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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.

Moto X Rooted, Should Work on New Verizon DROIDs Too

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A temporary root has already been successfully achieved on the Moto X smartphone and this tactic should work just fine on the new 2013 DROID line of smartphones too.

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Apple Announces Metallic iPhone 5S and “Unapologetically Plastic” iPhone 5C

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Apple used to be really good at keeping secrets, but just about everything that was revealed at this morning's event was already fully expected. Yes, there's a higher-end iPhone 5S and, yes, there is the more budget-friendly iPhone 5C.

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LAB C iPhone 5 Case with Built-In Lightning Cable

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Offering an elegantly convenient solution is LAB C from South Korea. They've got an iPhone 5 case that comes with a Lightning cable built right into it.

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Convert Your Smartphone to an Oculus Rift with These Gadgets

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What if you could take your existing smartphone or tablet and effectively turn it into a 3D VR headset in its own right? Two new products on Kickstarter are working toward precisely that goal.

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IFA 2013: LG G Pad 8.3 Android Tablet

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Over in Berlin at IFA, LG is showcasing the LG G Pad 8.3 tablet. This is the first 8-inch tablet to offer a full HD display, boasting a resolution of 1920x1200 pixels. To put that in perspective, the Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 is 1280x800.

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Revealed: Samsung Galaxy Gear Watch, Note 3, New Note 10.1

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This was the big Samsung day that everyone had circled on their calendars and Samsung's JK Shin delivered on the rumors that we had been hearing about for weeks.

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IFA 2013: Sony Xperia Z1 Flagship Waterproof Smartphone

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The Sony Xperia Z has been making some waves in Canada with its waterproof design lately, but now Sony has revealed its official flagship successor at IFA 2013 in Berlin. Say hello to the Sony Xperia Z1.

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Sony QX10, QX100 Lens Camera Attachments for Smartphones

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Sony is apparently coming to the rescue with the revealing of the QX10 and QX100. These are fully contained cameras with their own image sensors, optical zoom, tripod mount and lens, but they can attach to your iPhone or Android device for expanded functionality.

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Battroborgs Bring Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots into 21st Century

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What you see here are the Battroborgs and they're basically radio-controlled robots built for the single purpose of engaging in a boxing bout for your amusement.

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Acer Revisits Atrix 4G Lapdock with Extend Laptop Concept

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Remember the Motorola laptop for the Atrix 4G? It looks like Acer is preparing something similar, calling it the Acer Extend.

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Refreshed ASUS Fonepad 7 Rocks Intel Atom and Android

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ASUS is going through its lineup and doing some updates, just like we saw with the recent launch of the new Nexus 7. If you're looking for a 7-inch tablet that can also make phone calls, though, you may be more interested in the updated ASUS Fonepad 7.

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Daily Deals: LG 42-Inch 1080p LED TV for $230 Off

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I think you need a new TV. Football, hockey and basketball are right around the corner and then you've got all those season premieres too. And if you're looking to score a great deal on a new HDTV, it looks like this Labor Day weekend sale on this LG LED TV is a solid bet.

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NASA: Moon Contains Large Quantities of “Magmatic Water”

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We've been seen more and more evidence indicating that there is indeed water on the moon and the latest discovery comes by way of the Moon Mineralogy Mapper (M3) on NASA's Indian Chandrayaan-1 probe.

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Daily Deals: 67% Off JOYSTICK-IT Arcade Stick for iPad

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Designed for the iPad but working just fine with all sorts of other touchscreen devices, the JOYSTICK-IT Arcade Stick is on sale for 67% off.

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Rovio Goes Kart Racing with Angry Birds Go!

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Sick of the same old sligshot flinging Angry Birds action? No worries, Rovio has something new up its sleeve - what appears to be some kind of kart racer!

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