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.

Google Assistant can now remind other people to do things you don’t want to do

If you bought an original Pixel, Google owes you $20—and maybe a lot more

If you bought an original Pixel, Google owes you $20—and maybe a lot more

Google has a settled a class-action lawsuit over microphone issues with the original Pixel—and you can get paid.

6 upgrades Apple’s iPad Pro needs before an unnecessary triple-lens rear camera

6 upgrades Apple’s iPad Pro needs before an unnecessary triple-lens rear camera

Apple is rumored to be adding a triple-camera array to the iPad Pro and we have one question: Why?

TP-Link cancels HomeKit plans for the most promising smart home device for Siri

TP-Link cancels HomeKit plans for the most promising smart home device for Siri

TP-Link has announced that it has cancelled an update to the Kasa Smart Plug Mini that would have added support for HomeKit and Siri.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 vs Galaxy S10: Which high-priced premium phone should you buy?

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 vs Galaxy S10: Which high-priced premium phone should you buy?

You need to be a forensic scientist to break down the differences between Samsung's Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy S10 phones. Or just read this article.

Why the more expensive Note 10+ is the only real choice for die-hard Note fans

Why the more expensive Note 10+ is the only real choice for die-hard Note fans

It's taken 10-odd versions, but Samsung has figured out the best way to maximize profits for its most expensive handset: Bait and switch.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ hands-on: A new model changes the game, for better or worse

Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ hands-on: A new model changes the game, for better or worse

Samsung has unveiled the Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+, dividing the line between "good enough" and "great."

Why the war on smartphone bezels is going too far

Why the war on smartphone bezels is going too far

The war on smartphone bezels is going too far. As vendors shave off millimeters or even go edgeless, we're losing features and comfort along the way. But there's one phone that could save us.

16-inch MacBook Pro: Report says it will have a 9th-gen Intel core processor

16-inch MacBook Pro: Report says it will have a 9th-gen Intel core processor

Apple is reportedly on the verge of releasing a brand new 16-inch MacBook Pro, but it could bring a whole lot more than a new size.

How to take and edit a screenshot on any iPhone

How to take and edit a screenshot on any iPhone

Here’s how to take a screenshot on your iPhone no matter which model you have.

How to keep Amazon, Apple, and Google from listening to your Alexa, Siri, and Assistant recordings

How to keep Amazon, Apple, and Google from listening to your Alexa, Siri, and Assistant recordings

Amazon Echo and Google Home users can shut the door on “human review” of their voice recordings. Also: how to wipe your Siri history off of Apple's servers.

Apple halts Siri ‘grading’ program, promises opt-out in upcoming software update

Apple halts Siri ‘grading’ program, promises opt-out in upcoming software update

Apple has announced that it will be suspending its Siri grading program following backlash around employees who were listening to customers' recordings.

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