Smart Home

Cinder Grill creator files for bankruptcy, leaves backers in the cold

Cinder Grill promised to grill food to perfection. Now the company behind it has filed for bankruptcy, leaving the nearly 1,000 people who invested more than $550,000 into the smart grill high and dry.
Smart Home

The Whizz Bang helps boys improve their marksmanship when nature calls

There are few things worse than discovering a mess on the toilet seat that you didn't make. Whizz Bang believes it can keep the seat clean by turning bathroom visits into a game of target practice.
Emerging Tech

What the Heacket? This heated jacket is the latest crowdfunding cautionary tale

The “Heacket” heated jacket was once a rousing success story on Indiegogo, raising nearly $290,000 in funding. But later, it turned into another tale of broken promises and betrayal with crowdfunding backers left in a lurch.
Emerging Tech

Don’t get burned! How to back crowdfunding projects the smart way

In the world of crowdfunding, there’s no such thing as a sure thing. There's a million reasons why a project might fail. But with this handy guide, you'll be able to spot the signs of a sketchy project and decrease your chances of getting…
Emerging Tech

Portable microphone system transcribes multi-person conversations in real time

A new multi-microphone system called SpeakSee can accurately transcribe conversations for deaf or hard of hearing users, rendering everyday chat between groups of people as a multi-person script.
Emerging Tech

After 70 years, a working Dick Tracy two-way watch radio is finally available

Created by brothers Nick and Charlie Mathis, the Dick Tracy Watch not only looks like the timepiece featured in the comics -- it actually works, too. Here's how you can get your hands on one.
Emerging Tech

The LeveTop is a cylindrical, vertical drone that looks like a coffee mug

What makes this particular quadcopter particularly interesting isn't necessarily its flight capabilities (though they're impressive) or its camera. Rather, it's the fact that the LeveTop almost looks like a thermos when it's packed away
Emerging Tech

Snore-cancelling headphones are finally here, and they’re absolutely brilliant

Created by a pair of former Nokia engineers, these QuietOn Sleep earbuds use the latest in noise-canceling tech to block out low-frequency sounds. Could they give you your best night's sleep in ages?
Emerging Tech

Ridy smart camera will alert drivers when they’re drowsy or distracted

Using impressive machine learning technology, Ridy is a forthcoming smart camera which watches your face as you drive to notice behavior that suggests you are tired or distracted.
Home Theater

These AirPod look-alikes blend bold style with slick features

Chinese manufacturer Mobvoi launched an Indiegogo campaign for the Ticpods Free, a pair of fully wireless earbuds that look similar to Apple's popular AirPods. You can get them at an early bird price of $79.

The InstantCool vest uses NASA technology to cool you in the summer

The latest product to come out of Shenzhen-based company Volcanoes-Electronics, the InstantCool leverages technology developed by NASA that involves a network of microtubes containing chilled water.
Emerging Tech

Low-cost Ghost AR headset promises MacOS multitasking on steroids

Ghost is a more affordable augmented reality (AR) headset allows you to create infinite MacOS windows that hover around you in virtual space. Get ready to take multitasking to the next level!
Emerging Tech

This throwable life preserver inflates instantly when it hits water

OneUp life preserver starts as a gadget the size of a can of soda, but rapidly inflates into a full-sized polyurethane float in just a couple of seconds when you throw it in water.
Home Theater

For $29, the PaMu truly wireless earbuds are a no-brainer

PaMu's Indiegogo campaign is tearing it up online, already garnering enough cash to reach their flexible go several thousand times over. But can these true wireless buds, which cost just 29 measly dollars, really live up to their potential?

This voice-controlled smart dash cam automatically records accidents

Drivers can use voice control to take photos and videos with the 70Mai Smart Dash Cam -- or automatically record accidents. The camera, developed by Bayna Tech and Xiaomi, is fully funded on Indiegogo.
Emerging Tech

Shell is an unusual mash-up of smartwatch and smartphone

When is a smartwatch not a smartwatch? When it’s also a smartphone called Shell, a new mobile device which promises to combine both devices into one, slightly unusual multi-purpose device.

The Laibox Cam brings swappable lenses to action cameras

Now funding on Indiegogo, the Laibox Cam is a prototype of a modular action camera capable of swapping lenses or adding a dual lens. The company's first module is an eight-times optical zoom dual lens add-on.
DT Daily

Catch up on Day 2 of CES 2018 with our quick wrap-up video

With big-name guests from a number of different industries stopping by our booth, catch up on everything that went down during Day Two of CES 2018 with Digital Trends' wrap-up video.