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 Note 20 Ultra review: A love note to Note lovers

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra review: A love note to Note lovers

The Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is the best phone Samsung has ever made. But you already know that.

Galaxy Note 20 features are coming to the S20—but the best is probably missing

Galaxy Note 20 features are coming to the S20—but the best is probably missing

Samsung is pushing several Note 20 features to the Galaxy S20 with the One UI 2.5 update, but it doesn't look like adaptive refresh will make it.

Why the Microsoft Surface Duo already worries me as an Android user

Why the Microsoft Surface Duo already worries me as an Android user

Microsoft's Surface Duo costs more than the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, but it's clearly lacking in specs, power, and versatility.

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra vs S20 Ultra: Which ultimate flagship should get all of your money?

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra vs S20 Ultra: Which ultimate flagship should get all of your money?

Samsung is selling two incredibly powerful and incredibly big phones with Ultra in their name. Which one should you buy?

They're not in the box but Samsung is still offering free earbuds with the Galaxy Note 20

They're not in the box but Samsung is still offering free earbuds with the Galaxy Note 20

Samsung has decided to dump the wired earbuds from the Galaxy Note 20 box, but you can still get a pair for free.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ delivers iPad Pro-level hardware—but Android (or DeX) is no iPadOS

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ delivers iPad Pro-level hardware—but Android (or DeX) is no iPadOS

Samsung's newest Android tablet, the Galaxy Tab S7+, is built to compete with the iPad Pro, but the software lets it down.

Samsung’s Android update guarantee might actually be better than Google’s

Samsung’s Android update guarantee might actually be better than Google’s

Samsung has announced that all Galaxy S, Note, and Z devices will get three "generations" of Android updates.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 is the right phone at the very wrong price

The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 is the right phone at the very wrong price

Samsung has forsaken the glass and the curves on the Note 20 to bring down the price down, but it still costs as much as the iPhone 11 Pro.

Samsung’s new Galaxy Fold Z 2 is vastly improved, but now it needs a purpose

Samsung’s new Galaxy Fold Z 2 is vastly improved, but now it needs a purpose

Samsung teased its next foldable phone, the Galaxy Z Fold2, at Unpacked, and it brings bigger screens, better cameras, and a smarter design. But does anyone need it?

Samsung's incredibly powerful Galaxy Note 20 Ultra doesn't need to exist

Samsung's incredibly powerful Galaxy Note 20 Ultra doesn't need to exist

The Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is the pinnacle of Samsung's design and engineering but it never should have been made.

3 reasons to spend $1,000 on the Samsung Galaxy Note 20, and 3 reasons not to

3 reasons to spend $1,000 on the Samsung Galaxy Note 20, and 3 reasons not to

If you're spending a thousand bucks on a phone, you might be better off buying the Galaxy S20 instead of the new Galaxy Note 20.

The Google Pixel 4a is a great phone at a great price, but is it too late to matter?

The Google Pixel 4a is a great phone at a great price, but is it too late to matter?

Google has delivered its best phone in the Pixel 4a, but months of delays might have killed its chance at success.

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 preview: Bigger and better than ever with a price to match

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 preview: Bigger and better than ever with a price to match

Here’s everything we think we know about the next Galaxy Note and everything else Samsung is announcing at Unpacked 2020 on August 5.

The $349 Google Pixel 4a is the perfect foil to the extravagant Samsung Galaxy Note 20
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The $349 Google Pixel 4a is the perfect foil to the extravagant Samsung Galaxy Note 20

The Google Pixel 4a might have just upstaged Samsung's Galaxy Note 20 before it even arrives.

Google Pixel 4a preview: Single camera, no 5G, arriving August 3
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Google Pixel 4a preview: Single camera, no 5G, arriving August 3

Google is preparing to launch the Pixel 4a, the anticipated follow-up to the best Android bargain of 2019

The Asus ROG Phone 3 and Lenovo Legion feel like the end of the Android gaming niche

The Asus ROG Phone 3 and Lenovo Legion feel like the end of the Android gaming niche

The Asus ROG 3 and Lenovo Legion are loaded with every bell and whistle you could possibly cram into an Android phone, but who are they really for?

It sure sounds like OnePlus’s affordable and attractive 5G Nord will never come to the U.S.

It sure sounds like OnePlus’s affordable and attractive 5G Nord will never come to the U.S.

OnePlus has announced the affordable Nord 5G, but don't get your hopes up about a U.S. release.

LG one-ups OnePlus with the U.S. launch of the mid-range 5G Velvet

LG one-ups OnePlus with the U.S. launch of the mid-range 5G Velvet

LG has announced that its 5G-powered Velvet phone is coming to the U.S. this week.

Extreme Makeover Phone Edition: How to customize your Android phone so it feels new again

Extreme Makeover Phone Edition: How to customize your Android phone so it feels new again

Not buying a new Android phone for a while? Then maybe it's time to give your old phone a serious makeover.

Google quietly releases Android 11 public beta with few notable features

Google quietly releases Android 11 public beta with few notable features

Google has dropped the Android 11 beta, but there's very little to get excited about.

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