This Week in Kickstarter – Week of April 26


This Week in Kickstarter we have a self-sustained home ecosystem, a twist on survival games, and a customizable phone case with a swappable back. EcoQube C- Your Window to Nature An ingeniously designed low maintenance display of nature. The EcoQube C filters your aquarium with a plant that gets light from an electric powered lamp. Its a simple and elegant ... Read More »

Voxbox Offers Customers Cutting-Edge Holographic Technology


Holographic Optical Technologies, a holography company based in Augusta Georgia, is going to bring its cutting edge Voxbox to the public. Although the technology behind the Voxbox has seen some usage in field of medicine, so far it hasn’t been available to a mainstream market – but that’s about to change. With a Kickstarter campaign scheduled to start on April ... Read More »

Dark Fibre, a Vast Untapped Resource

Fiber Optics

What if I told you there were miles upon miles of fibre optic cables installed in major cities around the word, and they weren’t being used by anyone? These cables are called dark fibre, because they have never seen the pulses of light used to transmit data. Dark fibre was installed in cities around the world during the Internet bubble ... Read More »

The Death of the Author – could robots be taking over journalism?

Robot Typing

It’s safe to say that none of us, TechRaptor included, thought that authors had the potential to die out – but it’s happening. That’s right, Authors are dying, and the robots are picking up the slack. In a recent study conducted by Barnett University, it was found that of the 30 journalistic outlets that were studied, almost all of them ... Read More »

This Week In Kickstarter-Week of March 29

This Week In Kickstarter

This Week In Kickstarter, we’ve got a revamped space shooter, a post apocalyptic survival game, and a “no experience needed” guitar. Descent: Underground A revamp of the vehicular first person shooter, Descent. Designed to bring the classic space FPS back in a modern style, Descent: Underground features the familiar 3d maze levels of the originals. The game functions as both a ... Read More »

ECOO E04 Preview


Today, we’re taking a look at the ECOO E04. Coming in two colors (soft black and minimal white), it has a few quality features that help it stand out in today’s crowded phone market. Though it also has a power saving CPU, Android 4.4, and huge 5.5 inch display, its biggest draw is that it’s unlocked. Unlocked phones are something I’ve ... Read More »

This Week In Kickstarter – Week of March 22

This Week In Kickstarter

This Week In Kickstarter, we’ve got a ball your kids can hack, an app that creates super hero trailers, a wallet for the modern man, and much more! Hackaball – A computer you can throw Hackaball is a computer ball that can be programmed to invent and play games. Hackaball is a unique tool for creating games for kids to ... Read More »

This Week In Kickstarter – Week of March 15

This Week In Kickstarter 2

Unlock your door with your phone, rebirth couch competitive gaming, and bring back the 80’s boombox with a modern touch. All this and more This Week In Kickstarter! Sesame. Your key, reinvented. candyhouse.co A simple device that replaces your key with your phone, in just seconds! No tools required. The Sesame locks and unlocks your door using the Sesame app ... Read More »

Rand Paul Wants To Be Your Cool President Who Understands Technology

Rand Paul

Guess who was making waves at this year’s SXSW festival, no, it wasn’t the latest synth-pop outfit that’s about to have a breakthrough single, I’m talking about someone who doesn’t even have a soul patch, I’m talking about Kentuckian Senator Rand Paul, son of America’s greatest living Libertarian.  Paul was interviewed at an event hosted by Lincoln Labs, a group ... Read More »

Will the Apple Watch succeed?

Apple Watch

After months of speculation and rumor, on the ninth of March Apple held an official launch event for the Apple Watch.  And with the announcement of the product the speculation can turn from ‘what will it be like?’ to ‘will it be successful?’ Speculative opinions are dime-a-dozen, and there are many views about how well this product will do.  However, ... Read More »