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 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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Google finally lets you save your parking spot in latest Maps beta

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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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.

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LG Watch Style review: A fashion-first wearable that costs too much and does too little

The smaller of the two Android Wear 2.0 models released by LG and Google is just too crippled to be taken seriously.

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Fossil updates its three Q watches to Android Wear 2.0

If you own a Fossil Q Wander, Q Marshal, or Q Founder, you can now upgrade to Android Wear 2.0 to get standalone apps, cleaner navigation, and enhanced fitness features.

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Google's new Family Link app helps parents keep tabs on their kids' phone habits

Google has launched a new invitation-only service called Family Link that lets parents remotely monitor their kids' phone usage, set time limits, and cut off access to sensitive content.

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The Google Home app will now help you decide what song you want to hear

A new Listen tab in the Google Home app is dedicated to helping you find the right music to fit your mood.

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Google Area 120's first Android project is a messaging app without a keyboard

The first Android app from Google's startup incubator Area 120 is called Supersonic Fun Voice Messenger, and it doesn't have a keyboard.