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Rollin' Eyes Android-Controlled, Indiegogo-Funded LED Lights Can Help Turn Your Car Into KITT (Wisecracks Not Included)

Rollin' Eyes Android-Controlled, Indiegogo-Funded LED Lights Can Help Turn Your Car Into KITT (Wisecracks Not Included)

Knight Rider may have starred David Hasselhoff, but it was his autonomous car that stole the show. This Pontiac Trans Am could talk, had bulletproof glass, and, most distinctively, featured a prominent set of red lights on the front for eyes. Two decades later, we still can't cram most of KITT's functionality into a car, but a new Indiegogo project can help us replicate what matters most, those distinctive LED lights.

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My N3RD Surpasses $50k Kickstarter Funding Goal With Promise Of Controlling Any Device From A Smartphone

My N3RD Surpasses $50k Kickstarter Funding Goal With Promise Of Controlling Any Device From A Smartphone

My N3RD wants to empower you to take control of every gadget in your house, every appliance waiting idly, and every vehicle in your garage using just your smartphone. How, you ask? First, the project needs $50,000. Check. They team has successfully managed to raise over $51,000 with 18 days left to go. Next, watch this video.

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All-Dock Kickstarter Project Completes Campaign With Over Twice Its $40k Funding Goal

All-Dock Kickstarter Project Completes Campaign With Over Twice Its $40k Funding Goal

Electronics are getting increasingly affordable, which means even non-enthusiasts these days are ending up with multiple devices they use regularly all needing to get charged at around the same time. Between smartphones, tablets, second tablets, portable media players, smartwatches, and activity trackers, far too many desks, countertops, and side tables are becoming entangled by cables of varying length and size. Therefore it's not difficult to understand why so many people were drawn to the All-Dock Kickstarter project.

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Atheer One Smart Glasses Promising Minority Report-Style Virtual Interaction Exceed $100,000 Indigogo Funding Goal

Atheer One Smart Glasses Promising Minority Report-Style Virtual Interaction Exceed $100,000 Indigogo Funding Goal

Google Glass gives wearers access to notifications, the ability to take pictures of what they see, and other bite-size nuggets of general tech geekery, but the device relies on tactile swipes and voice commands to manage it all. Atheer One, a pair of smart glasses that were recently funded on Indiegogo, promises users the ability to interact with its virtual UI elements using just their hands.

Don't expect an experience even remotely comparable to that displayed in the video above, though.

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[Dolla Dolla Bill, Yall] Cyanogen Inc. Scores Another $22 Million In Funding

[Dolla Dolla Bill, Yall] Cyanogen Inc. Scores Another $22 Million In Funding

When the CyanogenMod folks announced the formation of Cyanogen Inc. back in September, the young company had secured $7 million in funding to help it get off the ground. Now, with a few months of momentum behind it, the company has secured an additional $22 million. This money comes from the California-based venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz along with pre-established partners Benchmark and Redpoint.

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These new funds will help Cyanogen Inc.

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[Leela Approves] The Full Android-Powered Neptune Pine Smartwatch Reaches $100K Funding Goal In One Day

[Leela Approves] The Full Android-Powered Neptune Pine Smartwatch Reaches $100K Funding Goal In One Day

"Smartwatch. Reinvented." declares the title on the Neptune Pine's Kickstarter page. Did we need them to be reinvented? Have smartwatches been around long enough to need a complete reboot? Simon Ian and his team think that they do, and at least 404 people agree with him - they've pledged a total of $118,245 CAD towards the smartwatch in just over one day.

The project's title is also strange in that it's a bit of throwback: instead of being a companion device a la the Galaxy Gear, Sony Smartwatch, or Pebble, the Pine is more like a tiny, full-fledged smartphone that lives on your wrist.

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[Kickstarter] Lumu's Mobile Light Meter, With Nearly 9x Funding, Announces Improved Compatibility For 'Latest Androids'

[Kickstarter] Lumu's Mobile Light Meter, With Nearly 9x Funding, Announces Improved Compatibility For 'Latest Androids'

Good light meters are expensive. The other problem with light meters is that they're often clunky and outdated in appearance. Pricey and ugly as they may be, they're a hugely convenient tool for photographers looking to get their exposures right the first time.

Lumu is looking to address both of those problems with the similarly-named Lumu light meter for smartphones. The Lumu, to put it simply, is both beautiful and awesome.

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GameStick Kickstarter Comes To A Very Successful Close With 648% Funding

GameStick Kickstarter Comes To A Very Successful Close With 648% Funding

GameStick, the Kickstarter project that promises to "put big screen gaming in your pocket," has seen controversies, redesigns, and other fun things during its 30 day funding period; but alas, that time has come to an end and now there's work to be done. Lots of work, in fact – the funding was met with incredible fervor, with the project closing at 648% of the original $100,000 goal.

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As mentioned earlier, the design you see above is far from the final look of GameStick, which underwent a full redesign close to the end of the campaign.

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Sprint Is Buying 100% Of Clearwire For $2.2bn, Will Invest $80m Per Month For 10 Months While Deal Awaits Approval

Sprint Is Buying 100% Of Clearwire For $2.2bn, Will Invest $80m Per Month For 10 Months While Deal Awaits Approval

Today, Sprint announced that it would be spending $2.2bn to acquire the remaining (roughly) half of Clearwire that it doesn't already own. The transaction, which is naturally subject to regulatory approval, will give the carrier ownership of all of Clearwire's significant share of spectrum, which will be a huge boost to Sprint as it attempts to build out an LTE network to compete with Verizon and AT&T.

Of course, these deals can take forever to close, so in the meantime, the two companies have entered into a rather brilliant agreement: Sprint has promised to buy roughly $80m worth of Clearwire stock every month starting in January 2013 for up to ten months (or a total of $800m, and slightly more than 1/3rd of the total Clearwire purchase price).

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Color, The Multimedia Service That Could Never Figure Out What It Does, Is Closing Down According To Reports

Color, The Multimedia Service That Could Never Figure Out What It Does, Is Closing Down According To Reports

You'd be forgiven for not knowing exactly what Color is or does. The sordid history of this app, and its parent company Color Labs, is a complicated one. Headed by Bill Nguyen, famous for founding Lala, the incredible music streaming service that was purchased by Apple and promptly closed down, Color Labs received $41 million in funding for its initial app Color for Facebook. Several fundamental changes and a year and a half later, the company is reportedly going to close the books on itself.

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