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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.

NASA Video: Spectacular “Canyon of Fire” on the Sun

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Last month, our very own sun experienced quite the spectacular phenomenon that NASA is calling the "canyon of fire." And they got it all on video.

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Video: Cover for Android Provides Contextual Lock Screen

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We've seen phones with "work" and "home" modes, trying to provide this kind of separation, but a new development called "Cover" looks like it could be a heck of a lot better.

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YouTube Freemium Music Streaming Service Coming This Year

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The name for this service has not yet been revealed, but people have started calling it YouTube Music for the time being. The idea is that the service would operate on a freemium model, not unlike Spotify.

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Former Apple CEO Eyes Bid for BlackBerry

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Just when we thought this was settled, the can of worms has been re-opened. BlackBerry is reportedly back on the market and one of its newest suitors just so happens to be the former CEO of Apple

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Samsung Patents Sporty Google Glass Competitor

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Samsung has reportedly filed a design patent with Korean authorities for a type of "sports glasses," but these are "smart" sports glasses that could tackle Google Glass head on.

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Video: Poppy Bipedal Humanoid Robot Created with 3D Printers

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One of the most fascinating things about Poppy is that each of its components was actually printed on a 3D printer. And the overall cost is far lower than other similar robots.

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Good News, Bad News: Free Hulu Videos for Mobile, But…

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The good news is that Hulu is giving mobile users access to all sorts of free video content. The bad news is that you're not getting full episodes of anything.

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Official: T-Mobile Giving Out 200MB Monthly Data for Free

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If you've got a tablet, T-Mobile wants to give you 200MB of free data every month for however long you won the device. No strings attached, no contract. You don't even need to be a current customer.

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12-Inch Tablets with 4K Resolutions Are Coming Soon

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Japan Display -- which includes Sony, Toshiba and Hitachi -- have officially announced that they have created a 12.1-inch TFT module that boasts an eye-popping 4K resolution. That's 3840 x 2160 pixels, resulting in a pixel density of 365ppi.

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Video: LG Fireweb Smartphone Powered by Firefox OS

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We've only seen a very small handful of Firefox handsets thus far, but now one of the biggest names in smartphones has revealed its take on the mobile OS: the LG Fireweb.

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The Automated Highway Driving Assist System from Toyota

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We are slowly inching our way closer to the reality of the self-driving car, this time with the newest innovation from Toyota: the Automated Highway Driving Assist (AHDA) system. Unlike other prototypes and demos, AHDA could see implementation in consumer-ready cars in as little as two or three years.

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Mobile Devices Getting “High-End and High-Performance” Battlefield Game

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Gibeau said that the "Commander Mode" in the game is particularly well suited for a touchscreen tablet and that EA is actively "working on a mobile game of Battlefield that will be high-end and high-performance."

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Tim Cook: iPad Boasts 81% Market Share of Tablet Usage

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As far as Android tablets have come, it looks like the iPad is still the king of the bigger touchscreen castle, accounting for some 81% of the market.

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Apple iPad Mini with Retina Display Gets A7 Too, Starts at $399

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Because of the smaller dimensions, though, that results in an impressive 326 pixels per inch. As with its bigger brother, the iPad Mini with Retina Display also gets a 64-bit A7 processor for up to 10 hours of battery life.

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New Apple iPad Air Is 20% Thinner, Features A7 Chip, Starts at $499

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As expected, the fifth-generation full-sized iPad was formally revealed to the world earlier today and it's going to be called the iPad Air.

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