Author: Michael Kwan

Hollywood
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Unearthing Atari 2600 E.T. Game from New Mexico Landfill

Thirty years ago, the E.T. game was released on the Atari 2600 and, well, it was bad. Really bad. So bad, in fact, that urban legend has it that “millions of copies” were packed onto nine trucks, burying all of these old game cartridges in some landfill in Alamogordo, New Mexico.

Apple
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Next Year’s Apple iWatch Getting Biometric Sensors?

We thought that 2013 was going to be the year of the smart watch, spurred on by products like the Pebble. We thought that Apple’s foray into the smart watch arena would also be this year, but it now sounds like the so-called iWatch won’t be introduced until late next year.

cars
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The 830lb. Award-Winning Edison2 Light Car

The VLC has to maintain its svelte and trim form, you see, as it tips the scales at a mere 830 pounds (376 kg). To put that in perspective, a super lightweight car like the Lotus Elise still weighs in at over 700kg

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Dish Network Wants to Buy Sprint for $25.5 Billion

In a world where everyone sues everyone and everybody buys out everybody else, we’ve come across some fresh news regarding America’s third biggest wireless carrier. Sprint is still in negotiations with Softbank, but now it looks like Dish Network has put in an aggressive bid to acquire the wireless carrier. They’re prepared to offer up a cool $25.5 billion.

cars
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GM Launching App Store Inside Your Car’s Dashboard

There are apps on just about everything these days. You naturally have apps on your smartphone and tablet, but there are also app stores for things like Smart TVs. And you may have also noticed that the features on in-car entertainment systems are starting to look pretty smart too and that’s why GM is prepared to expand that with an in-car app store.

Android
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Is Verizon Abandoning Two-Year Contracts Too?

When asked whether they too would consider getting rid of two-year contracts, Verizon Wireless CEO Lowell McAdam said it was something on the table and that it would be “pretty easy” to change their current model to accommodate the new system.

MOTOROLLA
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First Mobile Phone Call Ever Made 40 Years Ago Today

Cell phones may have become an integral part of everyday life today, but that of course wasn’t always the case. What boggles the mind is that it has already been a full four decades since the first mobile phone call was made, placed by Motorola employee Marty Cooper. This was on April 3, 1973.

Xbox
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NVIDIA Tegra 5 More Powerful than Sony PS3

The horsepower is there, but purists will still tell you that an Xbox 360 or a PS3 still offers a superior gaming experience over an iPhone or Android device. But what about the NVIDIA Tegra 5 chip? How powerful is that thing?

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Save $200 on ViewSonic TD2420 24-Inch Multitouch LED Monitor

So, you’ve decided to upgrade your computer to Windows 8 and now you’re finding that you really want to have a touchscreen to take advantage of all those gestures. There are plenty of laptops and tablets out there with touchscreens, but what about your desktop? Thankfully, there are touchscreen monitors too and they can be quite reasonably priced.