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 makes its Gear smartwatches more attractive with new bands, features

Partnership delivers designer straps for the S3, while a software update brings new features for the S2.

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WhatsApp releases new update for your holiday GIF-giving

WhatsApp unlocks GIF support for Android.

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Google releases Android 7.1.1 images for Pixel and Nexus devices

Get the latest monthly security patch and squash bugs.

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Google's Trusted Contacts pings your loved ones when you need them most

New Google app lets you find your friends, family during an emergency.

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Lenovo promises 12 new Moto Mod add-ons per year

Motorola looks to expand the capability of the Moto Z with a family of add-on adapters.

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The Samsung Galaxy Note7's extreme thinness may be behind battery explosions

Research by team of engineers reveals that the Samsung Galaxy Note7's case, not the batteries, was the problem.

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When will your phone get Android Nougat?

Our continually updated list has all the latest details, announcements, and rumors to give you the best possible picture of when you'll get Android 7.0.

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Smartwatches wear out their welcome with Motorola

Don’t expect to see a third generation of the Moto 360 anytime soon.

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Google makes drawing more powerful with Keep update

The note-taker gains a cool new feature that coverts your handwritten notes into text.

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Motorola looks to pair Moto Z for a dance with Tango

Company says a module incorporating Google's AR camera tech is "likely" for the handset.

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Nokia turns to Android for its smartphone rebirth

The longtime phone maker will take another crack at making smartphones.

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Android Auto goes fully hands-free as 'OK Google' support revs up

OK Google! As promised at I/O, Google is beginning to push its voice-controlled smartphone assistant to cars.

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Angry Birds maker is Hatch-ing a new subscription streaming game service on Android

The new mobile platform promises to free up space on your phone and create a collaborative environment, but at what cost?

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Stop pouting: Google’s Santa Tracker is updated just in time for the Christmas countdown

Keep the kids entertained all throughout the holiday season with the new Present Quest game.

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Gooligan worms its way into Android phones, compromises one million Google accounts

The malware is contracted by downloading apps from third-party stores.