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Michael Kwan

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Save Up to 67% with Massive Sale on OCZ Agility 3...

Solid state drives were once incredibly expensive compared to their conventional hard drive counterparts, but with sales like these on the OCZ Agility 3 series, getting a high quality SSD just got a heck of a lot more affordable.

Daily Deal: iPad Full? Kingston Wi-Drives Prices Slashed Up to 54%...

One of the problems with the iPhone and iPad is that there is no expandable memory option. The Kingston Wi-Drive addresses this is a very unique way and it just so happens that you can now get one for up to 54% off.

GOgroove SonaWAVE 3 Portable Stereo on Sale for $29.99

Are you looking for a cool cube of a speaker to connect to your smartphone, tablet or MP3 player? You might want to look at the GOgroove SonaWAVE 3, which is currently on sale for almost half off.

ChargeCard Super Slim USB Charge and Sync Cable for iPhone (Video)

But what about keeping that phone charged? Carrying around a bulky AC adapter or USB cable just won't do and that's why Noah Dentzel, Adam Miller and Brian Hahn came up with the ChargeCard.

Daily Deal: $88 Off D-Link DAP-1533 Wireless-N450 MediaBridge Router

Working as either a wireless bridge or as an access point, the D-Link DAP-1533 Wireless-N450 MediaBridge does everything that its name implies.

Samsung NX1000 Smart Wi-Fi Camera Goes On Sale

Are you in the market for a compact interchangeable lens camera? You're in luck, because the hot Samsung NX1000 has just hit the shelves and it's actually priced quite reasonably for what you get.

Video: Robot Insect Able to Literally Jump on Water

What if I told you that scientists have now developed a robot that acts like a water strider, able to actually jump across the surface of water? Well, they have and the video is below.

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

Rogers Rakes in 39% of All Revenues from Mobile Data Fees

Rogers is certainly capitalizing on this trend, since it looks like mobile data now accounts for a full 39% of the company's total revenue. And we're not just talking Rogers Wireless either; we're talking Rogers as a whole.

Retina Displays Coming to 13-Inch MacBook Pro This Fall

A new report is now indicating that not only is the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display in the works, but that it will be launching in the next few months. More specifically, they're looking at a September to October window.

iPhone Gets Glowing Bezel Notifications with FLASHr Case (Video)

While the iPhone also has notifications, it only does so with the rear-facing LED flash. If you have your iPhone face-up on a desk, you may never notice that light. With FLASHr, you will.

Video: Electric Plane High Speed Record Set at 202.6 MPH

Chip Yates, the same guy who set the record for the fastest run on an electric motorcycle, has just set the record for the fastest flight in an electric plane. Almost ironically, the two speeds are both right around 200mph.

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

Wind Mobile Launches Huawei Ascend P1 Android ICS Smartphone

Huawei may not be quite the same kind of household name as Samsung or Motorola, but the Chinese company has quietly been increasingly its market share by approaching more affordable alternatives to its competitors.

Understanding How Nokia Lost Over $1 Billion in Q1 2012

Then, something changed and somehow we find ourselves here today with Nokia revealing an operating loss of 826 million Euro. That's right around $1 billion US. What happened?

Raspberry Pi Microcomputer Gets First Raspbian SD Card Image

The update utilizes the floating point hardware on the Raspberry Pi to improve performance, most notably when it comes to the speed of web browsing.

The Verge Launches Mobile App for iOS and Android

Do you enjoy following Joshua Topolsky and the rest of his team as they make their adventures through the world of gadgets of tech? Now it's easier for you to do it on the go

Sony Xperia S, P and U Smartphones Coming to America

The Sony Xperia NXT family of smartphones is making its way to the United States market and it's coming in no fewer than three different flavors: the Xperia S, Xperia P and Xperia U.

Samsung Galaxy Note Confirmed for T-Mobile USA

The massive 5.3-inch "phablet" has been available through AT&T for some time, but now Old Magenta is getting into the mega-smartphone game too with the Samsung Galaxy Note.

AT&T Nokia Lumia 900 Halved to $50 on Contract, No Windows...

In the case of AT&T, they've decided to cut the price of the Windows Phone 7-powered Nokia Lumia 900 down to a mere $50. That's really cheap, considering the hardware that you're packing.

Pelican ProGear Protects Your Gear From Everything

But did you know that Pelican also has a Pelican ProGear line that includes protective backpacks and hardback cases for regular folk too?

Where Are the Terraspan 4000mph Vacuum Tube Trains?

Wouldn't it be great if you could get from New York to San Diego in less than an hour? The crazy thing is that we already have the technology to do that, but we're not building it. Why?

Ouya Console Raises $1 Million Kickstarter Funding in 8 Hours

In fact, the Ouya video game system is now the fastest ever Kickstarter project to raise $1 million, achieving this feat in a mere 8 hours and 22 minutes. But the funding didin't stop there.

Microsoft Gettin’ Cocky: Scoffs at Post PC Era, We’re In PC+...

The Apple viewpoint, which has been continued by Tim Cook, is that the "tablet and the PC are different." Turner's viewpoint, on the other hand, is that "we think that's completely incorrect."

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.

NFC-Enabled iTravel App Patented by Apple for iPhone 5

One of the newest patents awarded to Apple is something called iTravel, which is an NFC-based transportation check-in system.

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.

Ouya $100 Android Gaming Console Plays Free Games

You might even remember the frenzy surrounding the PS3 launch with systems going for up to $2,000 on eBay. The Ouya is not that kind of video game console. It's only $100.

Video: Apple iPhone 5 Spider Concept Claws onto your Hand

What if the iPhone were semi-permanently attached to your hand in some weird twist of bio-electronic engineering? We're getting closer to that reality with the so-called iPhone 5 Spider concept.

Wacom’s Cintiq 24HD Multi-Touch drawing tablet pegged at $3699, largest yet

Bumping up your performance to the next level is the newly announced Wacom Cintiq 24HD Touch. This is the latest version of Wacom's 24HD pen display and drawing screen series.

Motorola Atrix HD Announced with ICS, 1.5GHz Snapdragon (Video)

This is the first phone to use Motorola's new "Circle Widget" on the home screen, giving you quick access to weather, battery, and your AT&T account. Expect to see the Motorola Atrix HD sell for $99.99 on contract when it hits AT&T on July 15.

SYRE iPod Nano Watch Adds Bluetooth Connectivity (Video)

The idea is actually quite simple. It's a watch band for your iPod nano, but there is an integrated Bluetooth adapter.

Turn Your iPhone into a BlackBerry with the Spike QWERTY Keyboard

Designed by SoloMatrix, the Spike case is a protective case for the iPhone, except it comes with a clever bonus. The bottom half contains a QWERTY keyboard that can swing out to the front when you need it

Foxconn Nano Nettop PCs Priced at $260 and $280

The Mac Mini isn't the only mini-PC in town. Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn has formally announced its new AT-5250 and AT-5600 fanless nano PCs and they're looking pretty slick.

Archos 97 Carbon Android ICS Tablet Challenges Nexus 7

As its name implies, the 97 Carbon features a 9.7-inch 5X multitouch IPS screen. There's Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich under the hood and, thankfully, there is full access to Google Play and the full suite of Google apps right out of the box.

Nokia Leaks Six New Mobile Phone Names

The six devices are the Nokia 510, Nokia Belle 805, Nokia Lumia 910, Nokia Lumia 920, Nokia Lumia 950, and Nokia Lumia 1001.

Amazon Kindle Smartphone Running Modified Android Too

Bloomberg was told by "two unnamed sources" that Amazon is working with Foxconn to build the upcoming Android smartphone. The so-called Kindle Phone would likely run the same modified version of Android as its larger Kindle Fire cousin.

iPhone 5 Getting Samsung Exynos-Based Quad Core A6 Processor

We can pretty safely assume that Apple is going to unveil the next iPhone this fall, but now anonymous "industry sources" have indicated that the so-called iPhone 5 will be boasting a quad core processor.

Cardiac Arrest Cooling Vest Could Reduce Brain Damage

When the brain is deprived of oxygen--as is the case with a heart attack or a stroke--there is a distinct possibility of permanent brain damage. A prototype cooling vest and zeolite chamber aims to prevent as much brain damage as possible.

Free WiFi Coming to 2000+ Tim Hortons Restaurants in Canada

You can already get your fill of free Wi-Fi at McDonald's and Starbucks, but you'll soon latch onto the web with your double-double and Timbits too. Tim Hortons has announced that they're bringing free wireless Internet to over 2,000 restaurants across Canada.

Don’t Forget the Baby in the Car Again with ChildMinder

The ChildMinder Infant-Toddler Elite Pad System from Baby Alert International is designed to do exactly what you think it does: it tells parents that they forgot about the baby in the car. Again.

Apple iPad Mini to Challenge Google Nexus 7 for Tablet Supremacy

Here we go again. Rumors of a smaller Apple iPad have been around for as long as the iPad itself, but with the arrival of the Google Nexus 7, a so-called iPad Mini could really see the light of day.

Rubber Band Electronics Stretch Into the Future of Medical Monitoring

And that's why researchers at the McCormick School of Engineering are working on something that they call "rubber band electronics." These electronics can stretch to over 200% of their original size, all while retaining a suitable level of functionality and conductivity.

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."

Stiffer Cardsharp 2 Credit Card Knife Features Child Safety Lock

It was a pretty interesting idea at the time--a credit card that transforms into a knife--but now Sinclair has introduced Cardsharp version 2.0 with a stiffer polypropylene build. No one wants a flimsy knife.

Google Nexus 7 Pre-Orders at GameStop with 30% Bonus Trade-In Value

Do you have some old tablets and other mobile devices kicking around the house that you don't want anymore? GameStop wants to help you, letting you trade in your old junk as you place your pre-order for a new Nexus 7 tablet.

New HTC INCREDIBLE 4G LTE for Verizon July 5

The Taiwanese company has announced that it will be revealing something "INCREDIBLE" this week and sure enough, they did.

ViewMaster Lives Again with Sanwa Stereoscopic 3D Viewer

The Sanwa Stereoscopic YouTube viewer is eeriely reminiscent of the old ViewMaster, except this one is designed to work with your iPhone to provide you with a 3D viewing experience on the go.

The All New 2013 Hyundai Zombie Killer Vehicle with Robert Kirkman

Are you ready for the pending zombie apocalypse? Before you go find a baseball bat and a boomstick, you may want to place your pre-order for the Hyundai Zombie Survival Machine.

Galaxy Nexus Gets Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Early

On a purely official basis, the only device that supposed to have Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is the newly announced Nexus 7 tablet, but it looks like the Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone can get some Jelly Bean action too.