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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Google Assistant takes the wheel in Waze to bring hands-free reports and directions

Google is rolling out full Assistant support in Waze to Android phones today.

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The star of WWDC wasn’t the Mac Pro or Dark Mode. It was privacy

Apple unveiled a lot of new features during WWDC, but none was bigger than its privacy push.

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10 new features Apple borrowed, copied, and stole from Google, Samsung, Microsoft, and Fitbit

Apple unveiled a list of new things during its WWDC keynote, but most of them were old news to Android fans.

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Google Maps will now help you navigate restaurant menus, too

A new feature in Google Maps highlights popular dishes with the help of user reviews.

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How to pay for NYC subway and bus fares using your Apple, Android, Fitbit, or Samsung device

New York City's OMNY contactless payment system goes live on May 31. Here's how to use it with your watch or phone.

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Apple's surprise iPod touch refresh has a faster processor, more storage, same everything else

Apple has unveiled the seventh-generation iPod touch with an A10 processor and a new 256GB storage option.

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Fitbit Inspire HR review: One size, many styles, fit all

Fitbit has returned to its roots with the Inspire HR, a fitness tracker that nails the basics.

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The Playdate gaming handheld is a Game Boy-Model T mashup by Firewatch publisher Panic

Mac and iOS app maker Panic has announced a new handheld video-game system called Playdate that has a black-and-white screen and a crank.

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Amazon's rumored wearable device reads your emotions by listening to your voice

Amazon is reportedly developing a new voice-powered device that can read human emotions.

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Leaked ARM memo suggests Huawei's losing access to yet more essential technology

A leaked ARM memo reveals that it is halting all business with Huawei, which could spell disaster for Huawei phones and Kirin processors.

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Google exposes G Suite issue that stored plain-text passwords on its servers for 14 years

Google has fixed a G Suite issue that left some passwords stored in plain text on its servers.

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How Google's Huawei license ban could change Android and smartphones forever

Google has informed Huawei that it will be pulling its Android app and Play Store license, leaving the future uncertain for the both companies.

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Google pulls Huawei's Android license: 5 reasons not to panic (yet) if you own a Huawei phone

Google is reportedly pulling its Play Store and Android app license from Huawei due to pressure from the U.S., government, but that doesn't mean your Huawei phone is turning into a brick.

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Asus ZenFone 6 hands on: Flipping the script to take on the OnePlus 7 Pro

The ZenFone 6 isn't another forgettable handset from Asus. In fact, it might be one of the best mid-range phones of the year.

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These WD 10TB My Book and 4TB My Passport deals are so insane we thought they were a mistake

Amazon is selling the 10TB WD My Book for $80 and the 4TB WD My Passport for $55, nearly half off the previous lowest price