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MoErgos
Kiwi ingenuity set to shake up keyboard hardware market
Kiwi ingenuity has created new waves in the hardware space, with Wellington-based MoErgos successfully achieving enough Kickstarter funding for their Glove80 wireless keyboard.
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Drones
Plant a tree, save the planet: The Kiwis taking tech to the forest
“We're all in this together and share the same future on this planet. We've designed the app so that anyone anywhere can do their part in protecting our earth."
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Gaming
Kickstarter campaign brings 80s games back in a handheld console
Lyra can virtually emulate any game console of the classic era, making it possible for you to carry hundreds of them in your pocket.
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Drones
DJI better watch out as a new drone takes the internet by storm
A new form-factor in camera drones will soon be available to consumers worldwide.
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Movies
Introducing Cinera, the clunky VR-cinema of the future
This ridiculous headset promises an immersive IMAX experience and theater-grade sound from the comfort of a user’s couch...
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Smartphone
Turn your finger into a smartphone: The world’s first voice operated smart-ring
ORII uses bone conduction to send sound along your finger and into your ear...
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Cloud
Christchurch couple launch Kickstarter to make South Island’s first cat café a reality
Husband and wife team Alyssa O’Connor and Nate Ball have raised $13,000 towards the $25,000 they need to get the cafe off the ground.
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Gaming
Weta Workshop’s kickstarter goes off with a bang
“In this world, consumerism is king…it’s not that different from our world today. That’s what we wanted to make fun of.”
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Google
Google, disruption, game-changing ideas: Spark's Innovation Month keynotes announced
Spark Lab’s Innovation Month will see innovative and successful characters arrive in NZ to share experiences and insights with local businesses.
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Smartphone
Kiwi ingenuity strikes again with world's first smart car mount
“People spend a lot of time behind the wheel, but we are still connected, so we wanted to make this as easy and safe as possible."
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Kickstarter
Truly wireless headphones making their case on Kickstarter
Alpha Audiotronics in the U.S. have launched a Kickstarter campaign with the goal of launching truly wireless ear buds – Skybuds.
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Apple iPhone
Kickstarter for wireless iPhone charger gains momentum
A start-up specialising in wireless iPhone charging has received funding of $10,000 in two days.
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Energy efficient
World first: Solar wireless smartphone charger
"It's portable and perfect for life on the go. The ESL is the only battery charging device that can be fully used without wires or power outlets."
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Crowdfunding
New crowdfunding campaign to support study habits
Study Smarter encompasses memory skills, learning strategies, how to set up an effective study environment, exam strategies, and motivation.
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Kickstarter
Kiwi startup to solve USB charging woes
“We use our cables and devices so often that we have almost accepted this frustration as the norm.”
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Gaming
Weird and wonderful projects funded by Kickstarter
Kickstarter is a global crowdfunding platform based in the United States for a wide variety of projects, from technological marvels to unusual creations.
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Crowdfunding
Crowdfunding: Putting the power of financing in your hands
Crowdfunding is the fastest growing method for artists, inventors, creators and entrepreneurs to fund a project.
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Android
Polaroid-style prints for iPhone and Android in the works
No WiFi, no Bluetooth. Users simply have to plug the device into their smartphone, snap a picture, and then print instantly; "any time, anywhere".
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Kickstarter
Hackers Kickstart mega security breach...
Kickstarter, the world’s largest funding platform for creative projects, is under attack, with hackers stealing customer data in what appears to be a global security breach.
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Startup
meMINI set for manufacture as Kickstarter campaign closes
The Kiwi creators of meMINI are preparing to manufacture the wearable camera as soon as the Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign ends.
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Startup
Kickstarter support required for meMINI
The Kiwi entrepreneurs behind meMINI are planning to introduce more innovative features to the wearable camera if they get increased Kickstarter backing.
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Kickstarter
Kiwi tech entrepreneur aims to hit the jackpot in Vegas
Kiwi entrepreneur Sam Lee has created a unique wearable camera with world-first Recall technology – and today he’s launching a crowd-funding campaign to get it to market in Las Vegas.
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Cloud
Kickstarter sets NZ launch date
The world’s largest funding platform for creative projects has revealed it’s opening up New Zealand-based projects next month.
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Cloud
Kickstarter boost for big thinking Kiwis
World's largest crowd funding site heads Down Under, opening up New Zealand-based projects "in the very near future."