New Pebble Watch shatters Kickstarter’s records

Hollywood Pebble Timestars Levar Burton and Kristen Bell have got nothing on Pebble when it comes to crowdfunding.

The smartwatch maker on Tuesday unveiled the Pebble Time, its second generation product, and fans of the company couldn’t hand over their cash fast enough.

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Top 10 wearable tech gadgets to watch in 2015

Google apple watchhas gone back to the drawing board with Glass, but wearable technology—an up-and-coming product class for the past few years—finally seems poised to burst into the mainstream.

Once restricted to the athletically minded and early adopters of tech, wearables are priming for tremendous growth. According to CSS Insight’s latest global wearables forecast, sales are predicted to jump from 29 million units in 2014 to 172 million by 2018, with the biggest spike expected to take place this year. Juniper Research is even more optimistic, seeing global revenues from wearables hitting $53.2 billion by 2019, a nearly 12-fold increase over 2014.

That projected growth, not surprisingly, includes all sorts of new products, with a wide range of focuses. Here are 10 wearables expected to launch this year that might be worth keeping an eye on.

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10 lessons learned from Kickstarter’s hall of fame

Kickstarter Kickstarter lessonshas raised a lot of money in its short history. Over the past five years, contributors to the crowdfunding site have pledged more than $1.2 billion, successfully funding more than 65,000 projects.

Most of those projects raised $10,000 or less, but every now and then there’s a true breakout—something that goes viral and collects substantially more. We’ve already run down the top money earners for you, but what happened after the campaign ended?

Here’s a look at what has happened after backers gave their money, along with some important lessons—both good and bad—that crowdfunding hopefuls can learn from Kickstarter’s 10 biggest success stories.

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