Want to Be a Player in Your Own Video Game?

Last year, we got the chance to try playing a video game with an avatar of ourselves, thanks to a camera system which creates a complete 3D model of your person. Since most of us don’t have 90 spare cameras and a supercomptuer lying around, it’s a hard-to-repeat experience. That’s why designer Alexx Henry is taking… » 4/23/15 10:00am Thursday 10:00am

It's No Hoverboard, But This Levitating Light Bulb Is Still a Neat Trick

Most of us have come to terms with the fact that we won’t be floating to work on a hoverboard anytime soon. But that doesn’t mean our lives have to be completely devoid of levitation. Not when Simon Morris is Kickstarting an amazing floating light bulb that actually lights up while it hovers above its base. » 4/22/15 10:45am Wednesday 10:45am

This Lamp's Levitating Glowing Disc Borders On Magic

There’s no shortage of fancy lamps on crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter, but the Lunaluxx looks like it truly brings something unique and innovative to the table, or your desk, or your bedside table. It uses a small floating disk that glows brilliantly when hit with an invisible blue LED from underneath. » 4/21/15 9:20am Tuesday 9:20am

Nervous About Presentations? A Stabilized Laser Pointer Will Hide It

If an upcoming PowerPoint presentation has the potential to make or break your career, the last thing you want is to look nervous and unconfident in front of your co-workers. A new Kickstarter project promises to help you hide your nerves with a stabilized laser pointer that projects a steady red dot so you look cool,… » 4/13/15 1:19pm 4/13/15 1:19pm

You Can Already Pre-order That Flapping, Flying, RC Pterodactyl

Just over a month after we first stumbled across PaulG Toys' flying pterodactyl at Toy Fair 2015, the unique remote control toy is available for pre-order via a Kickstarter campaign. And early backers can get the pterodactyl and a wireless controller with a donation of just $250 if they're confident the crowdfunding… » 4/10/15 10:10am 4/10/15 10:10am

Cardboard Pterodactyls Are the Perfect Jurassic World Halloween Costumes

It's going to be a banner year for blockbuster movies, which means there will be lots of great costume choices once Halloween rolls around. And if you're partial to the upcoming Jurassic World and its dinosaurs, you'll love Lisa Glover's simple pterodactyl getup, made from completely recyclable cardboard. » 4/06/15 12:26pm 4/06/15 12:26pm

A Musical Prank Card That Drives Someone Mad Is the Perfect Gift

The older someone gets the harder it is to find them the perfect birthday present. So why not just throw in the towel and go the gag gift route instead? This amazing musical card plays Happy Birthday to help someone celebrate their big day, except once started the only way to silence the card is to destroy it. » 4/06/15 9:20am 4/06/15 9:20am

This Lighter Works Like a Taser To Start Fires Without a Flame

If you need more than ten fingers to count the number of times you've burned yourself while trying to light a candle at the bottom of a tall glass container, the Illume ArcLighter will probably seem like the greatest invention since the wheel. Instead of a flame, it produces a glowing electric arc that can light… » 3/19/15 2:56pm 3/19/15 2:56pm

A Combo 3-D Printer, CNC Machine And Laser Etcher Makes A Lot Of Sense

3-D printers are powerful but limited tools: you can make anything you want, but only out of a specific kind of plastic. But combine that with a CNC machine that shapes metal, and a laser etcher for fine detail, and you have an all-in-one workshop that doesn't require you getting your hands dirty. » 3/18/15 11:30pm 3/18/15 11:30pm

This Kickstarter Is Clearly Just a Marketing Scam from the 90s

Yesterday we learned that Kickstarter is trying to hire someone to make sure scammy crap doesn't slip onto the crowdfunding page. Not a moment too soon: One of the grandpappies of all pseudo-science marketing scams recently raised over $210,000 and has the stamp of approval as a "Staff Pick" for peddling a revamped… » 3/05/15 3:33pm 3/05/15 3:33pm