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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Five ways Google can fix Android notifications

The notification system in Nougat is better than its ever been but there are lots of improvements that still need to be made.

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Google app beta hints at Assistant text input, search gestures

Analysis of the APK reveals Google's plans to let users ask Google Assistant questions by typing and a new way to summon the search field.

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Google wants you to Tango through exhibits at Detroit museum

Detroit's Institute of Arts develops app that lets visitors use Google's AR platform to explore exhibits.

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Google plugs serious Nexus vulnerability in latest security update

As part of its monthly bundle of patches, Google has patched a 'high-severity vulnerability' in the Nexus 6 and 6P that was made public last week.

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Nokia returns to smartphones at long last, but you can't buy it (and probably don't want to)

The first new Nokia handset created under the HMD Global umbrella will be a budget phone only available in China.

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Google Calendar helps you keep your workout resolution with Fit, Health integration

The update to the Google Calendar app will sync with your favorite fitness app to track and schedule your workouts.

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Google encourages Android tinkerers with standalone downloads of ADB, Fastboot

Google pulls two important rooting and flashing tools out the Android SDK to make it easier for casual users to get at them.

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Asus, ZTE, and Huawei phones are deemed Daydream-ready

Four new handsets are living the 'Dream, as Google looks to expand its VR platform.

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T-Mobile looks to take the element of surprise out of wireless bills with flat pricing

In its latest Uncarrier event, T-Mobile unveils plan to roll surcharges and fees into its T-Mobile One bills and offers $10 credit for customers who use less than 2GB of data.

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LG might ditch its Friends for G6 launch

The G5's modular concept never really panned out for LG, and it looks like the company might be cutting its losses.

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ZTE turns to Kickstarter to see if people want a hands-free, sticky phone

The first crowdsourced phone from ZTE costs $199 and will automatically scroll by tracking your eye movements.

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Soon you’ll be able to ask your Android TV what to watch with Google Assistant

Upcoming software update will bring Google Assistant commands to Android-powered televisions and streaming boxes.

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Huawei woos Amazon’s Alexa for the U.S. launch of its Mate 9

China-based Huawei looks to make waves in the U.S. with first integration of Alexa in a smartphone.

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Casio's new outdoor smartwatch is built for Android Wear 2.0

The WSD-F20 has a rugged style and built-in GPS, but won't be released until April.

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Asus launches ZenFone 3 Zoom with a massive battery and an eye for photography

Asus also unveils the Tango-based ZenFone AR, which includes support for Google Daydream.