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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Why the more expensive Note 10+ is the only real choice for die-hard Note fans

It's taken 10-odd versions, but Samsung has figured out the best way to maximize profits for its most expensive handset: Bait and switch.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ hands-on: A new model changes the game, for better or worse

Samsung has unveiled the Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+, dividing the line between "good enough" and "great."

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Why the war on smartphone bezels is going too far

The war on smartphone bezels is going too far. As vendors shave off millimeters or even go edgeless, we're losing features and comfort along the way. But there's one phone that could save us.

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How to keep Amazon, Apple, and Google from listening to your Alexa, Siri, and Assistant recordings

Amazon Echo and Google Home users can shut the door on “human review” of their voice recordings. Also: how to wipe your Siri history off of Apple's servers.

on techhive.com

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Galaxy Note 10 preview: A phone so stacked and expensive, Samsung is already pushing deals

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 is due to land at Samsung's Unpacked event on Aug. 7, but we already know a lot about it.

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Samsung keeps the high-end Android tablet dream alive with the Galaxy Tab S6

Samsung has unveiled its latest high-end Android tablet, the Galaxy Tab S6, with a Snapdragon 855 processor, Bluetooth-powered S Pen, dual camera, and an in-display fingerprint sensor.

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100 million Capital One credit card applications hacked: What you need to know (and do next)

Capital One has revealed that some 100 million customers had their personal information stolen in a hack earlier this year. Here's everything you need to know.

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Google just revealed that you won’t have to touch the Pixel 4 to use or unlock it

Google has revealed that Pixel 4 will feature secure face unlock and the ability to control the screen by hand motions.

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3 reasons why Apple spent a billion bucks on Intel's smartphone modem business

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Apple is eyeing the purchase of Intel's smartphone modem chip business. Here's why that could be a massive deal.

on macworld.com

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Samsung is ready to release the Galaxy Fold (again), but selling it won't be easy

Samsung has announced that the improved Galaxy Fold will be launching in September, with a new hinge, more apps, and a hard sell.

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Amazon Echo Show 5 review: Small and solid wins the race

Amazon's newest Echo speaker is its best yet, with a great design, excellent features, and a killer price tag.

on techhive.com

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The ROG Phone II is an Android beast but Asus won’t tell you how much it costs

The Asus ROG Phone II leaves no spec unturned, but we really want to know how much it costs.

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Samsung's next-gen RAM will make your phone way faster, but the Galaxy Note 10 won't get it

Samsung has announced mass production of its new 12GB LPDDR5 RAM memory chip, but the first phones to use it won't arrive until next year.

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Emoji are getting more inclusive on your iPhone and Android phone—even if you're a vampire

Google and Apple have unveiled a preview of the new emoji coming to phones this fall.

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Google Pixel 3a review: A budget phone that acts like a premium flagship

The Google Pixel 3a is more than a low-cost alternative to the Pixel 3, it's a damn good phone in its own right.