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's Connect Home smart hub/mesh router mash-up is finally going on sale

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

Picking an Android phone can be difficult, but we're here to help. These are the top Android phones you should consider bringing home.

Sony outs launch details for its Xperia XZ Premium flagship and futuristic Touch projector

Sony outs launch details for its Xperia XZ Premium flagship and futuristic Touch projector

You can preorder Sony's flagship Xperia XZ Premium phone for $800 on June 12, while you'll have to spend $1,700 to be one of the first people on your block to own an Xperia Touch projector.

Google gives families simple sharing tools for events, notes, and photos

Google gives families simple sharing tools for events, notes, and photos

Family members are now able to set up a group that will make it easy to share appointments and lists with just a tap through Keep, Calendar, and Photos.

Gmail vs Inbox: Which Google email client is right for you?

Gmail vs Inbox: Which Google email client is right for you?

Gmail and Inbox are both excellent free clients. But which is the best one for your email needs?

The LG X Venture is a rugged, durable smartphone with a killer battery

The LG X Venture is a rugged, durable smartphone with a killer battery

LG has announced the X Venture phone, which features a tough, rugged design, IP68 water and dust resistance, and a 4,100mAh battery.

Google is reportedly eyeing an iOS Assistant app as it fires new salvo in the AI wars

Google is reportedly eyeing an iOS Assistant app as it fires new salvo in the AI wars

A report from Android Police says that Google is planning to release an Assistant app on iOS, with an announcement possibly coming this week at Google I/O.

Google moves Android out of the app and into the auto with Volvo, Audi partnerships

Google moves Android out of the app and into the auto with Volvo, Audi partnerships

Google has announced new partnerships with Audi and Volvo to deliver an Android-powered console and infotainment system built into their cars.

Google readies Duo, Assistant integration as its elevation of Allo continues

Google readies Duo, Assistant integration as its elevation of Allo continues

A teardown of the most recent Allo APK reveals that Google is readying integration with Duo and Assistant as it continues to improve the messaging app.

Google I/O 2017: What to expect from this year's developer's conference

Google I/O 2017: What to expect from this year's developer's conference

We already know that Android O will be a hot topic of discussion, but what else does Google have hiding up its sleeves?

Google wants to solve the Android update problem once and for all with Project Treble

Google wants to solve the Android update problem once and for all with Project Treble

Google has provided a sneak peek at Project Treble, a major new Android O feature that aims to make it easier for manufacturers to deliver updates to their phones.

Google adds Street View images to directions so you can see exactly where to turn

Google adds Street View images to directions so you can see exactly where to turn

A change to the Maps direction screen adds Street View images alongside route directions to show a real-world look at where you need to turn.

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