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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.

$349 Qualcomm Toq Smartwatch for Android Smartphones

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While you may only know Qualcomm for its Snapdragon processors, the company is entering the wearable arena with the launch of the Qualcomm Toq smartwatch.

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TowerFall: Ascension Battles Its Way onto PS4 Next Year

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The Ouya Android console doesn't have much in terms of big hit games, but the Smash Bros-like TowerFall got its share of accolades. Now, an updated version has been announced for the PS4.

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Video: MIT inFORM Dynamic Shape Display with Kinect Motion Capture

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As a kid, I remember going to novelty stores like San Francisco and later Spencer Gifts, seeing a myriad of useless toys and gadgets. One of these was always the metal pinboard where you could smush your fist (or fast) into the bed of pins and it'd recreate that shape on the other side. This is kind of like that, but way cooler.

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Thor’s Mighty Mini Hammer Charges Your Smartphone (Video)

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Yes, the mighty Mjolnir Hammer can be used to vanquish evil, but this mini version of Thor's Hammer is just as capable of charging up your smartphone or tablet. And it'll light up and make fun movie sounds while it's at it.

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Republic Wireless Launches Moto X for $299, No Contract

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The Motorola Moto X has been added to the Republic Wireless lineup, giving you a seriously good option for getting on board with the unique wireless carrier.

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New $200 Acer C270-2848 Chromebook Features Haswell Processor

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Acer already has a $200 Chromebook in the form of the C7, buit now you get more bang for your buck with the Haswell-based variant. It's called the Acer C720-2848 and it is also priced at a very affordable $200.

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Get Ready for NVIDIA Tegra 4i and Tegra 5 Devices Next Year

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You'll already find plenty of gadgets on the market today with the Tegra 4 system-on-a-chip from NVIDIA, but the new Tegra 4i and Tegra 5 chips should be ready some time next year.

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Pre-Order Your Robugtix T8X Robot Spider for $499

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Have you ever wanted to have a pet tarantula, but you're a little too creeped out to actually do it? How about a relatively inexpensive robot version instead that is remarkably lifelife?

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Get a Moto Maker Customized Moto X for $49.99 for Verizon

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As an added incentive for you to jazz up your Moto X via Moto Maker, you can now pick up the new smartphone with Verizon for just $49.99.

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Android 4.4 KitKat Coming to Moto X in “Weeks”

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More specifically, Motorola indicated that the Moto X would be receiving the Android 4.4 KitKat update in a "matter of weeks."

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Throw the Panono Ball Camera, Take 72MP Photospheres via 36 Lenses (Video)

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Enter Panono. The company is offering a ball camera that you literally throw in order to take pictures with its 36 tiny lenses. All of that then get stitched together to produce a 72-megapixel photosphere.

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Facebook Wanted to Buy Snapchat for $3 Billion, Gets Rejected

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Facebook has already spent $1 billion to acquire Instagram and it looked like Snapchat was next on their target list. The social network reportedly offered $3 billion to acquire Snapchat, but the people at Snapchat said no. That's bold.

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HTC One Max Launches on Sprint This Friday for $250

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If you're in the market for a giant phablet, there'll be an extra treat under the way-too-early Christmas tree for you this Friday. Sprint has confirmed that the HTC One Max will be officially joining its lineup this Friday, November 15.

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Official: Unlocked Motorola Moto G Starts at $179 Outright

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What's that? You thought the Google Nexus 5 was a pretty fantastic deal at $349? Motorola just undercut that price by 50%, officially announcing its Moto G starting at just $179. That's not a contract price.

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SmartThings Bolsters Internet of Things Development with $12.5 Million in Funding

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The Internet of Things describes the movement toward having a variety of household objects that can then be controlled by your smartphone. These gadgets would be connected to the Internet, so you can have true remote control of your thermostat, door locks, room lights and so on.

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