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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 Features

Where to Watch Free Movies and TV Online

The spread of broadband Internet is changing the way we watch TV and movies. A lot of people are cutting the cable company cord or dropping that satellite service in favor of online streaming, and we've compiled a list of the best free (and cheap) streaming websites.

Gaming Laptop Buying Guide: What Specs Do You Need?

A "good gaming laptop" used to be an oxymoron, and "cheap gaming laptop" still might be one. But our gaming laptop buying guide covers the most important parts of any system, helping gamers find the high-end processing and graphics that still fit most budgets.

Quick & Dirty Guide: The Difference Between a Streaming Stick & Set-Top Box

As Amazon Fire TV bursts onto the market to compete with streamers like the Roku 3 and Apple TV, you may be wondering what these set-top boxes offer over cheaper streaming sticks — specifically Google's Chromecast and Roku's Streaming Stick.

Of the Latest Android Phones, the HTC One (M8) Comes Out On Top

We decided to take a look at how the current front-runners in the Android smartphone market — the HTC One (M8), the Samsung Galaxy S5, the Sony Xperia Z2, the LG G Pro 2, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, and the Moto X — measure up.

10 Unexpected Things Your Smartphone Can Do

While we're aware that smartphones can do double duty as a camera, portable gaming system, and MP3 player, their potential actually runs much deeper than that. With the right apps or accessories, your phone can accomplish a variety of nifty tasks that you might not be aware of.

9 Devices That Might Be a Waste of Your Money

Before spending a tidy sum on another electronic device, think long and hard about whether you already own a gadget that does the same thing for less. Here's how to avoid wasteful, redundant electronics.

How to Get 83GB of Free Cloud Storage

Using cloud storage allows you to access your files at anytime from anywhere. It's as easy as creating an account and connecting to the internet. And if you utilize your free cloud storage resources wisely, you won't ever have to pay for the privilege!

Find and Compare the Best Cell Phone Plans: A Definitive Carrier Comparison

Securing a new cell phone plan is far from straightforward; once you've decided what device you want, you still have to decide which carrier to sign up with, at which point you may wonder whether it makes sense to get a subsidized phone through a 2-year contract, or if the pay-as-you-go option is better for your needs. Then, of course, there's the question of coverage and plan pricing.

Before you throw your hands up in defeat and re-up with the same carrier for another two years because it's easy, take some time to compare the costs and potential savings of all the carrier options.