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.

LG's V30S ThinQ has last-generation speed and next-generation smarts

Google takes Assistant worldwide with new languages and custom phone integrations

Google takes Assistant worldwide with new languages and custom phone integrations

Google is expanding Assistant to 30 languages by the end of the year and working with OEMs to build custom integrations into upcoming phones.

MWC 2018: Samsung's Galaxy S9 reveal and everything else you need to know

MWC 2018: Samsung's Galaxy S9 reveal and everything else you need to know

Here's everything you need to know about Mobile World Congress before the big show starts next week.

Meltdown and Spectre FAQ: How the critical CPU flaws affect PCs and Macs
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Meltdown and Spectre FAQ: How the critical CPU flaws affect PCs and Macs

The Meltdown and Spectre CPU bugs are very serious, and the fixes can create serious slowdowns in PCs, Macs, and other devices. Here's everything you need to know.

AirPods 2 update may bring hands-free Hey Siri support and a new wireless chip

AirPods 2 update may bring hands-free Hey Siri support and a new wireless chip

Bloomberg is reporting that Apple is planning an update to its AirPods wireless earbuds that will bring a new chip and hands-free 'Hey Siri' support.

Siri vs Siri: What Apple’s AI can and can’t do on every Apple device

Siri vs Siri: What Apple’s AI can and can’t do on every Apple device

Siri is on the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV, and HomePod, but the experience is different on each device—in some cases there are surprising and frustrating limitations.

iPad 2018 rumors: EEC approves two new models for sale
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iPad 2018 rumors: EEC approves two new models for sale

If you want to get a sense of where the iPad will go in 2018, look to the iPhone X.

Essential Phone PH-1 review: Sorry, even limited-edition colors won't make it less terrible

Essential Phone PH-1 review: Sorry, even limited-edition colors won't make it less terrible

Essential has announced that the PH-1 is finally available in ocean depths blue, but a new color won't fix what ails this phone.

8 ways Apple can make HomePod an even better music player

8 ways Apple can make HomePod an even better music player

HomePod sounds great, but it isn't the music authority Apple wants you to think it is. Here are eight ways Apple can make it better.

Top FBI, CIA, and NSA officials all agree: Stay away from Huawei phones

Top FBI, CIA, and NSA officials all agree: Stay away from Huawei phones

The heads of the FBI, CIA, and NSA warned U.S. customers from buying Huawei phones and said they would never consider buying one for themselves in testimony on Capitol Hill this week.

15 awesome tips and tricks to master Apple's HomePod
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15 awesome tips and tricks to master Apple's HomePod

Your HomePod can do more than kick out the jams. More than you may realize.

Samsung Galaxy S9 rumors: ‘3D emoji’ may challenge iPhone X Animoji
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Samsung Galaxy S9 rumors: ‘3D emoji’ may challenge iPhone X Animoji

Samsung's next flagship phone will launch in just a few weeks, and we've got all the details on what to expect.

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