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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First looks at the Samsung Galaxy Fold are equal parts awe, surprise, and crease concerns

The first early impressions of the Samsung Galaxy Fold have landed, and while most people are wowed by it, overall opinions are somewhat less than glowing.

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Fingerprint scanner face-off: Samsung Galaxy S10+ vs OnePlus 6T vs Galaxy S9 vs Apple's iPhone

Are the newer optical and ultrasonic fingerprint scanners actually better than the physical sensors? We put four of them to the test.

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Two-factor authentication explained: How to choose the right level of security for every account

Everything you need to know about two-factor authentication so you choose the right method for every account you own.

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Apple’s ‘courage’ to remove the headphone jack has created a brave new world

It’s been over two years since Apple opted to axe the headphone jack from the iPhone and guess what? Things are pretty good.

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Apple cuts the price of HomePod by $50, but it’s still too expensive

Apple has lowered the price of its HomePod smart speaker to $299, which is better but still not great.

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The Powerbeats Pro ‘totally wireless’ earphones are the most Apple product Beats has ever made

Apple has unveiled a new true wireless version of its Beats Powerbeats earphones, and there’s a lot of AirPods tech inside.

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Fitbit Versa Lite review: Lower cost with little sacrifice

The Versa Lite is a low-cost version of Fitbit’s most affordable smartwatch, but there’s nothing cut-rate about it.

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Verizon’s dubious new Just Kids plan is a terrible deal for you and your kids

Verizon is selling a new Just Kids plan that limits data and contacts to "make it easier for families to call a technology truce." If you believe that I have a bridge to sell you.

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No joke, Google is killing off the Pixel 2, Inbox, goo.gl URL shortener, and Google+ this week

Google is trimming down its product line with the removal of Inbox, the Pixel 2, Google+, and URL shortener goo.gl.

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Huawei is basically forcing fans to buy the P30 Pro by crippling the P30

Huawei's P30 Pro has a bigger screen, way better cameras, wireless charging, and water resistance than the P30, which still costs $800.

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Apple leaves Android users with few alternatives as Texture is earmarked for May 28 shutdown

Texture has announced that it will be shutting down on May 28, leaving Android users with no place to read their digital magazines.

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Apple's 'apology' for the MacBook keyboard only proves that we need a new MacBook keyboard

If Apple needs to issue an official apology for poor functionality of one of the most used features in its most expensive notebook, something is wrong.

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Apple Card FAQ: Interest rates, rewards, sign-up and everything else you need to know

Here's everything you need to now about Apple's new credit card.

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Huawei’s P30 Pro goes toe-to-toe with the Samsung Galaxy S10+ on power, price, and photography

Huawei has unveiled its first flagship phones of 2019 in the P30 and P30 Pro, and they're packed with features to take on the Galaxy S10.

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Apple's services event laid the groundwork for a long and difficult transition away from the iPhone

Apple may be late to the video streaming party, but it's getting ahead of the shift away from its No. 1 device: the iPhone.

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