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.

Android O: The Reddit AMA's 8 most interesting reveals

Goodbye Google Now, hello new feed that obsessively tracks your interests

Goodbye Google Now, hello new feed that obsessively tracks your interests

Google has officially killed off the Google Now name, replacing it with a smarter, more personalized feed that aims to deliver only the most relevant information to your phone.

Samsung Bixby Voice: How to set up and use the Galaxy S8 assistant

Samsung Bixby Voice: How to set up and use the Galaxy S8 assistant

Samsung is finally ready to roll out Bixby Voice on the Galaxy S8. Here's everything you need to know to get started.

How to use Alexa on HTC U11, no hands required

How to use Alexa on HTC U11, no hands required

Alexa is ready for her debut on the HTC's flagship U11, the first phone to offer true hands-free support for Amazon's assistant.

Galaxy Note8: Everything we know about Samsung’s next flagship phablet

Galaxy Note8: Everything we know about Samsung’s next flagship phablet

The follow-up to Samsung's ill-fated Note7, the Galaxy Note8, is just weeks away from its unveiling. Here's what we know about it.

How to take a screenshot on any Android phone

How to take a screenshot on any Android phone

Once an arduous task, taking a screenshot is a snap—no pun intended—on modern Android phones. Here's how to do it on your phone.

How to transfer everything from your old Android phone to your new one
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How to transfer everything from your old Android phone to your new one

From apps and data, to calendar and contacts, to photos, mail, and more, here's a quick and painless guide to backing up and moving all your stuff to a new Android phone.

Google pretties up Google Play movies and TV shows with HDR

Google pretties up Google Play movies and TV shows with HDR

Now you'll be able to buy HDR versions of some Google Play movies and TV shows, but you'll need a compatible device to enjoy them.

Pixel 2: Everything we know about Google’s next flagship phone
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Pixel 2: Everything we know about Google’s next flagship phone

The follow-up to Google's flagship Pixel phone could bring some major changes. Here's everything we think we know.

Google celebrates July 4th with explosive Play Store deals on movies, games, music, and more

Google celebrates July 4th with explosive Play Store deals on movies, games, music, and more

You can score huge savings in the Play Store this July 4th weekend with limited-time deals on movie rentals, hit games, and best-selling books.

Best Android phones 2017: What should you buy?
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Best Android phones 2017: What should you buy?

Picking an Android phone can be difficult, but we're here to help. These are the top Android phones you should consider bringing home.

Samsung Galaxy S8: Everything you need to know, all in one place
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Samsung Galaxy S8: Everything you need to know, all in one place

This is your one-stop shop for Galaxy S8 specs, reviews, information, videos, and more.

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