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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How Apple can fix its awful pre-ordering system

Millions of people set their alarms to order the iPhone 8 and Apple Watch Series 3 this morning. It doesn't have to be that way.

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iPhone X Face ID fail: A feature, not a bug

When Face ID failed to unlock Craig Federighi's phone during the event Tuesday, it was working as intended, Apple says. Also, Face ID should work while wearing sunglasses.

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Apple iPhone 8 Plus vs. iPhone X vs Samsung Note 8: Phablet spec showdown

We pit Apple's new iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X against the Samsung Note 8 to see which phone has the best specs. Spoiler alert: It's complicated.

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Apple Watch Series 3: Six reasons why it's a must-upgrade

Apple has announced Apple Watch Series 3, and it brings a whole lot more than a cellular connection. Here's why you'll want one.

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Galaxy Note8: Features, specs and everything else you need to know

The follow-up to Samsung's ill-fated Note 7, the Galaxy Note 8 is the pinnacle of Samsung's phone design.

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How to tell which iPad model you have

From a distance, you might not be able to tell two different iPad models apart. But it's easy to tell which one you have...if you know where to look.

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Galaxy Note 8 review: Don't call it a comeback, call it the phone of the year

Samsung is back with the Note 8, a full redesign of last year's doomed handset that brings a gorgeous screen, awesome camera, and a few tricks up its sleeve.

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LG V30 hands-on: A 6-inch beast with more power and fewer gimmicks

LG's new V30 flagship phone might be missing the removable battery and second screen, but it brings a 6-inch display, dual cameras, and a great design.

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LG's V30 dumps the removable battery, but adds features galore

LG's V30 flagship dumps the V20's removable battery and second screen, but comes with a dizzying array of novel new features.

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Google's Tango becomes ARCore: Phone AR for the masses

Google is launching a new augmented-reality platform called ARCore, bringing the power of Tango to tens of millions of phones.

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Meet Fitbit Ionic: A little smartwatch, a lot of fitness tracker

Fitbit has released its newest wearable, Ionic, which brings a new design and app platform that aims to break the fitness tracker out of its mold.

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Meet Samsung Galaxy Note8: A bigger and better Galaxy S8+

Samsung has taken the wraps off the Galaxy Note8, and it’s every bit the powerhouse it needs to be, with a 6.3-inch screen, dual cameras, and upgraded S Pen.

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The timing is perfect for a new Chromebook Pixel

A new report says Google is preparing to release a long-awaited update to its Chromebook Pixel, and it can’t come soon enough.

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Google Home hands-free calling is here, but doesn't yet have caller ID

Starting Wednesday, you'll be able to make calls to anyone in your contacts through your Google Home speaker, but caller ID is coming later this year.

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Google Allo finally gains a web interface but it may be too late

Google has started to roll out the long-awaited web interface for its Allo messaging app, but it still requires a phone to work.