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.

4 reasons why USB-C would be awesome on the iPad Pro (and 4 reasons why it won't)

4 reasons why USB-C would be awesome on the iPad Pro (and 4 reasons why it won't)

A new rumor from a very reliable source claims that Apple will be swapping out the Lightning port on the iPad Pro with a USB-C one. That could be great. Or not.

4 ways Qualcomm's Snapdragon Wear 3100 chip will supercharge Wear OS watches

4 ways Qualcomm's Snapdragon Wear 3100 chip will supercharge Wear OS watches

Qualcomm has finally released a new wearable processor, the Snapdragon 3100. Here's how it will transform the next generation of Wear OS watches.

iPad 2018 rumors: Goodbye Lightning, hello USB-C?
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iPad 2018 rumors: Goodbye Lightning, hello USB-C?

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

The OnePlus 6T will have a feature the iPhone XS and Pixel 3 won’t: an in-display fingerprint reader

The OnePlus 6T will have a feature the iPhone XS and Pixel 3 won’t: an in-display fingerprint reader

OnePlus has confirmed that the upcoming 6T will have a feature you won't find on any other flagship phone: an in-display fingerprint sensor.

Pixel 3 XL notch conspiracy theory adds intrigue to Google's Oct. 9 phone launch

Pixel 3 XL notch conspiracy theory adds intrigue to Google's Oct. 9 phone launch

Google is set to unveil its new Pixel phones on October 9 in New York City and the leaks suggest there aren't many surprises in store. But there may be more than meets the eye.

Huawei's benchmark-cheating Performance Mode could be the Mate 20's hottest feature

Huawei's benchmark-cheating Performance Mode could be the Mate 20's hottest feature

Huawei is going to add a new Performance Mode option to its phones after AnandTech exposed benchmark cheating.

5 fantastic Fitbit features I hope to see in the Apple Watch Series 4

5 fantastic Fitbit features I hope to see in the Apple Watch Series 4

With just days to go until the presumed unveiling of the new Apple Watch Series 4, here are five features I'd like to see Apple borrow from Fitbit.

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.

Google Pixel 3 rumors: The leaks will be confirmed (or denied) on October 9 in NYC
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Google Pixel 3 rumors: The leaks will be confirmed (or denied) on October 9 in NYC

The third generation of Google's Pixel flagship phone is due to land this fall, and we already know a lot about it.

Amazon's new Fire HD 8 tablet sacrifices battery life for always-on Alexa

Amazon's new Fire HD 8 tablet sacrifices battery life for always-on Alexa

Amazon has unveiled its newest Fire HD 8 tablets, which are pretty much the same as the old ones with less battery life.

Logitech is selling its Apple Pencil alternative to everyone, but it comes at a price

Logitech is selling its Apple Pencil alternative to everyone, but it comes at a price

Logitech has announced that it will begin selling its Crayon stylus for the iPad beginning September 12, but most people will be happier with the Apple Pencil.

Five awesome Android phone features Apple needs to steal for the iPhone XS Plus

Five awesome Android phone features Apple needs to steal for the iPhone XS Plus

Apple is finally giving us a phone to rival the biggest Android phones. Here are five Android features I'd like to see in the iPhone Xs Plus.

Samsung wants to force its folding Galaxy phone on us this year whether we want it or not

Samsung wants to force its folding Galaxy phone on us this year whether we want it or not

Samsung has hinted that its long-rumored foldable phone will make its debut at its developer conference in November. But does anyone really need or want one?

Apple iPhone 8 Logic Board Replacement Program FAQ: Everything you need to know

Apple iPhone 8 Logic Board Replacement Program FAQ: Everything you need to know

Apple has launched a logic board replacement program for "a very small percentage of iPhone 8 devices." Here's how to find out if your phone is one of them and get it fixed.

Google just saved us from a month of Pixel Watch rumors—and probably a terrible watch, too

Google just saved us from a month of Pixel Watch rumors—and probably a terrible watch, too

Google has reportedly told Tom's Guide that it won't be making a Pixel Watch this year. That's probably for the best.

This massive Philips Hue sale at Amazon gets you 20% off nearly everything

This massive Philips Hue sale at Amazon gets you 20% off nearly everything

Amazon is running a huge sale on Philips Hue lights and bulbs, with many down to their lowest price ever.

10 things Apple could be trying to tell us with the iPhone 'Gather round' invitation

10 things Apple could be trying to tell us with the iPhone 'Gather round' invitation

Apple has sent out invitations to its September 12 iPhone event, and we have thoughts about what it could mean.

Garmin Vivosmart 4 vs. Fitbit Charge 3: Design, specs, smarts, and more

Garmin Vivosmart 4 vs. Fitbit Charge 3: Design, specs, smarts, and more

Garmin has announced the Vivosmart 4, a sleek, full-featured fitness tracker to challenge the upcoming Fitbit Charge 3.

The HTC U12 Life is a sad reminder of how much better the Google Pixel 3 could look

The HTC U12 Life is a sad reminder of how much better the Google Pixel 3 could look

HTC has unveiled the mid-range U12 Life and there are two surprises: it's not coming to the U.S. and it looks a lot like the Google Pixel.

Redesigned Wear OS gives us a glimpse into Google's vision for the Pixel Watch
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Redesigned Wear OS gives us a glimpse into Google's vision for the Pixel Watch

Google's new Wear OS redesign puts a new focus on fitness, Assistant, and simplicity.

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