Michael SimonStaff Writer, TechHive

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.

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Amazon Dash Wand review: A home shopping device made for a not-too-distant future

Amazon Dash Wand deftly combines the power of Alexa with a handheld barcode scanner, but our shopping carts aren't quite ready for it yet.

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OnePlus 5: Everything you need to know about the budget flagship

OnePlus has unveiled its new handset, the OnePlus 5, and it packs a Snapdragon 835 chip, a dual camera, and a slightly higher price tag.

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Google makes the best Android apps easier to find with Android Excellence

Google is highlighting the best Android apps with a new designation called Android Excellence, which will place the apps prominently in the Play Store.

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10 great Android features Google should steal from Samsung, LG and HTC

We don't agree with all the changes made by Google's Android partners, but a few features and settings should appear stock Android.

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HTC U11 review: A powerful Android phone that knows how to have fun

The HTC U11 fixes many of the U Ultra's problems, and adds a killer chip, a great camera, and a super-fun gimmick.

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ZTE Quartz watch review: The Best Android Wear value, plain and simple

The ZTE Quartz is a big and somewhat pedestrian entry into the Android Wear 2.0 fray, but you won't find a better 3G watch for the money.

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The new iMac Pro has 18-core Xeon chips, Radeon Vega graphics, and a sky-high price tag

The new $5,000 iMac Pro is the fastest Mac Apple has ever made, with 18-core Zeon processors, Radeon Pro graphics, 128 of RAM, and 10Gbit/s Ethernet.

on macworld.com

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New iMacs bring better screens, powerful processors and graphics, and USB-C

Apple has released new iMacs that deliver faster processors, better screens, more powerful graphics, and, at long last, Thunderbolt 3.

on macworld.com

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Google will block bad ads (even its own) with a filter built into Chrome

Google plans to remove obtrusive and aggressive ads from Chrome with a new ad-blocking feature starting next year.

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Motorola's Z2 Play comes with a smaller battery, a higher price tag, and new Moto Mods

Motorola has launched the Z Play 2, the follow-up to last year's hit modular phone, with a better camera, smaller battery, and higher price tag.

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Samsung's Connect Home smart hub/mesh router mash-up is finally going on sale

Samsung has announced that preorders for its $170 Connect Home smart hub/Wi-Fi mesh router combo will start June 4 for release on July 2.

on techhive.com

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The Essential Phone is a beautiful example of everything that's wrong with Android

Andy Rubin's Essential Phone is a gorgeous testament to lofty design and performance. But can it avoid falling into the traps that doomed other phones?

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Best Android phones: What should you buy?

Picking an Android phone can be difficult, but we're here to help. These are the top Android phones you should consider bringing home.

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Sony outs launch details for its Xperia XZ Premium flagship and futuristic Touch projector

You can preorder Sony's flagship Xperia XZ Premium phone for $800 on June 12, while you'll have to spend $1,700 to be one of the first people on your block to own an Xperia Touch projector.

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Andy Rubin's $699 Essential Phone is finally here and it's weird

The Essential boasts a 360-degree camera and a nearly bezel-less screen, and supports modular accessories—but a headphone dongle is required.