Mike Snider, The Ledger

Mike Snider

The Ledger

Washington, DC, United States

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Recent articles by Mike:

Samsung's new TV line-up adds 76-inch Micro LED screen

Samsung unveiled new 4K and 8K TVs Tuesday in a virtual showcase. Bigger TVs are popular home purchases during the COVID-19 pandemic, Samsung says. → Read More

Apple reopens all of its 270 stores across the US with coronavirus protocols still in effect

Almost one year ago, Apple closed its stores at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. Now all U.S. stores have reopened with COVID-19 protocols. → Read More

Bid on this unique Star Wars toy: A floating Baby Yoda from Disney+ series 'The Mandalorian'

Bidding for a collector's Baby Yoda toy has already topped $2,100. The toy shows The Child from "The Mandalorian" floating in his carriage or pram. → Read More

COVID-19 detection: Could your Apple Watch or Fitbit help slow the coronavirus pandemic?

Evidence is growing Apple Watch and other smartwatches and wearable devices could identify potential coronavirus patients days prior to infection. → Read More

COVID-19 detection: Could your Apple Watch or Fitbit help slow the coronavirus pandemic?

Evidence is growing Apple Watch and other smartwatches and wearable devices could identify potential coronavirus patients days prior to infection. → Read More

Netflix, Amazon Prime, Disney+ and Hulu are streaming favorites as Americans subscribe to more services amid COVID-19

We have become a nation of subscribers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Most subscribe to five streaming services, including Netflix, Amazon and Hulu. → Read More

First look: 'Splatoon 3' and 'Star Wars: Hunters' among new video games headed to Nintendo Switch

The Nintendo Switch gets two popular video games played on other systems: "Fall Guys" and "Apex Legends," and new Mario gear for "Animal Crossing." → Read More

If pipes are frozen, should you leave the faucet on? Here's how to thaw pipes during winter storms.

Many Americans are dealing with frozen pipes amid an unrelenting winter storm in Texas and elsewhere. Here's how to unfreeze your pipes. → Read More

Robocalls and scam calls persist during pandemic, so Americans have stopped answering the phone

During the coronavirus pandemic, robocalls slowed, but still 45.9 billion were made. And the calls appear to be rising again as call centers reopen. → Read More

Talking Tech: A lawyer's feline face filter during a Zoom court appearance leads to laughter

Some laughs were had at the expense of a lawyer whose Zoom account made him look like a cat while talking to a Texas judge during a hearing. → Read More

Samsung Galaxy S21 smartphones: Will upgraded and cheaper Android get iPhone users to switch?

Samsung's new Galaxy S21 devices have lower prices than last year's lineup but come with improved cameras, snappier displays and better batteries. → Read More

Verizon's Super Bowl offensive: 'Fortnite' matches, Yahoo watch parties and post-game concert with Alicia Keys

Verizon's 5G Super Bowl features include a 'Fortnite' stadium, special mobile camera angles and augmented reality statistics and a post-game.concert. → Read More

Mobile games update: 'League of Legends: Wild Rift,' 'Crash Bandicoot,' and Thor in 'Marvel Realm of Champions'

Apple hosted a trio of mobile game developers to show off the action on iPhone 12. On the way are "League of Legends" and "Crash Bandicoot." → Read More

Grocery chain Publix says heiress not connected to company after report links her to Trump rally before riot

Publix is being criticized after The Wall Street Journal reported the company's heiress funded the Jan. 6 rally before the U.S. Capitol riot. → Read More

Reddit group founded on 'high risk' returns hits Wall Street with GameStop effort

What happened to GameStop stock? The Reddit group r/WallStreetBets has found a way to hurt hedge funds by driving share prices higher. → Read More

New Samsung Galaxy smartphones arriving Jan. 29 include S21 Ultra model with five cameras

Samsung's new Galaxy S21 smartphones, out Jan. 29, are still pricey, but are $200 below the previous S20 models. The S21 Ultra starts at $1,199.99. → Read More

Coronavirus vaccine incentive: Trader Joe's, Instacart and Dollar General to pay workers to get vaccinated

Instacart and Dollar General say they will pay their workers to get the coronavirus vaccine. The effort could lead to more employers doing the same. → Read More

Masks, air purifiers and other gadgets trying to protect us from COVID-19 unveiled at CES 2021

COVID-19 didn't just alter plans for CES 2021, but also the gadgets showcased at the tech event. Here are some innovations geared toward pandemic life. → Read More

Razer unveils smart mask, video game throne that can totally immerse you in 'Fortnite'

At CES, video game company Razer unveiled two concept products: an immersive gaming chair and a smart face mask with lights and voice amplifier. → Read More

Sony unveils new Airpeak drone at CES 2021. The small unmanned aerial vehicle shoots 4K movie videos from above

Sony Corp. unveiled its Airpeak unmanned aerial vehicle, which can be used to shoot film footage. → Read More