While VR has certainly proven popular, particularly within the gaming community where immersive experiences are key, enjoying the experience has been pricey, to say the least. The HTC Vive, after all, costs $ 799. The NOLO costs $ 99.
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In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on that it’s almost impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of everything. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top 10 tech stories from this week.
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Bringing toys to life in video games seems to be a big trend these days, however most of the time the toys do not do much. Lightseekers hopes to change that, allowing you to use your figurines as in-game controllers.
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Sgnl is a wearable wristband, complete with a built-in microphone, which channels sound waves up your finger and directly into your ear. And, boy, has it ever proven popular on Kickstarter.
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Kickstarter has been in the business of bringing dreams to market since 2009, but according to a new study from the b corp and the University of Pennsylvania, it’s brought a lot more to life than just projects and dreams.
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Now available only in Japan, the incredibly unique-looking NuAns Neo Windows 10 Mobile phone hopes to make its worldwide debut through a recently launched Kickstarter campaign. If all goes well, the phone will be available in November.
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Blocks smartwatch has a circular display that offers things like phone notifications, wifi connectivity, and activity tracking. Nothing too special over regular smartwatches, but what makes it really stand out are the modules.
Users can simply buy more and insert them into the band whenever they want. Currently, five modules are out, extra battery, heart rate sensor, GPS, NFC, and Adventure module that measures altitude, pressure, and temperature. There are many more being worked on too, plus, developers can also design their own modules.
“We have already partnered with major technology companies to develop our Modules and have over 1,500 individual developers signed up to work on our platform. The BLOCKS Software Development Kit (SDK) and Module Development Kit (MDK) will be made available soon.”
If Blocks smartwatch is something that might interest you, check out their Kickstarter page. So far, they have 20 days left and have destroyed their goal. They were asking for $ 250k, but have already received over $ 1.1 million.
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Meld is a cool device, a retrofittable knob that smartens up your existing stove, but its Kickstarter was canceled after the company was acquired. Backers are not happy, to say the least.
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Founded by two ex-Googlers, Nextbit has announced its first commercial product, the NextBit Robin. An Android smartphone with a major difference, the ability to download apps onto the cloud when you’re not using them.