I still feel sad to see Pebble closing down. I was 1 of the Kickstarter supporters for the first Pebble watch. But it looks like the market is too competitive and its hard for a startup like Pebble to compete with the bigger brands out there.
For those who still have faith in Pebble, the local Pebble distributor is having a final clearance sale now. Go check it out. PS: Warranty will be limited for this Pebble Clearance sale
If you are living in Singapore, UK, Hong Kong, Malaysia or any country using the UK power plug, you will know that it is not the most portable power plug standard in the world. It’s huge and bulky. So even though all our gadgets and devices have become slimmer and more portable, we are still stuck with a big bulky power plug.
Well, there is a new Kickstarter project that aims to change all these. Flip is a folding UK power plug that reduces the power plug to 1/3 of the size when not using. The folding design also prevent the pin from scratching other devices.
There are three versions of Flip. A dual USB charger, 4 USB charger and a duo USB charger with 2000mHA power bank.
The Flip British power plug is now on Kickstarter.
Remember the street art that only shows up when it rains? Rainworks is a message or image on sidewalks all over Seattle that stays hidden when dry and only shows up with the surface is wet.
It is done using a superhydrophobic coating which makes surfaces repel water. Pretty cool stuff.
And here’s the interesting part. The creator of Rainworks is now on Kickstarter to seek funding to manufacture the Rainworks Invisible Spray. Yes. You can now create your own Rainworks in your own city.
The spray is eco-friendly and biodegradable and generally last 2-4 months. You can even remove it with cleaning product and a little bit of scrubbing.
To get the Rainworks Invisible Spray, simply pledge US$25 or more on Kickstarter.
Look forward to seeing your street art on the Rainworks map.
I don’t consider myself a huge fan of Castlevania but I do remember loving the game and spending many hours playing the game on my old 8-Bit TV console. So when I heard news about the series producer Koji Igarashi going on Kickstarter to raise funds for his upcoming video game, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, I decided to back it. This is after all the first time I backed a game on Kickstarter.
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is based on the player-character named Miriam who finds her blood is cursed and is slowly turning to crystal. To remove the curse she faces the challenges of a monster-filled castle with the help of Gebel, her companion who is similarly afflicted but for a much longer time.
The game will be presented in a 2.5D style, presenting the game in three-dimensional graphics but restricting movement to a 2D system. Koji Igarashi stated the choice for 2.5D was that it follows in the style of his previous Castlevania games.
Koji Igarashi brought the game to Kickstarter after failing to get funding from more than twenty publishers. They thought nobody will be interested in this kind of game anymore. Well, the project reached is goal of US$500,000 within hours and US$2 million within 2 days.
If you are interested, do check out the Kickstarter project. The game is expected to be ready in March 2017.
It seems like Pebble just caused Kickstarter to crash. The smartwatch maker announced today that they will be offering a Steel version of the upcoming Pebble Time. Those who have backed the Pebble Time can go to Kickstarter to update their reward tier to Pebble Time Steel.
Shortly after the announcement, Kickstarter website starts to experience some issue. According to Status.Kickstarter.com, the site is experiencing slow performance and they are adding capacity to handle elevated traffic.
Elevated traffic. Hmmm….. A quick look at the uptime and respond time shows that the issue started shortly after 9pm Singapore time. Pebble made the announcement at around 9pm Singapore time.
Seems like Pebble just crashed Kickstarter server.
Here’s a Public Service Announcement to all Kickstarter users. The crowd funding site reports that it has been hacked.
Information like usernames, email addresses, mailing addresses, phone numbers, and encrypted passwords were accessed by hackers. Actual passwords were not reveled but it is possible for someone with enough computing power to crack the encrypted password.
Luckily, no credit card data of any kind was accessed by hackers. There is no evidence of unauthorized activity of any kind on all but two Kickstarter user accounts.
So you know the drills. Time to change your Kickstarter password. If you have another service using the same password, you should also change them too.