Kickstarter

This Little 'Walking' Printer Is Adorable, And Genius

Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Tech

One of the many, many problems with modern day printers - beyond the cost of ink, the fact they always break and are all hideously ugly - is that they...

Kickstarters v. Investors

Arvind Ethan David | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Arvind Ethan David

There's been much debate in the press recently about whether Kickstarter crowd funding campaigns offer backers a raw deal. If the rewards offered: previews, back-stage passes, special commemorative t-shirts, and premier invitations are really adequate compensation for early investment in a speculative project...

The Many Future Cities

Ben Barker | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Tech
Ben Barker

The future has a lot in store for cities. Before the end of the century planners and architects will have seen some weird briefs land on their desks as we make settlements on the moon, in digital space and roaming settlements that graze the landscape for resources.

The Emotional Exhaustion of a Kickstarter Campaign

Arvind Ethan David | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Arvind Ethan David

Some 72 hours ago, David Baddiel, Stratford East and I launched our Kickstarter campaign, for Infidel - the Musical! In the weeks before this decision was reached, long debates were had. Was it odd, unseemly even, to be asking strangers and fans for money?

'Infidel - The Musical' Or the Valentines Day That Changed My Life

Arvind Ethan David | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Comedy
Arvind Ethan David

THE INFIDEL was an IMPOSSIBLY difficult film to get financed. It was the hardest I have ever worked on, as literally every studio, financier, and sales agent in town passed on it at least once, and several of them, just to be sure, did so multiple times. The reasons given were various and inconsistent, but lurking behind them all we detected the same issue: a vague but powerful fear of a broad comedy about Muslims and Jews.

Seven Of The Best Student Kickstarter Projects

The Huffington Post UK | Imogen Groome | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Kickstarter projects allow creators to pitch their work to friends, family and strangers in a bid to raise money so they can develop their creations. ...

WATCH: This Machine Can Make Any Boris Bike Into An Electric Scooter

Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK Tech

A Kickstarter has just launched for a small, rechargeable box which turns any Boris Bike into an electric scooter. The 'ShareRoller' can be attach...

WATCH: 'Onewheel' Electric Skateboard Is A Flawed Take On The Future

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

A self-balancing, one-wheeled skateboard has emerged as one of the surprise hits of last week's CES tech show in Las Vegas. The Onewheel board migh...

Possibly The Greatest Toy Ever

Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

Just look at it... Fully automatic. 672 rubber band shots. 14 a second. 8 metre range. It even comes with a special reloading tool so you do...

Kickstarter Projects You Can Actually Buy In 2014

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

Crowdsourcing website Kickstarter is great - but often it seems like the wait before you can actually buy whatever product you've just Kick-started is...

The First Must-See Movie Of 2014

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy

Has there ever been a more exciting-looking Kickstarter project than 'Kung Fury'? We think not. It is, according to writer-director David Sandberg,...

The Marriage of History and Realism: Future of Single Player Gaming

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Tech
Preetam Kaushik

People want to try something new and when it comes to games such as Call of Duty or Medal of Honor, quite frankly, people are just bored of playing missions about Americans braver than Chuck Norris saving the world within six hours of gameplay.

Comedy, Crowdfunding, and Chutzpah...

Arnold Brown | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK Comedy
Arnold Brown

We have to raise £9,000 by the 12 December - and if we don't reach our goal, we won't get a penny. So if anyone out there has any money they want to launder, we're not fussy where it comes from.

Turn Your Paper Plane Into A Remote Controlled Drone For £20

Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK Tech

Don't tell your kids about this - it's not out until after Christmas, and if they know it exists no other toy will mean anything. We're talking abo...

Want To Be Buried In Style?

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 09.11.2013 | UK

Fancy spicing up your burial? Why settle for wood or metal when you can eternally rest inside a giant lion, a chili pepper or a Coca-Cola bottle? W...

Kickstarter Raises £22 Million For UK Business In One Year

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

More than £22 million has been pledged to hundreds of different projects including films, computer games and albums on the internet funding platform ...

Bring Back Morph!

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 30.10.2013 | UK

If you grew up in the 70s or 80s, the chances are you’ll be familiar with a little Plasticine man named Morph. Fashioned simply out of clay, Mor...

WATCH: 'Zeus' Machine Can Scan, Copy And Print Any 3D Object

Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK Tech

The world's first machine which can scan, copy and print 3D objects in one box has hit Kickstarter. The imposingly-named 'Zeus' machine by AIO Robo...

Crowd Funding: More Fun Than a Flexi-rate

Reuben Sagar | Posted 27.10.2013 | UK Tech
Reuben Sagar

Crowd Funding is making the most of the same opportunity. Big investors are, on the whole, jaded; having had a torrid few years with tech investments. The guys at the bottom however are in many ways if not more optimistic at least more bullish.

The New Buffy Movie - Really

James Christie | Posted 04.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
James Christie

Regarding a new Buffy movie, Sarah Michelle Gellar recently told E! News that, "if there was ever the right story, we would do it." While I suspect M...

Kickstarter-funded Sex Work Documentary Puts Women in Danger

Frankie Mullin | Posted 23.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Frankie Mullin

Hard Corps is steeped in biased assumptions, but far more worrying is the fact that, despite protestations to the contrary, some of the footage appears to have been filmed without the women's consent. Given that these women work in the world's most stigmatised professions, this is unthinkable.

Do We Really Need A Sequel To Chess?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.07.2013 | UK Tech

Chess has been around in its modern version for around well over 500 years - so it must be a pretty winning formula, right? Apparently not. Gra...

Cardboard Bicycle Fund-Raising Campaign Fails (By $1.95 Million)

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 18.09.2013 | UK Tech

The inventors of a cardboard bicycle have pulled their campaign to raise more than $2 million to develop a sustainable production line for their unusu...

WATCH: Vibrating Fountain Pen Has Built-In Spell-Check

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 13.09.2013 | UK Tech

The rise of spell check has probably been a net-gain for humanity - despite the best-efforts of evil Auto-Correct filters. But while near-ubiquito...

WATCH: Eight-Wheeled Skateboard Claims To Be Ultimate Urban Commute

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 10.09.2013 | UK Tech

Urban skateboarding is never as cool as it sounds - at least to look at. While you imagine yourself as Bart Simpson, traversing cement gaps and rollin...