Jason CrossStaff Writer, Greenbot

I have written professionally about technology for my entire adult professional life - over 20 years. I like to figure out how complicated technology works and explain it in a way anyone can understand.

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Android 7.1 Developer Preview announced, coming soon

7.1 brings support for Daydream VR, the app shortcuts API, and several other features, but the Assistant is still just for Pixel and Allo.

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Hands-on with Google Daydream: Gear VR has a new rival

Google's second stab at phone-based VR takes it to the front of the pack.

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Android Wear 2.0 delayed to 2017, Developer Preview 3 out now

The first really huge update to Google's watch platform is taking a little longer than expected.

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Google's Pixel phones: 7 essential technical upgrades we want to see

It looks like "Nexus" is out, and "Pixel" is in. This is what we hope to see as Google updates its flagship phones.

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Google finally launches its Allo messaging app

Leaning heavily on Google's new Assistant, Google hopes Allo will finally give it a messaging app that really sticks.

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Samsung Galaxy Note7 recall is official through the Consumer Product Safety Commission

The CPSC notes there have been 92 reports of the batteries overheating in the U.S., including 26 reports of burns.

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Hasselblad True Zoom review: A curiosity with almost nothing to recommend it

For $250 you should just buy a vastly superior point-and-shoot camera.

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Moto Z Play review: Long-lasting, affordable, and modular too

It may not be as fast as the other Moto Z phones, but the return of the headphone jack and super battery life make up for it.

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Get more out of Android Nougat with these tips and tricks

How to use split-screen mode, the new quick settings shade, improved notifications, and more.

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Hands on: The Moto Z Play brings down the cost of modularity

It may not be as fast as the other Moto Zs, but its epic battery life makes up for it.

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Hands-on: The Hasselblad True Zoom adds 10x optical zoom to your Moto Z

It'll give your Moto Z phone true 10x optical zoom, but it doesn't compete with standalone cameras.

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A list of all the Google Now voice commands

What can you do with your voice on your Android phone? More than you know!

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Blackberry announces DETK50, a secure $299 Android phone

The company says it's 'the world's most secure Android phone,' but is that enough to spur sales?

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Swiftkey launches emoji-predicting Swiftmoji keyboard for Android and iOS

The new keyboard predicts emoji as you type, using Swiftkey's word-predicting technology.