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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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.

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We've gotten our first look at an Echo with a built-in screen, and it's straight out of 2005

A leaked photo of what is purported to be an Echo with a built-in screen shows a device with a big screen, big bezels, and a giant speaker.

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Motorola could be working on a killer new feature for a tablet that no one will want to buy

A new report from Android Police says that Motorola is working on a new premium tablet with a Productivity mode feature that tailors the Android interface for the big screen.

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New Android security report is alarming, but not because of the amount of malware

A new security report says that more than 3.5 million instances of malware will land on Android this year, with most phones unequipped to stop them.

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Here's how you can edit roads right in Google Maps

Google recently added the ability to edit road segments in Maps for Android and on the web, but it's not so easy to find. Here's how to do it.

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Samsung sweetens Galaxy S8 purchases with 6 months of Netflix, other goodies

Samsung is offering a new entertainment promotion for Galaxy S8 purchases that bundles a free Flip Cover case, 64 GB memory card, and six months of Netflix.

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Google beefs up security in Android Gmail app following Docs phishing scam

After nearly a million users were affected by the Docs phishing scam, Google is pushing out a new security feature to its Android Gmail app that will warn users about visiting fraudulent sites.

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Allo update brings chat backups, incognito mode for groups, link previews

Google is updating Allo with a flurry of new features, including chat backups, incognito mode for groups, and link previews, as it continues working toward the release of a desktop client.