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Simon Hill

Simon Hill

Simon is a technology journalist with a specific interest in mobile technology and the videogames industry. He writes news articles, editorials, reviews, round-ups, comparisons, how-to guides, and more on a wide variety of topics. He spent several years working in the games industry as a tester, designer, and finally, as a producer. He has been writing on a full time freelance basis for over five years now and writes features for dealnews. He is also a regular contributor to Digital Trends, Android Authority, Beckett Media, and many others, both in print and online.

Simon Hill's Most Recent Blog Posts

Here's What You Need to Know About the Latest TV Technologies

Buying a new TV can lead you into a minefield of unfamiliar jargon, making it tricky to work out which set is really the best one for you. Don't worry. We're here to cut through the noise and explain what's really worth worrying about on the TV tech horizon.

Gaming Laptop Buying Guide: What Specs Do You Need?

Gaming laptops can be had in a range of prices, from at least $600, to easily $2,000. Knowing the most important features for a killer system will allow you to choose a gaming laptop that fits your budget and your need for Michael Bay-level explosions in Call of Duty.

Apple iPad Pro vs. Microsoft Surface Pro 4: Which 2-in-1 Device Should You Get?

More and more people are being persuaded to replace laptops and tablets with a device that can be both. Microsoft and Apple are about to go head-to-head in this space with the Surface Pro 4 and the iPad Pro. Which one is right for you?

Apple TV vs. Fire TV: Which Streaming Media Player Should You Buy?

Apple and Amazon have both just introduced updates to their popular streaming boxes. If you're not in either ecosystem yet, deciding between the two could come down to details like price and gaming ability.

10 Awesome New Features in Windows 10 You Should Know

Touch-centric Windows 8 was widely panned. Windows 10 is a return to form with some fun extras too, like Cortana, a new Xbox app, and more.

8 Things You Need to Know Before Buying a Windows Phone

Rumors are swirling that Microsoft is about to give the OS the boot soon, which leads us to wonder: Is it worth buying a Windows Phone?

Most College Students Shouldn't Spend More Than $500 on a Laptop

Opting for a laptop with all of today's bells and whistles can quickly push your back-to-school purchase into the $800+ price range, but does the average student really need so many features? We look at which students might have heavier needs, and which can be satisfied with most mainstream laptops.

14 Things to Consider When Buying a Projector

Projectors make any home theater or work presentation a professional affair. We look at several factors that affect your purchase, from usage needs to technical specs.

Tips for Buying the Best Wifi Range Extender

Range extenders are an effective, affordable way to boost the WiFi signal in your home. But first, make sure you actually need one, and then get the correct hardware.

Are Table Tablets at Restaurants a Gimmick or Actually Helpful?

More eateries are using tablets to replace some server responsibilities. If used properly, they can save you time, but might also encourage you to spend more.