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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The Google privacy conundrum: Why locking down your data is a hard choice

Google has made it easier to see and control what parts of your data it collects from you, but the decision to make it private is harder than it's ever been.

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Android P’s notification shade is so good Apple should just copy the whole damn thing in iOS 12

Google might have finally developed the perfect system for notifications in Android P and Apple should just copy it.

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How Assistant could help Google take over your living room

JBL's Link Bar isn't just another Android TV device. It's a Trojan horse designed to help Google get a leg up on Roku, Amazon, and Apple in the living room.

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Google's Digital Wellbeing is schooling Apple on how to combat smartphone addiction

Google's new Digital Wellbeing initiative in Android P is about getting all users—not just kids— to put down their phones.

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4 ways Android P's gesture navigation is better than the iPhone X's (and 4 ways it's not)

Google has introduced new gesture navigation in Android P, powering the virtual home button with swipes and taps. Here's how it's better (and worse) than Apple's method on the iPhone X.

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JBL’s Link Bar might be the Google Assistant/Android TV soundbar of my dreams

Google and JBL are partnering on a new smart sounder with always-on Google Assistant support and Android TV.

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Android quick replies on your Fitbit Ionic and Versa: How to get set up and customized

Fitbit has flipped the switch on Android smart replies for the Versa and Ionic. Here's how to get it set up on your smartwatch.

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Google I/O 2018: 5 things we're likely to see (and 5 things we really want)

Google I/O is happening this week, and we've got everything you need to know about the big show.

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Google Assistant works with over 5,000 smart devices, but Alexa is far in the lead with 12,000

Google has announced that Assistant works with 'every major device brand' in the U.S., but it still has a long way to go to catch up to Alexa.

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LG's G7 is boring because all Android phones are boring now—and it's Apple's fault

Apple's effect on Android phones is at an all-time high in 2018, and it's making everything boring.

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LG G7 ThinQ hands on: Camera smarts, killer sound, and some funky notch options

LG amps up its game with the G7 ThinQ, an AI-infused, 6.1-inch powerhouse with a disappearing notch.

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LG unveils the G7 ThinQ with more screen and an AI-infused camera

LG has taken the wraps off the G7 ThinQ, its first flagship phone of 2018, and it has a notched screen, booming speaker, and AI-infused camera.

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5 reasons why the T-Mobile-Sprint merger might be great (and 5 reasons why it might not be)

T-Mobile and Sprint have finally agreed to a long-rumored merger, so let's take a look at what it could mean for subscribers.

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Grab these free and cheap Avengers comics, movies, and cases just for time for ‘Infinity War’

'Avengers: Infinity War' is out today and there are deals to be had.

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Snapchat's Spectacles 2 are here and Apple's AR glasses can't come soon enough

Snap's second-generation Spectacles sunglasses, are thinner, water resistant, and upload faster. But that doesn't mean people will want to wear them.

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