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Wash. state files consumer protection suit against Kickstarter fundraiser that fails to deliver

Washington State Files First Consumer Protection Lawsuit Against Kickstarter Project That Failed To Deliver (via Techdirt) I’ve backed a few dozen Kickstarter projects over the years, and there have always been questions about possible fraudulent projects. While I’ve personally found that nearly every project delivers late (often very, very late),…

Tech upstart looks to create terrifying robot apes

A new solicitation on the crowdsourcing investment website Kickstarter proposes an unusual thing: robots that bonobo apes can control. The proposal was posted by researchers at the Bonobo Hope Great Ape Trust Sanctuary in Des Moines, Iowa, where software is being developed to help facilitate human-to-bonobo communication using touch screen…

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