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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.

Camera Awesome App Lands on Select Android Devices

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Camera Awesome is one of those awesome apps that has been, up until this time, an exclusive to iOS devices. That has now changed, because the Camera Awesome app has finally been ported over to Google Android.

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The $199 NVIDIA Tegra Note 7 Tablet Launches Next Week

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You have quite a few options in the $200 range for Android tablets, including the Nexus 7, Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 and the Kobo Arc 7HD. Now, you can add at least one more contender to that list: the NVIDIA Tegra Note 7.

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iOS Keeps Losing Market Share, But Increases Shipment Volumes

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Even so, it doesn't look like Tim Cook and the team in Cupertino have very much to worry about. Even though iOS market share dropped about 1.5% compared to last year, shipment volumes actually increased about 25%.

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Scanadu Scout Is a Star Trek Medical Tricorder for the Real World

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In the fictional universe of Star Trek, the doctor could just whip out a tricorder and get an instant diagnosis, as well as collect all kinds of critical health data about you. That sci-fi tricorder is getting that much closer to reality.

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Can 3D-Printed Urbee 2 Drive Across America on 10 Gallons of Gas?

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For starters, the Urbee 2 is a car that was built using 3D printing, rather than more conventional manufacturing methods. They aim to drive the car clear across the United States on just ten gallons of fuel.

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Virgin Galactic’s First Commercial Flight Will Be Televised on NBC

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Sir Richard Branson and the people at the Virgin Galactic have inked an exclusive deal with NBC Universal that will see their first commercial flight aired on TV.

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Sunday Deliveries for Amazon Prime Customers

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It has now been announced by Amazon that if you are a Prime member, they may start delivering orders to your door on Sundays too. This is via a special deal that Amazon has conjured up with the people at the United States Postal Service

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Sony Accidentally Leaks Xperia Z1s Smartphone

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Accidentally revealed on the official Sony Global website, it looks like the upcoming Sony Xperia Z1f will offer "the best of Sony for the best of you."

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Video: Cornell Scientists Teaching Robot Not to Stab People on Purpose

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And that is what researchers at Cornell University are doing. They're teaching a robot named Baxter how to handle items as a grocery store checkout clerk.

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Watch Movies, Earn Xbox One Media Achievements

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Just as you can earn all sorts of achievements for accomplishing certain goals inside of games, you'll apparently earn media achievements when you watch movies on your Xbox One too.

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AT&T Pre-Orders for Nokia Lumia 1520 Now Accepted

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The pricing is right where we would expect it for a flagship-caliber smartphone. If you sign up for a qualifying two-year service agreement with AT&T, the Nokia Lumia 1520 can be yours for a penny shy of $200.

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Sprint Selling Google Nexus 5 for Only $50

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If you've been anxious to pick up the Google Nexus 5, it looks like Sprint could be the way to go. The wireless carrier is now offering the Nexus 5 for only $50 on a qualifying two-year contract.

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Microsoft to Kill Bing and Xbox Under Stephen Elop Rule?

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One of the names in the running is Stephen Elop, formerly of Nokia, and it looks like he may already have many grand schemes in mind should he take over the head honcho role at Microsoft.

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Rocking Out with iLoud Wireless Stereo Bluetooth Speaker

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There are plenty of Bluetooth speakers out on the market already, but most of them are geared toward the general population. If you're a real musician and nothing but the best will do, you might want to turn to the new iLoud speaker from IK Multimedia.

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AT&T Hands Over Foreign Call Logs to CIA for $10 Million Per Year

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We've all heard by now how wireless carriers in the United States routinely hand over their phone records over to the federal government as part of the latter's counterterrorism investigations and efforts. What we didn't know is that these wireless carriers are being paid to pass that call data onto the CIA and other government agencies.

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