Michael SimonStaff Writer, PCWorld

If it has a screen, battery or a plug, Michael Simon wants to play with it. He has been obsessed with technology since he bought his first ThinkPad—the one with the lift-up keyboard that let you swap out the drive. He's still waiting for that to come back in style.

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4 ways Android Messages for web is better than Apple Messages on the Mac (and 4 ways it's not)

Google has finally launched Android Messages on the web, letting users send and receive texts from their PC. But is it better than Apple's Messages on the Mac?

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7 ways to master the new Google News and use it more like Google Reader

The new Google News app and web interface is yet another attempt by Google to replace the hole left behind by the death of Google Reader. Here's how to use it to its full potential.

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Google's new Podcasts app offers the bare-minimum Android listening experience

Google has finally released a standalone podcasts app, but don't expect it to blow you away with features.

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Apple adds secure emergency location features to get ahead of smartphones' 911 problems

Apple has announced a new feature in iOS 12 that will securely and accurately relay your location when you dial 911.

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There's no excuse: All Android phones (even Samsung's) should run stock Android

Android One has graduated from a low-end OS to the best version of stock Android you can get on a phone. And it's time for every manufacturer to consider it in their phones.

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Garmin's $300 Vivoactive 3 Music smartwatch shows why Wear OS desperately needs a leader

Garmin's new music-centered Vivoactive 3 smartwatch is a perfect example of how far behind Wear OS is.

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Nothing to C here: Apple is never switching from Lightning to USB-C in the iPhone

A new report from DigiTimes suggests that the 2019 iPhones will dump the Lightning cable in favor of USB-C. Here's why there's no chance of that happening.

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Fitbit’s Ace tracker for kids could be the ultimate weapon in the fight against smartphone addiction

Fitbit's first fitness tracker for kids, the Ace, is now available for $99.

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OnePlus 6 review: The Android rebel phone grows up

The OnePlus 6 doesn't just have top-of-the-line specs—it also has a premium design and one of the best displays you can buy.

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That Russia router malware threat might be worse than feared: What you need to know

The FBI recommends rebooting or even resetting your router to avoid sophisticated "VPNFilter" malware by a group tied to Russia. Here's what you need to know.

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Maybe if no one buys the BlackBerry Key2, TCL will stop making QWERTY keyboard phones

We've gotten to the point where BlackBerry's QWERTY keyboards aren't cute or kitschy anymore, and they detract from the things BlackBerry actually does well.

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What was missing from WWDC 2018? Originality

Apple's WWDC keynote was jam-packed with new features for iOS, macOS, and watchOS, but none of them were very innovative.

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LG G7 ThinQ review: Big brains, bigger yawns

With a Snapdragon 845 processor, Boombox speaker, and an AI camera, the LG G7 ThinQ isn't a bad phone by any stretch. But it's not a particularly memorable phone either.

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Charge your phone wirelessly and cheaply with these can't-pass-up deals on Qi chargers

If you've been holding out on buying a wireless charger for just the right deal, your moment has arrived: You can get the Samsung Fast Charge pad for $25 or Anker's ultra-slim charging bag for $13.50 today.

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The most interesting feature in the Pixel 3 leak isn't Google's notch—it's what's inside

A new leak purports to show the Pixel 3 with a big ol' notch at the top of the screen. But it's what's inside the notch that's most intriguing.