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Crowdfunded dongle brings wireless Android Auto to more cars

BMW While wireless Android Auto will soon be easier to find on phones, it’s another matter for cars. The cable-free tech is still rare outside of a few brands like BMW. A crowdfunded project might change that, however. Developer Emil Borconi-Szdressy recently launched an Indiegogo campaign (via XDA and 9to5Google) for an AAWireless USB dongle …

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A Community-Governed DeFi Platform Makes Crowdfunding Decentralized

Mantra DAO, a community-governed Decentralized Finance (DeFi) platform with a focus on staking, lending, and governance, has announced it has finished its initial membership offering on August 16. In total, the project has raised $5.9 million.  To make the crowdfunding more decentralized and prevent large investors from having too much control of the secondary market, …

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Can’t afford to fly to space? Settle for smelling like it

Enlarge / “Listen—do you smell something?” QAI Publishing If you ask a US Navy submariner the most visceral part of the underwater and underway experience, you’ll get the same answer almost every time—it’s the smell. “Eau de Boat,” as we sailors called it, is a unique combination of diesel fuel, machine oil, laundry hamper, and …

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Exclusive: Gitcoin and Polkadot Cooperate to Bring New Developers to Blockchain

A partnership announced on Tuesday between the Gitcoin project and Polkadot will help the interoperable blockchain platform’s developers find community support and funding. Gitcoin’s current function can be considered as an experiment in a new way of funding public goods based on the concept of “Capital-constrained Liberal Radicalism,” or CLR,  championed by Ethereum’s co-founder Vitalik Buterin. …

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The first Atari VCS units should be ready by mid-June

Sponsored Links Atari Atari’s repeatedly delayed VCS console is nearly ready two years after its announcement. The team has revealed that the first 500 (or so) Atari VCS production models should leave the factory by mid-June. That will still leave the majority of Atari’s 11,597 crowdfunding backers waiting, but the team “cautiously” expects that production …

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Synthspace recreates the physical presence of a modular synth in VR

Sponsored Links Synthspace There’s a certain visceral thrill to plugging in patch cords and twiddling knobs on a modular synth, but it’s not always practical when even the more affordable synths can cost hundreds of dollars. Bright Light might have a simple solution: recreate the physical nature of a synth in VR. Its crowdfunded Synthspace …

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SEC Loosens Crowdfunding Guidelines Amid Economic Slowdown

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has introduced temporary changes to its Regulation Crowdfunding offering guidelines, making it easier for crypto blockchain firms seeking to launch on via platforms like Indiegogo to raise money. The adjustments mean that firms seeking to raise cash via crowdfunding won’t need to provide documents that may be …

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