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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.

BlackBerry: John Chen Named CEO, Fairfax Takeover Falls Through

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Today was a very big day for the boys and girls in Waterloo with both good and bad news coming down the pipe. First, CEO Thorsten Heins is stepping down from the head honcho role.

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Video: Google Building a Secret “Invite Only” Retail Space Out of Shipping Containers

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Google is thinking outside of the box again by going into the box. Or several boxes, in the form of shipping containers on a barge, floating around in San Francisco Bay.

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Google Nexus 5 vs. Samsung Galaxy S4: Spec and Feature Shootout

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Let's be fair. The Samsung Galaxy S4 has been out on the market for several months already and the Google Nexus 5 has only been out for a day. If they're both flagship-caliber devices, it would make sense that the Nexus 5 would be more powerful and more compelling, but is that really the case?

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Smart Glasses Offer Augmented Reality Vision to the Blind

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You can have some vision above zero and still be considered legally blind. In fact, that's the case for most people who we would consider blind, but these smart glasses could elevate their vision abilities even better by way of augmented reality... sort of.

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Apple iPad Air is $479 at Walmart, Apple, Best Buy and Staples

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The new Apple iPad Air was formally announced a little over a week ago, but now it is available for your purchasing pleasure. As is convention, Walmart has slashed $20 off the $499 MSRP for the 16GB iPad Air, bringing the effective price down to just $479. You would assume with the $20 savings that most people would then flock ...

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What’s New in Android 4.4 KitKat Anyway?

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Every time that Google unveils a new version of Android, we ask the question of what's different and why should we care. And so, with the arrival of Android 4.4 KitKat, we are asking those questions again.

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HTC One to Get Android 4.4 KitKat in the Next 90 Days

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Naturally, everyone is pretty excited about the highly anticipated arrival of the Google Nexus 5, but they’re equally excited about the arrival of Android 4.4 KitKat. If you happen to have an HTC One, the good news is that the newest version of Android will land on your handset within the next three months. This work comes directly from HTC ...

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FCC: Samsung Going Bigger with 12.2-Inch Tablet?

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As if Samsung didn't already dabble in enough screen sizes already, a new FCC filing has popped up for the Samsung SM-P905. According to these documents, the Samsung tablet will have a total diagonal size of 14.1 inches. When you factor in the bezel, that would translate to a screen size of about 12.2-inches.

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Leaked: Motorola Moto G Specs Point Toward Cheaper Moto X

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In some respects, the rumored Moto G from Motorola is going to be everything we thought the Moto X was going to be: cheap, but reasonably innovative. The specs for the Moto G have now been leaked and it is indeed pointing toward being a mid-tier if not even entry-level device.

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Everything You Need to Know about Google Nexus 5

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If you've following the endless deluge of leaks over the last few months, then you pretty much already know everything about the Nexus 5. The difference is that it's now all official and you can actually buy the hotly anticipated smartphone.

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Video: Say Hello to the World’s First Advanced Social Robot

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It's one thing to get robots to mimic human movement, but it's another thing altogether to get them to mimic human emotion and facial expressions. A Dallas-based company wants to provide you with that robot companionship in the form of the more affordable RoboKind Zeno R25.

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16 Main Android Apps Updated by Google, Not for KitKat

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With the imminent arrival of Android 4.4 KitKat, you'd think that Google would hold off on any major updates until that was released. And you'd think wrong. Seemingly unrelated to KitKat, Google has gone ahead and updated 16 of the primary apps on its Android platform.

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Intel Building First 64-Bit Quad-Core ARM Chips for Mobile Devices

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Word on the street is that the first 64-bit quad-core chips based on ARM architecture won't come from Samsung, Qualcomm or NVIDIA. They're going to come from Intel.

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Lenovo Hires Ashton Kutcher to Be Product Engineer

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Lenovo has hired a new product engineer and it's not at all someone you'd expect. They just hired Ashton Kutcher. That's right, Kelso is going to be engineering products for the Chinese tech company.

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Flexible Lenovo Yoga Tablet Boasts 18 Hour Battery Life

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Lenovo already offers a range of tablets under its ThinkPad and IdeaPad umbrellas and you'll also find a number of convertible notebooks that flip around under the Yoga banner. Now, Lenovo has combined the two ideas with the new Lenovo Yoga Tablet, available in your choice of 8-inch and 10-inch flavors.

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