• Video mixing chess games on tv in Norway using Ethernet Shield August 28, 2014
    When The Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) planned the television broadcast of the Chess Olympiad 2014 in Tromsø, Norway, they encountered a challenge: how to mix video, graphics and the results of many ongoing chess games simultaneously, requiring 16 cameras for the games going on at the same time? On their blog you can find a long […]
  • From Open Making to Open Manufacturing at Open Hardware Summit in Rome August 25, 2014
    The fifth edition of the Open Hardware Summit, for the first time happening outside the USA, is taking place on the 30th of September 2014  in Rome (you can now book your free tickets here).The event launches the Rome Innovation Week, culminating with the second edition of Maker Faire Rome (3-5 October).  The topic of this edition […]
  • An ARM-based GPS/GLONASS Tracker Board joining Arduino At Heart August 20, 2014
    We are excited to announce that OpenTracker v2 by Tigal is our new partner in the Arduino At Heart Program and ready to be backed in an Indiegogo campaign. OpenTracker is a  fully open source commercial grade GPS/GLONASS vehicle tracker that comes with a free web interface for tracking it on Googlemaps or OpenStreetMaps. The […]
  • The History of #1 UPDATED August 27, 2014
    On August 26, 2014, at around 10:00 PM EST, after 862 days, the Coolest Cooler took over Pebble's spot as the most funded project in Kickstarter history. While Coolest Cooler is the latest project to hold the crown, it's not the first. Thirteen projects have held the title of Kickstarter's all-time most funded project. Here they are in chronol
  • A Day at the Edinburgh Fringe: Lucy Benson-Brown August 26, 2014
    Kickstarter creator Lucy Benson-Brown has a one-woman show about a girl named Cathy who discovers a box of her mother's Kate Bush records and starts listening to them. She's performing her show, Cutting Off Kate Bush, at this year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival. She offered to keep a little diary of what that's been like, which you can read
  • Meet the Team: Megan and Brandon August 22, 2014
    We thought it would be nice to introduce ourselves. So every now and then, a couple members of the Kickstarter team will be saying hello, and picking out a few projects — past or present, successful or not — that they're especially fond of. (They will also be posing for GIFs. The GIFs are mandatory.)This week, meet Megan and Brandon:  Megan McFerren (@m
  • A peek at the Peq hub expected at Best Buy and making the trains run on time August 26, 2014
    This week's podcast includes a bit about user interfaces for the smart home and wearables, as well as a deep dive into the industrial internet. A peek at the Peq hub expected at Best Buy and making the trains run on time originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…
  • Don’t count out cellular. It could still win with the internet of things August 19, 2014
    The industrial internet will use cellular. For real! That's the take from this week's podcast guest, who joins us after Kevin Tofel and I digest the SmartThings buy, Best Buy's hub offering and more. Don’t count out cellular. It could still win with the internet of things originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…
  • Face it: The internet of things isn’t going to develop like the web August 12, 2014
    We spend a lot of time on the show discussing standards and how data should move easily around the internet of things, but this week Tom Coates tells us that vision isn't realistic. Face it: The internet of things isn’t going to develop like the web originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…