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New Kickstarter Project: Wireless Earbuds Squish to Fit

In-ear earbuds, or earphones, can be a very polarizing topic for consumers and music lovers. They either fit you, or they don’t, and you either love or hate them. For some (me included), no matter what size rubber tips are included, in-ear headphones just don’t work. And even if you don’t have some anatomical anomaly, sometimes they simply hurt to wear. To resolve these issues, the creators of Vie Fit, a new Kickstarter project, have designed wireless earbuds that custom fit anyone without sacrificing sound quality.

Amabrush Toothbrush Aims to Reduce Brushing to 10 Seconds

Your electric toothbrush is a lifesaver, but it’s still a bit of a chore to endure 2-3 minutes of brushing time, especially at night. Thankfully, there’s a new invention that could potentially solve this minor inconvenience by 2018. It’s called Amabrush, and it’s one of the hottest Kickstarter projects around this summer.

At press time, the project had raised almost €1 million, surpassing its goal of €50,000 with 24 days left in the campaign.

Silver Kickstarter Pillowcase Kills Bacteria on the Spot

A new fascinating Kickstarter campaign has launched, and it’s sleep-related. Using technology from NASA, some designers and engineers are hoping to help people fight acne and please dermatologists by keeping our faces clean overnight. This specially-designed pillowcase, named Silvon, is built with anti-microbial materials and actual silver interwoven in the fabric.

Not Just Potato Salad: Top 5 Stupid Kickstarter Campaigns

You may have heard about the potato salad Kickstarter project that is making the rounds on the Internet. A genius individual named Zack Danger Brown is trolling the world with a Kickstarter site to raise money in the hopes of making a potato salad. He writes: “Basically I’m just making potato salad. I haven’t decided what kind yet.” Under Risks and Challenges, “It might not be that good. It’s my first potato salad.”

Well, we hope it’ll be a dang good potato salad, because as of this writing he has raised close to $66,000, which is 6,600 times greater than his original goal of $10. This morning, he had already made $36,000. Well done, Zack!

In honor of this tremendous occasion, we’ve put together a list of the top 5 silliest, most absurd online fundraising campaigns that have graced the Internet.

Trsst: Successful Kickstarter is an Open-Source Social Network with an Eye on Security

With a successful Kickstarter campaign, Trsst.com is setting out to change social media and security.

D.C. area digital entrepreneur Michael Powers is the man behind Trsst.com, a new open source social network. Trsst.com will operate like the love child of Google Reader and Twitter, according to the folks at Wired Magazine, letting  users “…post your own stream of consciousness to the web but also read all sorts of online feeds streaming in from elsewhere.”

The new social network was developed over the recent concerns over security, especially who sees and handles your information. Here’s the secret: The application won’t sit on one special server owned by one company but will be accessible from competing providers offering the service, sort of like how email companies work today, where you can receive a Hotmail message on your Gmail.  The service will also have the ability for you to encrypt direct messages and information at your own choosing and, most importantly, know if someone is tampering with your messages.