Simon Hill

Simon Hill

Simon Hill is a freelance technology journalist and editor who loves all things tech. You'll find him writing about smartphones, wearables, tablets, software, computing, videogames, and robots all over the internet. He spent several years working in the games industry, and lives in Scotland with his wife and two kids.
Articles
Wearables

Forget Apple, the Noodoe Watch really wants to be the next Swatch

What does it take to stand out in the wearables market? The Noodoe Watch is being billed as a creative alternative to the Apple Watch. We talked to ex-HTC CMO and Noodoe founder, John Wang, to learn more.
Computing

Should you turn your computer off at night? We asked an expert

The question of whether you should leave your computer on all the time or shut it down while you're away from it, especially at night, has been the subject of debate for years now. We decided to ask an expert.
Wearables

7 common Samsung Gear Fit problems and potential solutions

Are you having some issues with your new fitness tracking smartwatch? We've got a roundup of common Samsung Gear Fit problems for you right here with suggested workarounds and solutions where possible.
Mobile

Is the Internet destroying your attention span? We asked an expert

According to the experts our attention spans are shrinking. Has the bite-sized nature of social media and online content had an impact on our ability to focus? Is the Internet changing the way we think?
Mobile

Do you need antivirus on Android? We asked an expert

We interview experts from Avast, Lookout, and AV-Test to determine if you really need to download antivirus and security apps for Android and how much danger your phone is in.
Web

Why do we call it spam? Blame spiced ham shoulder, Monty Python and Usenet

You know spam is the canned meat that clogs your arteries and the junk email messages that clog your inbox, but how did the term make it from the grocery store to the Internet? The earliest nerds really liked Monty Python.
Mobile

Does staring at screens all day really damage your eyes? We asked an expert

We've spoken to an expert, and we have the facts. Should you be concerned about the impact on your eyesight? Are TVs, monitors, laptops, tablets, and smartphones damaging our eyes?
Mobile

Should you leave your smartphone plugged into the charger overnight? We asked an expert 1:55

Are you damaging your phone's battery by leaving it plugged into the charger all night? Are you wasting power? Is it safe, or advisable, to charge your smartphone this way? The answers you seek are here.