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.

Galaxy S20 Ultra hands-on: Samsung’s pro phone is a monument to excess

Galaxy S20 Ultra hands-on: Samsung’s pro phone is a monument to excess

The Galaxy S20 Ultra is loaded with everything Samsung could possibly put inside it. Except for a headphone jack.

Samsung outs its new folding Galaxy flip phone in a surprising Oscar ad
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Samsung outs its new folding Galaxy flip phone in a surprising Oscar ad

Unpacked isn't for another two days, but Samsung just unveiled its new folding phone in a surprise Oscar ad.

Galaxy Z Flip preview: Samsung’s second foldable phone is a reboot, not a sequel

Galaxy Z Flip preview: Samsung’s second foldable phone is a reboot, not a sequel

Samsung is set to announce a new foldable phone at February's Unpacked, and it's quite a departure from the Galaxy Fold.

Samsung Galaxy S20 preview: This one goes past 11 with more screen, more cameras, more everything

Samsung Galaxy S20 preview: This one goes past 11 with more screen, more cameras, more everything

Samsung is set to release the Galaxy S20 just a few days before Valentine's Day, but will you fall in love with it? Here's everything we know so far.

Puma Smartwatch review: A smartwatch that’s best when the smart stuff is turned off

Puma Smartwatch review: A smartwatch that’s best when the smart stuff is turned off

The Puma Smartwatch is another Wear OS entry that's too buggy to be taken seriously.

Samsung teams up with Microsoft to sell a weirdly practical phone that means business

Samsung teams up with Microsoft to sell a weirdly practical phone that means business

The Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro is built for business, with support for Microsoft Team's Walkie-Talkie feature, military-grade drop protection, and a removeable battery.

CES 2020: 8 exciting Android announcements you might have missed

CES 2020: 8 exciting Android announcements you might have missed

Folding prototypes, super-fast chargers, and gaming controllers are among the awesome Android annoucnements made at CES this year.

Samsung's new Galaxy S10 and Note 10 Lite editions muddy its premium Android lines

Samsung's new Galaxy S10 and Note 10 Lite editions muddy its premium Android lines

Samsung has announced the Galaxy S10 Lite and Note 10 Lite, which bring "key premium features" at a lower price point.

Building the perfect Android Frankenphone: The best parts of the best phones of the year

Building the perfect Android Frankenphone: The best parts of the best phones of the year

No Android phone is perfect. But what if we could build the phone of our dreams? Meet the Android Frankenphone.

Best Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ cases: Top picks in every style
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Best Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ cases: Top picks in every style

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 is one of the most beautiful phones we've ever laid eyes on, so you're going to want to keep it safe.

If you got a Pixel 4 for Christmas, you should probably return it

If you got a Pixel 4 for Christmas, you should probably return it

There's just too much wrong with the Pixel 4 right now to recommend it—even if you got one as a gift.

Best Samsung Galaxy Note 9 cases: Top picks in every style
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Best Samsung Galaxy Note 9 cases: Top picks in every style

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is big, expensive, and fragile. Here are the best cases we've found to protect it.

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.

LG G8X ThinQ review: Finally, a second screen that’s actually kind of useful

LG G8X ThinQ review: Finally, a second screen that’s actually kind of useful

The LG G8X isn’t just a phone, it’s a concept that fulfills LG’s longtime dream of building a phone with two screens.And it kind of works.

Google makes it safer to text on Android phones, but end-to-end encryption is still MIA

Google makes it safer to text on Android phones, but end-to-end encryption is still MIA

Google has announced two new features for Android Messages: Verified SMS and spam protection.

Google's first ‘Pixel feature drop’ enhances Photos, Call Screen, Duo, RAM

Google's first ‘Pixel feature drop’ enhances Photos, Call Screen, Duo, RAM

Google is rolling out its first-ever 'Pixel feature drop," which includes enhancements to Photos, Call Screen, Duo, memory management, and more.

Best Android phones 2020: What should you buy?
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Best Android phones 2020: What should you buy?

Looking for the best value in an Android phone, the best for photography, or the best overall? We've tested them all and have our top picks right here.

Best Android phones 2019: What should you buy?
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Best Android phones 2019: What should you buy?

Looking for the best value in an Android phone, the best for photography, or the best at everything? We've tested them all and have our top picks right here.

Why the Snapdragon 765, not the 865, will make the biggest impact on 2020 Android phones

Why the Snapdragon 765, not the 865, will make the biggest impact on 2020 Android phones

Qualcomm unveiled a second chip alongside its splashy 865 and it might make a bigger impact on the 2020 Android phone landscape.

Google's latest messaging service is basically DMs for Photos

Google's latest messaging service is basically DMs for Photos

Google is rolling out a new messaging service for sharing, liking, and commenting on photos inside the Photos app.

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