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 readies Duo, Assistant integration as its elevation of Allo continues

A teardown of the most recent Allo APK reveals that Google is readying integration with Duo and Assistant as it continues to improve the messaging app.

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Google I/O 2017: What to expect from this year's developer's conference

We already know that Android O will be a hot topic of discussion, but what else does Google have hiding up its sleeves?

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Google wants to solve the Android update problem once and for all with Project Treble

Google has provided a sneak peek at Project Treble, a major new Android O feature that aims to make it easier for manufacturers to deliver updates to their phones.

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Google adds Street View images to directions so you can see exactly where to turn

A change to the Maps direction screen adds Street View images alongside route directions to show a real-world look at where you need to turn.

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How to make and send selfie stickers in Google Allo

The latest update to Google's Allo messaging app lets you create stickers in your likeness and send them to your friends. Here's how to do it.

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Google takes a big VR leap with Owlchemy Labs acquisition

Google has announced that it has acquired VR pioneer Owlchemy Labs, maker of popular game titles 'Job Simulator' and 'Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality.'

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Sim-ply fantastic: EA says a new Sims Mobile game is on its way to iOS and Android

Electronic Arts is launching a mobile version of its popular Sims game on iOS and Android, and it looks to bring many of the features from its PC counterpart.

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Here's how the Pixel 2 can be the best phone of 2017

Now that we've gotten a good look at the Galaxy S8 and LG G6, we still think the Pixel 2 can be the phone to beat in 2017. Here's what it needs.

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Google search results will cure your boredom with a local events calendar

A new feature rolling out to the Google app and mobile browsers will create a new interface that helps you find local events.

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How to watch Netflix movies in HDR and Dolby Vision on your LG G6 right now

The newest version of the Netflix app ushers in support for HDR and Dolby Vision content on the LG G6. Here's how to get it up and running on your phone.

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Google embraces 360-degree video with new Street View certification for cameras

Google is looking to expand the reach of Street View with a new certification program that makes it easier to shoot and upload videos of your personal experiences.

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Chrome makes it easier to download web pages when your connection dies

In the latest update to the Android Chrome browser, you can access your saved pages quicker and queue up links for downloading once a connection returns.

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Samsung surprises with early release of unlocked Galaxy S8

You can now buy a fully unlocked Galaxy S8 and S8+ for $725 and $825, respectively, through Best Buy and Samsung.com.

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How to use Google Home's built-in ambient audio to get some rest and relaxation

A new feature for Google Home lets you listen to ambient sounds while you fall asleep. Here's how to get it to work.

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Android Wear 2.0 finally arrives on Huawei Watch as slow rollout continues

One of the best Android Wear watches, the Huawei Watch, finaly gets its 2.0 updates, but the rollout is still far from over.