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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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.

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The best video-streaming apps for Apple TV, from A to Z

Apple's fourth-generation set-top box can do a lot of things, but most of us use it to watch movies, TV shows, and other videos. These are our favorite apps for that.

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tvOS 10 FAQ: Everything you need to know about the next Apple TV update

What are the biggest new features? What didn't Apple announce at the WWDC 2016 keynote? And how did it get to version 10 already? We've got answers.

Perfect party games for your iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV

From Pictionary to karaoke to stimulating conversation, our list has the best ways to liven up your holiday party with your Apple gear.

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How to use your Apple TV to have a merry, Siri Christmas

Your Apple TV can help make the season bright—if you can find what you're looking for. We're here to help.