It’s that time of the week when we look at what creative ideas Canadians are raising money to support.
This Is Your Out
If you’ve ever been on an awkward date or in an uncomfortable situation where you need an out, there’s finally a product to help. Less complicated than traditional methods for bailing with a solid excuse, a keychain-sized device called TIYO is your new saviour. With the push of a button, a call with legitimate caller ID displayed will come to your phone. When you answer, a script of your choice will prompt you to give appropriate responses to complete the ruse.
This interesting product promises to offer disposable phone numbers and email addresses that can be easily disposed to protect user privacy. You can sort and label your secondary phone numbers based on function (job search, dating, etc.). Personal info is encrypted through SSL every step of the way to ensure security. The company also promises a transparent pricing model, so there are no nasty surprises on your bill.
A Kelowna-based crowdfunding project is taking a different approach to language learning software. Lingotronic’s web service allows users to customize, or even randomize what they study in their new language acquisition. The level of control is impressive, even if the currently available languages are lacking (Spanish, German and French).
First River Turbine
Montreal company, Idénergie is trying to provide power to remote communities around the world with their efficient and powerful river turbine. The device is made of two aluminum Darrieus turbines for easy production, installation and replacement. It can be assembled with just a few allen keys and installed by as few as two people. Support this campaign and empower those without electricity.