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.

Lenovo Tab 4 8 Plus and Home Assistant Pack review: A middling tablet is a poor Alexa speaker

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.

I don't care if Google's 'chat' for Android is an inferior version of Apple iMessage, I want it now
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I don't care if Google's 'chat' for Android is an inferior version of Apple iMessage, I want it now

Google has announced that a new messaging protocol called chat is on the way, bringing RCS support and unifying the scattershot messaging experience on Android. It's about time.

Android P's flagrant iPhone X imitation shows how little Google is innovating

Android P's flagrant iPhone X imitation shows how little Google is innovating

We already now that Android P will be bringing iPhone X-style notch support, but now Google has inadvertently outed a new gesture-based navigation system as well. What happened to Android's innovation?

Sony makes May’s Xperia XZ2 launch irrelevant with the announcement of the 4K XZ2 Premium

Sony makes May’s Xperia XZ2 launch irrelevant with the announcement of the 4K XZ2 Premium

Sony has unveiled the Xperia XZ2 Premium with a better display, camera, and battery than the XZ2 that hasn't even gone on sale yet.

OnePlus 6: Glass design, water resistance, and everything else we know so far
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OnePlus 6: Glass design, water resistance, and everything else we know so far

The upcoming OnePlus 6 flagship phone will have a Snapdragon 845 processor, 8GB of RAM, 256GB of storage, and a notch.

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+: Everything you need to know, all in one place
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Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+: Everything you need to know, all in one place

Samsung's flagship Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ phones look like the S8 they replace, but they're all new inside.

You can now stream music from Google Home to a Bluetooth speaker. Here's how
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You can now stream music from Google Home to a Bluetooth speaker. Here's how

Google has finally given its Home and Home Mini speakers the ability to play music through a Bluetooth speaker. Here's how to do it.

Best Buy dumps Huawei phones, another major blow to the company's U.S. aspirations
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Best Buy dumps Huawei phones, another major blow to the company's U.S. aspirations

A report says Best Buy will stop selling Huawei phones in its stores and on its website, dealing another blow to the Chinese phone maker.

Google Assistant's new voice command sends money to your contacts

Google Assistant's new voice command sends money to your contacts

On the heels of its Shopping Actions program that encourages stores to use Assistant to sell stuff, Google has unveiled a new way to send money to your friends using Google Assistant.

Android Wear becomes Wear OS by Google—let's hope bigger changes follow

Android Wear becomes Wear OS by Google—let's hope bigger changes follow

Google has announced that it's changing the name of Android Wear to Wear OS, but it needs more than new branding to fix what ails it.

The state of Android security: Great on Oreo, but most phones are missing out

The state of Android security: Great on Oreo, but most phones are missing out

Google has released its annual Android security support and it's done well to lock down the Play Store and phones running Oreo.

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