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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

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.

Virtual Reality is Becoming a Reality, But Should You Buy Now?

Many manufacturers have high-profile VR goggles in the works, but only less immersive options are available now. We look at the benefits currently available, and what's on the horizon — and what you can expect in terms of pricing.

8 Tech Innovations From CES 2015 That Are Worth Your Time

Not every amazing gadget at the Consumer Electronics Show, hosted in Las Vegas earlier this month, is worth your attention. We highlight smart Bluetooth earbuds, the best new ultraportable laptop, and more devices that could actually change the game in 2015.

10 Ways a Smartwatch Could Make Your Life Better

Smartwatches are the hottest new gadget in the tech world — but they're still pricey, and most need a smartphone to function. Is it worth the investment? Read on to see a few of the top ways a smartwatch could improve your daily activities.

Laptop Buying Guide: What to Know Before You Make a Purchase

Shopping for a new laptop can be tough. What kind of processor is best? Should you go for an ultrabook or a hybrid? How much RAM do you need anyway? Fear not, we're here to help with our laptop buying guide.

Why You Probably Shouldn't Spend More Than $600 on a Laptop for College

Many students actually have fairly light needs when it comes to computing. All the bells and whistles can push laptops into the $1,000+ price territory, but do you need it? We look at which students might have heavier needs, and which can be satisfied with most mainstream laptops, in our college laptop buying guide.