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  • Canary Home Security System Has Finally Started Shipping

    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. After selling around 15,000 units, Canary turned off pre-orders and went head-down… Read More

  • This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: A Few Of Our Favorite Things

    This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: A Few Of Our Favorite Things

    In the depths of August, much of the tech world is simply waiting for the fall to begin. In the first half of September alone, we’ll have new devices from Apple, Motorola, and Amazon. But for now, it’s a waiting game, so we’re taking a look back at our favorite gadgets of the year. We’ve narrowed it down the <a Amazon Fire TV, the Android TV, and the Canary home… Read More

  • GoDaddy Acqui-Hires Founders Of Smart Calendaring App Canary

    GoDaddy Acqui-Hires Founders Of Smart Calendaring App Canary

    GoDaddy is again expanding its team focused on serving the needs of small business owners with the acquisition of a smart calendaring service called Canary. The deal for Canary is more of an acqui-hire, than acquisition, as GoDaddy has no intentions of bringing the Canary application into its current product lineup. However, the company tells us that the app will not be shut down in the… Read More

  • Sequoia Backs Simplisafe In A Play For The Home Security Market

    Sequoia Backs Simplisafe In A Play For The Home Security Market

    Sequoia Capital has made a minority investment in the do-it-yourself home security company Simplisafe in a play on the home security and automation market, TechCrunch has learned. The investment from Sequoia came on the heels of Google’s $3.2 billion acquisition of Nest Labs, which showed just how lucrative the home market can be. That deal netted a healthy return for investors… Read More

  • Canary Smart Home Security Shows Off Its Smartphone App For The First Time

    Canary Smart Home Security Shows Off Its Smartphone App For The First Time

    Canary has had a big year. After smashing through its Indiegogo campaign goal and picking up an extra $10 million in VC funding, the company is nearly ready to ship its home security product. Due to a couple of hurdles, Canary units won’t arrive until “this summer,” but to tide us over, the team has given us our first real look at the complementary smartphone application. Read More

  • Canary Smart Home Security System Nabs $10 Million Series A From Khosla Ventures

    Canary Smart Home Security System Nabs $10 Million Series A From Khosla Ventures

    Canary, the folks responsible for a cute little $200 in-home security system, have today announced that they’ve secured a $10m Series A led by Khosla Ventures, with participation from Bobby Yazdani as well as a number of initial seed investors, and Two Sigma Ventures. Previously, Canary had raised a $1.2 million seed round from Two Sigma and Brooklyn Bridge Ventures, as well as $2… Read More

  • Canary Wants To Bring The Power Of The Desktop Calendar To Mobile

    Canary Wants To Bring The Power Of The Desktop Calendar To Mobile

    Building a better calendar for mobile is a challenge a number of startups have taken on lately, some with the goal of helping you fill a calendar with events, others with simpler interfaces or behind-the-scenes intelligence to make the calendar “smarter.” The latest to join the race is Canary, a newly launched calendar app for iPhone, which primarily aims to bring simplicity to… Read More

  • Piper Is The Prettiest Way To Monitor Your Home From Afar

    Piper Is The Prettiest Way To Monitor Your Home From Afar

    Ottawa-based BlackSumac may not be the first startup to try and revamp the home security system, nor is it the first to use a crowdfunding platform like Indiegogo to make it happen. What this batch of Canadians did do however is create one of the sleekest-looking bits of security hardware I’ve seen. The Piper is to security hubs what the Nest is to thermostats. Read More

  • Canary Launches With a Successful IndieGoGo Campaign

    Canary Shatters Its Indiegogo Funding Goal For Its Smart, Dead-Simple Home Monitors

    There are some 90 million homes in the U.S. without any security system whatsoever. Many of them are renters who don’t want to invest heavily in a place they don’t own, among hundreds of thousands of home owners who are simply priced out. There has never been a convenient, all-in-one system that could offer home security at an affordable rate, much less one you could pick up at… Read More

  • Wi-Fi detector for serious Wi-Fi detection enthusiasts

    If your budget for wireless network detection tools is up to and including $60, then I think I can safely say that Wi-Fi Networking News would recommend you buy the Canary Wireless Digital Hotspotter Model HS-20. It’ll be available in about a week and includes 802.11n network detection, the speeds of various available networks, network names, types of encryption, network channels, and more. Read More