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Rufus Cuff smartwatch is one of 443 crowd-funded hardware projects

Rufus Cuff smartwatch is one of 443 crowd-funded hardware projects

Tired of staring at his phone screen all day, Gabe Grifoni set out to return “humans back to being humans” by creating a smarter screen. Grifoni designed the Rufus Cuff, a giant wrist-worn screen that he hopes someday will replace the need for smartphones, wallets, watches and other gadgetry. “It’s not just a glorified notification center that can take your pulse,” he said of the cuff. “We’re getting ready for the revolution of everything coming out your pockets.” But to manufacture and market the Rufus Cuff, the former actor, writer and production assistant needed more support than what a few angel investors provided. So like many...

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