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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Updates to Google's Duo, Allo, and Photos apps bring small but important features

With a flurry of app updates, Google brings audio calling to Duo, file sharing to Allo, and smarter backups to Photos.

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Fossil comes back for seconds with Michael Kors, Misfit Android Wear watches

Watch giant Fossil announces Android Wear 2.0 support for two new Michael Kors Access watches and the Misfit Vapor, due later this year.

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Power up: Super Mario Run's Android release jumps straight to version 2.0

Nintendo finally releases Super Mario Run in the Play Store, but Android users don't have to wait to get an upgrade to the latest version.

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Google will now let you share your location with friends in Maps

A new feature rolling out soon to all Maps users will let you easily and temporarily broadcast your location and share your journey with anyone you'd like.

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Amazon’s Alexa lands on the Mate 9 at last, but with more hoops and fewer skills

An over-the-air update to the Mate 9 will deliver Amazon's Alexa to the phone, but you'll need to launch an app every time you want to ask something.

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The Pixel C tablet gets some love from Google with a new launcher and multitasking interface

The new Nougat 7.1.2 beta brings the Pixel Launcher and buttons to the Pixel C tablet, and introduces a new grid-based multitasking interface.

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Google adds handy shortcuts to help with searching in Google app update

The latest update to the Google app adds an array of categories for quickly getting information about sports, weather, entertainment, and lots more.

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O, hello there! Google offers sneak peek at Android 8 in first developer preview

Google drops the first developer preview of Android O two months before I/O and it's packed with awesome features.

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Apple's new iPad lineup slashes prices, the iPad Air, and iPad mini storage options

Apple reboots the original iPad with an A9 chip and a lower price as it looks to reinvigorate its foundering family of tablets.

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Bonjour Bixby: Samsung unveils its own AI aide to debut on the Galaxy S8

Samsung introduces its own virtual assistant named Bixby, which is set to debut on the Galaxy S8 next week, though it isn't a Google Assistant clone.

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Guess goes all in on Android Wear 2.0 as it reboots its smartwatch strategy

At Baselworld 2017, Guess launches new fashion-minded models aimed at the consumer and luxury markets in a variety of finishes and straps.

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Android O details begin trickling in, with notification syncing, badges reportedly on tap

The first rumors about Android O point to new notifications, app badges, picture-in-picture, and smart text selection.

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Google Voice finally lets you delete conversations

The first update to the Google Voice Android app since January's redesign brings the ability to delete conversations, toggle Do Not Disturb, and search for GIFs with Gboard.

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Pricing and availability announced for the G6, but carriers make it unnecessarily confusing

LG's G6 will either cost $650, $672, $708, or $720, depending on which carrier you choose, and you may get it on March 30 or April 7. But there is a free Google Home in it for early buyers.

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Hands on with Family Link, Google's powerful new tool for managing your kids' phone habits

Family Link is easy to set up and offers a powerful set of tools and safeguards for easing your kids into a dangerous online world.