Top tech crowdfunding campaigns of the month: June 2014

Top tech crowdfunding campaigns of the month: June 2014

Summary: What are some of the most innovative tech projects and ideas seeking crowdfunding on Kickstarter and Indiegogo this month?

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  • VoCore: A coin-sized Linux computer with wifi

    VoCore is a wifi-enabled Linux computer the size of a coin.

    The tiny computer, which also works as a router, runs on OpenWrt and is equipped with 32MB SDRAM, 8MB SPI Flash and uses RT5350(360MHz MIPS) chips, as well as an ethernet and USB port. The creators say you can use VoCore with wireless and USB devices including scanners and printers, and the computer can also be used as a portable VPN router, wireless speaker, offline downloader and for the remote control of Arduino.

    At the time of writing, over $76,000 has been raised of a $6000 goal.

    Via: Indiegogo

  • Sherlybox -- a private and shareable cloud on your desk

    Sherlybox, touted as a "private and shareable cloud on your desk" is a gadget for sharing files, but keeping data on your own drives. The makers of Sherlybox say the system works in the same manner as cloud computing, but focuses on privacy by allowing for file sharing with friends — but keeping files on your own storage system.

    Any size files can be shared without sending them to public clouds, but only with those you invite personally. The basis of this security is GatelessVPN, a type of virtual private network that works without central servers.

    At the time of writing, over $100,000 has been raised of a $69,000 goal.

    Via: Kickstarter

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  • Titan 1: Fastest, Tallest Print, High Res SLA 3D Printer

    Titan 1 is one of many 3D printers geared towards the consumer sphere — and one that has captured the interest of the crowdfunding community.

    The 3D printer, touted to be two times faster and offering the largest printing size of stereolithography (SLA) competitors, can print up to 9.5” tall with a 7.54" x 4.25" build base at 100 micron XYZ resolution, and can print multiple objects at the same time. The printing speed is roughly 2.7 inches an hour.

    At the time of writing, over $470,000 has been raised of a $50,000 goal.

    Via: Kickstarter

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Topics: Emerging Tech, Apps, Hardware, Mobility, Innovation

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