Michael SimonStaff Writer, PCWorld

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 launches Currents to replace Google+ because it won’t let social networks die

Google is launching Currents to replace the long-shuttered Google+ social network but only if you're a GSuite subscriber.

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5G could make the iPad a better PC than the MacBook

With rumors that 5G is coming to the iPad next year, Apple's tablet could finally be the ultimate mobile computer.

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Google's latest Android features are too vital to be Pixel-only

Google brings adaptive battery, bedtime, and personal safety enhancements to Pixel phones, but these features are too vital to keep from the rest of the Android ecosystem.

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Google postpones Android 11 ‘Beta Launch Show’ amid protests

Google will officially launch Android 11 to the public during a "beta show" on June 3.

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Samsung teams with Microsoft to ensure you’ll never stop paying for phones

Samsung has launched Access, a new subscription for the Galaxy S20 that includes Office 365.

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How your Apple, WearOS, and Fitbit smartwatch can help track your coronavirus symptoms

As the coronavirus spreads across the globe, your Apple, Android, and Fitbit smartwatch can help you monitor potential symptoms.

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iPhone SE vs iPhone XR vs iPhone 11: What you should (and shouldn't) buy

Apple now sells three phones that can all be considered affordable. But even if you have enough to buy the most expensive one, should you?

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The Beats Solo3 wireless headphones are cheaper than they’ve ever been on Amazon

Amazon is selling the Beats Solo3 wireless headphones in black or red for $159, the lowest they've ever been.

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You can now buy a Raspberry Pi 4 with as much RAM as a Mac mini

Raspberry Pi has announced a new version of its Pi 4 with a whopping 8GB of RAM.

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Get a refurbished iPhone for as low as $40 in this killer outlet sale

Amazon's Woot is selling refurbished iPhone SE, 6, and 6s devices for a fraction of their MSRPs in today's blowout sale.

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Apple can solve our Face ID mask woes by stealing one of Android’s best features

Android’s Smart Unlock is the perfect solution to the problem of Face ID not working when you’re wearing a mask.

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Did you pass on the last AirPods Pro deal? Now they’re even cheaper

Amazon is selling Apple’s AirPods Pro for $228, the lowest they've ever been there.

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iPhone SE vs Android’s best: A $399 iPhone stands up to $3,000 in Android phones

Apple’s newest phone shouldn’t be a match for the best Android phones. But is it?

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Who needs the Pixel 4a when the Pixel 3a is over $150 off today

Amazon is selling the Google Pixel 3a and 3a XLfor up to $160 off today.

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Fitbit is studying how to detect coronavirus before symptoms show up—and you can help

Fitbit has launched a new survey that aims to help detect COVID-19 in Fitbit users before symptoms show up.

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