Michael SimonStaff Writer, Greenbot

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 cooks up a tasty update to Home with step-by-step recipe instructions

An update rolling out to Google Home this week will let you get step-by-step instructions for more than 5 million recipes from Bon Appétit, the New York Times, Food Network, and others.

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How to save your parking spot in Google Maps

A new option in the Google Maps beta lets you manually save a parking location, take notes, and snap a photo.

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Google tweaks Android Messages to make it easier to start a one-on-one conversation

The latest update to Android Messages brings a useful interface tweak that eliminates the extra tap to start a solo conversation and adds a new group messaging button.

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Google's 'Copyless Paste' feature aims to take the pain out of copying text on Android

A new feature in the Google Chrome Canary build called Copyless Paste will provide contextual suggestions based on the things you've recently searched.

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Xiaomi might release a Mi phone in the U.S., but not until 2019

In an interview, Xiaomi's global vice president says that the company is hoping to release a U.S. phone 'in two years, if not sooner.'

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Google Fit update finally brings strength training feature to all Android Wear 2.0 watches

An update to the Google Fit app on Android Wear 2.0 brings strength training, which will automatically detect your workout and count your reps.

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Google highlights 60 app and game nominees for second annual Play Awards

Google has unveiled this year's nominees for its annual Play Awards, spotlighting 60 apps and games in a wide array of categories.

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Seeing red: Samsung to offer software fix for tinted Galaxy S8 displays

In response to customer complaints about overly red Galaxy S8 displays, Samsung will be pushing out a software update soon that provides "a further enhanced ability to adjust the color setting."

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8 ways the iPhone 8 can beat the Galaxy S8

The Galaxy S8 might be the best phone of 2017, but the year's not over until the next iPhone makes its debut. Here's how Apple can take the crown back from Samsung.

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Now it's personal: Google Home picks up support for multiple accounts, voice recognition

In an update rolling out to all U.S. users, Google Home will now support up to six users and be able to differentiate between who is speaking for personalized briefings and playlists.

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HTC looks to put the squeeze on the S8 with a new grip-sensing flagship phone

HTC will reportedly release a Snapdragon 835-powered phone on May 16 that uses touch-sensitive bezels to control the screen.

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Meet the new Wunderlist: Microsoft's To-Do task manager takes over

Microsoft has taken the wraps off its Wunderlist successor, an overly simple task managing app called To-Do.

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Rumor suggests the Note8 will be a bigger S8+ that adds a missing feature

Reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reports that the Note8 will sport a 6.4-inch screen and the dual camera system we were hoping the S8 would have.

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Xiaomi's Mi6 has the Galaxy S7’s looks, the S8’s power, and iPhone 7’s camera for half the price

Xiaomi has taken the wraps off its newest flagship, the 5.15-inch Mi6, bringing a Snapdragon 835 chip, 12MP dual camera, and big battery without breaking the bank.

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Google partners with PayPal to bring new checkout options for Android Pay

Google and PayPal have announced they are teaming up to allow users to access their accounts at store checkouts via Android Pay.