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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The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ are down to all-time lows and you should totally buy one

Amazon is taking $200 off the price of the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ today in a Black Friday preview sale.

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The Google Pixel 4 isn't getting monthly Android updates on time and that's a problem

Google says it might take weeks for the November Security Update to reach the Pixel 4. That's not good enough

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With the App Defense Alliance, Google Play Protect might actually keep malware off your phone

Google has announced a new alliance to augment its inadequate Play Protect malware detection system.

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How much of an Apple Watch ripoff is the Xiaomi Mi Watch? This much

Xiaomi is back to its old tricks but this Apple clone might be the worst of all.

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Here’s why Google’s Fitbit purchase is worth every penny—even if we never get a Pixel Watch

Google's purchase of Fitbit may bring about a whole line of Made by Google wearables, but that's not the main draw here.

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4 Fitbit features that are likely going away after the Google deal (and 4 that will get way better)

Now that Google’s purchase of Fitbit is official, let’s take a look at how things could change.

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The best Pixel 4 feature is coming to older phones—and it has nothing to do with the camera

Google has confirmed that the Pixel 4's Recorder app is coming to older Pixel phones.

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Google is buying Fitbit for $2 billion and the smartwatch wars just got real

Google has announced that it is acquiring Fitbit in a $2.1 billion deal that could dramatically alter the smartwatch landscape.

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If 2020 will be the year of the tall phone, I want no part of it

Samsung has teased a new form factor for its next folding phone that opens like a wallet to reveal an ultra-tall display.

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Apple warns HomePod users of potentially fatal iOS 13.2 flaw

Apple has pulled the latest HomePod update and is warning users not to reset their speaker, lest they render it inoperable.

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You have one week to update your iPhone 5 before it stops working

Apple is warning iPhone 5 users to update their phones to iOS 10.3.4 before Monday to ensure that they continues to function properly

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Why the next Google Pixel should be a program, not a phone

The Pixel 4 XL is a perfect encapsulation of Google’s strengths and weaknesses, and it might be time to shake things up.

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Even the carriers agree that Android messaging sucks and they’re teaming up to fix it

Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile are launching a new RCS-based messaging standard designed to “deliver the next generation of messaging to consumers and businesses.”

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Apple TV app lands on select Amazon Fire TV devices ahead of Apple TV+ launch

Apple continues its push to get Apple TV+ everywhere with the launch of the Apple TV app on Amazon Fire TV devices.

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Google Pixel 4 XL review: Half great, half-baked

If you absolutely need to have the newest Android features and want to be on the Pixel’s bleeding edge, then buy a Pixel 4. Otherwise, wait for a few updates—or for the Pixel 5.