Author: Michael Kwan

HTC
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Verizon Is Getting HTC One Smartphone After All

That why it seemed so peculiar that HTC said it would be launching its HTC One through Sprint, T-Mobile and AT&T without mentioning anything about Big Red. Well, either they changed their mind or they misspoke, because the HTC One is indeed coming to Verizon.

blackberry
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BlackBerry Z10 Smartphone Review

On paper, the BlackBerry Z10 is quite competitive with the iPhone 5 and most higher end Android devices, except that its 4.2-inch screen is noticeably smaller than the much larger Android phones with their 4.7+ inch displays these days.

PRINTERS
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Returning a Printer with Funny Money Inside

Here’s a word to the wise. If you’re going to try and print some counterfeit money on your cheap inkjet printer, at least don’t try to return said printer to the store with some of your funny money still inside. Better yet, don’t try to return said printer without a receipt and then raise a huff in the store.

google
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No One Can Hack Chrome OS at Pwnium 3

Google is constantly working to improve its security and one way that they go about doing this is by holding hacking competitions. They turn to the hacking and security community, seeing if they can hack their way through Chrome with a prize pot of over $3 million. And no one could do it.

Apple
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Save Up to $100 on Bose iPhone Speaker Docks

When it comes to the world of audio, one of the most respected brands out there has to be Bose. If you’re looking for a nice Bose speaker dock for your iPhone or iPod, you can now save up to $100 off the regular price of Bose SoundDock music systems.

Nasa
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NASA Wants to 3D Print a Lunar Base Too

Last month, we read about how the European Space Agency was teaming up with architectural firm Foster and Partners. The idea is that they would use 3D printing technology to build a lunar base. This makes a lot of sense, since it utilizes existing resources on the moon to build those structures, rather than shuttling all those materials from Earth. It seems that NASA is working on a similar idea.

TABLETS
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Fujitsu Developing Invisible Keyboard for Tablet Devices

As much as we may enjoy using our smartphones and tablets, there is still something to be said about typing on a full-sized keyboard at a desk. While this doesn’t quite achieve that goal, Fujitsu is developing some unique technology that utilizes the front-facing camera on your tablet to effectively created an invisible keyboard.

SAMSUNG
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Buy a Samsung HDTV, Get a Free Galaxy Tab 2

When it comes to LED and plasma televisions, Samsung is one of the biggest industry leaders. If you’re in the market for a new big-screen TV, there’s a great deal being offered where you’ll get a brand new Galaxy Tab 2 for free as part of the bundle.

Android
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Hanging Tough with Caterpillar CAT B15 Android Smartphone

When you hear the name Caterpillar, you usually think about all those yellow-colored construction vehicles and machines. As it turns out, there’s also in the portable electronics market and they’ve got a super rugged Android smartphone called the CAT B15. And it doesn’t look all that shabby.

TABLETS
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Pre-Order the Razer Edge Gaming Tablet This Friday

If you’ve been drooling over the Razer Edge since it was officially unveiled last month at CES, you will soon be able to get your hands on one. Well, sort of. While the actual gaming tablet itself won’t start shipping until “later that month,” you can start placing your pre-orders on the Edge this Friday, March 1.

Space
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Video: Revolutionary SpaceTop 3D Computer Interface

We’ve seen 3D televisions and 3D monitors, but the way that we interact with them is still on a two-dimensional basis. That could be changing with SpaceTop 3D, a three-dimensional computer interface developed by MIT graduate student Jinha Lee.

L.G
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WebOS to Live Again with LG and Smart TVs

After going through Palm and HP, webOS is now apparently being purchased by LG. The apparent plan is that webOS won’t appear on LG smartphones, but rather it will be used on LG Smart TVs. That’s the current plan, but LG isn’t ruling out the possibility that webOS could be adapted for their smartphones and tablets too.

Apple
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Leaked Apple Patent Shows Possible iWatch Design

Fictional characters like James Bond and Inspector Gadget may have been among the first people to get a “smart watch,” but the idea of a “smart watch” is quickly starting to hit the mainstream with products like the Pebble Watch. Not to be outdone, Apple is also reportedly in the labs developing an iWatch of their own and now we’ve got a leaked patent to prove it.

google
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Canadian Judge Rules Access to Google Is a Right for the Arrested

So, let’s say that you go out on the weekend to the bar, you knock back more than a few, and you get into a drunken battle. You get arrested for disorderly conduct and you’re taken back to the police station. According to one Canadian judge, the police station should be providing you with a computer and Internet access so you can Google up some legal counsel.

sprint
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Sprint 4G LTE Coverage Expands in SF, New York, DC and Florida

The other carriers may already be rocking some 4G LTE high-speed action, but Sprint is slowly but surely catching up at this high-speed game too. San Francisco got its first taste of Sprint LTE about a month ago, but now coverage has expanded in “some pockets” of the city that were missing out the first time around.

blackberry
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Video: Unboxing the BlackBerry Z10 Smartphone

Research in Motion has wiped the slate clean, so to speak, with its launch of the new BlackBerry 10 operating system and the brand new BlackBerry Z10 smartphone. We’ve gotten our hands on a review unit courtesy of Telus and I’ve put together a quick overview and unboxing video for you to enjoy.

Social Media
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Social Media Updates from Beyond the Grave

What happens to your Facebook and Twitter accounts after you die? The assumption is that your presence in social media will simply fade away, but thanks to services like LivesOn and DeadSocial, that doesn’t have to be the case. It can be far, far creepier.

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Obama to Announce 10-Year Human Brain Mapping Project

We’re hearing that the announcement will come as early as next month and it is being proposed as a ten-year project to learn everything we possibly can about the human brain. The project will cost billions of dollars, to be sure, but it should yield some fascinating discoveries that can be applied to the understanding and treatment of conditions like Alzheimer’s, autism and schizophrenia.

blackberry
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No Budget BlackBerry 10 Smartphones Planned for 2013

It seemed like a safe assumption. With the arrival of the BlackBerry Z10, we figured that the company previously known as RIM would move forward with the BlackBerry 10 platform alone, fleshing out its lineup accordingly. And we would be wrong. Whereas the BlackBerry line used to run all the way from cheap Pearls and Curves to more expensive Bolds and Storms, it seems that the new BlackBerry 10 is focused on the high-end only.

SPECIAL OFFERS
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Daily Deals: Super Solar Gadgets on Sale

If you’re looking for a greener way to sustain your digital lifestyle, then you may want to consider the assortment of solar power products that are on the market. Here are seven such examples that all happen to be on sale. Save money and energy!

Android
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70% of Smartphones Shipped in Q4 2012 Were Android

Even though many people think that the iPhone is continuing to dominate the world of smartphones, the recent stats are really stating otherwise. A report has been released by the good people at Canalys, for example, and they’re saying that Android accounted for a full 70 percent of all smartphones shipped during the fourth quarter of last year.

Mars
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First Ever Mars Bedrock Sample Collected by Curiosity Rover

Last summer, the Curiosity rover touched down on the Martian surface and space geeks from around the world, myself included, rejoiced at the accomplishment. That little rover has been roaming around on Mars for the last few months and now it has drilled a hole into the Red Planet and collected some bedrock.

Xbox
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Siri-Like Voice Control Coming to Xbox 720

The current Xbox 360 already has some rudimentary voice controls by way of the Kinect accessory, but they’re very menu-based and they’re very restrictive. We’re hearing that the next-generation Xbox, whether it’s called the Xbox 720 or something else, will have better natural language processing capabilities, not unlike what you experience with Apple’s Siri digital assistant.

L.G
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5.5-Inch 1080p LG Optimus G Pro Challenges Galaxy Note 2 in Korea

When LG first announced that it would follow the LG Optimus G with the LG Optimus G Pro, many of us assumed that it was going to have a much larger screen in order to compete against the Samsung Galaxy Note series. It did get bigger, bumping from 4.7-inches to 5.0-inches, but that apparently still wasn’t big enough. Now, we’re catching a glimpse of another LG Optimus G Pro smartphone, this time with a 5.5-inch screen.