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News from Kickstarter and Indiegogo

Every week, TUAW provides readers with an update on new or significant crowdfunded Apple-related projects in the news. While our policy is to not go into detail on items that haven't reached at least 80 percent of their funding goal, this update is designed to give readers a heads-up on projects they might find interesting enough to back.

From Kickstarter:

  • So, you think of yourself as an Iron Chef, eh? You and your sous vide cookery will now have an iPhone to rule your perfectly-cooked meats with the Anova Precision Cooker. This project is definitely go for launch, with 401 percent funding with 40 days to go.Modulo Expandable Portable Battery If you're not familiar with sous vide cooking, check out the video below, and if you are familiar with it, you can still get an Anova Precision Cooker before t they're available to the general public.
  • Our buddy Hal Sherman sent along the next two projects. First, the Modulo Expandable Portable Battery is another Kickstarter that's definitely a "go". The project has well over 239 percent funding with about three weeks to go, and you can see why.Quickdraw Cable for iPad and iPhone The idea is to have a portable battery that not only works to charge your smartphone to 100 percent, but can be stacked modularly to charge other devices that require more power - like iPads. What's really surprising is that the company behind Modulo - iDAPT - expects these packs to retail for less than $20.
  • Hal also provided us with a link to the Quickdraw Cable for iPhone and iPad, which is a high-end Lightning cable that will be Apple MFi certified and guaranteed for life. It's equipped with a tangle-free cloth covered cable and aluminum ends. Oh yeah, and it's about the same price as the Apple cable that fails quite often. 237 percent funded with about two weeks to go, but you still have a chance to back this project.
  • It's not just individuals or small companies using Kickstarter to fund new products. One of our favorite accessory manufacturers, Satechi, is seeking funding for the GoRemote Bluetooth 4.0 LE Waterproof Remote Control.GoPlug Roller Bag The project is just going live today, and aims to provide a very cool wrist, car, or bike-mounted remote for listening to music on your favorite iDevice.
  • Wouldn't it be nice to have a magic power source that you could just plug a device into for recharging? Not just a USB-charged device, but something like your MacBook Air or Pro. That's the idea behind GoPlug Powered Bags, which sport a big battery pack, a real AC outlet, and presumably an inverter to change that DC power into AC when needed. The bags include iPad bags, computer bags, a backpack, a roller case, and a camera pack. This one needs your support if it's going to launch - at publication time, the project only has $23, 088 of the desired $65, 000 funding and there's less than a week for you to pledge your support.
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"The website Assassination Market, a crowdfunding service that lets anyone anonymously contribute Bitcoins towards a bounty on the head of any government official–a kind of Kickstarter for political assassinations. According to Assassination Market’s rules, if someone on its hit list is killed, any hitman who can prove he or she was responsible receives the collected funds.
"Sanjuro’s grisly ambitions go beyond raising the funds to bankroll a few political killings. He believes that if Assassination Market can persist and gain enough users, it will eventually enable the assassinations of enough politicians that no one would dare to hold office

Have Crowdfunding Horror Stories Ruined It For Everyone?  — PropertyOfZack
Have you been burned by a crowdfunding campaign? PandoDaily have published an article regarding crowdfunding and the honeymoon period being over both for the platforms and creators. Read the full piece here and a snippet below after the jump.

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