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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Intel’s exit leaves Qualcomm in full control of the 5G smartphone modem roadmap

Just hours after Apple and Qualcomm settled their legal battle, Intel announced that it wouldn't be making a 5G smartphone modem anymore.

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Apple and Qualcomm surprisingly settle their legal differences, and it’s pretty clear who won

Apple and Qualcomm have surprisingly settled their legal case, with Apple agreeing to pay Qualcomm an undisclosed sum and royalties.

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6 things the Pixel 3a and 3a XL need to become Google's hero phones

Google has officially teased the arrival of a new Pixel phone, but there are some features it requires to be a success.

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How Apple’s iCloud authentication system fails to protect your account when using a browser

Apple’s 2FA iCloud system is generally very diligent about securing your account, especially when you have two devices, but it has one key flaw.

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First looks at the Samsung Galaxy Fold are equal parts awe, surprise, and crease concerns

The first early impressions of the Samsung Galaxy Fold have landed, and while most people are wowed by it, overall opinions are somewhat less than glowing.

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Fingerprint scanner face-off: Samsung Galaxy S10+ vs OnePlus 6T vs Galaxy S9 vs Apple's iPhone

Are the newer optical and ultrasonic fingerprint scanners actually better than the physical sensors? We put four of them to the test.

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Two-factor authentication explained: How to choose the right level of security for every account

Everything you need to know about two-factor authentication so you choose the right method for every account you own.

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Apple’s ‘courage’ to remove the headphone jack has created a brave new world

It’s been over two years since Apple opted to axe the headphone jack from the iPhone and guess what? Things are pretty good.

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Apple cuts the price of HomePod by $50, but it’s still too expensive

Apple has lowered the price of its HomePod smart speaker to $299, which is better but still not great.

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The Powerbeats Pro ‘totally wireless’ earphones are the most Apple product Beats has ever made

Apple has unveiled a new true wireless version of its Beats Powerbeats earphones, and there’s a lot of AirPods tech inside.

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Fitbit Versa Lite review: Lower cost with little sacrifice

The Versa Lite is a low-cost version of Fitbit’s most affordable smartwatch, but there’s nothing cut-rate about it.

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Verizon’s dubious new Just Kids plan is a terrible deal for you and your kids

Verizon is selling a new Just Kids plan that limits data and contacts to "make it easier for families to call a technology truce." If you believe that I have a bridge to sell you.

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No joke, Google is killing off the Pixel 2, Inbox, goo.gl URL shortener, and Google+ this week

Google is trimming down its product line with the removal of Inbox, the Pixel 2, Google+, and URL shortener goo.gl.

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Huawei is basically forcing fans to buy the P30 Pro by crippling the P30

Huawei's P30 Pro has a bigger screen, way better cameras, wireless charging, and water resistance than the P30, which still costs $800.

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Apple leaves Android users with few alternatives as Texture is earmarked for May 28 shutdown

Texture has announced that it will be shutting down on May 28, leaving Android users with no place to read their digital magazines.