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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Pixel 3 XL notch conspiracy theory adds intrigue to Google's Oct. 9 phone launch

Google is set to unveil its new Pixel phones on October 9 in New York City and the leaks suggest there aren't many surprises in store. But there may be more than meets the eye.

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Huawei's benchmark-cheating Performance Mode could be the Mate 20's hottest feature

Huawei is going to add a new Performance Mode option to its phones after AnandTech exposed benchmark cheating.

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Google Pixel 3 rumors: The leaks will be confirmed (or denied) on October 9 in NYC

The third generation of Google's Pixel flagship phone is due to land this fall, and we already know a lot about it.

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Amazon's new Fire HD 8 tablet sacrifices battery life for always-on Alexa

Amazon has unveiled its newest Fire HD 8 tablets, which are pretty much the same as the old ones with less battery life.

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Five awesome Android phone features Apple needs to steal for the iPhone XS Plus

Apple is finally giving us a phone to rival the biggest Android phones. Here are five Android features I'd like to see in the iPhone Xs Plus.

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Samsung wants to force its folding Galaxy phone on us this year whether we want it or not

Samsung has hinted that its long-rumored foldable phone will make its debut at its developer conference in November. But does anyone really need or want one?

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Google just saved us from a month of Pixel Watch rumors—and probably a terrible watch, too

Google has reportedly told Tom's Guide that it won't be making a Pixel Watch this year. That's probably for the best.

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This massive Philips Hue sale at Amazon gets you 20% off nearly everything

Amazon is running a huge sale on Philips Hue lights and bulbs, with many down to their lowest price ever.

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Garmin Vivosmart 4 vs. Fitbit Charge 3: Design, specs, smarts, and more

Garmin has announced the Vivosmart 4, a sleek, full-featured fitness tracker to challenge the upcoming Fitbit Charge 3.

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The HTC U12 Life is a sad reminder of how much better the Google Pixel 3 could look

HTC has unveiled the mid-range U12 Life and there are two surprises: it's not coming to the U.S. and it looks a lot like the Google Pixel.

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Redesigned Wear OS gives us a glimpse into Google's vision for the Pixel Watch

Google's new Wear OS redesign puts a new focus on fitness, Assistant, and simplicity.

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Amazon is blowing out its Fire HD 8 tablets for $50, which probably means a new model is on the way

Amazon is selling its 8-inch Fire HD tablet for $50, but a better model might be on the way.

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LG turned the G7 ThinQ into a high-end Android One phone and I want one now

LG has announced a pair of variants to the G7 ThinQ, including a version that runs Android One instead of its terrible UX OS.

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Move over Memoji: Here's how to use Google's custom Mini selfie stickers in Gboard

Google just brought Allo's awesome selfie stickers to Gboard in the form of Minis. Here's how to make yours.

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You can get 200GB of free iCloud storage because even Apple knows its free tier sucks

Apple is giving non-iCloud storage subscribers a boost to 200GB of storage for two months, but it's not as generous as it seems.

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