| Jan 22, 2015
| 2:44 PM
At a cozy watering hole in Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood, bartender Kathy Conway counted four different phone chargers behind the bar. Call it the scourge of the red zone, call it battery anxiety. Smartphone users are tired of begging to...
| Jan 26, 2015
| 7:03 AM
What do they have in common? Many take advantage of crowd-funding websites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo, looking to raise money for their creative endeavors. If you're not familiar with the format, crowd-funding websites describe the creative person's...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 2:40 PM
Erin and Dave Emmons joke that their food truck was "held together with bubble gum and bale wire" in its first year. In the summer of 2011, the married couple bought the former newspaper delivery vehicle and transformed it into Lucky Taco, quickly gaining...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 8:03 AM
Versatile Waterbury musician Erik Kukanskis plays drums for country-tinged punk band Eurisko, fronts Lazywayout and has a solo acoustic project called Saltwater Man. We invited Kukanskis to the CTNow White Room to do a song.
Unfortunatley, the space was...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Few things in the world of beer taste as sweet as a pint on the house, and cask-focused brewery MacLeod Ale Brewing Co. is offering membership in their 54-degrees Founders Club that means you’ll never pay for a pint of ale at their bar again....
| Aug 27, 2014
| 10:43 AM
Customizable smartwatch Pebble was the most crowdfunded campaign on Kickstarter.com going into Tuesday, but there is a new king of Kickstarter -- a cooler.
The Coolest Cooler passed Pebble Tuesday night after raising more than $10.3 million, making...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 10:00 PM
The for-profit business world was losing its luster, and Roger Sosa was looking for work that would make him feel good about himself again. He got into the world of chambers of commerce.
Sosa is now the executive director of the Buffalo Grove...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 11:58 AM
Nick Carabetta isn't sure about the first movie that played at the Bay Theatre in Seal Beach. The theater opened in 1947, so a few educated guesses are possible: the holiday classic "Miracle on 34th Street," maybe, or the Oscar-winner "Gentleman's...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 7:14 AM
Would you pay $60,000 for potato salad? Many people around the country and the world would, apparently.
A Kickstarter campaign that started as a spoof on the popular fundraising website has raised nearly $60,000 in one man's attempt to make his first...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 7:25 AM
A British space venture is giving ordinary citizens the chance to leave their mark on the moon in a decade's time while helping scientists scout a possible location for a permanent base there.
Lunar Mission One launched a crowdfunding drive on Wednesday...
| Nov 23, 2014
| 5:41 PM
It’s called the Chicago Toy and Game Fair, but there’s more than just kids’ stuff at the annual two-day spectacle—held last weekend at the Navy Pier.
Many creators and publishers of adult-friendly board and card games come to...