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Check out this epic, expertly executed $77k Indiegogo backer troll

It doesn’t get much more meta than this. Raising $77k on Indiegogo, the filmmakers behind It’s All Good absconded with the money, spending it all on cocaine, prosti… oh, wait. No, it was limousines and champagne. The backers were rightfully outraged, but there’s a twist. It turns out that the real movie the scallywags were making was about a team of filmmakers “wasting” the crowdfunded cash. …

A pocket-sized power bank that’ll help your laptop stay alive

I’ve lived through a lot of liveblogs in my life, mostly by the skin of my teeth, desperately watching as my battery ticks down, hoping desperately that the company is nearing the finish line. Of course, the fact that both my personal work computers sometimes feel like they’re on their last legs doesn’t help much, but the fact remains: there are few things in this life …

Uh-oh! Crowdfunded social robot Jibo won’t now ship internationally

Jibo, a cutesy social robot pitched to crowdfunders in mid 2014 as ‘the world’s first social robot’ but since delayed and yet to arrive in the market some nine months after its original due date, is now only going to ship to backers in the U.S. and Canada. Overseas pre-orderers from the 45 other countries — where Jibo was originally slated as being available — have now been told they …