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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If you're not seeing the new Google Assistant on your Pixel 4, here's how to fix it

Even of you have the Google Pixel 4, the new Google Assistant might still be in hiding. Here's how to find it.

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Sonos offers a sweet trade-up deal for owners of its aging speakers and amps

Sonos has launched a trade-up program that offers 30 percent off its new multi-room audio products when you recycle an old one.

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Apple warns HomePod users of potentially fatal iOS 13.2 flaw

Apple has pulled the latest HomePod update and is warning users not to reset their speaker, lest they render it inoperable.

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Apple TV app lands on select Amazon Fire TV devices ahead of Apple TV+ launch

Apple continues its push to get Apple TV+ everywhere with the launch of the Apple TV app on Amazon Fire TV devices.

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Ring Spotlight Battery review: The best Smart Lighting starting point

If you're looking to dive into Ring's Smart Lighting world, the best place to start is the Spotlight Battery.

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Amazon's upgraded Fire HD 10 tablet finally dumps micro-USB for USB-C

Amazon has refreshed its low-cost Fire HD 10 tablet with the one thing we've always wanted: USB-C.

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If your August, Nest, and Hue home/away triggers aren’t working with your new iPhone 11, here’s a fix

If your home/away triggers aren't working in iOS 13, you need to check your location settings.

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This Sony 55-inch 4K HDR OLED TV is nearly 50% off but you need to act fast

B&H Photo is selling the 55-inch 4K A8F TV with Android TV for $1,399, nearly half off its $2,500 retail price and the best price we've seen.

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Amazon Echo Auto review: Alexa just doesn't deliver as a co-pilot

The Amazon Echo Auto brings Alexa into your car, but it relies too much on your existing technology to be of much use.

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Leaked images reportedly show off the Sonos Move, the company's first portable smart speaker

Ahead of a press event on Monday, August 28, images of the Sonos Move have leaked, showing off the company's new portable speaker.

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TP-Link cancels HomeKit plans for the most promising smart home device for Siri

TP-Link has announced that it has cancelled an update to the Kasa Smart Plug Mini that would have added support for HomeKit and Siri.

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How to keep Amazon, Apple, and Google from listening to your Alexa, Siri, and Assistant recordings

Amazon Echo and Google Home users can shut the door on “human review” of their voice recordings. Also: how to wipe your Siri history off of Apple's servers.

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Apple’s Siri ‘eavesdropping’ controversy can be fixed with a toggle that should’ve been there all along

An Apple whistleblower has revealed the company’s practice of listening to samples of Siri recordings unbeknownst to users.

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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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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.