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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.

9 Mobile Apps to Conquer Your Black Friday Shopping

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You might think that you are already getting a great price on the product of your desires, but the store down the street (or the online store on the Internet) might be even cheaper and they might even throw in a gift card.

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Video: Do You Want to Taste Your Smartphone?

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You can see your phone and you can hear your phone, but would you want to taste your phone? Scientists from the National University of Singapore think you do and they've already started working on the tech to support this kind of functionality.

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iPhone 5S Touch ID Could Evolve Into Advanced Trackpad Too

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Because the Touch ID sensor has a high 500dpi resolution and it can read your fingerprint quickly in different orientations, there's not much that is stopping it from being a great trackpad.

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BlackBerry COO, CMO and CFO All Leave the Company

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Former BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins left the company earlier this month, but it looks like the rest of the "chiefs" are abandoning ship too. It has now been announced that three major executives are no longer with the company either.

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Apple Black Friday Deals Online Start at Midnight

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The good news is that Apple has indeed confirmed that it will be participating in the Black Friday madness, both via its website and through its regular retail stores.

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Xbox One and PS4 Both Sold One Million Units on Launch Day

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It's way too early to say who is going to win this generation of console gaming and, looking at their respective launch days, it looks like the race is pretty darn close.

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Vertical Takeoff Flying Car Fits in Regular Parking Spot

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We haven't quite reached the era of the Jetsons where everyone has a flying car at their disposal, but projects like these from California-based Zee.Aero could be getting us much closer to that reality.

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iPhone Gets Qi Wireless Charging with iQi Mobile (Video)

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We've seen many other smartphones and mobile devices that support the Qi wireless charging standard, but the iPhone has thus far been left out of the wireless charging party. That's changing with the iQi Mobile.

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Disc Drive Problems Plague Xbox One Consoles on Day One?

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More specifically, it can make a clicking or grinding noise when the disc is inserted, then the disc gets spit back out. For whatever reason, the Xbox One is failing to read the disc at all.

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Next-Gen LG Devices Getting LG Odin 2.2GHz Octa-Core Chip

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Codenamed Odin, the new chip will be made in both quad-core and octa-core flavors with the Cortex-A15 cores getting clocked at up to 2.2GHz. Yes, that means you may soon have an LG phone with an octa-core 2.2GHz processor running the show.

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Verizon Tops Consumer Reports Customer Satisfaction Survey Again

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Consumer Reports has just released the results from its newest customer satisfaction survey and Verizon Wireless remains the highest ranked wireless carrier in the United States.

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Google Translate Android App Gets Cleaner, More Languages

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The Android app for Google Translate has now been updated to be prettier, easier to use and more robust. The new user interface is a lot cleaner and more straightforward compared to the old design

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Reproducing Delicate Fossils with CT Scans and 3D Printers

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Researchers from Charite Campus Mitte in Berlin have developed a technique where they can create incredibly accurate reproductions of delicate fossilized bones using a 3D printer.

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Google Chromecast Adds Support for HBO Go Too

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If you've got yourself a Google Chromecast, you can now enjoy HBO Go content streamed via the app for iOS and Android devices. This opens up a whole extra world of entertainment for fans of HBO content

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Forget About Smartwatches, Sony Patents the SmartWig

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Okay, this might be taking the whole "smart" phenomenon a little too far. We already have smartphones, smartwatches and smart cameras, but Sony has now filed a patent for a SmartWig. Yes, it is more intelligent than your average toupee? So, what you can expect from this hairpiece?

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