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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.

Apple iWatch to Feature Bluetooth-Based Hotspot Technology?


Rumors of an Apple iWatch have been floating around since the time of the 6th-generation iPod nano, but it looks like we’re getting much closer to that reality. Apple has apparently filed a patent with the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for a new kind of wireless technology that could be more power efficient while providing full network connectivity. ...

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Roadless Wheel System Adapts to Any On-Road or Off-Road Terrain


The idea with this all-terrain wheel assembly is that it is completely flexible. You can have a larger wheel with a narrower tread when the terrain calls for it, but when you turn the screw, that same wheel can shrink down its diameter and create a wider tread for a different kind of terrain.

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Apple Gets 40% Mobile Market Share in the USA


The story is a little different when you look at the global numbers, but in the United States, Apple continues to be the dominating force in the world of smartphones.

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Lady Gaga’s Latest Stunt: Singing in Space


Listen, Lady Gaga. Imma let you finish, but Commander Chris Hadfield is the greatest outer space singer of all-time. Of all-time.

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Apple Contracting More Suppliers to Keep Up with iDemand


Yes, Apple will continue to use Foxconn as its primary supplier, but even the mega city-sized factory of Foxconn can't keep up.

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Android 4.4 KitKat Dialer to Feature Google+ Profiles Too


You may have heard how the new Smart Dialer in Android 4.4 will automatically list your most frequently contacted contacts toward the top of the list, but there are a few more tricks up that KitKat sleeve.

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Video: University of Washington Students Test Missile-Based Asteroid Sample Collection Technique


This can be wildly inefficient, so students from the University of Washington are devising a new technique that involves blasting rockets hard into the ground from high altitudes.

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The Catch: Is T-Mobile’s 200MB Free Tablet Data Actually Free?


Late last month, we caught wind that T-Mobile was giving out 200MB of LTE data for free every month, no strings attached. Unfortunately, there are a few strings attached, but only for certain customers.

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Google Nexus 5 Teardown Reveals 8/10 Repairability Score


As has become tradition on the Internet, the brave crew at iFixit have taken it upon themselves to rip the new Nexus smartphone apart to discover all of its innards.

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Self-Branded Verizon Wireless Ellipsis 7 Android Tablet Announced


In addition to a range of tablets from companies like Apple and Samsung, Verizon Wireless is now starting its own line of self-branded tablets called the Ellipsis family. And it begins with the 7-inch Ellipsis 7.

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Google Helpouts Live Video Chat Helps You With Anything


As its name implies, the Helpouts system works in much the same way as video chat over Google Hangouts, except you get connected with teachers and experts for the questions that you need answered.

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20 Billion Earth-Sized Habitable Planets in Milky Way?


Astronomers from the University of California at Berkely and the University of Hawaii at Manoa have concluded that there could be as many as 20 billion planets in the universe that are both Earth-sized and within what is called the habitable zone.

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India Is Launching Its Mars Orbitor Mission Tomorrow


Now, another mission is about to launch toward the Red Planet and it's being headed by the team at the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). Yes, India is going to Mars.

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Steve Wozniak Wants Giant Smartphones, Apple and Google to Partner Up


When it comes to the world of tech and consumer electronics, there are few names and personalities that reach the same kind of level as the Woz. The Apple co-founder sat down for an interview BBC Click where he discussed some of his thoughts on Google, Apple, smartphones and the rest of the tech industry.

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Motorola Moto G Smartphone Coming on November 13


Well, that above image is pretty self-explanatory. Motorola has sent out a bunch of "save the date" invitations for a special event on November 13 wherein they will quite clearly tell us all about the Moto G.

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