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.

Google Pixel 4a 5G review: Stuck in the middle

Verizon’s $50 Yahoo phone is a rebranded ZTE Blade A3 with lots of pre-installed apps

Verizon’s $50 Yahoo phone is a rebranded ZTE Blade A3 with lots of pre-installed apps

Verizon new Yahoo phone costs $50 and is loaded with Yahoo apps.

The Pixel 5 is Google’s smartest phone since the Nexus 5

The Pixel 5 is Google’s smartest phone since the Nexus 5

At first glance, the Pixel 5 might seem overpriced or underpowered, but it's actually a very smart move by Google.

OnePlus 8T review in progress: Return to a winning formula

OnePlus 8T review in progress: Return to a winning formula

The 8T is just what Android and OnePlus fans need to close out 2020.

The Google Pixel 5 has arrived with a new definition of ‘flagship’ phone

The Google Pixel 5 has arrived with a new definition of ‘flagship’ phone

The Google Pixel 5 has arrived, and it's changing what we expect of flagship phones. Its mostly midrange feature set is the most Google-y rather than the most premium.

Google Pixel 5 preview: Lower price, mid-range parts, and 5G

Google Pixel 5 preview: Lower price, mid-range parts, and 5G

Google is set to unveil the Pixel 5 this week, but it might not be the flagship Android phone you're hoping for.

The Galaxy S20 Fan Edition is for fans of Samsung phones that cost exactly $700

The Galaxy S20 Fan Edition is for fans of Samsung phones that cost exactly $700

The Galaxy S20 Fan Edition has arrived with a 6.5-inch 120Hz display, 5G, and an existential crisis.

How to get the screenshot button back on your Pixel phone in Android 11

How to get the screenshot button back on your Pixel phone in Android 11

Android 11 removed the screenshot button from older Pixel phones when using 2-button navigation. Here's how to get it back.

The swiveling LG Wing phone is a radical cry for attention

The swiveling LG Wing phone is a radical cry for attention

LG has announced a new smartphone concept called the Wing and it has a swiveling screen.

Microsoft Surface Duo review roundup: A unique dual-screen phone with too many issues

Microsoft Surface Duo review roundup: A unique dual-screen phone with too many issues

Reviewers of Microsoft's first Surface phone like the idea but hate the idea of buying it.

Google's Android 11 message: No other phone will be as good as a Pixel

Google's Android 11 message: No other phone will be as good as a Pixel

Google might have finally figured out how to leverage its biggest advantage over its competitors.

Android 11 is here, bringing minor changes to Pixel phones (and others soon)

Android 11 is here, bringing minor changes to Pixel phones (and others soon)

Androif 11 is live for Pixel phones, though some other handsets are getting day-one betas and previews.

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