Erik Olsen

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SCORKL - Breathe underwater with TOTAL freedom

USING THE SCORKL WITH AND WITHOUT SCUBA TRAINING<p>The Scorkl is safe, easy and for everyone. However, if you are not a trained scuba diver there are …

An elegant coding principle can be used to alphabetize your bookshelf with lightning speed

It’s easy to forget that the seemingly mundane sorting of goods and services online—like the map app that finds your nearest pizza joint, or the online retailer with the cheapest pair of running shoes—is powered by sophisticated computer algorithms. But the simple principles that power these …

Algorithms

How to write SOLID code that doesn’t suck

What we like more from the previous snippet is that we start always with a lot of enthusiasm, our initial code state is in a <b>clean and beautiful …

Your brilliant Kickstarter idea could be on sale in China before you’ve even finished funding it

Shenzhen, China<p>Yekutiel Sherman couldn’t believe his eyes.<p>The Israeli entrepreneur had spent one year designing the product that would make him rich—a smartphone case that unfolds into a selfie stick. He had drawn up prototypes, secured some minimal funds from his family, and launched a …

Intellectual Property

Crowdfunding project of the week: iBand+ induces lucid dreaming and helps you sleep better

It’s Sunday and you probably need to catch up on sleep after your weekend adventures (I know I do). But before you go into dreamland you should take a look at today’s ‘Crowdfunding project of the week’. In this article series we highlight some of the coolest campaigns from websites like Kickstarter …

Crowd Funding

Fumbling dice: Fidget Cube clicks up $3.4m investment on Kickstarter

What do you get the man who can’t sit still? Small investors are flocking to a new toy aimed at compulsive fidgeters – now the makers just have to satisfy demand<p>Fidget much? Ever get bored in meetings? Apparently you’re not alone. A product aimed at the untapped market of people who compulsively …

Investing

China’s Tech-Savvy, Burned-Out and Spiritually Adrift, Turn to Buddhism

BEIJING — For centuries, Buddhists seeking enlightenment made the journey to Longquan Monastery, a lonesome temple on a hilltop in the hinterlands of northwest Beijing. Under the ginkgo and cypress trees, they meditated, chanted and pored over ancient texts.<p>Now a new generation has arrived. They …

Want Music When You Swimming? Check Waveport Now Only $49

We love music and we love sports, and we want non-stop music experience in all conditions, that's why we developed the Waveport, the WORLD'S FIRST …

The Superbook: Turn your smartphone into a laptop for $99

Our campaign is over! It’s been an incredible 30 days. Our team is excited and hard at work to bring you the Superbook.<p><b>To join our mailing list and</b> …

Crowdfunding project of the week: COWAROBOT R1 suitcase

It’s Sunday! We are ready for a new week, but must first give you our featured crowdfunding project. In this article series we highlight some of the hottest crowdfunding campaigns from websites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo. Shall we jump right in?<p><b>Other featured campaigns:</b><p>A couple weeks ago we …

How to Finance a Start Up | Business Loans | Small Business Loans | Startup Funding

At some stage, most entrepreneurs will need to finance their startup. This means raising money to fund the continued growth and development of their …

Boie USA: The Toothbrush of the future

Traditional toothbrushes are abrasive, dirty, and wasteful. Something that we use twice a day, everyday, should be better than that. This has lead us …

KIWI PLUG - Turn your smartphone into universal remote

KiwiPlug connects to your devices through infrared signals and guides them thanks to our app. Taking only 10 minutes to charge, its battery can then …

Knocki: Make Any Surface Smart

Turn Any Surface into a Remote Control<p>Technology should make our lives easier, so why does controlling it feel so complicated? An endless maze of …

Cycli: First Social Under-Desk Cycle

<b>Cycli turns exercise into a social experience.</b> Cycli is the world's first Bluetooth enabled portable cycle that lets you race against your office …

Geizeer - eco friendly ice cooling

Press<p>Geizeer - eco friendly ice cooling<p><b>Geizeer</b> was born from the need to cool our work environments and ourselves during the period of intense heat, …

Epic Wipes - The Shower that Fits in Your Pocket

The story of Epic Wipes began in the dusty heat of an Afghanistan summer. Our founder, Dr. Aeneas Janze, noticed that his fellow soldiers needed …

Meet Your New Ping Pong Practice Partner, Trainerbot

Most of us have messed around at ping pong with friends at some point. It is the kind of game you can play with a drink in your hand, without the …

VR rowing turns a workout into a vacation

Playing VR games can be surprisingly good exercise -- ducking your head behind artificial barriers or waving your arms around to shoot enemy robots can work up a sweat. But what if you wanted a genuine workout? Well, VR fitness appears to be a rising trend, with several applications designed to …

A legal battle about the Klingon language could affect the future of computer programming

The most ardent Star Trek fans go so far as to make their own versions of the classic movies—but not without legal risks. Last year Paramount Pictures and CBS hit the makers of a Kickstarter-funded film with a lawsuit. They claimed that <i>Prelude to Axanar</i>, a 2014 short, and its planned full-length …

Science Fiction

Titanium Tweezers - World's Best ...Guaranteed!

Dear Backer,<p><i>If you’re looking for the world’s best tweezers, then you’ve probably just found them...</i><p>The Titanium Tweezers I’m about to reveal to you …

MINI SAFE: The only wallet protecting your privacy and cash.

This <b>Code Wallet</b> is the ideal way to carry and <b>protect your most valuable</b> personal effects : cash, credit cards, driver’s license, ...<p>Featuring a <b>3</b> …

Vulcan - Titanium Compact Cutlery 18 in 1 Multi-tool

<b>VULCAN</b> <b>INSPIRATION</b><p>The inspiration behind Vulcan developed from my pet hate for eating my lunch on the go with plastic cutlery and as you well know, it …

Sexy Carbon Fiber Smart Bike SpeedX Leopard Gets 980% Funded On Kickstarter In 2 Days

With a frame built out of tough and light carbon fiber, the SpeedX Leopard tracks your biking stats with an integrated computer and screen.<p>Not content with a successful Indiegogo campaign last Fall for a cycling computer/handlebar stem/headlight package they called SpeedForce, SpeedX is going for a …

Carbon Fiber

Brixo - Building Blocks Meet Electricity and IoT

BRIXO's electric bricks are normal sized building blocks that are anything but normal. It's like Lego® on steroids, if steroids also gave you …

The Goonies: Adventure Card Game

In <b>THE GOONIES: Adventure Card Game</b>, you play as a ragtag group of kids from the Goon Docks neighborhood of Astoria, Oregon. You must join together on …

"Oi" - The bike bell that doesn't look like a bike bell

THE STRETCH<p>THE TALK<p>THE WHAT<p>We’ve designed a bicycle bell, <b>Oi</b>. We think it’s a bit different. We hope you like it. If you do, why not help us bring it …

RippleBuds: Noise Blocking Earbuds with an In-Ear Microphone

RippleBuds is the world’s smartest Bluetooth earbuds equipped with an in-ear microphone system. With RippleBuds’ innovative Noise Blocking …

INSIDECOACH - Smart Soccer Ball Trainer

The InsideCoach-Connected football/soccer ball contains motion detection technology. It collects and reports data to your iPhone or Android device …