Michael SimonStaff Writer, Macworld

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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3 reasons why Apple spent a billion bucks on Intel's smartphone modem business

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Apple is eyeing the purchase of Intel's smartphone modem chip business. Here's why that could be a massive deal.

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Samsung is ready to release the Galaxy Fold (again), but selling it won't be easy

Samsung has announced that the improved Galaxy Fold will be launching in September, with a new hinge, more apps, and a hard sell.

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Amazon Echo Show 5 review: Small and solid wins the race

Amazon's newest Echo speaker is its best yet, with a great design, excellent features, and a killer price tag.

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The ROG Phone II is an Android beast but Asus won’t tell you how much it costs

The Asus ROG Phone II leaves no spec unturned, but we really want to know how much it costs.

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Samsung's next-gen RAM will make your phone way faster, but the Galaxy Note 10 won't get it

Samsung has announced mass production of its new 12GB LPDDR5 RAM memory chip, but the first phones to use it won't arrive until next year.

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Emoji are getting more inclusive on your iPhone and Android phone—even if you're a vampire

Google and Apple have unveiled a preview of the new emoji coming to phones this fall.

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Google Pixel 3a review: A budget phone that acts like a premium flagship

The Google Pixel 3a is more than a low-cost alternative to the Pixel 3, it's a damn good phone in its own right.

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How to make voice and video calls using Alexa and your Amazon Echo

You can use Alexa on your Amazon Echo to make calls without a mobile number or landline? Here's how.

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Amazon Prime Day 2019: The best tech, electronics, PC, and mobile deals

Year five of Amazon Prime Day is packed with good tech deals—and you can still find a few incredible bargains, too. To help you cut straight to business, we're highlighting the best of the best.

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The best Amazon Prime Day Android phones that you can actually still buy

Many of the best Prime Day deals on Android phones are backordered or sold out. Here are the best of the ones that remains.

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The Fitbit Charge 3’s Prime Day discount brings it down to an all-time-low price

Amazon has shaved $30 off the price of the Fitbit Charge 3, bringing it down to an all-time-low price of $120.

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The best Amazon Prime Day deals on Fitbit devices, smartwatches and fitness bands

Amazon has slashed prices on numerous Fitbit devices and smartwatches as part of its Prime Day extravaganza.

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This hugely discounted $100 Philips Hue color bulb kit is perfect for smart light newbies

Amazon is selling a three-pack of Hue color bulbs with a hub for just $100 today.

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Amazon has slashed prices on our favorite Samsung and Google Android phones for Prime Day

Snag some great Prime Day deals on Android phones from Samsung, Google, LG, and more.

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Google Pixel 3 XL review: Winning the game by rewriting the rules

Whether the Google Pixel 3 XL is the best Android phone is up for debate, but it's the most advanced Pixel ever, and that's what matters.