Michael SimonStaff Writer, Macworld

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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Apple Watch Series 4 has arrived but here are 5 reasons to buy a Series 3 instead

Apple Watch Series 4 isn't just the best wearable Apple has ever made, it also has the highest entry-level price tag. Here's why the Series 3 is a much better buy.

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I switched from the $1,000 Galaxy Note 9 to the $250 LG Stylo 4 and now I question everything

When I decided to switch from Samsung's $1,000 Galaxy Note 9 to the $200 LG Stylo 4, I thought it would be a painful experience. It wasn't.

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Android Confidential: Why these 3 upcoming Android phones could put the iPhone XS to shame

The iPhone XS and XS Max may be getting all of the headlines now, but that could change in a few weeks. Learn all about why in Android Confidential.

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Withings is back with the Steel HR Sport, but don't call it an Apple Watch competitor

Withings is officially independent again and it's releasing a new watch to celebrate: the Steel HR Sport hybrid with long battery life and advanced fitness tracking.

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Forget tariffs, Apple highest luxury tax ever has already pushed prices to the breaking point

Maybe you didn't notice, but it's not just the iPhone Xs Max that's crazy expensive. Apple has raised prices on nearly every one of its new products.

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Samsung teases a quad-camera Galaxy because smartphones are like razors now

Samsung will be streaming the launch of a new Galaxy phone on October 11 that will presumably have not two, not three, but four cameras.

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OnePlus finally works up the 'courage' to dump the headphone jack in the 6T

OnePlus has divulged that the upcoming 6T will be its first handset to dump the headphone jack. But fear not: USB-C Bullets earbuds are on the way.

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iPhone XS and XS Max vs Galaxy Note 9: $1,000 phablet spec showdown

Apple's new iPhones have arrived, so it's time to see how they match up to the best phone Android has to offer: the Samsung Galaxy Note 9.

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Meet the new iPhone SE, better known as the iPhone 7

Apple has axed all mention of the iPhone SE from its website following its Gather Round event, all but killing rumors that a new model is on the way.

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Garmin Speak Plus Review: Alexa and a dash cam make a mighty fine co-pilot

The Garmin Speak Plus has a tiny screen and a long cord, but it brings a few tricks you won't get with your smartphone.

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4 ways Qualcomm's Snapdragon Wear 3100 chip will supercharge Wear OS watches

Qualcomm has finally released a new wearable processor, the Snapdragon 3100. Here's how it will transform the next generation of Wear OS watches.

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The OnePlus 6T will have a feature the iPhone XS and Pixel 3 won’t: an in-display fingerprint reader

OnePlus has confirmed that the upcoming 6T will have a feature you won't find on any other flagship phone: an in-display fingerprint sensor.

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Pixel 3 XL notch conspiracy theory adds intrigue to Google's Oct. 9 phone launch

Google is set to unveil its new Pixel phones on October 9 in New York City and the leaks suggest there aren't many surprises in store. But there may be more than meets the eye.

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Huawei's benchmark-cheating Performance Mode could be the Mate 20's hottest feature

Huawei is going to add a new Performance Mode option to its phones after AnandTech exposed benchmark cheating.

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Google Pixel 3 rumors: The leaks will be confirmed (or denied) on October 9 in NYC

The third generation of Google's Pixel flagship phone is due to land this fall, and we already know a lot about it.