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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Best Samsung Galaxy Note 8 cases: Top picks in every style

The Galaxy Note 8 is a very expensive phone, so if you buy one you're going to want to protect it. Here are the best cases we could find.

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How to send Android SMS messages with Amazon Echo, and why it's a big deal

Amazon has opened up the ability to send SMS text messages on Echo devices. Here's how to set it up on your Android phone.

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How to take a screenshot on any Android phone

Once an arduous task, taking a screenshot is a snap—no pun intended—on modern Android phones. Here's how to do it on your phone.

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Google's cleaning up the Play Store, using machine learning to remove 700,000 bad apps

Google has announced that some 700,000 apps were removed from the Play Store in 2017 as it continues to crack down on bad apps that could harm your phone.

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The Galaxy S9's rumored Intelligent Scan isn't a Face ID clone and that's a good thing

By combining the face and iris biometrics, the Galaxy S9's 'Intelligent Scan' could be the smartest way to take on Apple's Face ID.

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If you bought a OnePlus 5T, your credit card info may have been stolen

OnePlus has divulged that up to 40,000 customers may have had their credit card info stolen after making a purchase through its website.

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We just learned Moto's plans for the X5, Z3 and G6, and that’s a big problem

Lenovo's entire line-up of 2018 phones just leaked online. Here's why that could be a huge problem for the industry.

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Apple’s iOS 11.2.2 Spectre patch probably won’t slow down your iPhone, but here’s what to do if it does

There are reports that Apple's iOS 11.2.2 Spectre security update is slowing down some older iPhones. That shouldn't be the case for most people, but here's what to do if your phone is affected.

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The Samsung Galaxy X folding phone rumor just won’t die and I wish it would

Samsung has reportedly once again show off a concept of a folding phone, and once again the internet is buzzing about it. Not me though.

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Essential Phone: Everything you need to know about Andy Rubin's new Android phone

There's a lot of hype surrounding the Essential Phone. We've got everything you need to know about it.

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CES 2018: 8 awesome Android announcements you might have missed

CES isn't exactly a launchpad for Android gear, but there were still some cool announcements this week. Here are eight that might have flown under your radar.

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Huawei's new WiFi Q2 mesh networking system is capable of ridiculous speeds

Huawei has announced the WiFi Q2, a new mesh networking system capable of delivering speeds up to 1867Mbps.

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Sorry, Huawei Mate 10 Pro, not even Wonder Woman can fight the U.S. carrier stronghold

Huawei's big U.S. launch of the Mate 10 Pro was dampened when AT&T pulled out of a deal to sell the new handset in stores. Now Huawei may never break through in the states.

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Apple, kids, and iPhone addiction: Parental controls in iOS are long overdue

After being publicly called out over its lack of parental controls in iOS, Apple has vowed to implement "new features and enhancements" to protect kids. But it might be too little too late.

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Alexa is eating Siri's lunch at CES 2018, and HomePod isn't going to make a difference

The smart home is once again on full display at this year's CES, but it's not Siri who's in charge, it's Alexa. And Apple might never be able to take the lead.

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