You may know Kickstarter, the popular site where people pitch their ideas to strangers to raise money for the projects. It's great for investing in inspiring work -- and shopping for unusual gifts. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports on similar sites.
On today's show, Bryan Bishop of "The Film Vault" fills in for a sick Khail. Our stories include a fleet of robots at a San Francisco hospital, Amazon Original Movies announced, an antique radio converted into a podcast player and a Kickstarter for an under-desk foot hammock.
A new card game involving ticking kitten time bombs goes bonkers on Kickstarter as The Oatmeal fans and other backers clamor to fund its existence.
More than 3 million people contributed money last year to help kick-start projects on the crowdfunding site.
At CES 2015, Toyota announced it would make 5,680 patents related to fuel cell drive systems available as a means to help other automakers build fuel cell cars.
The Cobi connected bicycle system aims to bring connected car smarts and safety into the bike lane.
The infamous potato-salad project just wrapped up a stunning run. Kickstarter breaks down the numbers on how the campaign came to rule the crowdfunding world.
"The Daily Show" host creates LetsBuyCNN.com, a mock Kickstarter site that seeks to buy one of Time Warner's jewels.
A crowdfunding project developing gaming hardware that draws real blood plans to keep working to turn its prototype into a blood-donation system after Kickstarter suspended its campaign.
A gaming project that draws real blood when you take virtual damage takes a blow after Kickstarter suspends the campaign's funding.