Bluetooth-enabled tracking tags for finding keys and other household items aren’t anything new, but a particularly robust tag called PebbleBee hit Kickstarter recently that introduces a few new tricks. The main use case here is so that you get a buzz on your iPhone if your child goes outside of a certain range, or if you forget your keys at a coffee shop
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Originally backed on the day the Omate TrueSmart Kickstarter launched, our shipment finally arrived earlier this morning.
This device might have a strange name, but Soap is nothing to take for granted. What looks like a thick 7-inch tablet is actually a smart router on steroids, powered by by nothing less than Android.
A ridiculously impressive project hit Kickstarter last week called Dash. Not only are these earbuds truly wireless, but they also track your fitness with a tiny infrared LED, including motion, heart rate, and body temperature. One headphone talks to the other over Bluetooth, then the second talks to your iPhone over Bluetooth, though the headphones can play audio independently thanks to 4 GB of included storage.
Kickstarter has confirmed news of a hacker attack. Details of the hack were shared on the company blog this weekend, and include mention of "unauthorized access to some" customer data. As with any sort of data hack, the first step for those with a Kickstarter account should be to change your password
This weekend we're testing out a new series called Fund This, where we highlight new or soon-closing crowdfunding campaigns that relate to the iPhone , iPad , Mac or just mobile in general. Many entrepreneurs are learning to use services like Kickstarter and Indiegogo to get early-stage funding from the public, which provides a ton of creative independence compared to traditional models. That said, we've got a role to play in getting the word out about promising products that are coming down the pipe, since it often means that you fine readers can get some pretty cool stuff at a good price (provided that it might take awhile to actually ship)
Despite many of the Kickstarter backers still being without their Omate TrueSmart just yet, it seems there has been some goodies out of a recent hackathon. Coming by way of TeamWin, the Omate TrueSmart now has an available custom ROM. Thanks to Dees Troy , who shared the news on Google+, we have seen that TWRP v2.6 has arrived for the TrueSmart.
There are some ideas that, when presented, look so simple and obvious that one wonders why no one has ever though of it yet. One such idea is the smartphone accessory Torso and its making its way through Kickstarter right now
If you’ve got the cash to burn and looking for an interesting, if not peculiar, gadget to invest in, then this Grippity Android tablet on Kickstarter might be something to put on your list. Not only does this contraption make use of a translucent LCD display, it also has capacitive touchscreen panels on both front and back sides. The Grippity tablet looks more like an overgrown game controller than a tablet, and, in a way, that is a design decision