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 finally releases Gboard for Android, bringing search to the keyboard

Previously iOS-only, the update to Google Keyboard lets you find and send links, pics, and GIFs.

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Google Home tightens Chromecast bonds with Netflix, Photos integration

You can now tell the device to watch Netflix movies and display photos on your Chromecast-enabled television.

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T-Mobile's Digits looks to expand your phone number to all of your devices

The carrier launches a new program that lets you use a single number across all of your devices, and multiple numbers on one device.

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Severe AirDroid vulnerability exposes users, patch incoming

Sand Studio says the update fixes a serious security issue in the latest release that exposed personal information to attackers.

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More Samsung foldable phone rumors: The first one may arrive in 2017

A new report claims that two Samsung bendable phones may be on the way, including one that can still be used while closed.

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Google Drive update makes managing backups a little easier

A new dedicated sidebar option takes some of the mystery out of your device and app backups.

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OnePlus 3T review: One of the best Android phones gets a little better

OnePlus refreshes its latest handset just six months after it was released, making it faster, longer-lasting, and better for snapping selfies.

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Google trims the size of app updates with new data-saving technique

Play Store updates to use new file-by-file patching technique to keep downloads lean.

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Duo’s first major update puts an emphasis on better video quality

New version of Google's video-calling app also streamlines the sign-up process and fixes some nagging bugs.

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Samsung makes its Gear smartwatches more attractive with new bands, features

Partnership delivers designer straps for the S3, while a software update brings new features for the S2.

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WhatsApp releases new update for your holiday GIF-giving

WhatsApp unlocks GIF support for Android.

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Google releases Android 7.1.1 images for Pixel and Nexus devices

Get the latest monthly security patch and squash bugs.

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Google's Trusted Contacts pings your loved ones when you need them most

New Google app lets you find your friends, family during an emergency.

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Lenovo promises 12 new Moto Mod add-ons per year

Motorola looks to expand the capability of the Moto Z with a family of add-on adapters.

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The Samsung Galaxy Note7's extreme thinness may be behind battery explosions

Research by team of engineers reveals that the Samsung Galaxy Note7's case, not the batteries, was the problem.