angry tapir writes: "Crowd-funding website Crowdtilt officially launched last week, expanding upon the collective fundraising model pioneered by Kickstarter to enable raising money for any project — even a beer blitz. Like Kickstarter, Crowdtilt allows users to create a fundraising campaign with a tipping point. If the effort falls short of the set amount, would-be donors are not charged. However, unlike Kickstarter, the platform allows users to "group fund anything." Users can initiate campaigns without first getting the approval of service administrators, which they must do on Kickstarter."
think_nix writes: Brian Hogan who found an iPhone 4 prototype last year which was sold to Gizmodo for $5,000, has been sentenced to 1 year probation , 40 hours of community service and fined $250. Although the District Attorney's office was asking for jailtime. wired.com has the full story.
VValdo writes: Cyanogenmod, the community-based, enhanced replacement firmware/operating system for cell phones and ereader/tablets, has just hit version 7.0. Based in Android 2.3.3 (Gingerbread), CM7 is supported on about 30 devices.