunders get a piece of the pie.
Making Kickstarter, IndieGoGo, etc. work for you.
Can it find developers as well as buyers?
Think Legos for your wrist.
Can a wearable start an environmental movement?
Consider it a precursor to the Internet of Things.
Among them: Make sure you have a good product you can actually ship.