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Michael Kwan

A freelance writer and tech geek from Vancouver. Find me at michaelkwan.com and follow me on Twitter @michaelkwan.

Amazon Appstore for Android Holiday Deals, Including Free Apps

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There are tons of deals from the Amazon Appstore that will be offered starting now and throughout the holiday shopping season. They say that they will have "hundreds of titles that are eitehr free... or available between 50-90% off" the regular price.

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Black Friday: Google Play Store Apps, Games and Content on Sale All Weekend

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Case in point, if you head over to the Google Play Store right now, you'll find that Google is celebrating all Cyber Weekend with discounts on all sorts of content. This includes many popular apps and games

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Black Friday Deal: Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1-Inch for $100 Off

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Did you manage to score any epic Black Friday deals this morning? Are you still on the hunt for a new tablet? One of the better deals today is on the 10.1-inch version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3, which is on sale for $100.99 off the regular price. Regularly listed at $399.99, you can now get the Galaxy Tab ...

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Arduino Co-Creator Releases Plans for $200 DIY Mobile Phone

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Mellis was one of the people who came up with the now hugely popular Arduino platform and now he has come up with plans for people to build their own cell phone for about $200 in parts.

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No Discounts for Apple Black Friday, Just Free Gift Cards

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If you were hoping to save yourself some cash as you brave the Black Friday shopping crowds, you'll want to go somewhere other than the official Apple Stores.

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Black Friday Deal: 16GB Google Nexus 7 FHD for $189.99

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It looks like one of the best deals on the 2013 Nexus 7 tablet is over at eBay. You can pick up the 16GB model for a solid $40 off the regular price, bringing your effective price down to just $189.99.

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Designer Cell Makes You Feel Full If Your Body Is Too Fat

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ETH-Zurich biotechnologists have apparently created some sort of genetic circuit that could "trick" your body into thinking that you're full.

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Video: Could Comet ISON Lose Its Tail on Thanksgiving?

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The much observed comet will be making a dangerous journey around our sun tomorrow, just in time for your Thanksgiving entertainment.

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Get the Samsung Galaxy S4 for Free on Contract

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If you hop on over to Best Buy, you'll find that they have a doorbuster deal on the Samsung smartphone, giving you the chance to buy it for exactly zero dollars and zero cents.

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Video: Jolla Smartphone Powered by Sailfish OS, Supports Android Apps

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Some former Nokia engineers have gone off on their own to create the Sailfish OS and now the first Jolla Smartphone has launched. For the time being, it's only available to buy in Finland and they're limiting production to about 450 units as of today.

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Acer C720P Touchscreen Chromebook Announced at $299

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Acer has now announced a far more affordable option with its touchscreen-enabled C720P Chromebook, listing the little laptop at a mere $299.99.

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Apple iPhone 5S In-Store Stock Continues to Improve

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In a survey of 60 Apple Stores in the United States, Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster found that the iPhone 5S now accounts for about 90 percent of all iPhone models in stock.

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Video: Original Angry Birds Updated with Shock Wave Power for Bomb Bird

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We've gone to Rio and we've gone to space. Now Rovio has updated the first Angry Birds game with a new set of #ShortFuse levels, plus an upgraded ability for the black bomb bird.

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Apple Copies Lytro, Patents Focus-Changing Camera Tech

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Apple did cite Lytro's design as "prior art" in its patent application, but Apple did go on to say how its technology improves image quality and increases the maximum possible resolution of the image, the latter of which was quite the sticking point for Lytro.

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Is Microsoft Finally Going to Kill Windows RT?

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Microsoft senior executive Julie Larson-Green has indicated that Windows RT could be on the outs from the company.

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