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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.

Have a ball with Elecom’s iPod speakers


I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of all those generic-looking rectangular speaker systems for the iPod. Elecom of Japan already launched a set of round speakers last year in a rainbow of colours, but nothing that matched up with everyone’s favourite music player. Not anymore! The little two-inch ...

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Gizmondo Europe goes under


What a difference a consonant makes. Gizmodo is reporting that Gizmondo Europe (notice the “n”) has turned belly up after their handheld video game machine failed miserably. It comes as no surprise really, considering that it put itself in direct competition with the hugely popular Sony PSP and the innovative ...

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Hantro to show off videophone technology at 3GSM


Video recording with a cell phone is nothing new, but Mobile TV is quickly becoming a very popular service among mobile phone users. Both of these attractive features are quickly advancing, and Hantro will be showing off their latest at 3GSM. The company based out of Oulu, Finland is developing ...

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Limited Edition NEC LaVie in Black


Okay, so maybe the Hello Kitty Special Edition wasn’t exactly your cup of tea. Now you can have the option to pick up the NEC LaVie G Type laptop in limited edition Black. The electronics maker will only be making 200 of these puppies, so if you’re the type that ...

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GPS darts track the bad guys


Maybe it’s the video game fanatic in me talking, but I’m pretty sure I’ve heard this before. The LAPD are set to mount an air gun in the radiators of their squad cars that can shoot out GPS Darts up to 60 feet. The darts by StarChase are made up ...

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Honda’s natural gas to hydrogen-powered FCX


Rising oil prices and an ailing environment has got everyone looking for an alternative fuel solution. Honda has tried to address these issues with its FCX, a hydrogen-powered fuel cell car that is set to begin production “within three or four years.” The concept vehicle looks like a stretched-out version ...

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Groove to the beats of your bag


Hey ladies! Looking for a way to carry around your iPod and share your music, while at the same time having space for your cell phone, makeup, and whatever else you store in that purse? The “Felcidade Groove Handbag” just might be for you. The faux leather bag weighs in ...

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Never miss a call again with Blueye earbuds


It’s a shame we only have two ears, isn’t it? Mavizen of the UK has come up with a device wherein you can continuously jam away to your audio player, but still be able to take calls through your Bluetooth-enabled phone. The Blueye connects to the earphone jack of your ...

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WorldMode phones do both GSM and CDMA


While the battle between GSM and CDMA enthusiasts continue, an international cosortium is telling them to make love, not war. The CDMA Development Group (CDG) is actively encouraging the development and adoption of WorldMode interstandard services, which would allow users to seamlessly switch between CDMA and GSM networks. In effect, ...

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Fujitsu-Siemens 3G PDA phones to be made in China


Fujitsu-Siemens is looking over at mainland China for the manufacture of their latest 3G-enabled smartphones. Although nothing official has been announced, it is known that the Loox T810 and T830 will be manufactured by Compal Communications. Motorola recently worked with Compal in its development of the MPx PDA phone, so ...

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Archos has a record year


Archos has a lot to be proud of. According to the company’s press release, sales for 2005 exceeded projections by 77%. More specifically, they raked in 103.1 million Euros last year, compared to 58.3 million in 2004. The fourth quarter was particularly impressive, possibly due in part to the holiday ...

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ESPN Mobile goes live


All you sports junkies out there can now take the game with you on the road. You no longer need to rush home down the interstate to catch highlights and scores from the night’s game, because Mobile ESPN has gone live. The official launch, appropriately, was on Super Bowl Sunday, ...

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Sony’s small drive has big storage


You’ll be hard pressed to find a USB thumb drive that will store more than 4GB – for now, at least – so in the meantime, if you need to carry around a lot of data but are disinclined to turn to the bigger external hard drives out there, Sony ...

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Cingular 8125 Smartphone for businesses


If your company has a deal set up with Cingular, you can finally get your hands on one hot Smartphone from the nation’s largest carrier. The company’s new 8125 is basically a re-badged HTC Wizard complete with a suite of Mobile Microsoft products, including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Internet ...

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Creative launches portable speakers


Creative might be a distant second to Apple in the portable audio player market, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t produce quality products. Got yourself a Zen Micro or similar gadget? Then you should definitely look into getting some portable speakers for the thing, and the i-Trigue L3800 and ...

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