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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Best Android phones 2018: What should you buy?

Picking an Android phone can be difficult, but we're here to help. These are the top Android phones you should consider bringing home.

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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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Apple's $29 iPhone battery replacement program: iPhone 6 Plus users may be waiting a while

Anyone with an iPhone 6 or later can get a new battery in their phone for $29. Here's how Apple's program works.

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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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How the Spectre and Meltdown CPU flaws affect phones and tablets

The CPU flaw isn't just limited to PCs and Macs anymore. The Spectre vulnerability affects mobile devices and your phone is likely at risk. Here's what it is and how you can mitigate the risks.

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Google is combining Android Pay and Google Wallet under one brand: Google Pay

Google Pay is bringing Android Pay and Google Wallet under a united brand, and Google says it's the first step toward simpler, streamlined digital payments.

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That thing on the back on the Sony Xperia XA2 is a fingerprint sensor. And it works in the U.S.

The mid-range Sony Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra have Snapdragon 630 processors, sport big batteries, run Oreo, and boast a cool new feature: a fingerprint sensor that works in the U.S.