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.

Apple awarded $539 million in Samsung patent trial, but iPhone 6 revelation may be more damaging

The failed Essential Phone is an ugly testament to everything that's wrong with Android

The failed Essential Phone is an ugly testament to everything that's wrong with Android

A new report suggests that Essential is on its last legs and the planned follow-up to its first phone has been shelved. Good riddance.

The self-driving Apple Car has arrived, but it's not exactly what we dreamed it would be

The self-driving Apple Car has arrived, but it's not exactly what we dreamed it would be

The NY Times is reporting that Apple and Volkswagen have teamed up to build a new van that will shuttle employees back and forth between Apple's campuses.

Apple offers $50 credit if you paid full price for an iPhone battery replacement last year

Apple offers $50 credit if you paid full price for an iPhone battery replacement last year

Apple has announced a new program that will refund the $50 difference between last year's iPhone battery replacement prices and this year's.

Apple’s $29 iPhone battery replacement program: Everything you need to know

Apple’s $29 iPhone battery replacement program: Everything you need to know

Anyone with an iPhone 6 or later can get a new battery in their phone for $29. Here's how Apple's program works.

5 reasons why Apple's next-gen 7nm A12 chip could be the best feature in the 2018 iPhones
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5 reasons why Apple's next-gen 7nm A12 chip could be the best feature in the 2018 iPhones

A new report claims that production has started on Apple new 7nm A12 processor. Here's why that's a big deal.

HTC U12+ hands-on: No notch, smarter edges, and real selfie portraits

HTC U12+ hands-on: No notch, smarter edges, and real selfie portraits

HTC has unveiled the U12+, with a 6-inch screen, dual cameras, and a doubling-down on Edge Sense.

How the Un-premium OnePlus 6 could shake up the entire Android landscape

How the Un-premium OnePlus 6 could shake up the entire Android landscape

The One Plus 6 has a giant screen, all-glass design, upgraded camera, and near-stock OS. Maybe it's time U.S. buyers started paying attention.

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.

The $1,200 Red Hydrogen One phone is coming to Verizon and AT&T this summer, but why?

The $1,200 Red Hydrogen One phone is coming to Verizon and AT&T this summer, but why?

Verizon and AT&T have both announced that they will be selling the $1,200 Red Hydrogen One phone when it launches later this summer. But something tells me sales aren't the reason.

4 reasons why YouTube Premium will beat Apple Music (and 4 reasons why it won't)

4 reasons why YouTube Premium will beat Apple Music (and 4 reasons why it won't)

At long last, Google is launching its new YouTube Premium service, which combines music and video under one roof. But is it a worthy competitor to Apple Music?

The OnePlus 6 is an iPhone X clone—notch, glass, and all—for nearly half the price

The OnePlus 6 is an iPhone X clone—notch, glass, and all—for nearly half the price

OnePlus has unveiled its newest flagship phone, which offers an iPhone X-style design with a notched screen, glass back, and portrait selfies for just $529.

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