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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Android O: The Reddit AMA's 8 most interesting reveals

Android O's team of engineers did a Reddit AMA. Here are the most interesting things we learned.

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Goodbye Google Now, hello new feed that obsessively tracks your interests

Google has officially killed off the Google Now name, replacing it with a smarter, more personalized feed that aims to deliver only the most relevant information to your phone.

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Samsung Bixby Voice: How to set up and use the Galaxy S8 assistant

Samsung is finally ready to roll out Bixby Voice on the Galaxy S8. Here's everything you need to know to get started.

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How to use Alexa on HTC U11, no hands required

Alexa is ready for her debut on the HTC's flagship U11, the first phone to offer true hands-free support for Amazon's assistant.

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How to take a screenshot on any Android phone

Once an arduous task, taking a screenshot is a snap—no pun intended—on modern Android phones. Here's how to do it on your phone.

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How to transfer everything from your old Android phone to your new one

From apps and data, to calendar and contacts, to photos, mail, and more, here's a quick and painless guide to backing up and moving all your stuff to a new Android phone.

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Google pretties up Google Play movies and TV shows with HDR

Now you'll be able to buy HDR versions of some Google Play movies and TV shows, but you'll need a compatible device to enjoy them.

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Google celebrates July 4th with explosive Play Store deals on movies, games, music, and more

You can score huge savings in the Play Store this July 4th weekend with limited-time deals on movie rentals, hit games, and best-selling books.

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Best Android phones 2017: What should you buy?

Picking an Android phone can be difficult, but we're here to help. These are the top Android phones you should consider bringing home.

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OnePlus 5 review: This mid-range Android phone is speedy inside, but stale outside

Uninspired design notwithstanding, the OnePlus 5 delivers great performance in an affordable Android phone.

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Amazon Dash Wand review: A home shopping device made for a not-too-distant future

Amazon Dash Wand deftly combines the power of Alexa with a handheld barcode scanner, but our shopping carts aren't quite ready for it yet.

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Google makes the best Android apps easier to find with Android Excellence

Google is highlighting the best Android apps with a new designation called Android Excellence, which will place the apps prominently in the Play Store.

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10 great Android features Google should steal from Samsung, LG and HTC

We don't agree with all the changes made by Google's Android partners, but a few features and settings should appear stock Android.

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HTC U11 review: A powerful Android phone that knows how to have fun

The HTC U11 fixes many of the U Ultra's problems, and adds a killer chip, a great camera, and a super-fun gimmick.

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ZTE Quartz watch review: The Best Android Wear value, plain and simple

The ZTE Quartz is a big and somewhat pedestrian entry into the Android Wear 2.0 fray, but you won't find a better 3G watch for the money.