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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6 cool things we learned about Android P from Google's Reddit AMA

Google's Android engineers held their annual Reddit AMA yesterday. Here are the coolest things we learned.

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How Samsung could be the big winner in the EU's $5.1 billion fine over Android's Google apps

The Eu has levied a record-setting $5 billion fine on Google over its bundled Android apps. Here's why Samsung stands to gain the most from this decision.

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Best Amazon Prime Day Android smartphone deals for every carrier

If you're looking for a new Android smartphone, Amazon has a bunch of Prime Day options for you.

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Best Amazon Prime Day deals on fitness trackers and smartwatches

Get in shape and save money with these great deals on fitness bands and smartwatches for Amazon Prime Day.

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Mobvoi TicWatch Pro review: A second screen doesn't solve any of Wear OS's problems

The TicWatch Pro's best feature is its long-lasting battery, but you have to sacrifice most of the watch's smarts to use it.

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How to make voice and video calls using Alexa and your Amazon Echo

Did you know that you can use your Echo to make voice and video calls without a mobile number or landline? Here's how to do it.

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3 reasons why Microsoft's Surface Go beats Apple's iPad (and 3 reasons why it doesn't)

Microsoft's new Surface Go has its sights squarely set on the iPad. But is it a real competitor to Apple's tablet dominance?

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Samsung Galaxy S9 sales are slumping and that's a problem for all premium Android phones

Samsung has warned that its latest quarterly report will show a year-over-year decline in sales, due to less-than-stellar S9 numbers. That could spell trouble for all premium Android phone makers.

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Three ways to stop your Samsung Galaxy phone from randomly texting out your pics

Samsung phones have been caught texting pictures to contacts without permission. Here's how to make sure that doesn't happen on your phone.

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Stock up on Philips Hue Color Ambiance bulbs and floodlights with 20% off at Amazon

You can get the Hue color bulb and floodlight for $40 today at Amazon.

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HTC U12+ review: One too many pressing problems

The HTC U12+ has a great camera and is loaded with the latest components, but its bloated UI and dumb buttons are too much to bear.

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10 quick ways to clear space on an overstuffed Android device

Zap cached app files in a single tap, clear the Downloads folder, delete unneeded offline maps, take charge of music downloads, and more.

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Google insists its Duplex AI-powered voice calling is real and will prove it, umms and all

Google has announced it's planning to roll out its Duplex AI real-world chatbot in limited testing this summer.

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Best Android phones 2018: What should you buy?

Looking for the best budget Android phone, the best for photography, or the best at everything? We've tested them all and have our top picks right here.

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4 ways Android Messages for web is better than Apple Messages on the Mac (and 4 ways it's not)

Google has finally launched Android Messages on the web, letting users send and receive texts from their PC. But is it better than Apple's Messages on the Mac?