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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.

World Space Walk Sees Martian Space Suits Demonstrated

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Last week was World Space Week and as part of those activities, three teams tested out space suits that may one day be used by human explorers of the Red Planet. The event, dubbed World Space Walk, had its tests coordinated from Innsbruck with an additional team in Marseille monitoring the telemetry data.

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Using Nuclear Weapons to Prevent a Real Armageddon

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While we deal with our Earth-bound problems, scientists have recognized that a "devastating" asteroid is currently hurtling its way toward our planet and it could wipe us all out when it makes impact in a few years.

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Vivo XPlay 3S Android Smartphone Debuts 2560×1440 2K Display

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hile not quite reaching the mind-blowing resolutions of 4K TVs, the Vivo XPlay 3S just might be the world's first smartphone with a 2K display. That's an effective resolution of 2560 x 1440, which (aside from the difference in aspect ratio) is roughly the same resolution as a 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro

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Teasers Point Toward October 28 for Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 KitKat

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Give me a break. Give me a break. Break me of a piece of that Android 4.4 and Nexus 5 bar-style smartphone goodness. I think I got that right.

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What to Expect from Apple’s October 22 iPad Event

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Apple has officially sent out invitations to a special event on October 22 in San Francisco and we are fully expecting them to reveal the newest generation of iPad tablets to the world.

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Clash of Clans Dev Supercell Injected with $1.5 Billion from Softbank, GungHo Online

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You may have never heard of Supercell, but with a huge $1.5 investment, the Finnish game developer could soon become a household name in the gaming industry. That $1.5 billion comes by way of two Japanese companies: telecom provider Softbank and game publisher GungHo Online.

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Carbyne Is Twice as Strong as Carbon Nanotubes

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In the ongoing search for the world’s strongest materials, Rice University reseachers may have found the discovery of the century in what is being called carbyne. It’s a monodimensional chain of carbon atoms that is reportedly twice as strong as the already very strong carbon nanotubes and it has three times the stiffness of a diamond. Interesting enough, all of ...

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Video: Angry Birds Go! Kart Racing Game Launches for Free on December 11

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We were offered a teaser video some time back, but now Rovio has put forward an official trailer for its upcoming racing game. It's obvious enough that Angry Birds Go! borrows a lot of inspiration from Mario Kart...

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Unlocked Sony Xperia Z1, Z Ultra, Smartwatch 2 Now Available in US Online Store

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Even though Sony Mobile sees the US market as a low priority at the moment, it is now offering fully unlocked versions of the Xperia Z1, Xperia Z Ultra, and SmartWatch 2 to the American market through its online store.

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Leaked: Touch ID Fingerprint Scanner for iPad 5 Too

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Apple debuted its Touch ID fingerprint scanner in the iPhone 5S last month, so it would make sense that they'd continue to implement that technology in future devices too. And what we see here is the Touch ID indeed making its way over to the tablet side with implementation in the upcoming iPad 5.

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Hubble Video: Galaxies Collide, Gorgeous “Cosmic Bloom” Results

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No, it's not the most imaginative or creative of names, but the galaxy dubbed PGC 6240 could be one of the most interesting. It has "hazy petal-like shells" that form a "pale rose in the sky."

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Get the Oppo N1 Android Smartphone for Only $99

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It may not be quite as well known a brand as HTC, Samsung or Sony, but China-based Oppo wants you to take notice. And they're doing it by giving you the opportunity to buy the decidedly high-end Oppo N1 for just $99.

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HTC One Max Stretches to 5.9-Inches, Boasts Fingerprint Reader

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HTC is expanding on its One lineup with the introduction of the even larger HTC One Max, a phablet featuring a 5.9-inch 1080p HD display. You want big? This is pretty freaking big.

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Apple iPhone 5S Outselling iPhone 5C More than 2-to-1

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The latest numbers coming out of a Consumer Intelligence Research Partners poll revealed that 64% of people who bought an iPhone in September opted for the iPhone 5S, compared to just 27% of customers who bought the iPhone 5C.

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Download Android 4.3 for Samsung Galaxy S4 Today

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The newest version of Android Jelly Bean isn't supposed to be available for the Samsung Galaxy S4 yet, but a near final build has leaked onto the Internet for your downloading and installing pleasure.

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