5 crowdfunded projects that delivered on the hype

June 18, 2017

Crowdfunding glory.Image: Extreme Fliers Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Online crowdfunding platforms such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo can make you an overnight success if you play your cards right. Whether its getting a VR prototype off the ground (before being sniped by Facebook, of course), funding large projects with pledged donations can work if the scale is right….

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This project could change how we think about digital art

June 17, 2017

Someone owns this picture. Image: Cryptopunk No, not the copyright to the picture. They own the picture itself. You can, of course, download a version, but that’s just a copy. Someone owns the original. It is art, and it has an owner. What does that mean in the digital age? That’s what the guys at Larva Labs want to find out. The image above is just one of 10,000 pieces…

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These young refugees in sub-Saharan Africa are using tablets to get an education

June 15, 2017

Fugia, 15, sits in a classroom holding a tablet provided by Vodafone Foundation's 'Instant Schools for Africa' program.Image: Sala Lewis / Vodafone Foundation Fugia is only a teenager, but her sense of ambition is tangible. Just 15 years old, she has plans to be a doctor, and she understands education is the surest path to achieving her dream. But getting an education isn’t easy. Fugia, whose parents are Somalian, is…

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The Grammys finally embrace technology

June 15, 2017

Singer Adele during The 59th Grammy Awards in 2017.Image: Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS Welcome to the future, Grammys! Great to have you. For the first time in the show’s history, it’s doing away with traditional ballots and switching over to online voting. Very hip, Grammys. Nice move. SEE ALSO: Is James Corden trying to usurp Ryan Seacrest as the busiest man in showbiz? According to the Los Angeles Times,…

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