Author: Michael Kwan

HTC
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HTC Facebook Phone to Kill iPhone?

Even though HTC launched phones like the HTC Status with a dedicated Facebook button, we have yet to see an official Facebook phone. That could change as early as next year

video games
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Retro Game Dock for iPad

Yes, we already know about the iCade, but what about the nostalgic value of curling up with your favorite NES title from the 80s? The newest creation is called the GameDock and it effectively lets you convert your iPhone, iPad or iPad touch into a retro video game console

SAMSUNG
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Universal Search Removed from Samsung Galaxy S3

Unfortunately, Apple has filed an injunction against Samsung for the Universal Search function, saying the feature infringes on Apple’s patents. And so, Samsung has taken the safe way out and removed Universal Search from the Galaxy S III.

BLUETOOTH
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Parrot Zik Are the Most Advanced Wireless Headphones Ever Created

In a headphone industry first, the Parrot Zik comes with integrated NFC (near field technology) communication. The key advantage here is that you can pair up the headphones with a compatible NFC and Bluetooth-touting device simply by tapping them together. You no longer have to deal with “discovering” new devices and entering passcodes. The NFC tag is in the left ear cup.

Android
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IBM Developing Augmented Reality Shopping Assistant

When you take out your smartphone or tablet and launch the yet unnamed IBM shopping assistant app, it uses the camera to recognize the different products on the shelf. Then, the app will “instantly display recommendations and offers based on their specific preferences.”