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Sean Hollister Senior Editor / Reviews
When his parents denied him a Super NES, he got mad. When they traded a prize Sega Genesis for a 2400 baud modem, he got even. Years of Internet shareware, eBay'd possessions and video game testing jobs after that, he joined Engadget. He helped found The Verge, and later served as Gizmodo's reviews editor. When he's not madly testing laptops, apps, virtual reality experiences, and whatever new gadget will supposedly change the world, he likes to kick back with some games, a good Nerf blaster, and a bottle of Tejava.
Sean Hollister

I've been bummed. For months, our amazing Tech Today app -- which gives you CNET's ten top stories with one tap -- was only available on iPhone. (I'm an Android guy.)

But today, thanks to the magic of progressive Web apps (it's a long story), I can get the same exact content on my Android home screen too.

(Yes, this is a shameless plug, but I really love Tech Today. #sorrynotsorry)

Here's how:

It's stupidly easy.

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  • Go to cnet.com/techtoday in your Chrome . (Or just tap the link.)
  • Swipe up, down, left, right to verify that you, in fact, love it as much as I do.
  • Tap the three little dots in the upper-right hand corner to summon the menu.
  • Choose "Add to Home screen."
  • Give your app shortcut a name, then hit Add.
  • Voilà! You should have a handy new app on your home screen to summon Tech Today anytime you want.

And yep, that same trick works for any other website, too. Like CNET.com, for instance.