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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.

Intel Web-Based TV Service Launching with Samsung and Amazon?

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Intel has reportedly been working on a web-based television service for over a year now, and is now believed to be looking into working with partners such as Samsung or Amazon.

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Soil of Mars Contains Water Beyond Polar Ice Caps

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While it has been known that some frozen water can be found in the polar ice caps, a soil sample extracted by the Curiosity Rover has discovered that water could be much closer at hand.

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Warning: Upgrading Your iPhone to iOS 7 Is Irreversible

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You could upgrade your iPhone 5 to iOS 7 pretty easily and a lot of people have done it. What they don't realize is that there is no turning back.

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Video: James the Robot Bartender Reads Body Language, Serves Drinks

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What you see here is JAMES, the Joint Action in Multimodal Embodied Systems robot, and he wants to serve you a drink when you approach him at the bar.

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SteamOS Dares to Compete Against Living Room Game Consoles

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Having already become the de facto PC gaming destination, Steam is now broadening its scope to living room PCs with the announcement of SteamOS.

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Fairfax Financial Wants to Buy BlackBerry for $4.7 Billion

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BlackBerry is effectively on the market for any interested buyers and it looks like Fairfax Financial has put forth an official offer to snatch up the struggling Waterloo-based firm.

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Fairphone Android Smartphone: Ethical and Easy to Fix

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Just as there is fair trade coffee to be had, the Fairphone is offering a more ethical alternative to the world of smartphones.

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Launch Day Crowds for iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C

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There are going to be a lot of people who will tell you that the iPhone 5S is such a small, incremental improvement over the iPhone 5 that it's not worth getting. And then you are going to have those huddled masses who will line up for hours on end to be among the first with the new iPhone and, well, there are a lot of huddled masses.

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GoSun Solar Oven: The Green Way to Cook a Hot Dog (Video)

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That's the fundamental idea behind the GoSun solar oven, which uses a parabolic mirrors to concentrate sunlight toward a glass cylinder, allowing you to cook whatever you have inside.

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Is Apple Working on a Solar iPhone or iPad?

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Apple certainly thinks so, if a recent job posting on their website is any indication. They're seeking a "thin films" engineer who has experience handling solar power.

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New Apple Patent: iPad Anti-Reflective Display

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The patent covers some sort of anti-reflective film that will go on top of the iPad's display during the manufacturing process. By reducing that glare, your iPad becomes far more usable in super-reflective situations.

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Nokia Lumia 1520 Goes Big with 6-Inch Screen, 3400mAh Battery

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The much larger Nokia Lumia 1520 is expected to be officially revealed to the world on September 26th, proudly showing off its much larger 6-inch 1080p display that would effectively put it in the same league as something like the Android-powered Samsung Galaxy Note 3.

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IDC Predicts Tablets Will Outsell PCs in Q4 2013

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Indeed, the analyzing gurus at IDC have put together their market forecast for the fourth quarter of this year and they're predicting that more tablets will be shipped in that period than PCs.

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Moto X Tablet Getting Customized with Moto Maker Too?

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Whatever color combination you want can be custom made for you straight out of the factory and it looks like Motorola is ready to expand its Moto Maker operations to include an upcoming Android tablet too.

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NASA: Autonomous Robots with Fancy Cameras Represent Future of Space Exploration

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A big part of that transition comes by way of developments like their TextureCam. Here is a 3D camera system that allows the exploration robots to make an educated guess as to what should be worth investigating further.

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