Tag: Kickstarter

Tubular ’80s redux alert: Mixxtape brings mixtapes into the Bluetooth era.

The mixtape will just not go away, and that’s just fine by me. In this case, the beloved cassette of the days of yore now comes in form of a new MP3 player called the Mixxtape, courtesy of wildly popular Kickstarter campaign that blew away its funding goals faster than you can say don’t stop believin’. Order now and by the end of the year or so, you’ll be ready to start transferring your music library onto this sweet Bluetooth device that has a built-in LCD display and touch controls, a headphone jack, streaming capabilities, and an internal rechargeable...

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A smart handbag you unlock with a fingerprint? Want!

When I think of a smart handbag, my mind goes to looks. But in the case of the FYB London Smart Handbag, billed as “the world’s smartest handbag,” it’s a combo of chic designer styling and useful technology that land it on my covet list. First of all, it’s got a biometric lock. As in, you can only unlock the bag iPhone style, with your fingerprint. If that’s not like the best ever bag for NYC subway commuting, I don’t know what is. On top of that, there’s a wireless charging pocket to keep your phone charging on the go and a...

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These rad prints celebrate badass women in STEM through art. Yeah, we said badass.

We are pretty freaking thrilled that women in STEM are getting much-deserved attention finally, from fantastic story books to card games, and yes, amazing Oscar-nominated movies. Now add these amazing art prints for a cause to the ever-growing list. Related: The ultimate girls in STEM book of kickbutt women in science Beyond Curie is a series of art prints by former neuroscientist now designer Amanda Phingbodhipack featuring 16 female winners of the Nobel Prize in Physics, Chemistry, and Medicine/Physiology, as well as 16 other amazing women in STEM you might not know. Through these pieces, Phingbodhipack hopes to give...

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Moonlite, the magical device that projects bedtime stories right onto your ceiling.

As much as I love tech that makes my life simpler, easier, and cheaper, sometimes I find a device that just makes life a little more magical. And that’s how I feel about Moonlite, a little gadget gives a modern edge to storytelling. This mini projector use the flash from your phone to project illustrations onto the ceiling, all with a story you can read along from the app. You can even choose optional sound effects for each slide, in case you’re feeling too tired to imitate a clap of thunder or calling bird by the time bedtime rolls around. Related:...

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Smart doorbells: A new tech trend that could keep your family safer

When we see a tech trend that could keep our families safer, it definitely gets our attention, which is why we’re so intrigued by smart doorbells, with two in particular that you’ll want to have on your radar. Related: 3 simple home security systems that will keep your house safe The Ding (above) features three parts: A doorbell, a chime, and an app. Simply install the doorbell and place the chime anywhere in the home. Then, when someone rings your doorbell it rings the chime and alerts you on the app, allowing you to talk to the person, whether you’re...

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Web Coolness: The iPhone 7 is here, the Samsung Note 7 gets recalled, and free Uber credits

Here are some of our favorite tech links from around the web this week. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did.   The iPhone 7 is out! Here are 22 of the coolest iPhone 7 cases that suit every style. Here’s a recap of everything new from Apple in 2 minutes. They’ve officially recalled the Samsung Note 7. A comprehensive organized list of all the photo apps you should know about. A pen that has over 16 million colors. Whoa!   An app that finally understand women have different body shapes and types. Wow, this is a...

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The Superbook turns your smart phone into a laptop. Yes, you read that correctly.

As much as we already do with our smartphones, the small screen and tiny keyboard can be limiting, at least when it comes to getting actual work done. That’s probably why the Superbook has completely blown its Kickstarter goal. Related: A keyboard case that turns your iPad into a laptop. Sort of.  The Superbook is a smart laptop shell with a large screen, a keyboard and a touchpad, along with over 8 hours of battery life. All you have to do is plug in your Android smartphone, which launches the corresponding app, and boom! Everything on your smartphone is synched and...

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The Mover Kit: The first wearable for kids they code and design themselves.

Over the past couple years, it has been incredible to witness all the awesome new ways we have to introduce our kids to STEM. And now we’ve come across another really cool product called Mover Kit, the first wearable for kids that they can code themselves. Cool! Launched just recently on Kickstarter (and already past its fundraising goal) Mover Kit is a completely customizable and creative project that lets kids be the programmer of their own designs  and movement. And we know it will be awesome because it’s from the folks behind the successful Technology Will Save Us, who we fell in love with at...

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Can you teach coding to preschoolers? Here are three toys that will try

Coding is certainly one of the new buzzwords in education, along with STEM, STEAM, and now, believe it or not, STREAM. And while a lot of learn-to-code apps toys, and games, like Robot School, Dash Robot, and Code Master, are targeted primarily to grade-school kids, we’ve seen several new toys that are hoping to lay the foundation of coding principles in our youngest learners. So we’ve taken a look at three new toys for kids as young as three to see how they may get kids thinking about coding without needing to know how to read, write, or do complicated computations....

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Web Coolness: Tweet edit, girl power movies for kids, and the big Instagram changes we’re all freaking out about

Here are some of our favorite links from around the web this week. We hope you enjoy them too!   A Star Trek white noise sleep machine. Well played, Think Geek! This Kickstarter from Lomography almost fooled us. 17 things you can do with Google that you might not have known about. Finally, you can edit your tweets.   We love the Twelve South HiRise for iPhone. Now, their Apple Watch version is $10 through Monday with code TIMETOCHARGE. Cool girl power movies for kids that you can stream right now. Should you be turning on post notifications for...

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