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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The best Amazon Prime Day deals on Fitbit devices, smartwatches and fitness bands

Amazon has slashed prices on numerous Fitbit devices and smartwatches as part of its Prime Day extravaganza.

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This hugely discounted $100 Philips Hue color bulb kit is perfect for smart light newbies

Amazon is selling a three-pack of Hue color bulbs with a hub for just $100 today.

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Amazon has slashed prices on our favorite Samsung and Google Android phones for Prime Day

Snag some great Prime Day deals on Android phones from Samsung, Google, LG, and more.

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Google Pixel 3 XL review: Winning the game by rewriting the rules

Whether the Google Pixel 3 XL is the best Android phone is up for debate, but it's the most advanced Pixel ever, and that's what matters.

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Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855 Plus might make the Galaxy Note 10 and Google Pixel 4 even faster

Qualcomm has announced the Snapdragon 855 Plus processor, which offers a graphics boost over the 855.

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Google Keep Notes: 10 tips and tricks to become a master

Google Keep Notes isn't as basic as it seems. Here are 10 tips and tricks so you can unlock its full potential.

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The Jabra Elite 65t True Wireless Earphones have dropped to their lowest price of the year

The Jabra Elite 65t True Wireless Earphones are just $120 on Amazon Prime Day, matching an all-time low.

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Google defends 'critical' language experts who listen to and transcribe your Assistant recordings

Responding to Assistant audio transcriptions leaked by an employee, Google says the practice is essential to product development.

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Apple temporarily disables Walkie Talkie on Apple Watch over eavesdropping concerns

Apple has temporarily disabled the Walkie Talkie app on the Apple Watch because a security flaw can let outsiders listen to your iPhone without consent.

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Mobvoi has launched the TicWatch Pro 4G at a discount because 4G doesn't work yet

Mobvoi has starting selling the TicWatch Pro 4G for $299, but you won't be able to activate LTE until August

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How to back up your Google Photos library now that Google Drive auto-sync has shut down

Google is shutting down the ability to sync your Google Photos library automatically to Google Drive, but you can still keep a backup of your pics. Here's how.

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Amazon and Google declare truce, allow YouTube and Prime video streaming on each other’s devices

Google is finally allowing a native YouTube client to be installed on Amazon devices, as well as Prime Video streaming to Chromecast dongles.

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Apple kills the MacBook and non-Touch Bar MacBook Pro as part of a major laptop shakeup

Apple has killed the MacBook and the non-Touch Bar MacBook Pro, and discounted the MacBook Air as part of a new notebook lineup for the back-to-school shopping season.

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How to automatically delete the web activity and location history data in your Google account

Google has launched a new privacy setting that lets you automatically delete your location and web activity data. Here's how to do it.

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Ember Ceramic Mug and Ember Travel Mug reviews: Smart at home, less so on the road

The Ember Ceramic Mug and Travel Mug are expensive, but they just might be worth the investment.

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