Michael SimonStaff Writer, Greenbot

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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Google Maps now shows how hard it will be to park at your destination

The new feature in Google Maps won't provide live updates, but the color-coded icon will provide an overview of the parking availability.

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LG leaks seemingly reveal G6, co-designed Google watches

A pair of purported official images reveal a near bezel-less G6 and two sizes of the smartwatch LG co-developed with Google.

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How to share your Android phone's connection with Wi-Fi hotspot

Your Android phone's connection can easily be broadcast to other devices that don't have cellular chips.

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Facebook taps into NFC in Android phones for strong account security

Facebook beefs up its two-factor authentication with support for security keys over NFC on Android phones.

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HTC confirms that a flagship Snapdragon 835 phone is coming this year

While the U Ultra is still several weeks away from its launch, an HTC executive says a second flagship will be arriving this year based on the Snapdragon 835 chip.

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How to manage your Google Account on your Android phone

Learn how to get more control over your Google Account's data, privacy, and security settings.

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Netflix now lets you save downloads to your Android phone's SD card

If you're running out of storage on your Android phone, Netflix will now let you direct downloads to an SD card.

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Make life easier with these cross-platform PC and Android apps

If you want to switch between your Android phone and your PC, these apps will seamlessly sync your files and data.

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Final Android Wear 2.0 Developer Preview lands, bringing iOS support

The last version of the lengthy developer preview paves the way for next month's release of Android Wear 2.0.

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Report: Snapdragon 835 will launch first in Galaxy S8, others have to wait

Samsung has reportedly bought all initial inventory of Qualcomm's upcoming high-end chip.

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Google begins live testing of Instant Apps that load without installation

The feature lets users open links that launch directly into apps even if they haven't previously installed them on their phones.

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Google revamps Voice with long overdue makeover, new features

After years without any meaningful changes, Google has finally upgraded its Voice apps across all platforms and promises it will release regular updates going forward.

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Samsung pushes back Galaxy S8 release, promises a 'very innovative' Note 8

Samsung confirms that it won't be revealing the next Galaxy phone at Mobile World Congress this year, says the Note 8 is in development.

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Samsung details 8-point battery safety check for all new devices

Samsung will run batteries through extensive testing to check durability, charging, build quality, and leakage before shipping new smartphones.

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Can Google's new watches save Android Wear?

Google is set to release a pair of smartwatches alongside next month's release of Android Wear 2.0, and there's a lot riding on them.

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