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 launches Taste Test site to generate your perfect Android home screen

A new Google site presents a series of 20 questions that will pinpoint which wallpaper, icon set, widgets, launcher, and keyboard are the right fit for your Android phone.

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Google’s next wearable is a $350 Levi’s jacket that controls music by brushing your sleeve

Google and Levi's are partnering on the first Project Jaquard product, a jacket that brings music controls, maps updates, and phone calls to your sleeve.

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Google eyes remote content controls for parents in YouTube Kids app

Hidden in the code for the latest version of the YouTube Kids app is a reference to Family Link, which would let parents block videos and change settings remotely.

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Google updates Allo with another feature that isn't SMS integration: Android Auto

An update to the Google Allo app lets you view and respond to your messages through Android Auto's hands-free interface.

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Google responds to Pixel microphone issues with official replacement program

In a post on the Pixel Phone Help board, a Google employee says that users experiencing issues with the microphone can request a replacement unit.

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Now you can dive into Facebook 360 videos with your Gear VR

Facebook launches a new 360 app that will run exclusively on Galaxy phones using Samsung's Oculus-powered Gear VR.

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No, tiny keypads aren't becoming cool again

You might think BlackBerry's KeyOne and the Nokia 3310 are the start of a renaissance for physical keypads on our phones, but you'd be wrong.

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Google's Neural Machine Translation engine learns three new languages, with more on the way

Google is expanding its contextual Neural Machine Translation to Hindi, Russian, and Vietnamese, with more languages on the way.

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Yahoo's Captain is a family assistant that lives in your messaging app

Captain, the latest chatbot from Yahoo, is built for SMS users who haven't yet figured out how to manage their family's schedule and shopping.

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Google Assistant learns how to read texts as its prime-time rollout continues

Google's voice-activated Assistant can finally read and interact with our text messages on our phones.

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6 things you might not know about the LG G6

The G6 might be more conventional than previous LG flagships, but that doesn't mean you can't find some hidden curiosities.


Gboard beta gains translation skills, revamped theme selector

Google's first public beta version of Gboard brings Google Translate right into the search row and changes the way you apple themes.

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Google app beta indicates Goggles-like Visual Search may be on the horizon

Hidden in the latest version of Google app beta is a feature that lets you search within pictures and a new Saved Images shortcut.

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Google Pixel 2 rumor roundup: Camera, waterproofing, chipset, and more

Google is looking to build on the success of its breakthrough Pixel phone with a killer follow-up.

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Google tweaks Photos with white balance correction as it eyes image archiving

When you use the auto corrector in the Google Photos editing window, it will now adjust the color warmth to achieve proper white balance.