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Chinese censors incinerate entire run of a kickstarted Call of Cthulhu RPG sourcebook

Julio writes, "Sons of the Singularity is a small RPG publisher. Last year, they kickstarted The Sassoon Files, a sourcebook for the popular Call of Cthulhu RPG and Trail of Cthulhu RPG. As a lot of publishers, theydid the printing in China. The same day that the print was finished, a Chinese Government decided that it was "problematic", so they burned the entire print run. Targeting foreign publications is a first, specially when it seems there wasn't anything problematic (the supplement was b...
Tags: Publishing, Video, Games, News, China, Censorship, Beijing, Shanghai, Kickstarter, Rpgs, Cthulhu, Chinese Government, Don, Julio, Fhtagn, Sons of the Singularity

Dong-Ping Wong on How Architecture Reflects Culture

Dong-Ping Wong, this year's Core77 Design Awards Built Environment Jury Captain, is both an architect in the purest sense of the word, and yet, a rule breaker vying for change in an industry built on tradition. With projects varying from Plus Pool, a civic project aiming to simultaneously provide New York City with a public pool and filter the filth in the Hudson River, to Virgil Abloh's concept-driven Singapore retail location, the projects his architecture firm FOOD New York take on are as var...
Tags: New York, Design, Singapore, New York City, Architecture, Paris, Kickstarter, San Diego, Designer Profiles, Louis Vuitton, Core77 Design Awards, Salk Institute, Hudson River, Twitter Instagram Facebook, Wong, Salk

Exploding Pyrex, Cetacean Autopsies, and Spectacular Gadget Failures: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

This week Gizmodo examined the many functions of various forms of technology in our everyday lives over the course of the last century. For a highlight reel of some of the beauty industry torture devices dreamed up over the course of the 20th and 21st centuries, don’t miss our feature on the most bizarre gadgets that…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fcc, Samsung, Kickstarter, Gizmodo, Boeing, Electric Scooters, Best of the week, Bill And Ted, Best Of Gizmodo, Into The Spider Verse


I’ve known and admired the saxophonist-composer Lena Bloch for almost a decade now, and respect her musical integrity. I’ve been very selective about using JAZZ LIVES as a platform to advertise Kickstarter projects, but Lena’s new CD — as of yet … Continue reading →
Tags: Kickstarter, Jazz, Lena, Generosities, It's All True, The Heroes Among Us, The Real Thing, Jazz Lives, Michael Steinman, Jazz Worth Reading, Cameron Brown, Dan Morgenstern, Pay Attention, Billy Mintz, Lena Bloch, Russ lossing

dadamachines doppler is a new platform for open music hardware

The new doppler board promises to meld the power of FPGA brains with microcontrollers and the accessibility of environments like Arduino. And the founder is so confident that could lead to new stuff, he’s making a “label” to help share your ideas. doppler is a small, 39EUR development board packing both an ARM microcontroller and an FPGA. It could be the basis of music controllers, effects, synths – anything you can make run on those chips. If this appeals to you, we’ve even got a CDM-exclusiv...
Tags: Programming, Music, Diy, Electronics, Germany, Berlin, Tech, Development, Kickstarter, Stories, Arduino, Open-source, ARM, DSP, DAC, Platforms

Leaked Memo Shows Kickstarter Senior Staffers Are Pushing Back Against Colleagues' Union Efforts

Tuesday afternoon, a contingent of Kickstarter employees went public with their intention to unionize under the name Kickstarter United. According to an email provided to Gizmodo, however, senior staffers at the crowdfunding company are already attempting to push back against the plan to make Kickstarter the first…Read more...
Tags: Science, Unions, Labor, Kickstarter, Gizmodo, Kickstarter United, OPEIU, Kickstarter Union

Tombot is the hyper-realistic dog robot that puts Spot to shame

Forget Boston Dynamics’ Spot! When it comes to robot dogs, the folks behind a new Kickstarter campaign have plans to stake their claim as makers of man’s (and woman’s) newest best friend. The post Tombot is the hyper-realistic dog robot that puts Spot to shame appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Trends, Kickstarter, Smart Home, Robot, Health & Fitness, Emerging Tech, Forget Boston Dynamics

Jim Henson’s Creature Shop + Tombot’s Robo-Dog Companion

On a mission to improve the quality of life for senior citizens dealing with loneliness and depression, Tombot’s robotic puppy—which has exceeded funding on Kickstarter—emulates real-life dog behaviors. With artistic design by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop, the robo-dog certainly looks the part. And, as it’s a responsibility-free pet, companionship is manageable. Tombot’s touch-sensitive pup isn’t the first in this category, but it is the most …
Tags: Psychology, Design, Aging, Tech, Robots, Kickstarter, Robotics, Linkaboutit, Jim Henson, Tombot, Jim Henson's Creature Shop, Robo Dog Companion

Kickstarter’s staff is unionizing (reddit)

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Extra Crunch Daily: Exascale Computing

From Extra Crunch Patreon, the focus of our first EC-1, has now announced the new pricing tiers that they telegraphed in our deep dive. New reports discuss the growing demand for foreign talent and consumer annoyance with media fragmentation (i.e. can’t everything just be on Netflix?) One of our Verified Expert lawyers, José Ancer, discusses why convertible notes are better than SAFEs, something of a counter-point to our piece last week on pre- and post-money SAFEs. Reminder: Brian Heater is h...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Netflix, Xiaomi, Kickstarter, EC, Patreon, Safes, Brian Heater, The Extra Crunch Daily, José Ancer, Getty Images Stories

Staff at crowdfunding giant Kickstarter are unionizing in a potential first for big tech in the US

Kickstarter's employees are forming a union called Kickstarter United. If the union is recognized, Kickstarter would be the first major tech company to have union representation. In a statement, the company did not indicate where it stood on the effort. In 2018, BuzzFeed News reported that the company was in turmoil following the return of cofounder Perry Chen as CEO. Employees at Brooklyn's crowdfunding giant Kickstarter are forming a labor union called Kickstarter United, which will aim to ...
Tags: US, Trends, Tesla, Brooklyn, Kickstarter, BuzzFeed News, Chen, Perry Chen, Kickstarter United, OPEIU

Kickstarter's Staff Is Unionizing

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: The staff of Kickstarter announced plans to unionize today. If recognized, Kickstarter would be the first major tech company with union representation in the United States. Members of the union, which goes by Kickstarter United, say they want to improve inclusivity and transparency at the company. To unionize, they're working with the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) Local 153. In a statement, the union said: "Kicks...
Tags: Facebook, Tech, United States, Kickstarter, Silicon Valley, Kickstarter United

CEO and co-founder of crowdfunding giant Kickstarter resigns amid staff unionization effort

Kickstarter's co-founder Perry Chen publicly announced he would step down as the company's CEO hours after the company's staff announced that it would unionize on Tuesday. A Kickstarter representative says that the two events are not related, noting that he made his resignation announcement to the company Monday evening.  Perry will continue to be chairman of the board. Chen had a controversial tenure as CEO, which began in July 2017. Nearly half the company reportedly turned over under his wa...
Tags: US, Trends, Kickstarter, BuzzFeed News, Perry, Chen, Perry Chen, Aziz Hasan

Kickstarter CEO Perry Chen steps down

Kickstarter CEO Perry Chen issued an open letter on the site’s blog today, noting that he will be stepping down from his role. The executive served as one of three cofounders for the service, launching the site in 2009, with Yancey Strickler and Charles Adler. He served as CEO for Kickstarter’s first five years and returned to the role two years back. He notes in his post that he will stay on board with the service as chairman of the board, focusing “on high-level and long-term company needs...
Tags: Tech, Kickstarter, Chen, Yancey Strickler, Charles Adler, Perry Chen, Personnel, Kickstarter United, Aziz Hasan

Kickstarter employees want to unionize under OPEIU and have formed Kickstarter United to make that happen

Kickstarter United is organizing Kickstarter employees under the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) Local 153, joining other tech startups like Gimlet and Vox in a bid to unionize. The employees say they're unionizing to "promote our collective values: inclusion and solidarity, transparency and accountability; a seat at the table," adding that "Kickstarter’s efforts are incomplete, and these values [of democratizing access] have failed to manifest in our workplace...
Tags: Post, News, Labor, Kickstarter, Unionization, Vox, Class War, Department for Business, If There Is Hope It Is In The Proles, Kickstarter United, OPEIU, Bijan Stephen The Verge

Kickstarter Employees Plan to Unionize

Employees at Kickstarter, the decade-old crowdfunding platform, are planning to unionize—potentially making them the first organized labor force among major tech firms.Read more...
Tags: Science, Labor, Kickstarter

Artisan Revere’s Chef Knife

Ultra-thin and resilient, this knife hit Kickstarter today Most chef’s knives boast weight and a menacing blade. Wielding one, with any sort of precise skill, can be a daunting task. There are plenty of low-level options with less weight and a less intense blade, but they often don’t last—or they aren’t aesthetically appealing. But Artisan Revere‘s chef knife, which hits Kickstarter today, is a lightweight …
Tags: Kitchen, Cooking, Design, Kickstarter, Knives, Food + Drink, Kitchen Accessories, Artisan Revere, Chef's Knives

MySpace Has Reportedly Lost All Photos, Videos and Songs Uploaded Over 12 Years Due To Data Corruption During a Server Migration Project (slashdot)

MySpace may have lost your digital memories in a server migration. From a report: "As a result of a server migration project, any photos, videos, and audio files you uploaded more than three years ago may no longer be available on or from Myspace," it said in a note at the top of the site. "We apologize for the inconvenience. If you would like more information, please contact our Data Protection Officer at [email protected]" Andy Baio, one of the people behind Kickstarter, tweeted that it could...
Tags: News, Kickstarter, Andy Baio, Baio, Msmash

Raspberry Pi based audio DAC board starts at $225

Orchard Audio’s $225 “PecanPi” audio DAC add-on for the Raspberry Pi and $400, Pi-equipped [he]#8220[/he]Streamer[he]#8221[/he] system features 24-bit, 192kHz sampling, 130dB SNR, and -110dB THD+N. Orchard Audio has opened pre-orders on a next-gen PecanPi audio DAC board for the Raspberry Pi that replaces its earlier, Kickstarter backed ApplePi DAC. The $225 PecanPi DAC offers modest [[he]#8230[/he]]
Tags: Kickstarter, Linux, Orchard Audio

The Unevn One is a portable desk that brings PC gaming on the road

Bringing a gaming PC outside your usual setup can be a challenge, but the Unevn One is the first all-in-one, portable gaming desk complete with a computer chassis and integrated monitor mount. The post The Unevn One is a portable desk that brings PC gaming on the road appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Gaming, News, Trends, Computing, Kickstarter, Pc Gaming

We Need to Talk About this Robo-Dog Companion That Jim Henson's Creature Shop Helped Design

A company called Tombot thinks it’s come up with a way to improve the quality of life for seniors facing challenges when it comes to being social: a robotic companion dog that behaves and responds like a real pup, but without all the responsibilities of maintaining a living, breathing animal. The company even enlisted…Read more...
Tags: Science, Crowdfunding, Dogs, Animals, Pets, Robots, Kickstarter, Jim Henson, Tombot, Jim Hensons Creature Shop

MySpace Has Reportedly Lost All Photos, Videos and Songs Uploaded Over 12 Years Due To Data Corruption During a Server Migration Project

MySpace may have lost your digital memories in a server migration. From a report: "As a result of a server migration project, any photos, videos, and audio files you uploaded more than three years ago may no longer be available on or from Myspace," it said in a note at the top of the site. "We apologize for the inconvenience. If you would like more information, please contact our Data Protection Officer at [email protected]" Andy Baio, one of the people behind Kickstarter, tweeted that it could...
Tags: Tech, Kickstarter, Andy Baio, Baio

The Changing Face of Video Game Crowdfunding

Much has changed since 2012, when Double Fine cracked open video game crowdfunding with more than $3.3 million raised. The video game Kickstarter movement began as part of the indie revolution against the very concept of publishers. Kickstarter was an integral part of indie validation at a time when small studios couldn’t self-publish on consoles. […]
Tags: Crowdfunding, Opinion, Kickstarter, Columns, GDC, Fig, In-Game Economy, GDC 2019

The Crack Light is a one year old product that you can buy on kickstarter for $5 over its retail price

We love Kickstarter here at DIYPhotography. It has brought many great photography accessories into our lives. True, sometimes it failed, but for the most part, Kickstarter is a great platform to get a product out there. And for this, we think Kickstarter is pretty cool. What Kickstarter is not cool for, is when the platform is […] The post The Crack Light is a one year old product that you can buy on kickstarter for $5 over its retail price appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Gear, Kickstarter, Blind Spot Gear, Crack Light

Children’s book with trans heroine scores $18k in first week on Kickstarter

The fairy tale with a young trans woman saving the day has already earned $18k toward its $27k goal within the first week of the campaign.
Tags: Life, Lifestyle, Transgender, Kickstarter, Trans, Children's Books, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Trans Characters, Transgender Equality, Lgbt Books, Trans Equality

Reprinting 1927’s The Bolted Book

Depero Futurista (oftentimes known as The Bolted Book) is a 1927 design book by Fortunato Depero—bound together by two aluminum bolts. A testament to ingenuity and creativity, the book was acclaimed and referenced for many years, but very few copies remain. A Kickstarter by Design & Books hopes to publish it once again. The bolts will bind it still—locking in the early 20th Century typographic …
Tags: Books, Design, Reading, Kickstarter, Linkaboutit, Depero Futurista, Fortunato Depero, Design Books, The Bolted Book

United States: Profiles In Innovation: GoldieBlox Founder On "Reinventing Girlhood" Through Engineering-Inspired Toys - Orrick

After tapping her own savings and raising a seed round, Sterling turned to Kickstarter to crowdfund her first production run.
Tags: News, United States, Kickstarter, Sterling, GoldieBlox

Kickstarter: Army Alphas 1:12 Action Figure Line

Cryptid Toys is down to a little over one day left on their latest Kickstarter project - the Army Alphas 1/12th scale (6 inch tall) figure line. They focused on three areas for this line: Articulation, Customization, and Compatibility. There's a ton of articulation on these figures, several accessories, including alternate heads and weapons, and the ability to swap components between figures. Right now, the project is fully funded. However, there are still a number of stretch goals that can ...
Tags: Toys, Kickstarter, Army Alphas

25 tech products that raised over $1 million on Kickstarter — and where to buy them

Insider Picks writes about products and services to help you navigate when shopping online. Insider Inc. receives a commission from our affiliate partners when you buy through our links, but our reporting and recommendations are always independent and objective. Raising more than $1 million, a select group of tech products on Kickstarter has enjoyed success that many crowdfunding campaigns can only dream of.  Smart devices and headphones seem to draw consistent attention on the platform.  ...
Tags: Amazon, Hollywood, Trends, Kickstarter, Pebble, Insider Inc, Pono Music Neil Young, Amazon Before Blink, Amazon Steadicam

By Eliminating a Major CAD Drawback, SimSolid Gives Designers New Opportunities for Workflow

We've just learned about a fantastic CAD tool—one that works with whatever CAD package you have—that will be a game-changer in the industrial design space. Altair's SimSolid is a simulation plug-in (also available as a stand-alone app) that completely eliminates meshing, that tedious process of simplifying geometry for Finite Element Analysis (FEA). By running SimSolid over your CAD model, you can do simulations nearly instantly—on your original geometry, with no clean-up required.I know what yo...
Tags: Post, Design, Kickstarter, Packaging, Gpu, Welch, CAE, Ken Welch, Visa Gift Cards, Global Business Developmen