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.

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.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2: Killer specs in search of killer purpose

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2: Killer specs in search of killer purpose

The upgraded Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 has better screens and specs, but it still doesn't have a killer app.

Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 4 isn't on the Play Store: How to get it on your Android phone

Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 4 isn't on the Play Store: How to get it on your Android phone

Fortnite might be gone from the Play Store, but you're just a few steps away from making sure you get the next update.

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.

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