Jon Phillips

Editor-in-Chief

Jon is the Editor-in-Chief of PCWorld, Macworld and TechHive. He's been covering all manner of consumer hardware since 1995.

Samsung DeX turns your Galaxy S8 into a shockingly good desktop PC

Samsung DeX turns your Galaxy S8 into a shockingly good desktop PC

Despite a few annoyances, Samsung's DeX dock for the Galaxy S8 and S8+ provides a remarkably PC-like experience, and might compel you to leave your laptop at home.

TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45: Hands on with the swankiest Wear watch of all

TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45: Hands on with the swankiest Wear watch of all

Luxe to the nth degree, the Modular 45 is also endlessly customizable. But prices for this Android Wear 2.0 watch range from $1,650 to "if you have to ask..."

Hands on with the HTC Bolt, a 5.5-inch, Android 7.0 phone exclusive to Sprint

Hands on with the HTC Bolt, a 5.5-inch, Android 7.0 phone exclusive to Sprint

The Bolt comes with great-sounding earbuds, and uses carrier aggregation for faster data.

LG V20 review: The Android phone for hardcore enthusiasts

LG V20 review: The Android phone for hardcore enthusiasts

It's not the best phone for photos or video, but the V20 is still a great all-around phone for Android fans who want a kitchen sink full of features.

Samsung Gear IconX review: Wireless earbuds with great sound—and lots of problems

Samsung Gear IconX review: Wireless earbuds with great sound—and lots of problems

You'll love the strong bass and 4GB of onboard storage, but these wire-free earbuds have scads of nagging drawbacks.

Unboxing the Pixel phone: A 22-minute journey through first impressions

Unboxing the Pixel phone: A 22-minute journey through first impressions

Jon Phillips (Android user), Blair Hanley Frank (iPhone user) and Gordon Mah Ung (curmudgeon) unbox the Google Pixel XL, and riff it out.

Why I love Google's Pixel XL and think it's worth $769

Why I love Google's Pixel XL and think it's worth $769

It's fast. It's intelligent. And I've never used an Android phone quite so full of surprise and delight.

Samsung officially halts Note7 sales, reiterates commitment to work with CPSC

Samsung officially halts Note7 sales, reiterates commitment to work with CPSC

As was the case with original Note7s, owners of replacement Note7s are encouraged to power down phones and request replacements or refunds.

Samsung 'adjusts' Note7 production following fresh spate of fire reports

Samsung 'adjusts' Note7 production following fresh spate of fire reports

With five cases of flaming Note7s in the U.S. alone, Samsung is apparently halting production of its ostensibly safe replacement phones.

As replacement Note7s catch fire, we're nearing a permanent suspension of our Note7 recommendation
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As replacement Note7s catch fire, we're nearing a permanent suspension of our Note7 recommendation

Four ostensibly safe Note7 phones have gone up in flames, begging the question, Is it time to ditch the Note7 entirely and wait for Note8?

Hands on with Google Home: Your Google universe in a home-appliance wrapper

Hands on with Google Home: Your Google universe in a home-appliance wrapper

Beware, Amazon. You now have serious competition in the always-aware WiFi speaker game.

Hands-on with Pixel, the most Googley Android phone ever

Hands-on with Pixel, the most Googley Android phone ever

Has Google improved its build quality? Sure. But the headline stories for the Pixel phones are Google Assistant and a better camera experience.

Nixon Mission review: A hardcore Android Wear watch for surf and snow

Nixon Mission review: A hardcore Android Wear watch for surf and snow

Ruggedized for action sports, the Nixon Mission is water resistant down to 10 ATM thanks to a trick "MicLock" feature.

Google's cheeky Oct. 4 event invite never mentions Pixel phones

Google's cheeky Oct. 4 event invite never mentions Pixel phones

Nonetheless, reliable signs point to Google retiring Nexus phone branding on October 4 and replacing it with Pixel signage via the eponymous 5-inch Pixel and 5.5-inch Pixel XL.

LG reveals its V20 smartphone, a 5.7-inch phablet for 'storytellers'

LG reveals its V20 smartphone, a 5.7-inch phablet for 'storytellers'

Can a serious YouTuber reasonably use a mere phone to shoot all her videos? That's what LG promises as consumers weigh options in a crowded marketplace for super-sized phablets.

LG V20 hands on: A 5.7-inch phablet for smartphone content creators

LG V20 hands on: A 5.7-inch phablet for smartphone content creators

The V20 is the first smartphone to ship with Android 7.0 Nougat, and comes loaded with multimedia features, and an entirely new battery-swap scheme.

Michael Kors Access review: A fashion-first approach to Android Wear

Michael Kors Access review: A fashion-first approach to Android Wear

What can Michael Kors bring to the Dylan version of its Android Wear smartwatch? A lot of good intentions, and a not-so-svelte design.

Android 7.0 Nougat rollout begins for Nexus devices with LG's V20 on deck

Android 7.0 Nougat rollout begins for Nexus devices with LG's V20 on deck

Nexus hardware and the Pixel C tablet will begin getting over-the-air updates for Nougat over the next few weeks, while LG's V20 will ship with the OS built right in.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and wire-free Gear IconX earphones on sale in U.S.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and wire-free Gear IconX earphones on sale in U.S.

We loved the Note 7 phablet, and now it's onsale at Best Buy, among other retailers, for $349 on contract. And those IconX wireless earphones? A cool $200.

Best Pokemon Go phone ever? We think we just created it

Best Pokemon Go phone ever? We think we just created it

It's just a design exercise, but we think we've landed on the best possible hardware experience for Pokémon Go.

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