Crushworthy tech, science, and culture
From crazy coolers to virtual-reality headsets, we gather up 10 tech gadgets that were launched with the help of millions pledged by crowdfunders.
The world of "Star Wars" is crossing over from sci-fi to our modern-day world as technology that once required movie magic has inspired real inventions. Let's start with those cool holograms.
Inventor Greg Henderson shows off the Hendo hoverboard, which uses "magnetic field architecture" to levitate people and objects. Hover engine developer kits are now available on Kickstarter for creatives to float just about anything. Crave's Stephen Beacham gives the futuristic ride a go.
Win a portable gadget that monitors your car's performance and delivers diagnostic data straight to your smartphone via Bluetooth.
The robot war might be televised (on the Web at least) and it's a fight to the finish. The RoboGames could become a Web series if a crowdfunding effort meets its goal.
The Air Umbrella has reached its funding goal and is coming to market. Can it really protect your dome from torrential downpours using a force field of air?
"Star Wars," "Star Wars" and more "Stars Wars." This week's prize: a comprehensive volume of iconic "Star Wars" art from across the ages.
Robots will someday take over the world and, YES! they will need to order the hearing impaired around also.
Like to get around on two wheels? Win a folding bike lock that blends high security with a modern look and fresh design.
If you don't mind hugging strangers, the Cuddlr app relies on GPS to connect you with a fellow cuddle companion.