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Kickstarter backers of Keiji Inafune's Mighty No. 9 are feeling a little burned. When its Spring release came due, Comcept pushed the release back to fall; when that September launch came on the horizon, the game was delayed until 2016. "We feel bad," producer Nick Yu told us earlier this month. "...

August 28th 2015 at 2:47pm 0 Comments
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Imagine a trackpad that's more than just a trackpad. Imagine if it could also be a tablet or a keyboard or a piano or a drum machine. And imagine if it was so pressure-sensitive that you could use a paintbrush -- a real, physical paintbrush -- to paint on its surface, magically transforming real b...

August 25th 2015 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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The idea of using technology to make a better cocktail is hardly new -- companies as big as Google on down to the smallest startups are trying to enable those of us with no mixing skills to make a passible Martini or Manhattan. The latest is the MixStik, an LED-covered stick you connect to your ph...

August 20th 2015 at 3:33pm 0 Comments
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This is turning out to be an awesome week for powered exoskeletons. First, America's MegaBot clears half of its initial $500,000 Kickstarter goal ahead of next year's fight against Japan's Kuratas in a little under 24 hours. Now, Mitsui, Japan's number one oil and ore mining outfit, has announced...

August 20th 2015 at 2:41pm 0 Comments
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When Double Fine launched a Kickstarter campaign for an unnamed adventure game in 2012, it changed the gaming industry in a huge way. The project asked for $400,000 but raised more than $3 million in about a month, setting records at the time and jump-starting the video game crowdfunding craze. An...

August 18th 2015 at 4:48pm 0 Comments
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It turns out that giant robot duels are really expensive, as America's MegaBots team has just launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $500,000 in its fight against Japan's Kuratas. It was MegaBots group (aka Team USA) that demanded the battle in the first place, and Japan gladly accepted on one c...

August 18th 2015 at 3:24pm 0 Comments
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There are a lot of devices out there that you can use to keep track of your pets, but the Buddy collar is akin to several types rolled into one. The LED collar makes sure Fido's visible in the dark, but it's also a temperature sensor, an activity tracker, and location monitor. This waterproof devi...

August 14th 2015 at 5:58am 0 Comments
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Today on In Case You Missed It: Another car hacking job, this one by the University of San Diego, is showing just how vulnerable our smart cars can be. And if you're sick of people stealing things off your desk, check out this rubber-band shooting desktop sentry. And most importantly of all, a new...

August 12th 2015 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Harry Potter's brand of magic may not exist in the real world, but smartphone applications, electrical engineering and plastic wands sure do. Maguss uses all of these things, plus a badge that acts as a motion-sensing receiver, to bring wizard duels to the physical world. Maguss is on Kickstarter...

August 10th 2015 at 4:05pm 0 Comments
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Virtual reality is big on immersing you in cool new environments, and what's cooler than space? Nothing, if you ask SpaceVR. It's crowdfunding a project that will send a 12-camera video array to the International Space Station, where it'll record 360-degree VR videos from the Cupola Observatory...

August 10th 2015 at 2:55pm 0 Comments
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Mighty No. 9 is one of the most successful video game Kickstarters of all time. It's also been delayed. First until September, and then, earlier this week, it was pushed all the way to 2016. In the months between the two delays, the studio announced it's working with Armature and Microsoft on the...

August 7th 2015 at 10:50am 0 Comments
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Mighty No. 9, the new game from Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune, isn't going to be arriving until some point in the first three months of 2016. It's the second delay for the kickstarted title, which was originally slated to drop this spring before being pushed back to September. According to an upd...

August 5th 2015 at 11:22am 0 Comments