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This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Smartphone Stuff And Smart Home Stuff — It was a big week for phones and homes. John Biggs has been reviewing the new Galaxy S6 Edge from Samsung, while the HTC One M9 recently went on sale in certain markets. And speaking of things that just went on sale, Indiegogo darling Canary recently went live in retail stores like Best Buy and Verizon Wireless, as well as on Amazon.

ElecFreaks Is Selling (And Giving Away) A DIY VR Drone — A new 3D-printed drone called the ELF VR Nano is available for pre-order on Indiegogo and for download on Thingiverse. That's right: you can either buy the product and receive pre-printed parts or you can simply print it yourself.

This Week On The TechCrunch Bitcoin Podcast: Poker, BitPay And Growth — Hello friends and welcome back to another episode of TCBTC, TechCrunch's weekly podcast on all things bitcoin. This episode we were joined by Sonny Singh of BitPay, one of the largest bitcoin companies around, to talk about the state of bitcoin itself, as well as the firm's recent deal with Neteller.

Fantasical 2 Makes Your Cal Fantastic-er — Fanatical Fantastical users rejoice! The app, which makes adding appointments to your calendar as easy as clicking a button on top of your Mac menu bar and typing "Eat pork with Alex at 5pm on Wednesday," has completely revamped its scheduling system and now supports complex requests ("Eat pork with Alex every Tuesday") and reminders ("Remind me to eat pork with Alex when I get home.") It also sports an improved at-a-glance system that allows you to see all your appointments in a nicely redesigned window.

Olio Creates A Homebrew Smartwatch With Some Amazing Features — It's not every day I'm impressed by a smartwatch. Plenty of Android Wear and Pebble devices have come and gone and aside from a brief "Huh" I haven't really let any of them capture my attention. Olio is different.

mDrawBots Will Draw On Your Wall, Floor, And Eggs — mDrawBots, a Kickstarter project from MakeBlock, are very reminiscent of old-timey Erector sets with one interesting difference: these robots can actually do cool stuff. Designed to be customizable, the kits allow you to build robots that will draw on walls, floors, and even draw sassy little faces on eggs.

Did Raise $6 Million? — What is integrity? How do you find a missing gas valve in a system? How do you find instantaneous rate of change? Don't ask me, ask Socratic. The e-learning company just raised a $6 million Series A from Shasta Ventures, Spark Capital, and the Omidyar Network and they are asking "What is the meaning of all this money?"

Hey, New Orleans, Let’s Talk Startups Tonight — Good morrow, good citizens of New Orleans, I bid thee attend an impromptu meet and greet in your fair city tonight at 7:30pm at sublime Barcadia, a strange land full of libation of merriment.

Apple Watch, Shmapple Watch. Here’s A Watch That’s Full Of Ants! — Assume, for sanity's sake, that this isn't an April Fool's joke. If we begin our exploration of the Ant Watch on that basis we are able to suspend, for a moment, or disbelief and consider deeply and truly the madness of wearing a watch full of ants on your wrist.

New Ransomware Encrypts Your Game Files — If you're in love with your Diamond Armor and Sword combo, you might want to back up your computer. A new form of ransomware called TeslaCrypt has been found that primarily targets game files. This means when it attacks it will encrypt all of your saved game files and ask you for about $1,000 to access them again.
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Mar 28, 2015

@mailchimp what if you want to charge a set price for the year?

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