2 Investigators: Backers Of Crowdfunded Cooler Left Out In Cold Pam Zekman reports when a crowdfunding site is involved, it's a classic case of buyer beware.
BauBax Jacket: Chicago-Based Kickstarter Project Sets RecordsA local Kickstarter project is setting records in the world of crowdfunding.
Chicago Company Designs Turntable That Plays 'Floating Records'Recognizing a resurgence in popularity of vinyl records, a Chicago-based company has created an unusual turntable with a high-tech, modern design.
SnapPower: USB Charger Designed For Your Wall OutletThere are two things around my house that disappear on an almost daily basis: reading glasses and USB chargers.
On Kickstarter, A Phone Case That Prints PicturesIn the modern digital world, images are instant and pervasive. Yet, there is still something magical, even romantic, about holding an actual photograph.
'Smart Suitcase': Zipperless Bags With GPS TrackingThe suitcase is getting smarter.
Cheap Book Offers Good Advice, Shot At FamousnessWriter and travel fiend Ryan Estrada is launching the latest "Poorcraft" graphic novel and is offering random strangers a spot in the newest book, "Poorcraft: Wish You Were Here."
Simple Device Can Shield You From Web Cam SnoopsA local entrepreneur has developed a simple and elegant way to protect your privacy while using your computer.
Capsoles: Customizing Your Chuck Taylors In A SnapThere was once a time when Chuck Taylors came in white and one would play basketball in them.
The Public Radio: One Radio Station, Housed In A JarTo help assuage the pangs of guilt when radio fans stray from their favorite station, a design duo as come up with a simple solution.
Chicagoan's Kickstarter Proves That People Want Cooler Playing Card DecksHave you ever gotten bored by the look of your average deck of playing cards?
Creator Of Coolest Cooler: From Failure To Phenom With Kickstarter RecordRyan Grepper’s first campaign to promote his radical redesign of the traditional cooler failed … miserably.

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