Michael L Hicks
Michael spent years freelancing on every tech topic under the sun before settling down on the real exciting stuff: virtual reality, fitness wearables, gaming, and how tech intersects with our world. He's a semi-reformed Apple-to-Android user who loves running, D&D, and Star Wars. Find him on Twitter at @Michael_L_Hicks.
Sunday Runday Fitbit has several paths it can take to regain people's trust. Most of it starts with improving Fitbit Premium.
Clean up your feed If you have a personal Facebook profile and want to create a second without all the baggage (or your real name), you can now do so without needing to create a professional account.
A major improvement Garmin Venu 2 owners have a ton of reasons to upgrade. For Venu 2 Plus owners, it's a tougher decision.
Best for fitness training These are the best across the Venu, Forerunner, Vivoactive, Instinct, Fenix, and other Garmin lineups, for every type of athlete.
Back to business We like Xiaomi's smart trackers, but have mostly ignored its MIUI OS watches. Now, the Xiaomi Watch 2 Pro is coming with (allegedly) some really impressive specs.
Tensor G3, revamped cameras, shrunk and flattened displays, and every other rumored change to the Pixel 8 Pro and Pixel 8.
More Garmin Garmin's insanely packed 2023 release schedule continues today, releasing the successor to one of our favorite fitness watches.
Catch up, Samsung Most people don't need tons of smartwatch storage. But the Galaxy Watch 6 deserved more than 16GB for hardcore users.
Wear this If you want a feature-packed and stylish Wear OS watch, you have plenty of options from manufacturers such as Samsung, Google, Fossil, Mobvoi, and more.
Back to Duo Last year, Google merged Duo into Meet. Now, the newer video app will stop working on the Nest Hub Max, while the older video app comes out of retirement.
Sunday Runday If the Apple Watch Series 9 had gotten this upgrade, there's no doubt the Pixel Watch 2 and Galaxy Watch 6 would have followed. Instead, we'll have to keep waiting or choose less "smart" watches.
Smart jewelry It turns out earlier leaks about the Galaxy Ring's name and impending release were true. Here's what we know and hope to see from Samsung's latest health tracker.
Leaked release According to a recent report, Fitbit could release a follow-up to our favorite fitness tracker before the end of 2023.
Android TV Android TV is a sleek and powerful smart TV operating system, and these TVs ship with it built right in. Here are the best Android TVs you should consider and why they're so great!
HMD Global owns the Nokia brand for manufacturing smartphones until 2026. Between now and then, it wants to start raising awareness of the HMD brand instead.
After seeing leaks of a possible Galaxy Tab S8 FE, now we're hearing rumors of a Tab S9 FE. Will Samsung announce it at Galaxy Unpacked? Only time will tell!
Future proofing With more XR apps likely to come to the Quest 2, as well as the Quest 3, Meta is preparing the headset to make those apps more immersive.
The Meta Quest 3 has been officially announced and we've assembled everything we know about the next-generation VR headset from Meta in one place.
Boost your endurance VO2 Max is the key metric all smartwatches use to determine how fit you are. Here's how I boosted my score from "Good" to "Excellent" in just a couple of months.
Nintendo x Google Nintendo has tried to make a VR headset since 1995. Could a Nintendo mixed-reality gaming headset running Google's Micro XR software be on the way?
October approaches The Pixel Watch 2 design is mostly unchanged, but we have the first confirmation that it will have brand new health sensors lifted straight from Fitbit.
Eyes closed If you're on the hunt for a new smart scale, the Withings Body Smart checks a lot of boxes you're looking for, based on our testing across the last couple of months.
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