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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Ask Alexa and Google Assistant to open your garage door with these low-priced smart remotes

Make your garage door opener even smarter with these all-time-low deals on the Chamberlain MyQ Smart Garage Door Opener and the NEXX smart Wi-Fi remote.

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Apple cuts the price of HomePod by $50, but it’s still too expensive

Apple has lowered the price of its HomePod smart speaker to $299, which is better but still not great.

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The Apple TV+ video streaming service: 8 burning questions

Apple unveiled its new TV+ video streaming service, but there's a lot we don't know about it.

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3 things cord-cutters should look for at Apple’s ‘show time’ event

Apple is ready to show off its video streaming service on Monday. Here’s what it could look like.

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10 awesome (and not-so-awesome) things I learned while becoming a cord-cutter

I finally decided to take the plunge and cut the cable cord, and I learned a few things along the way.

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The success of Apple’s new video streaming service might come down to price, not content

With just two weeks to go until Apple takes the wraps off of its new video streaming service, a new report suggests that third-party content, not original programming, will be the focus.

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Samsung's Galaxy Home quietly gains more features, but it still doesn't have an official release date

Samsung hasn't officially unveiled anything new about the Galaxy Home, but I got to see some cool new features as part of a Bixby Routines demo.

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Folding phones aren't ready and 5G isn't here yet

Mobile World Congress is full of prototype phones that promise a future of folding handsets and blazing-fast 5G speeds. Just don't believe the hype.

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How to rescue your movies and TV shows from Ultraviolet before it shuts down on July 31

Ultraviolet has announced that it will close its digital locker for good on July 31, 2019. Here's how to make sure you don't lose any of your movies.

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Lenovo shrinks its Google Assistant Smart Display into a 4-inch Smart Clock for music and alarms

Lenovo has unveiled its newest smart speaker, the 4-inch Smart Clock, with a minuscule form factor and Google Assistant built in.

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Apple will launch iTunes video app on Samsung Smart TVs this spring—and it’ll support Bixby

Samsung and Apple have announced an exclusive partnership to launch a new iTunes Movies & TV Shows app on Smart TVs this spring.

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Anki Vector robot review: A magnetic personality covers a lack of smarts

Anki's Vector probably won't win you over as a traditional smart device, but its personality will melt your heart.

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If you've ever wanted to buy a Google Home Hub, this Target deal is too insane to pass up

Target is selling the Google Home Hub for $99 today—and you get two Google Home Minis for free.

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How to link Apple Music to your Amazon Echo and set it as the default service

Apple Music is finally available for streaming on all Amazon Echo devices. Here's how to set it up the right way.

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Apple Music on Echo speakers is the best gift Apple will give its fans this year

Apple is teaming up with Amazon to offer Apple Music on Echo devices in December and we can't wait.

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