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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Google I/O 2018: 5 things we're likely to see (and 5 things we really want)

Google I/O is happening this week, and we've got everything you need to know about the big show.

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Google Assistant works with over 5,000 smart devices, but Alexa is far in the lead with 12,000

Google has announced that Assistant works with 'every major device brand' in the U.S., but it still has a long way to go to catch up to Alexa.

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LG's G7 is boring because all Android phones are boring now—and it's Apple's fault

Apple's effect on Android phones is at an all-time high in 2018, and it's making everything boring.

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LG G7 ThinQ hands on: Camera smarts, killer sound, and some funky notch options

LG amps up its game with the G7 ThinQ, an AI-infused, 6.1-inch powerhouse with a disappearing notch.

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LG unveils the G7 ThinQ with more screen and an AI-infused camera

LG has taken the wraps off the G7 ThinQ, its first flagship phone of 2018, and it has a notched screen, booming speaker, and AI-infused camera.

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5 reasons why the T-Mobile-Sprint merger might be great (and 5 reasons why it might not be)

T-Mobile and Sprint have finally agreed to a long-rumored merger, so let's take a look at what it could mean for subscribers.

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Grab these free and cheap Avengers comics, movies, and cases just for time for ‘Infinity War’

'Avengers: Infinity War' is out today and there are deals to be had.

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Snapchat's Spectacles 2 are here and Apple's AR glasses can't come soon enough

Snap's second-generation Spectacles sunglasses, are thinner, water resistant, and upload faster. But that doesn't mean people will want to wear them.

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Google's major Gmail update boosts your privacy and productivity

Google has rolled out a major update to its Gmail web client, bringing a new interface and strong privacy features.

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OnePlus 6: Everything we know leading up to its May 16 launch

Here's everything we know so far about the upcoming OnePlus 6 flagship phone. Yes, it'll have a notch.

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5 reasons to switch from Spotify Premium to its new free tier (and 5 reasons not to)

Spotify has taken the wraps off its new mobile app, which includes a major upgrade to the streaming service's free tier. Here's why Premium users might want to give it a listen.

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13-inch MacBook Pro battery replacement program FAQ: What it is and how to use it

Apple has launched a battery replacement program for some non-Touch Bar model of the 13-inch MacBook Pro. Here's how to find out if your model is affected and how to get it replaced.

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Lenovo Tab 4 8 Plus and Home Assistant Pack review: A middling tablet is a poor Alexa speaker

The Lenovo's Tab 4 8 Plus is an OK Android tablet on its own, but the Home Assistant Pack accessory doesn't do Alexa justice.

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I don't care if Google's 'chat' for Android is an inferior version of Apple iMessage, I want it now

Google has announced that a new messaging protocol called chat is on the way, bringing RCS support and unifying the scattershot messaging experience on Android. It's about time.

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Amazon's custom Alexa Blueprints skills show how far ahead of Siri and Google Assistant it is

Amazon has released a super-easy tool for anyone to make their own Alexa skill, and you won't find anything like for Siri or Google Assistant.

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