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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Sonos lawsuit seeks ban on Google Home and Pixel device sales in U.S.

Sonos has filed a lawsuit claiming Google stole patents related to how speakers communicate with each other.

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These Bose over-ear noise-canceling headphones have a wire, but they’re a steal at $129

Amazon is selling the Bose QuietComfort 25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones for $129, more than half off the MSRP and an all-time low price.

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Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant might soon all speak the same smart home language

Apple, Google, Amazon, and others have announced Project Connected Home over IP, which seeks to simplify to convoluted world of smart home devices.

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Hallelujah! Google Keep notes and lists are finally coming to Google Assistant

After promising it for years, Google is finally bringing proper support for lists and notes to Google Assistant.

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You can now stream music from Google Home to a Bluetooth speaker. Here's how

Google has finally given its Home and Home Mini speakers the ability to play music through a Bluetooth speaker. Here's how to do it.

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The tiny Lenovo Smart Plug is 75% off and just $8 today with free shipping

Lenovo is selling its diminutive smart plug for just $8 today.

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Upgrade your Wi-Fi and smart home with this ridiculous Orbi Voice deal

Amazon is selling the Orbi Voice mesh Wi-Fi system for just $262.49 today, the best price we've ever seen.

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The Ring Smart Lighting 4-Pathlight starter kit just got its first-ever price cut—and it’s a big one

Amazon is selling the Ring Pathlight start kit for 25% off today, the first price cut ever for these smart lights.

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You need this Echo Dot with Clock smart plug bundle deal in your life

Amazon is selling a new Echo Dot with Clock and a TP-Link Smart Plug Mini for $45 today, nearly half off what they usually cost separately.

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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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