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Dart is the “world’s smallest laptop adapter” that is now on Kickstarter

An MIT spin-off called FINsix created the “world’s smallest” 65W laptop adapter called the Dart. The Dart project is now on Kickstarter and costs as low as $79 per unit. The charge is four times smaller and six times lighter than other adapters. It also comes with a 2.1A USB port. It uses highly efficient very high frequency (VHF) power conversion that was patented by MIT.
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Video: Trailer for crowdfunded movie “Wish I Was Here”

“Wish I Was Here” is a movie that was put together by brothers Zach and Adam Braff. You may know Zach Braff from his role in the TV show “Scrubs.” The last time that Zach Braff directed a movie was in 2004 and it was called “Garden State.” That movie was co-written by Zach’s brother Adam. Zach Braff plays a father and struggling actor named Aidan Bloom. The film also stars Jim Parsons (“The Big Bang Theory”), Kate Hudson, Mandy Patinkin and Donald Faison (“Scrubs” and “The Exes”).
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The $299 Micro 3D printer surpasses $1 million on Kickstarter

The Micro 3D printer has surpassed $1 million in crowdfunding pledges on Kickstater in one day after launching a campaign. Micro had a $50,000 goal, which was surpassed in 11 minutes. The 3D printer is a 7.3 in³ cube that is being built by M3D, a manufacturing team based in Bethesda, MD. The printer has a printer layer resolution of between 50 and 350 microns with a print area of 4.6 x 4.2 x 4.4.?The first 250 pledges were priced at $199, but rose to $299.

Antoine Dodson launches Kickstarter campaign for reality show

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You may know Antoine Dodson as the man behind “Bed Intruder.” Dodson interviewed with a local TV station about a break-in at his home. The interview went viral and was quickly remixed by YouTube celebrities The Gregory Brothers. The remix hit tens of millions of hits and Dodson became a star. He did appearances on “The Today Show” and The Jimmy Kimmel Show. He also made a cameo in the Tyler Perry movie “A Madea Christmas.”
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Lifeprint’s wireless printer hits Kickstarter

LifePrint is a company that is building a wireless and social photo printer for the iPhone and Android. The wireless printer weighs 1.5 pounds and measures at 6.5 x 4.5 x 1.5 inches. LifePrint went on Kickstarter to raise funding for production with a goal of $200,000. So far, the company has raised over $24,000 with 37 days left to go.
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Neil Young’s music player project surges past $2.4M on Kickstarter in 1 day

With 33 days left to go on Kickstarter, Neil Young’s music project called Pono Music has surged past $2.4 million. The goal was $800,000 so it is at already three times the goal. “Pono” is Hawaiian for “righteous.”
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Author John Campbell raises $50K on Kickstarter, burns his crowdfunded books

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John Campbell is a Chicago based author that raised over $50,000 to put together the book called “Sad Pictures For Children.” Campbell hoped to raise $8,000, but he raised $51,615.
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Kickstarter nears $1 billion in total crowdfunding

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Kickstarter is one of the largest websites related to crowdfunding. According to Kickstarter’s statistics page, it is nearing $1 billion in pledged dollars. This morning, Kickstarter was around $999,209,752, meaning that they are at around $791,000 away from the $1 billion milestone.

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