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The Future Is Here & It’s The NFC Ring

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The Future Is Here & It's The NFC Ring
A Ring That Locks Your Doors?

NFC stands for Near Field Communication, a type of data transfer that allows information to be passed between people and devices at short distance. British developer John McLear’s been working on the ring technology, which he says will allow wearers to do stuff like wirelessly lock doors, unlock their phones and transmit information between devices. With the NFC ring, hypothetically, you could store a bunch of data — photos, emails, or documents — that you’d like to share, but also have other information that remains private. So basically, it’s wearable technology that will make your life even more ridiculously easy. The project’s already met its Kickstarter funding goal, but it’s still worth checking out the video so you can be in the know when our future tech overlords take over. [Kickstarter]

Kickstarter Apologizes For Not Removing Fundraiser For Book Of Rape Tips

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Earlier this week we learned about a Kickstarter fundraiser to publish Above The Game: A Guide For Getting Awesome With Women. The book by a Connecticut “pickup artist” named Ken Hoinsky originated as “seduction” advice  posted on Reddit; he used the fundraising site to ask for a few thousand bucks to publish his wisdom to the masses. You know, innocent little tips like:

Pull out your cock and put her hand on it. Remember, she is letting you do this because you have established yourself as a LEADER. Don’t ask for permission, GRAB HER HAND, and put it right on your dick.

Shockingly, Hoinsky’s book raised over $16,000 — far, far more than it originally sought for publication. Rightfully so, people were outraged by the content and the fact he would get all that money via Kickstarter. As of Wednesday night, a petition from DoSomething.org had garnered over 50,000 signatures asking Kickstarter to remove and on Thursday morning, representatives from Do Something went to Kickstarter headquarters to deliver the petition. The petition asked the company to take down the project, refuse to issue Hoinsky the funds, and publicly apologize for posting it in the first place.

Guess what? They finally did.

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Kickstarter Project Raising Money For A Book Filled With Rape Tips

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above the game

People use Kickstarter to raise money for all sorts of dubious projects. Celebs funding movies. Celebs funding albums. Tips on how to rape women.

Wait, what?

Oh yes. Behold, Above The Game: A Guide To Getting Awesome With Women, by Ken Hoinsky of Connecticut, a new book that conflates advice on how to date rape women with tips on seduction. Keep reading »

Guys, Meet The Shirt You Can Wear For 3 Months Without Washing Or Ironing

Guys, are you tired of washing, drying, ironing, and/or dry-cleaning your button-up shirts after only a wear or two? A new company called Wool & Prince has an exciting proposition for you: how about a shirt that doesn’t wrinkle or smell–even after 90 days of consecutive wear? It sounds too good to be true, but their extensive testing (including one of their team members wearing the shirt for 90 days straight) and enthusiastic Kickstarter following (they’ve raised more than triple their $30,000 goal in just one week) support their claims. Apparently the secret is in the fabric; Wool & Prince shirts are made with a wrinkle-resistant fine wool that absorbs moisture without retaining odor. The best part? These non-smelly shirts are also seriously stylish. Check out the Kickstarter page for more info, and to pre-order a super low-maintenance shirt of your own, if you’re so inclined. [Gizmodo]

Finally, A Fashion Line Exclusively For Tomboys!

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If you lean toward a more masculine aesthetic but are sick of shopping in the men’s section, you’ll definitely want to check out TomboyX, a new clothing company that plans to cater exclusively to self-described tomboys. Currently over halfway to meeting their fundraising goal on Kickstarter, the TomboyX collection will feature button-up shirts, polos, blazers, and other classic men’s styles designed to fit a woman’s body (I’m pretty obsessed with the knit blazer). According to the website, TomboyX’s mission is “to provide clothing options for a demographic that the fashion industry typically ignores – women who want unique, comfortable clothing that celebrates their tomboy spirit.”

All TomboyX clothing will be manufactured in the USA, and little details like hidden buttons, contrast stitching, and plaid linings ensure the streamlined pieces will be anything but boring. Watch the video above to find out more, and if you believe in what they’re doing, donate a few bucks and spread the word to help these awesome women get their business rolling. [Kickstarter]

RIP Society: “Lifeblogging Camera” Documents Every Moment Of Your Day

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Do your arms get tired from lifting your DSLR to take artfully staged photos of every meal? Do you live in fear that you’ll miss the chance to capture a perfectly picturesque moment while brushing your teeth? Does Instagram not feel quite instant enough? No need to fear: the Memoto “lifeblogging camera” is here to save (and obsessively document) the day! What is a lifeblogging camera? Well, it’s a tiny, weatherproof device that clips onto your shirt, automatically snapping a photo every 30 seconds, for a total of 1,440 pictures in a 12-hour day, that are then streamed to a separate website where you can view them in a timeline… Keep reading »

Please Make This Real: A Kickstarter For Khaleesi And Her Dragons

Can you tell we’re absolutely 100 percent “Game of Thrones” obsessed here? And apparently we’re not the only ones. Why not donate? For just $5, Khaleesi will promise not to smote you when she reclaims the Iron Throne. Remember, the project will only be funded if Daenerys reaches her goal before winter (which is coming).  Check out the full faux Kickstarter after the jump. [Avery Edison]

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You’re The Worst: Jessi Arrington Uses Kickstarter To Throw Herself A Digustingly Twee Birthday Party

Hey, you know what? Kickstarter is super cool and great for stuff like supporting grassroots projects, films and businesses. You know what it’s not for? THROWING YOURSELF A GODDAMN BIRTHDAY PARTY. But yet! That’s exactly what some crapster named Jessi Arrington is manipulating Kickstarter for. She wants to throw “the world’s largest rainbow parade” (these are the goals our helicopter parents dreamed we would shoot for, guys), which basically involves party goers dressing up in monochromatic clothing of different colors and uh, you know, lining up like a freaking rainbow. Keep reading »

Support R&B History: Jodeci Is On Kickstarter, Guys

Kickstarter, it’s a platform to help dudes make their shitty indie films, or help girls fund their life-affirming cross-country trips, or support bands’ quirky concept albums. But! Now! Kickstarter is also the platform of choice for ’90s smooth R&B jamz makers Jodeci. It seems Jodeci producer Dren aka Guerilla Hollywood has chosen to reach out to the fans for the band’s latest project, and is hoping to raise $25,00o for their new single. What do you get if you support? Well, all I’m going to say is that if you pledge $1,500 or more, you get to appear in the music video. I feel a tidal wave of wallets opening right about now. [Kickstarter]

Tanya Vlach’s ‘Grow A New Eye’ Camera On Kickstarter


When they rebuilt the Six Million Dollar Man, the doctors of the 1970s TV series made him “Better…stronger…faster.” Now, if San Francisco artist Tanya Vlach gets her way, she will be able to add “web-optimized” to that list.

Vlach, who lost an eye in a car accident, is now seeking funding for a tiny, wireless-enabled camera to be inserted into her prosthetic eye. Her implant will contribute to a number of artistic projects. She explains, “I’ve been plotting new strategies to tell my story, both my personal one and the one of my sci-fi alter ego, into a transmedia platform, which will include: a graphic novel, an experimental documentary, a web series, a game, and a live performance.” Read more… Keep reading »

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