Kickstarter

Crowd-Fund Me to Hawaii!

Naomi Kerbel | Posted 13.08.2014 | 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.

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...