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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Samsung to brick remaining Galaxy Note7s through software update

Battery charging for the beleaguered tablet to be severed across all carriers as Verizon decides to get on board.

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New Google Maps beta brings Contributions, notification changes

Launch your review page right from the home screen and toggle notifications you get from businesses.

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New slate of games showcase the power of Daydream VR

Lego, Gunjack, and Need for Speed bring premium content to Google's new platform. Also, HBO Now and Netflix.

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Fitbit vows to keep Pebble smartwatches running through 2017

In a blog post, developer says Fitbit will keep Pebble services intact and has no plans to brick any smartwatches.

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Samsung Pay will be bundled on nearly all Galaxy phones in 2017

The company is also preparing to release a Google Play app that opens the service to other Android phones.

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The iPhone switcher's guide: Move from iOS to Android and keep all your stuff

We'll help get your photos, contacts, calendars, and everything else to their new home.

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You can live stream on Twitter without the Periscope app now

The feature brings Periscope into the Twitter app and streamlines the process by eliminating the need to have two apps installed.

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Google Drive update makes it a little easier to switch from iPhone to Android

New backup option helps move your iOS calendars, contacts, and photos to your new device.

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Facebook launches standalone Events app for Android

The calendar-based app strips away the noise in your feed and lets you focus only on the happenings that affect you.

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Android chief squashes rumors of Android merging with Chrome OS

Google SVP Hiroshi Lockheimer says Android and Chrome OS will eventually share more features but remain separate.

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Google finally releases Gboard for Android, bringing search to the keyboard

Previously iOS-only, the update to Google Keyboard lets you find and send links, pics, and GIFs.

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Google Home tightens Chromecast bonds with Netflix, Photos integration

You can now tell the device to watch Netflix movies and display photos on your Chromecast-enabled television.

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T-Mobile's Digits looks to expand your phone number to all of your devices

The carrier launches a new program that lets you use a single number across all of your devices, and multiple numbers on one device.

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Severe AirDroid vulnerability exposes users, patch incoming

Sand Studio says the update fixes a serious security issue in the latest release that exposed personal information to attackers.

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More Samsung foldable phone rumors: The first one may arrive in 2017

A new report claims that two Samsung bendable phones may be on the way, including one that can still be used while closed.