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Canary Home Security System Has Finally Started Shipping — Canary, the $250, all-in-one home security system that caught the attention of our hearts and minds back in 2013, has finally started shipping. The device launched on Indiegogo back in July of 2013, with a goal of $100,000. By the time the campaign had ended, Canary had amassed nearly $2 million in pre-orders.

This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: BlackBerry, Bar-Tending Robots, And Drones — Christmas is around the corner, and thus, this podcast is especially merry. BlackBerry recently introduced the smartphone of yesterday, in the BlackBerry Classic. We're also seeing an uptick in bar-tending robot products, which leads us to wonder if there has ever really been a lot of difficulty in making yourself a drink.

Instagram Is Now Worth $35 Billion — Citigroup raised the valuation of Instagram this morning from $19 billion to $35 billion. The photo-sharing network recently announced it had surpassed 300 million active users, and has taken steps toward cleaning up spam accounts, as well as adding new filters and features in an update this week.

These Australian Social Media Reactions To The #SydneySiege Are Perfect — The hostage situation in Sydney's busy city district has crossed over into day two, with the identity of the hostage taker revealed as Man Haron Monis. The perpetrator, 49, is a self-proclaimed sheikh already pending trial and out on bail for being an accessory to murder.

Endui App Looks To End DUIs — Even if you're a relatively "good" drunk, you're still far dumber than you are when you're sober. It's just science. So technology, as it is wont to do, is swooping in to save the day.

Facebook Dumps Bing, Will Introduce Its Own Search Tool — It seems that Facebook quietly removed Bing as its primary search provider over the weekend, announcing plans to debut its own search tool on Monday, according to Reuters. The report says that Facebook's new search tool will give users the ability to filter through old comments and other information from friends.

This Week On The TechCrunch Gadgets Podcast: Cheap New 3D Printers And Pizzas — I'm just going to admit it. We were kind of a mess on the podcast this morning. But the show must go on. The da Vinci 1.0 AiO is not only the most annoyingly letter-cased name of any product ever (let alone a 3D printer), but it also costs just $799.

Protesters March On Apple Campus To Demand Better Working Conditions For Contractors — Protestors invaded Apple's Bay Area campus yesterday during a torrential downpour. Reports say there were around 100 protestors, in coordination with the United Service Workers West union and accompanied by the Reverand Jesse Jackson, who were protesting pay and work conditions for the lower-paid contract workers who handle things like security and maintenance at tech firms like Apple.

Moov Fitness Tracker Lands On Android — Moov, the fitness tracker that raised $3 million in Series A this October, is now launching support for Android. The idea behind move is pretty simple: rather than simply counting your steps and giving some illusion of progress in physical fitness, Moov uses a combination of hardware and software to improve your form based on the training you're doing.

Kinsa Raises $9.6M Series A For A Smart Thermometer That Tracks The Spread Of Illness — Kinsa, the company behind the world's first app-enabled, FDA-approved smart thermometer, has today announced the close of a $9.6 million Series A financing round with participation from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, FirstMark Capital, and Andy Palmer, among others.
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Dec 20, 2014

Learn your rules. You better learn your rules. If you don't, you'll be eaten in your sleep.

Dec 19, 2014

i think the names in my phone that belong to people i have absolutely zero recollection of would make for its own comedy routine

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