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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Soon you’ll be able to ask your Android TV what to watch with Google Assistant

Upcoming software update will bring Google Assistant commands to Android-powered televisions and streaming boxes.

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Huawei woos Amazon’s Alexa for the U.S. launch of its Mate 9

China-based Huawei looks to make waves in the U.S. with first integration of Alexa in a smartphone.

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Casio's new outdoor smartwatch is built for Android Wear 2.0

The WSD-F20 has a rugged style and built-in GPS, but won't be released until April.

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Asus launches ZenFone 3 Zoom with a massive battery and an eye for photography

Asus also unveils the Tango-based ZenFone AR, which includes support for Google Daydream.

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Armani Exchange gets in the smartwatch game with new line of hybrids

Like Fossil Group's other wearables, the watches feature classic styling and replaceable batteries.

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Honor brings the low-priced 6X stateside, but you’ll have to wait for Nougat

Honor’s $249 handset is packed with premium features like a dual camera and a giant battery, but it still runs Marshmallow for now.

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Qualcomm accidentally outs Asus' Snapdragon 821-powered ZenFone AR

The new handset will be the second Tango phone on the market, and includes support for Daydream VR.

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Android Auto jumps from phone to dash in new Chrysler-Fiat concept

The new Nougat-powered infotainment system integrates Android into the Chrysler 300's infotainment system.

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Google Home will soon be able to start your Hyundai Sonata

Hyundai kicks Google Home into high gear with voice-powered Blue Link capabilities.

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2016 in review: The year in Android

Take a look back at the last 12 months of Android and a peek at what's to come.

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With Cyanogen dead, Google's control over Android is tighter than ever

Having never realized mainstream success, the heavily altered CyanogenMod OS is kaput, and the most aggressive threat to Google's control of Android is closing its doors.

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Nintendo plans to release 2 or 3 mobile games a year after Super Mario Run's success

Nintendo looks to build on the success of Super Mario Run and Pokemon Go with a steady stream of smartphone releases.

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Deck, watch and rock the halls with Google Play Store deals on music, movies, and more

Google has a bevy of holiday deals ready to roll in the Play Store, with half-off movies, 99-cent rentals and free music available for all.

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It's about time! Google to release a pair of Android Wear smartwatches in 2017

After months of rumors, Google confirms it will release two wearables in the new year, but they won't be branded as Pixels.

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4 CES surprises already teased for Android lovers

With the big CES 2017 event just around the corner, companies are beginning to tease their latest announcements.