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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.

Google Hangouts Getting 720p HD Video Chat, VP8, WebRTC

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Engaging in a video chat with a bunch of your buddies from around the world is fun and all, but it's not so great when everyone is a blurry, pixelated mess. Google has heard your cries and they will soon be offering 720p HD video chat to everyone. In fact, a few select users have already gained access.

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Daily Deals: $220 Off Asus 21.5″ Touchscreen All-in-One Windows 8 PC

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If you're in the market for a new computer and don't have all that much space, you might want to take a look at this all-in-one PC from the fine folks at Asus, because it just so happens to be on sale for $220 off.

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Daily Deals: Exovolt Plus Stackable Battery Pack for 20% Off

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This is not only an external battery pack for your smartphones and tablets, but this is a stackable battery pack for theoretically unlimited expandable capacity. Need to charge four iPads in succession on that extended camping trip? No problem.

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Official Apple iPhone Trade-In Program Explained

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Rumored to go nationwide some time in September, Apple reportedly will offer a new trade-in program where you give back your old iPhone in exchange for credit toward a new iPhone.

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Apple A7 Processor Makes iPhone 5S 31 Percent Faster

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When Apple went from the iPhone 3G to the 3GS, they told us that the "S" stood for speed. We got the same kind of performance bump when we went from the iPhone 4 to the 4S, so it only makes sense that the upcoming iPhone 5S will be faster than the current iPhone 5. But how much faster?

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Video: Samsung Galaxy S4 Active Gets Easy Qi Wireless Charging

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Even though wireless charging has been around for a little while now, it's still not really the mainstream way to recharge your mobile devices. And as much as you might like the rugged waterproof nature of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active, it's missing wireless charging capabilities. That is, until Monster Watts came along.

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Your iPad Can Be a Desktop PC with Modus III Portable Workstation

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We've seen a broad range of cases and Bluetooth keyboards designed for the Apple iPad, but I don't think there are any quite as ambitious as the Modus III dock and portable workstation. It really does aim to turn that humble tablet into a real computer for real productivity.

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Targus 2-in-1 Stylus and Pen for iPads and Tablets

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One of the better options for a tablet stylus is this one from Targus, which also happens to function as a pen for when you're writing on an actual piece of paper.

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Daily Deals: Pyle Sound Flow Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker for $94 Off

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We've seen a lot of portable Bluetooth speakers on the market, but most of them are as fragile as your smartphone. They can't really withstand harsh conditions, with the exception of something like this offering from Pyle. Better still, this rugged and waterproof wireless Bluetooth speaker is on sale for $94 off.

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Olloclip Lens System Lets You Do More with Your iPhone Camera

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Many people will agree that the camera on the Apple iPhone is among the best when it comes to smartphones, giving you the option of completely replacing your point-and-shoot. Even so, it can be a little limited in scope and that's why you might consider the Olloclip iPhone camera lens system.

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Astronaut Almost Drowns in Space, Lives to Blog About It

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This is Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano. He's smiling here, but he certainly wasn't smiling last month when he almost drowned outside the International Space Station.

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Daily Deals: Save 30% on Bluewave Bluetooth Audio Receiver

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You may have picked up this totally awesome speaker dock for your old iPhone, but now you don't have anything that uses the old 30-pin connector anymore. Does this mean that your speaker dock is now useless?

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Daily Deals: Sony Xperia Tablet S 64GB for Half Price

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How would you like to have a pretty awesome Android tablet for half price? The crazy people at Woot are back to their crazy ways again, this time offering the 64GB Sony Xperia Tablet S for 50% off the list price.

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Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch Has Camera and NFC

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When you look at the current crop of smartwatches on the market today, they're relatively basic in terms of functionality. The rumored Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch, on the other hand, looks like it's going to get loaded with features that almost take it to smartphone territory.

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Mid-Tier HTC Zara Smartphone for Under $100 on Contract?

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What we're seeing here are apparent leaked images of the upcoming HTC Zara, a mid-range Android smartphone with mid-range kind of specs.

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