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New Sleep Gadget Tracks Pretty Much Everything In Your Bedroom

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 07.24.2014 | Technology

There are already a lot of ways to track sleep, from fitness trackers to sensors to phone apps. But if you want to get really serious about this stuff...

Beer Pong Balls Are Disgusting, But Now You Can Clean Them

The Huffington Post | Isaac Saul | Posted 07.24.2014 | College

It has been well-documented how disgusting beer pong balls can get. But now, there is a new solution. In one of the most college-friendly Kickstart...

Genius Dad Figures Out Way To Fill 37 Water Balloons In 20 Seconds

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Hiscott | Posted 07.24.2014 | Technology

We’ve seen our share of dumb Kickstarter campaigns this summer. There was the $60,000 potato salad that set the Internet on fire. Then there was tha...

Comic Liz Miele's Animated Series 'Damaged' Celebrates First Season

Julie Seabaugh | Posted 07.22.2014 | Comedy
Julie Seabaugh

While most any comedian can now spearhead a web series, few simultaneously tackle the challenges inherent in not only animating the content, but ensuring it maintains appeal for young and adult audience alike.

This Guy Wants $22,000 To Make An iPhone Handle

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 07.18.2014 | Technology

Your phone is missing a very important accessory. No, it's not an external battery pack or a camera lens. It's a handle. At least, that's the idea ...

The One 'Breaking Bad' Spinoff We Do NOT Want To See

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 07.17.2014 | Entertainment

While Vince Gilligan's final moments of "Breaking Bad" were the perfect ending to the series, no one was really prepared to say goodbye. One guy, howe...

7 Crowd Funding Alternatives to Potato Salad

Jessica Miller-Merrell | Posted 07.15.2014 | Business
Jessica Miller-Merrell

I happened upon the potato salad Kickstarter crowd funding after seeing an article in my Facebook feed over the holiday weekend. I clicked the link. I...

I'm With Stupid: I Shoulda Learned to Potato Them Drums

Todd Hartley | Posted 07.11.2014 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

I'm going to be a pest this week and get a song stuck in your head, but it's an OK song, so it won't be that bad. And you'll definitely remember the s...

5 Things That Are Socially More Important to Crowdfund than a Man Making Potato Salad

James Calder | Posted 07.11.2014 | Impact
James Calder

I have nothing against Zack Brown and his Kickstarter campaign, because I am a capitalist and believe in the freedom to make money using technology. But I can't help but think how much of a waste it is throwing money at something like this, compared to donating to charities.

Hunter Stuart

18 People Explain Why They Donated To That Weird Potato Salad Kickstarter

HuffingtonPost.com | Hunter Stuart | Posted 07.18.2014 | Business

On Labor Day Weekend, 29-year-old Gina Haraszti and her co-workers at a Montreal research lab plan on taking a road trip down to Columbus, Ohio, to ea...

This Computer Brings Internet Art Into Your Home, And It Is Stunning

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 07.09.2014 | Arts

We live in an age where art and the internet have a strange relationship. On one hand, the two are inevitably intertwined, as art on the internet -...

Union Square Ventures' Fred Wilson Joins the #AOLBuild Speaker Series

AOL BUILD | Posted 07.14.2014 | Technology
AOL BUILD

"This is the de-corporatization of AOL, and I am really digging it."- Fred Wilson Needless to say, AOL equally 'digs' the presence of renowned Uni...

Potato Salad Kickstarter Has Raised HOW MUCH?

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 07.08.2014 | Weird News

Sometimes, the Internet does something so passionate, so truly spectacular that you remember why you have love and respect for your fellow human being...

Burning Man Observatory May Turn Black Rock Desert Into An Astronomer's Paradise

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 07.01.2014 | Arts

The men and women who flock to Burning Man every year witness stunning, unadulterated skyscapes as they gaze at the stars from the empty expanses of N...

Is YouTube's Fan Funding a Threat to Crowdfunding Services?

Turnstyle | Posted 06.27.2014 | Technology
Turnstyle

By Noah J. Nelson (@noahjnelson) YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki told the crowd at the annual VidCon gathering of online video fans and creators somethin...

Reading Rainbow's All-Star Kickstarter Sprint to $5 Million

Turnstyle | Posted 06.30.2014 | Media
Turnstyle

By Noah J. Nelson (@noahjnelson) What do Seth MacFarlane, Ouya, Veronica Mars, a smart watch, and Neil Young have in common? Butterfly in the sk...

Jo Dee Messina's Me Will Make Your Soul Sing: New Album Wows Fans

Alexis Sclamberg | Posted 06.26.2014 | Entertainment
Alexis Sclamberg

If you've ever been told you couldn't do something, if you've ever been told no when you really wanted a yes, if you've ever had to muster up all your guts and gumption to do it anyways, then Jo Dee Messina's new tunes will strike a chord with you.

Don Cheadle is Miles Ahead

Jeff Rivera | Posted 06.24.2014 | Entertainment
Jeff Rivera

Now, Cheadle is about to embark on a new path, his directorial debut in the film, Miles Ahead, featuring a glimpse into the life of jazz musician or social musician as he liked to be called, Miles Davis.

5 Steps to a Kick-A$$ Explainer Video

Jonathan Long | Posted 06.19.2014 | Small Business
Jonathan Long

While not a "cheap" form of marketing, (a high quality explainer video can easily cost between $5,000 and $10,000) they can drastically improve conversion rates for your business, and are worth every penny.

This Graphic Novel Is The Abortion Story That Needs To Be Heard

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 06.19.2014 | Arts

It's a handbook for something hard, artist Leah Hayes writes on Kickstarter. It's a "very special illustrated book," she adds. It's a "graphic novel ...

Project Stealth: The Future of Stealth Action Multiplayer Games (Part II)

Marc N. Kleinhenz | Posted 06.18.2014 | Entertainment
Marc N. Kleinhenz

Lately, we've looked closer at the gameplay and have found new high-level gameplay goals. Features like the optional mini-objectives for Mercenaries and the Partner System are based on these new insights. This will shake up the gameplay enough to feel fresh.

The Anatomy of a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

Joe Boyd | Posted 06.17.2014 | Small Business
Joe Boyd

After a successful one-man show in Cincinnati in April we wanted to take that show on a national tour and put up four new shows over the next year. So we went for it. Here's why I think it has worked.

Project Stealth: The Future of Stealth Action Multiplayer Games (Part I)

Marc N. Kleinhenz | Posted 06.13.2014 | Entertainment
Marc N. Kleinhenz

Project Stealth may literally be just one of hundreds of indie games currently fighting for support on Kickstarter, but it stands out from the rest of the pack by virtue of its very premise.

'If You Are Lucky, You Get Old,' A Touching Photo Series On Aging And Still Dreaming

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 06.16.2014 | Arts

"If you are lucky, you get old," proclaims Freya Najade's ongoing photography project. As the title suggests, or merely hints at, the series consi...

Levar Burton's New Reading Rainbow Kickstarter Perks and Stretch Goals!

Shira Lazar | Posted 06.09.2014 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

The "Reading Rainbow" Kickstarter reached it's one million dollar goal on its FIRST DAY! When we asked Levar what has been some of the most surpris...