Michael Simon

Staff Writer

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.

Best Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ cases: Top picks in every style

The $1,200 Red Hydrogen One phone is coming to Verizon and AT&T this summer, but why?

The $1,200 Red Hydrogen One phone is coming to Verizon and AT&T this summer, but why?

Verizon and AT&T have both announced that they will be selling the $1,200 Red Hydrogen One phone when it launches later this summer. But something tells me sales aren't the reason.

4 reasons why YouTube Premium will beat Apple Music (and 4 reasons why it won't)

4 reasons why YouTube Premium will beat Apple Music (and 4 reasons why it won't)

At long last, Google is launching its new YouTube Premium service, which combines music and video under one roof. But is it a worthy competitor to Apple Music?

The OnePlus 6 is an iPhone X clone—notch, glass, and all—for nearly half the price

The OnePlus 6 is an iPhone X clone—notch, glass, and all—for nearly half the price

OnePlus has unveiled its newest flagship phone, which offers an iPhone X-style design with a notched screen, glass back, and portrait selfies for just $529.

Google One is the value-driven online storage locker I want iCloud to be

Google One is the value-driven online storage locker I want iCloud to be

Apple's iCloud is surprisingly competitive on a per-gigabyte basis, but Google One has it beat as a complete online solution.

The Google privacy conundrum: Why locking down your data is a hard choice

The Google privacy conundrum: Why locking down your data is a hard choice

Google has made it easier to see and control what parts of your data it collects from you, but the decision to make it private is harder than it's ever been.

Android P’s notification shade is so good Apple should just copy the whole damn thing in iOS 12

Android P’s notification shade is so good Apple should just copy the whole damn thing in iOS 12

Google might have finally developed the perfect system for notifications in Android P and Apple should just copy it.

How Assistant could help Google take over your living room

How Assistant could help Google take over your living room

JBL's Link Bar isn't just another Android TV device. It's a Trojan horse designed to help Google get a leg up on Roku, Amazon, and Apple in the living room.

Apple’s $29 iPhone battery replacement program: Apple says batteries are available ‘without delay’

Apple’s $29 iPhone battery replacement program: Apple says batteries are available ‘without delay’

Anyone with an iPhone 6 or later can get a new battery in their phone for $29. Here's how Apple's program works.

Google's Digital Wellbeing is schooling Apple on how to combat smartphone addiction

Google's Digital Wellbeing is schooling Apple on how to combat smartphone addiction

Google's new Digital Wellbeing initiative in Android P is about getting all users—not just kids— to put down their phones.

4 ways Android P's gesture navigation is better than the iPhone X's (and 4 ways it's not)

4 ways Android P's gesture navigation is better than the iPhone X's (and 4 ways it's not)

Google has introduced new gesture navigation in Android P, powering the virtual home button with swipes and taps. Here's how it's better (and worse) than Apple's method on the iPhone X.

JBL’s Link Bar might be the Google Assistant/Android TV soundbar of my dreams

JBL’s Link Bar might be the Google Assistant/Android TV soundbar of my dreams

Google and JBL are partnering on a new smart sounder with always-on Google Assistant support and Android TV.

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