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.

There's no excuse: All Android phones (even Samsung's) should run stock Android

Garmin's $300 Vivoactive 3 Music smartwatch shows why Wear OS desperately needs a leader

Garmin's $300 Vivoactive 3 Music smartwatch shows why Wear OS desperately needs a leader

Garmin's new music-centered Vivoactive 3 smartwatch is a perfect example of how far behind Wear OS is.

OnePlus 6 review: The Android rebel phone grows up

OnePlus 6 review: The Android rebel phone grows up

The OnePlus 6 doesn't just have top-of-the-line specs—it also has a premium design and one of the best displays you can buy.

Maybe if no one buys the BlackBerry Key2, TCL will stop making QWERTY keyboard phones

Maybe if no one buys the BlackBerry Key2, TCL will stop making QWERTY keyboard phones

We've gotten to the point where BlackBerry's QWERTY keyboards aren't cute or kitschy anymore, and they detract from the things BlackBerry actually does well.

LG G7 ThinQ review: Big brains, bigger yawns

LG G7 ThinQ review: Big brains, bigger yawns

With a Snapdragon 845 processor, Boombox speaker, and an AI camera, the LG G7 ThinQ isn't a bad phone by any stretch. But it's not a particularly memorable phone either.

The most interesting feature in the Pixel 3 leak isn't Google's notch—it's what's inside

The most interesting feature in the Pixel 3 leak isn't Google's notch—it's what's inside

A new leak purports to show the Pixel 3 with a big ol' notch at the top of the screen. But it's what's inside the notch that's most intriguing.

The notch-less V35 ThinQ adds more confusion to LG’s crowded flagship phones

The notch-less V35 ThinQ adds more confusion to LG’s crowded flagship phones

The G7 ThinQ doesn't hit shelves until June 1, but LG has already launched a new flagship phone, the V35 ThinQ.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 rumors: 8GB RAM, 512GB of storage, and a familiar design

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 rumors: 8GB RAM, 512GB of storage, and a familiar design

Here's everything we think we know about the Galaxy Note 9, Samsung's next flagship phone.

The failed Essential Phone is an ugly testament to everything that's wrong with Android

The failed Essential Phone is an ugly testament to everything that's wrong with Android

A new report suggests that Essential is on its last legs and the planned follow-up to its first phone has been shelved. Good riddance.

HTC U12+ hands-on: No notch, smarter edges, and real selfie portraits

HTC U12+ hands-on: No notch, smarter edges, and real selfie portraits

HTC has unveiled the U12+, with a 6-inch screen, dual cameras, and a doubling-down on Edge Sense.

How the Un-premium OnePlus 6 could shake up the entire Android landscape

How the Un-premium OnePlus 6 could shake up the entire Android landscape

The One Plus 6 has a giant screen, all-glass design, upgraded camera, and near-stock OS. Maybe it's time U.S. buyers started paying attention.

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

If you want a case for your new Galaxy S9, check out our list to find the one that's right for you.

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