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 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.

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Honor's View 10 flagship phone is coming to the U.S., but we don't know when

Honor's View10 will have a 5.9-inch display, Kirin 970 chip, 3,750mAH battery, and a dual camera when it hits U.S. shelves

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Meltdown and Spectre CPU flaws affect all iOS and Mac devices, but don't panic

Apple has released a statement on Meltdown and Spectre, and the flaws affect every iOS and Mac in existence. But it's probably not as scary as you think.

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Samsung’s new Exynos 9810 chip could make the Galaxy S9 very iPhone X-like

Samsung's new Exynos 9810 chip could mean that Face ID-style unlocking is coming to the S9.

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Why the $29 iPhone battery replacement is Apple's best move of the year

Apple's announcement that it will replace aging batteries in iPhones 6 and later is the perfect way to end a rocky 2017.

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Google 2017 in review: Hits, misses, and WTF moments

From the Pixel phones to Assistant, Google was everywhere in 2017. But it wasn't all great. We take a look at Google's step, stumbles, and serious falls over the past 12 months.

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Amazon Echo Spot review: This Alexa speaker is as sharp as it is smart

Amazon’s Echo Spot is its best smart speaker yet, with good looks, good sound, and a killer screen.

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Sorry, Apple Watch Series 3 LTE users: If you want to stop and start service it'll cost you

As the three-month promotion for Apple Watch Series 3 comes to an end, many users are going to want to suspend their cellular service. Here’s why it might end up costing more in the long run.

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FCC votes to kill net neutrality in an unsurprising move. What happens now?

The FCC has voted to kill its own net neutrality rules in a 3-2 vote along party lines. Here's what will likely happen next.

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You can buy an iMac Pro on Dec. 14, but you can't upgrade the RAM

Apple has announced that it will begin selling its new iMac Pro on Thursday, December 14, but users won't be able to add RAM after they buy one.

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Five ways the Snapdragon 845 chip will impact 2018 Android flagship phones

Qualcomm has unveiled its newest top-of-the-line processor, the Snapdragon 845,which will power the premium Android phones of 2018. Here's how it will change the way you use them.

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Amazon Prime Video finally arrives on Apple TV: Here’s everything you can watch

At long last, Amazon Prime Video has arrived on Apple TV.

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Android 8.1 Oreo is here: What's new, what's changed, and what's awesome

We've got everything you need to know about all the new features of Android 8 Oreo.

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If your iPhone started crashing at midnight on Dec. 2, iOS 11.2 will fix it

Another widespread bug has hit Apple devices, this time affecting iPhones and iPads running iOS 11.1.2. In response, Apple has pushed out iOS 11.2 early.

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