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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.

Preview: Black Friday Deals at Amazon Start Sunday

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Black Friday isn't officially until November 29th, but Amazon's sale is kicking off this Sunday, November 24 with deep discounts coming as often as every ten minutes.

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Samsung Galaxy S5 with Iris Scanner and 64-Bit Processor?

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The current rumors point toward a Q1 2014 release of the flagship Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone, but what new toys and features will Samsung bring to the table? For starters, it might start scanning your eyes for security reasons.

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Next-Generation Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 Goes Up to 2.5GHz Per Core

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Following in the success of the current Snapdragon 800 chip, Qualcomm has now formally announced its successor, the Snapdragon 805. This next-generation mobile processor will make use of a Krait 450 quad-core processor wherein each of the cores can get clocked up to 2.5GHz.

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Logitech Powershell: The First Official iPhone Game Controller

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We've seen a lot of third party controllers for the iPhone and iPad, but none of these have really officially received a real stamp of approval from the folks in Cupertino. That has now changed.

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Verizon Wireless Moto X For Just One Penny Today

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You'll want to act quickly as this probably isn't going to last. While it's true that the Motorola Moto X doesn't have top-end specs, it is a flagship phone and it's one that you can pick up for just a penny.

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Motorola Moto G vs. HTC Desire 601: Budget Android Phone Shootout

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Two of the better budget offerings to show up in the Android world recently are the Motorola Moto G and the HTC Desire 601, the latter of which is marketed simply as the HTC Desire by some carriers. Which one is the better bargain?

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Over 99% of Nokia Shareholders Approve Microsoft Acquisition

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We have now received word that Nokia shareholders have indeed approved the deal and the acquisition will go through as planned. And it's not like just a small majority of Nokia shareholders gave the thumbs up

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Sony PlayStation 4 Costs $381 to Make

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Based on that headline, you might be tempted to jump to the conclusion that Sony is earning a $18 profit on every PS4 console it sells, but that's not entirely true.

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Google Winter Wonderlabs Holiday Showrooms Coming to City Near You

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For this holiday shopping season, Google has announced that it will be popping up special Winter Wonderlabs showrooms in six major US cities: New York City, Washington DC, Chicago, Los Angeles, Paramus (New Jersey), and Sacramento.

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How to Get Free Talk, Text and Data on Sprint Via FreedomPop BYOD

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Now, FreedomPop has expanded its free talk, text and data service to include a bring your own device (BYOD) program, opening up a lot more options for people on a tight (or non-existent) budget.

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AEON Leather Gloves Play Friendly with Touchscreens (Video)

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AEON Attire has you covered with its Touchpoint Glove. This is a premium leather glove that will work with all touchscreen devices, including your favorite smartphone and tablet. T

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The First 3D 360-Degree Movie for Oculus Rift

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What if you could have a far more immersive experience where you could literally feel like you're in the middle of the action?

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NASA’s MAVEN Mission to Mars Launched Today (Videos)

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The MAVEN spacecraft, which stands for Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN, sat atop an Atlas 5 rocket at 1:28 EST earlier today, blasting off from the Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Florida. It's going to take ten months for MAVEN to reach its destination.

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Get Ready for 560ppi Super Hi-Res Displays from Samsung

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These days, if you pick up a 5-inch Android phone with a 1080p display, you're looking at something in the 420ppi range, but Samsung's not satisfied with that. They want even more pixels.

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Non-Gaming Microsoft Xbox One on the Way?

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Microsoft is planning to release a version of the Xbox One that doesn't have any gaming at all. It will be geared entirely toward entertainment.

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