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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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 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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YouTube launches streaming TV service with 40 channels and unlimited cloud DVR storage

Google-owned YouTube has announced plans for a streaming TV bundle that includes all four major networks, ESPN, Disney, and others for $35 a month.

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Google Home can now buy stuff for you on command

Now you can ask Google Home to order things from Walgreen's, Costco, or Toys R Us through Google Express.

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Google turns up the integration between Home, Play Music with new personalized playlists

Google Home now uses machine learning and location services to deliver the perfect Play Music mix for whatever you're doing.

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Now you can control your smart devices from your Pixel, no Google Home required

A new option in the Google Assistant settings lets you control your lights, thermostats, and cameras with your Pixel.

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Google merges YouTube, Play Music teams as it looks to create a streamlined experience

A new unit that combines the YouTube Music and Play Music teams looks to bring some clarity to Google's streaming music ambitions.

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Popular YouTubers can finally get their mobile live stream on — and make money doing it

Google finally flips the live-streaming switch on YouTube, opening the feature to all creators with more than 10,000 subscribers.

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T-Mobile looks to take the element of surprise out of wireless bills with flat pricing

In its latest Uncarrier event, T-Mobile unveils plan to roll surcharges and fees into its T-Mobile One bills and offers $10 credit for customers who use less than 2GB of data.

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Soon you’ll be able to ask your Android TV what to watch with Google Assistant

Upcoming software update will bring Google Assistant commands to Android-powered televisions and streaming boxes.

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Google Home will soon be able to start your Hyundai Sonata

Hyundai kicks Google Home into high gear with voice-powered Blue Link capabilities.

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Deck, watch and rock the halls with Google Play Store deals on music, movies, and more

Google has a bevy of holiday deals ready to roll in the Play Store, with half-off movies, 99-cent rentals and free music available for all.

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Google Assistant gets a jolly upgrade for the holidays

The intelligent virtual helper can tell holiday jokes, track Santa, and spin the dreidel.

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Google Home expands its mind with more than 30 new services

The voice-powered speaker will now be able to read you news, order a pizza, and diagnose health issues.

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Google Home tightens Chromecast bonds with Netflix, Photos integration

You can now tell the device to watch Netflix movies and display photos on your Chromecast-enabled television.