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 Galaxy S10 renders show hole-punch camera, headphone jack, and no fingerprint sensor

The OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition is the height of overkill—and I totally want one

The OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition is the height of overkill—and I totally want one

OnePlus has unveiled its latest special edition phone, the 6T Speed Orange McLaren Edition with 10GB of RAM and Warp charging.

The new Samsung A8s could be our first look at the Galaxy S10's notchless 'hole-punch' display

The new Samsung A8s could be our first look at the Galaxy S10's notchless 'hole-punch' display

Samsung has unveiled the A8s, its first "hole-punch" display phone, which is likely to make its way into the Galaxy S10.

Android Confidential: Is Google's Night Sight for the Pixel phones really that big of a deal?

Android Confidential: Is Google's Night Sight for the Pixel phones really that big of a deal?

Michael Simon and Adam Patrick Murray face off over Google's Night Sight low-light camera mode for the Pixel phones.

How Google can clean up its messaging mess after Allo's shutdown

How Google can clean up its messaging mess after Allo's shutdown

Google has announced that it will be shutting down Allo and Hangouts for good, as it again refocuses its messaging strategy on the remaining apps. Here's a simple way for Google to fix it once and for all.

5 ways the Snapdragon 855 will change Android phones in 2019 (other than making them faster)

5 ways the Snapdragon 855 will change Android phones in 2019 (other than making them faster)

Qualcomm has announced the Snapdragon 855 chip, and other than the obvious speed boosts, here are the coolest ways it will change the next crop in Android phones.

Android Confidential: The Pixel Slate doesn't cut it as a high-end Android tablet

Android Confidential: The Pixel Slate doesn't cut it as a high-end Android tablet

In the latest episode of Android Confidential I teaming whether the Pixel Slate can do double duty as a premium Android tablet. Spoiler: It can't.

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.

If you think the Pixel 3 XL is ugly, take a look at the double-notch Sharp Aquos R2 Compact

If you think the Pixel 3 XL is ugly, take a look at the double-notch Sharp Aquos R2 Compact

The Sharp Aquos R2 Compact has two notches, and we can't look away.

OnePlus 6T review: Android's rebel phone goes mainstream—with a punkish purple streak

OnePlus 6T review: Android's rebel phone goes mainstream—with a punkish purple streak

The 6T is the first OnePlus phone to be sold in a carrier store, and it makes a strong first impression.

Samsung Galaxy S10 rumors: It won't have a notch but it might have... a hole?

Samsung Galaxy S10 rumors: It won't have a notch but it might have... a hole?

Here's everything you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy S10 phones due to land in early 2019.

Samsung's folding Galaxy phone reveal was a giant disappointment
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Samsung's folding Galaxy phone reveal was a giant disappointment

Samsung used its developers conference to show off its latest breakthrough: a folding screen phone that may or may not be an actual phone.

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