Michael SimonStaff Writer, PCWorld

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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Android Confidential: Is Google's Night Sight for the Pixel phones really that big of a deal?

Michael Simon and Adam Patrick Murray face off over Google's Night Sight low-light camera mode for the Pixel phones.

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PCWorld is giving away a OnePlus 6T in Midnight Black for the holidays!

You can win a Midnight Black OnePlus 6T with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.

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How Google can clean up its messaging mess after Allo's shutdown

Google has announced that it will be shutting down Allo and Hangouts for good, as it again refocuses its messaging strategy on the remaining apps. Here's a simple way for Google to fix it once and for all.

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5 ways the Snapdragon 855 will change Android phones in 2019 (other than making them faster)

Qualcomm has announced the Snapdragon 855 chip, and other than the obvious speed boosts, here are the coolest ways it will change the next crop in Android phones.

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Brydge G-Type wireless keyboard review: The best typing companion for the Google Pixel Slate

The Brydge G-Type is better than the Pixel Slate Keyboard in pretty much every way.

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5 reasons why you shouldn't get too excited about Samsung's 5G phone announcement

Samsung has teamed up with Verizon and AT&T to deliver the company's first 5G phone in the first half of 2019. Here are five reasons you won't want to not rush out to buy it.

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Android Confidential: The Pixel Slate doesn't cut it as a high-end Android tablet

In the latest episode of Android Confidential I teaming whether the Pixel Slate can do double duty as a premium Android tablet. Spoiler: It can't.

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Best Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ cases: Top picks in every style

If you want a case for your new Galaxy S9, check out our list to find the one that's right for you.

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Marriott Starwood hotel data breach FAQ: What 500 million hacked guests need to know

Marriott has announced a database breach affecting some 500 million of its customers. Here's everything you need to know.

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5 things the iPad Pro should steal from the Pixel Slate (and 3 things it shouldn’t)

As its closest competitor, there are a few things the iPad Pro could learn from the Pixel Slate, as well as a number of things it should ignore.

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Google Fi wireless service now works with iPhones and most Android phones, but there’s a catch

Google has opened and rebranded its Project Fi service to work on nearly every phone available, but you're really only getting T-Mobile service.

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Google Pixel Slate review: So close, yet so far, from being a perfect Chrome-Android tablet hybrid

Google's Pixel Slate is a tablet that wants to be a Chromebook, and it’s better at doing both than any other single device. But it’s still a serious work-in-progress.

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T-Mobile is handing out free iPads and Apple Watches to new customers for Cyber Monday

T-Mobile is offering new Apple Watch Series 4 and iPads with LTE to any new customer for Cyber Monday.

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Best Black Friday Android deals 2018: Google Pixel 3, Galaxy Note 9 and S9, and more

Black Friday is a great opportunity to pick up a brand new Android phone for a great price. Here are the best deals we've found so far.

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Amazon has slashed Black Friday prices on iPads to lows we've never seen before

Amazon is running a Black Friday sale on the 9.7-inch iPad, 10.5-inch iPad Pro and iPad mini 4 at crazy low prices.

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