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.

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

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.

Google takes a big VR leap with Owlchemy Labs acquisition

Google takes a big VR leap with Owlchemy Labs acquisition

Google has announced that it has acquired VR pioneer Owlchemy Labs, maker of popular game titles 'Job Simulator' and 'Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality.'

Here's how the Pixel 2 can be the best phone of 2017

Here's how the Pixel 2 can be the best phone of 2017

Now that we've gotten a good look at the Galaxy S8 and LG G6, we still think the Pixel 2 can be the phone to beat in 2017. Here's what it needs.

Google search results will cure your boredom with a local events calendar

Google search results will cure your boredom with a local events calendar

A new feature rolling out to the Google app and mobile browsers will create a new interface that helps you find local events.

Samsung surprises with early release of unlocked Galaxy S8

Samsung surprises with early release of unlocked Galaxy S8

You can now buy a fully unlocked Galaxy S8 and S8+ for $725 and $825, respectively, through Best Buy and Samsung.com.

Android Wear 2.0 finally arrives on Huawei Watch as slow rollout continues

Android Wear 2.0 finally arrives on Huawei Watch as slow rollout continues

One of the best Android Wear watches, the Huawei Watch, finaly gets its 2.0 updates, but the rollout is still far from over.

We've gotten our first look at an Echo with a built-in screen, and it's straight out of 2005

We've gotten our first look at an Echo with a built-in screen, and it's straight out of 2005

A leaked photo of what is purported to be an Echo with a built-in screen shows a device with a big screen, big bezels, and a giant speaker.

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