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Tiny Canadian town crowdfunding full-size USS Enterprise

A crowdfunding campaign aims to build a full-size working version of the USS Enterprise from "Star Trek" in the Canadian Badlands, but the funding goal is a long way off.

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Fancy-pants cooler captures Kickstarter funding crown

Move over, Pebble, your reign is done. The Coolest Cooler rides a blender-induced wave to more than $10.5 million in crowdfunding.

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David poses with a bag of pellets.

Forget filaments; Sculptify 3D printer uses pellets

A 3D printer on Kickstarter hopes to turn the tide away from filament and over to pellets to save techies money and expand printing options.

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Pepper spray gets a camera with The Defender

The Defender brings pepper spray into the modern era, adding 24-7 monitoring, automatic police alerts, and a camera that captures photos of assailants.

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The Star.21 takes a different tack on fitness bands

Yet another entrant in the ever-growing fitness band ecosystem, the Star.21 from Oaxis has a few points of difference from the rest of the crowd.

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ElectroVine: Power cord disguised as a house plant

The mild-mannered power cord gets a makeover that would turn Poison Ivy green with envy.

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Learning the Tao of Toad the Wet Sprocket, geek to geek

Crave's Eric Mack has spent a lifetime geeking out over Toad the Wet Sprocket. Here's what it was like for him sitting down with lead singer Glen Phillips to talk about life and the band's new Kickstarter-funded album.

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Talking crowdfunding and the age of geeks with Toad the Wet Sprocket

Crave's Eric Mack sat down for a chat with Glen Phillips, lead singer of Toad the Wet Sprocket, about the band's geek pedigree and Kickstarting a new album after 16 years.

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Bluetooth padlock eliminates need for keys

Just click this nifty new lock now seeking funds on Kickstarter, and if it senses the right smartphone nearby, it's supposed to open like magic.

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Om/One levitating Bluetooth speaker defies gravity

The Om/One speaker prototype pulls off the nifty trick of floating in the air and spinning while it plays your favorite tunes.

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Rob Zombie asks horror fans to fund killer-clown movie

The gore-loving rocker is making a movie about murderous clowns, and you can get involved if you've got enough cash.

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Smart feeder recognizes cat faces, tracks multiple felines

A smart bowl with a twist launches on Indiegogo. It tracks the eating habits of multiple cats by using facial-recognition software.

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