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.

Samsung launches the Galaxy S8 with a stunning design and Bixby AI assistant

Hands-on with DeX, Samsung's bid to make your Galaxy S8 a desktop computer

Hands-on with DeX, Samsung's bid to make your Galaxy S8 a desktop computer

Samsung is releasing a docking station called DeX alongside the S8, expanding your phone's screen to a desktop-sized environment.

HTC is reportedly releasing a new U phone that makes better use of its bezels

HTC is reportedly releasing a new U phone that makes better use of its bezels

HTC will reportedly release a Snapdragon 835-powered phone in April that uses touch-sensitive bezels to control the screen.

Everything we think we know about the Galaxy S8
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Everything we think we know about the Galaxy S8

With just a few hours to go until Samsung's big event, we've gathered all of the leaks and rumors in one place.

If Google Assistant isn't your thing, you can now talk to Cortana on the Android lock screen

If Google Assistant isn't your thing, you can now talk to Cortana on the Android lock screen

Microsoft added Cortana to the Android lock screen in an update earlier this month, but now you can ask questions and have it do things without needing to unlock your phones.

Samsung announces plan to refurbish and resell some Note7s that didn't explode

Samsung announces plan to refurbish and resell some Note7s that didn't explode

Samsung will be refurbishing some recalled Note7s for re-use, as well as removing components and extracting metals from the ill-fated phablet.

HTC U Ultra review: A big beauty that's plagued with problems

HTC U Ultra review: A big beauty that's plagued with problems

HTC’s first flagship since the 10 is too big, too crippled, and too expensive to be considered as a phone worth buying.

Google shuttering Talk, removing SMS support from Hangouts in new messaging shakeup

Google shuttering Talk, removing SMS support from Hangouts in new messaging shakeup

Google announced that it will be shutting Talk down on June 26 and removing SMS support from Hangouts on May 22 in a continuing attempt to consolidate its many messaging apps.

Amazon undercuts the Moto G5 Plus preorders with unlocked, ad-supported model for $185

Amazon undercuts the Moto G5 Plus preorders with unlocked, ad-supported model for $185

As part of its Prime Exclusive program, Amazon will be selling the Moto G5 Plus and Alcatel A30 handsets with lock-screen ads for discounted prices.

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

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.

Fossil comes back for seconds with Michael Kors, Misfit Android Wear watches

Fossil comes back for seconds with Michael Kors, Misfit Android Wear watches

Watch giant Fossil announces Android Wear 2.0 support for two new Michael Kors Access watches and the Misfit Vapor, due later this year.

Power up: Super Mario Run's Android release jumps straight to version 2.0

Power up: Super Mario Run's Android release jumps straight to version 2.0

Nintendo finally releases Super Mario Run in the Play Store, but Android users don't have to wait to get an upgrade to the latest version.

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