Kickstarter

Hipster Periscopes: The Latest Tech Trend For Idiots

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 21.11.2014 | UK Tech

Have you ever wanted to see the world from the perspective of a child? Have you ever wanted to wander around town looking like a cardboard emu with...

These Audio Gadgets Are Pushing The Boundaries

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Tech

The life of the audiophile is a tough one. From the constant battle to have the highest-quality music, to the eternal struggle of finding the best qua...

'Entire World' Family Tree Wants To Connect Literally Everyone

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK Tech

Imagine a family tree. For the entire world. That. A UK-based Kickstarter project has just launched with the ambitious, perhaps totally unfeasib...

This Startup Wants $1.8M To Build A Robot Fighting League

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK Tech

As modern sports go, NFL is pretty dramatic, F1 is high-tech and there's nothing quite as flowing and elegant as the beautiful game - by which we mean...

Why We Need a Media Revolution

Ryan Riley | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK
Ryan Riley

Would it surprise you to learn that most of Britain's newspapers are owned by one man? A Mr Rupert Murdoch. I would be so bold as to guess your answer is 'no'. After the phone hacking scandal of earlier years it has become somewhat engrained and accepted into the public domain that Mr Murdoch does in fact own, what I would say, is an unfair share of the UK's (and America's) media outlets.

How Can Fans Invest In Bands?

Paul Piggott | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Paul Piggott

Imagine a world where a young fan of a new band has the choice between buying a t-shirt, or a download, or a vinyl... or a share in a new band that could generate a return on investment and possibly a significant one...

This Forcefield Umbrella Isn't Science Fiction

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Tech

This is the 'Air umbrella' and while it looks like some form of bizarre baton it's actually an air-powered device that creates a forcefield around you...

This Man Is Crowd-Funding His Hunt For Paedophiles

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK Tech

Stinson Hunter, subject of the controversial Channel 4 documentary 'The Paedophile Hunter' has turned to Kickstarter in order to fund his hunt for sex...

Behold, The Future

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK Tech

Kickstarter campaign AirVR has a rather unique alternative to the DIY virtual reality headset. While Samsung's Gear VR uses a headset and a Galaxy Not...

Crowd-Fund Me to Hawaii!

Naomi Kerbel | Posted 12.10.2014 | UK Tech
Naomi Kerbel

The couple had set up a page and received 21 donations totalling $1,200 to pay for their flights. Whoop whoop for Jen and Jeff. And what about the backers? What did they get? Perhaps a warm fuzzy feeling that they'd helped a young couple get a spot on a sun lounger. Otherwise nothing.

There Is Now A Kickstarter To Make The World's Biggest Penis

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.08.2014 | UK Tech

The Kickstarter phenomenon which once promised a bright new future of crowd-funded businesses and ideas appears to now be in full-on parody mode. A...

This Invention Solves The Water Balloon Fight Condundrum

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Tech

In these dog days of summer heatwaves and school holidays, there is almost nothing quite as fun as an extended water balloon fight. But there is - ...

Yep, That's A Hamster Wheel For Cats

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Tech

That's right. It's a hamster wheel for cats. This fascinating invention is currently taking Kickstarter by relative storm, having raised almost $10...

Actual Rocketboots Hit Kickstarter

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Tech

If there's one thing that the modern world is good at, it's inventing ways to avoid doing even the basic amount of exercise that humans require in ord...

£30K Pledge To Hire Paparazzo To Follow Daily Mail Editor For A Year

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK

Social media users are pledging a salary of £30,000 a year for a paparazzi photographer to follow Daily Mail editor Paul Dacre for a year, and publis...

Potato Salad Kickstarter Project Goes Horribly Wrong

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 10.07.2014 | UK Tech

So you know that potato salad guy on Kickstarter? Well he's just totally sold out to advertising and the community is none too pleased. Zack 'Dange...

Guess How Much This Kickstarter Raised To Make A Potato Salad. No Really, Guess

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK

What would you say if we told you a man opened a crowdfunding account to make a potato salad? ‘Why?’, presumably. What if we told you his ...

301+ Interviews: Geek Crash Course

Mat Greenfield | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK Tech
Mat Greenfield

The geek shall inherit the Earth, but for now we just dominate popular entertainment. In a world where properties in traditionally "geek" genres have become the heart of billion-dollar franchises, spanning multiple interconnecting mediums and calling back to decades-old source material, it can be hard for new fans to catch up...

An Extreme Beginner's Guide to Composing Movie Scores

Tim Thornton | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Tim Thornton

Way back in the rainy summer of 2010 - when Wikileaks was busy leaking, a volcano in Iceland was busy erupting and Gordon Brown was busy packing - my old university chum Damian Samuels contacted me to say he was making a short film.

Dozens Of Tiny, Cute Satellites Might Be Doomed

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK Tech

More than 100 people who spent thousands to put their own tiny satellites into space might be about to become very disappointed. The KickSat projec...

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 03.06.2014 | 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 02.06.2014 | 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 21.05.2014 | 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 18.05.2014 | 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.