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.

11 fantastic iOS 12 features that didn't make the WWDC keynote

11 fantastic iOS 12 features that didn't make the WWDC keynote

Apple's WWDC keynote was so jammed with new features, some of the best ones don't make the cut.

watchOS 5: Five awesome features that will supercharge your Apple Watch

watchOS 5: Five awesome features that will supercharge your Apple Watch

WatchOS 5 is packed with awesome features that will make our Apple Watches way more powerful and useful. Here are five our our favorites.

Apple finally tackles smartphone addiction with new Screen Time app, grouped notifications

Apple finally tackles smartphone addiction with new Screen Time app, grouped notifications

Apple is finally addressing smartphone addiction and digital wellness in iOS 12, with major changes to Do Not Disturb and notifications, as well as a new Screen Time app.

Spoiler alert: Apple's WWDC 2018 is probably going to be boring, and that's the way it should be

Spoiler alert: Apple's WWDC 2018 is probably going to be boring, and that's the way it should be

Apple's WWDC 2018 keynote kicks off on Monday morning, and it's shaping up to be a pretty boring show. That's just what Apple needs right now.

LG G7 ThinQ review: Big brains, bigger yawns

LG G7 ThinQ review: Big brains, bigger yawns

With a Snapdragon 845 processor, Boombox speaker, and an AI camera, the LG G7 ThinQ isn't a bad phone by any stretch. But it's not a particularly memorable phone either.

The notch-less V35 ThinQ adds more confusion to LG’s crowded flagship phones

The notch-less V35 ThinQ adds more confusion to LG’s crowded flagship phones

The G7 ThinQ doesn't hit shelves until June 1, but LG has already launched a new flagship phone, the V35 ThinQ.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 rumors: 8GB RAM, 512GB of storage, and a familiar design

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 rumors: 8GB RAM, 512GB of storage, and a familiar design

Here's everything we think we know about the Galaxy Note 9, Samsung's next flagship phone.

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

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

Apple wins its Samsung patent suit again, but it was also revealed that it knew about the iPhone 6 bending issues before the phone was released.

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.

Android P’s notification shade is so good Apple should just copy the whole damn thing in iOS 12

Android P’s notification shade is so good Apple should just copy the whole damn thing in iOS 12

Google might have finally developed the perfect system for notifications in Android P and Apple should just copy it.

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