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Rufio from 'Hook' could get his own movie

Rufio from 'Hook' could get his own movie You might associate Dante Basco with the phrase "Bangarang!The 41-year-old actor is best known for playing Rufio alongside Robin Williams' Peter Pan in Hook, and with a little help from Kickstarter he could very well get his own origin story.

This powerful goo promises to make your iPhone screen indestructible

This powerful goo promises to make your iPhone screen indestructible And the only way to protect your phone's display is to apply an ugly screen protector on top of it.But what if you could protect your phone display and make it more scratch-resistant and water-repellent with some seemingly magical goo?

$189 Orb Smartlight Sets Any Mood

$189 Orb Smartlight Sets Any Mood Let there be light: The Orb smart lamp controls intensity, color, and direction, promising to create the perfect mood for any situation.Options include reading light (“upwards soft glow”), energize (increased intensity with colder whites), movie night (indirect light), dinner light (“dash of white light”), and the all-important Hygge.

Give a dollar to Peaches Monroee on GoFundMe for every time you've said 'on fleek'

Give a dollar to Peaches Monroee on GoFundMe for every time you've said 'on fleek' If anyone deserves your GoFundMe contribution, it's Peaches Monroee.The internet sensation — real name Kayla Lewis — coined the phrase "eyebrows on fleek.

Weta Workshop’s kickstarter goes off with a bang

Weta Workshop’s kickstarter goes off with a bang It’s the brainchild of senior Weta Workshop concept designers Leri Greer, Christian Pearce and Paul Tobin.Turn the greatest salvage operation in history into the biggest sport spectacle on the planet,” explains Paul Tobin, senior concept designer, Weta Workshop.

Never Lose Your Wallet, or Identity, With Solar-Charged Ekster

Never Lose Your Wallet, or Identity, With Solar-Charged Ekster Manufacturer Ekster has a better solution: a solar-charged, RFID-blocking smart wallet with location tracking.The ultra-slim accessory allows easy one-click access to hidden cards—further protected from wireless skimming and data theft via built-in shielding technology.

The internet wants to bring a rare picture of Harriet Tubman back to her homestead

The internet wants to bring a rare picture of Harriet Tubman back to her homestead There was a bounty on her head for many years, so keeping her appearance a mystery was a matter of life and death.Thus, the discovery of a portrait of a young Tubman last month was huge for the historical community, and in particular, for the Harriet Tubman Home, the site of her home in Auburn, New York, for the last years of her life.

This is what actually makes your Kickstarter successful (Hint: Not $)

This is what actually makes your Kickstarter successful (Hint: Not $) Every Kickstarter project wants to meet its fundraising goal.The study, published this month in the journal Research Policy, followed 1,000 successful Kickstarter campaigns in technology, product design, hardware and video games.

Plan A Camping Trip With Troika's Backpackable 3-Point Hammock

Plan A Camping Trip With Troika's Backpackable 3-Point Hammock The Indiana-based startup is crowdfunding its three-point Troika Outdoors Hammock—still far from its all-or-nothing Kickstarter goal of $15,000.“Whether it’s a night out under the stars, a day out by the water, a weekend camping trip, or just some backyard leisure with a good book and good company, the Troika Outdoors Hammock is the perfect piece of any moment,” the project page said.

Genius Magnetic Pedals Keep Your Bike Upright While Parked

Genius Magnetic Pedals Keep Your Bike Upright While Parked If you like to keep your bike streamlined and minimal, kickstands probably aren’t your cup of tea.His latest brainstorm: magnetic pedals that keep your bike vertical when you park it.

Bissell Portable Dog Washer Vacuums Pet Like a Carpet

Bissell Portable Dog Washer Vacuums Pet Like a Carpet It is a truth universally acknowledged among pet owners that bath time sucks.Described as “the next generation of dog bathing,” the portable system makes it easier to clean your four-legged friend virtually anywhere, anytime.

Lego Tape Lets You Stick Your Builds Wherever You Want

Lego Tape Lets You Stick Your Builds Wherever You Want It’s actually a whole lot more fun than that.Nimuno Loops toy block tape is all about letting you stick Lego creations anywhere you want.

Dude tries to crowdfund a $15,000 engagement ring. Internet says, 'Nope!'

Dude tries to crowdfund a $15,000 engagement ring. Internet says, 'Nope!' He's crowdfunding the purchase of a $15,000 ring for his girlfriend, Alexandra.The off-putting part is that $15,000 is a lot of money to spend when you’re asking other people to foot the bill.

Build Your Own 8-Bit Game Console for $35

Build Your Own 8-Bit Game Console for $35 The open-source, Arduino-powered, handheld game console is fun and portable, but also a learning experience: It ships as a DIY kit, with various electronic components for you to build and customize.Starting at $35, the box costs as much as, if not less than, a new console game—Gajšak’s way of motivating kids to “learn something new and enter the wonderful world of DIY electronics.

Portable LightCube Reinvents Home Lighting

Portable LightCube Reinvents Home Lighting But why revert to a ’90s relic (often triggered by coughing, a dog barking, laughter, or the TV) when you can upgrade your home lighting instead?The original and extended models plug directly into the wall, while two portable versions also run on batteries for up to seven hours.

High-tech Coffee Table Hides A Beer Fridge And A Huge Bluetooth Speaker

High-tech Coffee Table Hides A Beer Fridge And A Huge Bluetooth Speaker They’re crowdfunding a more modern take on the coffee table, which they call Sobro.There’s a pair of small drawers that you can hide things like remotes and game controllers in and one larger drawer that’s a little more exciting.

Win Every Race With Storelli SpeedGrip Insoles

Win Every Race With Storelli SpeedGrip Insoles Designed to replace existing, often slippery inserts, SpeedGrip aims to prevent the wearer’s foot from shifting around inside their sneakers.” “Not only do [they] produce a qualitative improvement in traction but [test subjects] reported something even more important: SpeedGrip Insoles make you feel faster,” the project’s crowdfunding page said.

2.5-inch Jelly Wants To Be The World's Smallest Smartphone

2.5-inch Jelly Wants To Be The World's Smallest Smartphone Most of today’s smartphones follow a familiar design: clamp the thinnest casing with the narrowest bezels possible around a large display.It’s also not a real phone yet, but its makers have launched a Kickstarter campaign to turn their concept into a real device.