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Neobase is a cloud-free private social network device


Neobase is turning the concept of a social media upside down, shifting the balance of ownership, control and security back to users. 


It’s nearly impossible to envision a time when social media didn’t exist. From how we receive our news to how we engage with friends and family, sites like Facebook and Twitter have truly revolutionized the way in which we interact with the world around us. Given our modern-day state of interconnectivity, it seems like just about everything we see, do and feel is shared online. However, as recent breaches have made apparent, do we truly know who has access to all of that content? Fortunately, the Neone crew has designed a solution that hopes to rid this problem.

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Billed as the world’s first private network device, Neobase is an encrypted, cylindrical gadget that allows owners to create an online community that only they control. Sharing with friends and family is seamless as users decide exactly what to share and who to share it with. And unlike many services before, the unit doesn’t rely on the cloud. Instead, all posts, comments, links, photos and files shared are stored on a user’s Neobase. This keeps information protected as it never has to pass through a website, a third party vendor or the cloud — and theoretically, cuts out the middlemen. What’s more, an Atmel ATSHA204 crypto engine plays an integral role in establishing its secure architecture.

“This means that no one — not even us here at Neone  — can know anything about you, your activities or what you share. Neone doesn’t host or operate your social network. You do,” the team writes.

Neobase’s plug-and-play functionality makes it easy to install and even easier to use. To get started, owners simply connect the device to their in-home network via Wi-Fi or Ethernet and begin assigning up to five family and friends as additional users. You can even connect with other Neobase users in the Neone Network if you choose.

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As posts are created, users can pick and choose specific friends from their network that will be able to see the content and any links, photos and files associated with it. Neobase then syncs directly to the other Neobase units that information is being shared with, and only relays the specific content that has been selected.

Beyond that, the folks at Neone have developed the device so that, no matter where a user is located and how they are connected while on-the-go, the Neobase mobile app uses a fully-encrypted connection that links directly to their respective Neobase. Once again, no cloud required.

“The decentralized, peer-to-peer architecture of the Neone Network is a fundamental change in how your activities and information are stored and shared on the Internet, making it the heart of the Neobase’s security and privacy,” the team adds. “We’ve added additional security technology and encryption throughout the Neobase. Your computer or mobile device uses a secure SSH tunnel to connect to your Neobase and the Neone Network, which is much more secure than a browser with SSL.”

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Given its sleek, polished white design and compact size (6″ tall with a diameter of 3.5” and weighs only 15 ounces), Neobase will be a welcomed, aesthetically-pleasing addition to any living room, office or dorm room. The device itself offers one Terabyte of storage and a USB port for expanding storage. The drive runs a customized version of Linux to support its social networking functions.

Sound like something you and your family would like to have? Neobase is currently live on Kickstarter, where its team is seeking $100,000. If all goes to plan, shipment is expected to begin by August 2015.

15 smart crowdfunding campaigns you may want to back this week


Every Friday, we’re taking a look at some of the smartest, most innovative projects that have caught our attention on Kickstarter and Indiegogo over the last seven days. 


Revolar

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This personal security device, which is just about the size of a quarter, provides simple yet discreet location information that calls for help when in need. Revolar is currently seeking $75,000 on Kickstarter.

Tiko

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This Delta-style 3D printer is breaking the mold with its “unibody” design and consumer-friendly price. Tiko 3D is currently seeking $100,000 on Kickstarter.

Friday Smart Lock

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This sleek and futuristic smart lock provides users with wireless and keyless entry into their homes. Friday Labs is currently seeking $75,000 on Indiegogo.

Genesis Uno and Duo

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This pair of 3D printers provide Makers with large build volumes, ease-of-use and high-quality prints — all without breaking the bank. X3D Machines is currently seeking $45,000 on Kickstarter.

Parva

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This new synthesizer combine the classic warmth of old-school analog synthesis with the convenience of modern-day digital control. Futuresonus is currently seeking $50,000 on Kickstarter.

Skylight

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This touch-enabled, Wi-Fi-connected digital frame lets users send photos to their loved ones’ homes in seconds. Skylight is currently seeking $30,000 on Kickstarter.

Intellisocket

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This smart socket allows users to monitor, control and record their energy usage at each outlet throughout their home, right from their phone. Intellisocket is currently seeking $499,000 on Kickstarter.

Advicy Drive

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This wearable device can detect drowsy driving and prevent people from falling asleep while behind the wheel. Advicy Drive is currently seeking £70,000 on Kickstarter.

Cordless 3D Print Finishing Tool

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This rechargeable, open-source tool features a hot knife, needle and scooper attachments to remove defects from 3D prints. Maker Isaac Porras is currently seeking $10,000 on Kickstarter.

Wakē

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This alarm can intelligently wake an individual up with their own personal sunrise and sounds, while their partner continues to sleep. Lucera Labs is currently seeking $100,000 on Kickstarter.

Loxet

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This device serves as a proximity lock, an anti-theft protection and sharing device for vehicles. The Loxet team is currently seeking $25,000 on Kickstarter.

Onion Omega

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This Arduino-compatible development board features built-in Wi-Fi and runs full Linux. Onion is currently seeking $15,000 on Kickstarter.

Appkettle

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This smart kettle allows users to set the temperature, monitor the process and ensure optimal heating. Appkettle is currently seeking £165,000 on Kickstarter.

Neobase

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This encrypted device lets users create their own private social network, where they can decide exactly what to share and who to share it with. Neone is currently seeking $100,000 on Kickstarter.

Creek

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This smart hub is more than Wi-Fi clock, but a security monitor, a home automation system,  a baby monitor, a fast charger and more. Lark-wi is currently seeking $12,500 on Kickstarter.

Did you happen to miss last week’s notable campaigns? If so, you can check them out here.