Briefly: Kickstarter Rip-off, Powerful Cities, Harry Potter Deets

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: the most economically powerful cities on Earth, fresh Harry Potter details released, how the video game Unsung Story became a $660,000 Kickstarter disaster.

  • The crowdfunding site Kickstarter is not without its problems. The latest train wreck surrounds the video game Unsung Story; a $660,000 success story that has entirely failed to deliver. Kotaku has the story.
  • Business Insider has listed the 25 cities with the most economic power on earth. See which metropolis came out on top here.
  • Google Play is offering a selection of ebooks completely free. Available titles include H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds, Nikola Tesla: Imagination and the Man That Invented the 20th Century" by Sean Patrick and DC Entertainment Essential Graphic Novels and Chronology 2014. For more online bargains, head to our Hump Day Deals page.
  • J.K. Rowling has released new information about Harry Potter's family. POPSUGAR has the story.
  • Samsung's 950 Pro is a massively fast, super-tiny M.2 SSD. Head to Gizmodo for a full review.


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