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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Updates to Google's Duo, Allo, and Photos apps bring small but important features

With a flurry of app updates, Google brings audio calling to Duo, file sharing to Allo, and smarter backups to Photos.

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Google will now let you share your location with friends in Maps

A new feature rolling out soon to all Maps users will let you easily and temporarily broadcast your location and share your journey with anyone you'd like.

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Google adds handy shortcuts to help with searching in Google app update

The latest update to the Google app adds an array of categories for quickly getting information about sports, weather, entertainment, and lots more.

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Apple expands Swift Playgrounds to five new languages

Apple's learn-to-code iPad app Swift Playgrounds now supports Simplified Chinese, Japanese, French, German, and Latin American Spanish, as well as English.

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Apple's new iPad lineup slashes prices, the iPad Air, and iPad mini storage options

Apple reboots the original iPad with an A9 chip and a lower price as it looks to reinvigorate its foundering family of tablets.

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6 apps Apple really needs to make for Android

If Apple is ever planning to bring any more apps to the Play Store, I hope it's one of these.

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Uptime is a new way to watch YouTube with iPhone-using friends, no matter where they are

Uptime, the first product from Google’s incubator Area 120, is a fun, wacky way to watch, comment on, and share YouTube videos with your friends.

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Google's Neural Machine Translation engine learns three new languages, with more on the way

Google is expanding its contextual Neural Machine Translation to Hindi, Russian, and Vietnamese, with more languages on the way.

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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 shuts Spaces, the content-sharing app you probably never heard of

Google will be shutting down Spaces on April 17, ending the experimental service that never really got off the ground.

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Facebook's latest Snapchat attack: WhatsApp status updates

WhatsApp rips off Snapchat Stories with new update that brings disappearing pictures, GIFs, and videos to statuses.

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5 things the iPad Pro needs instead of skinnier bezels

After another disappointing quarter, it's clear that the iPad Pro hasn't reversed the trend of flagging sales, and it's time for Apple to shake things up.

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Google supercharges saved places in Maps with customization and sharing

You can create personalized lists of places and restaurants and share them with your friends in Google's latest Maps update.

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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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New WhatsApp beta feature looks to eliminate the pain of embarrassing texts

Twitter users spots an experimental WhatsApp feature that lets you edit or kill messages after they've been sent.