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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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.

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6 apps Apple really needs to make for Android

If Apple is ever planning to bring any more apps to the Play Store, I hope it's one of these.

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Samsung's Galaxy Tab S3 is like a giant Note7

Samsung's newest premium tablet, the Galaxy Tab S3, brings an all-glass back, HDR support, an S Pen, and a $599 price tag.

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You can now send and receive money right in the Android Gmail app

While it has been available for years in the web client, Google has finally added an option to send money while composing a message inside the official Android Gmail app.

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Samsung is finally moving to monthly updates for unlocked Galaxy phones

In an email, Samsung confirms that it will be switching to a monthly update cycle for unlocked Galaxy phones.

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TAG Heuer's Connected Modular 45 is the Android Wear 2.0 watch you want but can't afford

Tag Heuer's Connected Module 45 smartwatch features interchangeable straps, faces, lugs, and buckles, letting you build your dream Android Wear 2.0 watch.

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Uptime is a new way to watch YouTube with iPhone-using friends, no matter where they are

Uptime, the first product from Google’s incubator Area 120, is a fun, wacky way to watch, comment on, and share YouTube videos with your friends.

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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.