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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Garmin's $300 Vivoactive 3 Music smartwatch shows why Wear OS desperately needs a leader

Garmin's new music-centered Vivoactive 3 smartwatch is a perfect example of how far behind Wear OS is.

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Nothing to C here: Apple is never switching from Lightning to USB-C in the iPhone

A new report from DigiTimes suggests that the 2019 iPhones will dump the Lightning cable in favor of USB-C. Here's why there's no chance of that happening.

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Fitbit’s Ace tracker for kids could be the ultimate weapon in the fight against smartphone addiction

Fitbit's first fitness tracker for kids, the Ace, is now available for $99.

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OnePlus 6 review: The Android rebel phone grows up

The OnePlus 6 doesn't just have top-of-the-line specs—it also has a premium design and one of the best displays you can buy.

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That Russia router malware threat might be worse than feared: What you need to know

The FBI recommends rebooting or even resetting your router to avoid sophisticated "VPNFilter" malware by a group tied to Russia. Here's what you need to know.

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Maybe if no one buys the BlackBerry Key2, TCL will stop making QWERTY keyboard phones

We've gotten to the point where BlackBerry's QWERTY keyboards aren't cute or kitschy anymore, and they detract from the things BlackBerry actually does well.

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What was missing from WWDC 2018? Originality

Apple's WWDC keynote was jam-packed with new features for iOS, macOS, and watchOS, but none of them were very innovative.

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LG G7 ThinQ review: Big brains, bigger yawns

With a Snapdragon 845 processor, Boombox speaker, and an AI camera, the LG G7 ThinQ isn't a bad phone by any stretch. But it's not a particularly memorable phone either.

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Charge your phone wirelessly and cheaply with these can't-pass-up deals on Qi chargers

If you've been holding out on buying a wireless charger for just the right deal, your moment has arrived: You can get the Samsung Fast Charge pad for $25 or Anker's ultra-slim charging bag for $13.50 today.

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The most interesting feature in the Pixel 3 leak isn't Google's notch—it's what's inside

A new leak purports to show the Pixel 3 with a big ol' notch at the top of the screen. But it's what's inside the notch that's most intriguing.

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The notch-less V35 ThinQ adds more confusion to LG’s crowded flagship phones

The G7 ThinQ doesn't hit shelves until June 1, but LG has already launched a new flagship phone, the V35 ThinQ.

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The failed Essential Phone is an ugly testament to everything that's wrong with Android

A new report suggests that Essential is on its last legs and the planned follow-up to its first phone has been shelved. Good riddance.

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Apple’s $29 iPhone battery replacement program: Everything you need to know

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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5 reasons why Apple's next-gen 7nm A12 chip could be the best feature in the 2018 iPhones

A new report claims that production has started on Apple new 7nm A12 processor. Here's why that's a big deal.

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HTC U12+ hands-on: No notch, smarter edges, and real selfie portraits

HTC has unveiled the U12+, with a 6-inch screen, dual cameras, and a doubling-down on Edge Sense.