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Florence is a technology journalist based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Moto Z review: Motorola proves modular smartphones are the future of mobility

Moto Z review: Motorola proves modular smartphones are the future of mobility

Completely unadorned, Motorola's new flagship phone is a solid performer. But once you add in swappable modules, you can configure the smartphone of your dreams.

Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus review: No longer the best budget smartphones available

Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus review: No longer the best budget smartphones available

Make no mistake: These two devices are Lenovo phones through and through, and the end of Motorola's budget brand as we know it.

Pokemon Go: 8 essential comfort, safety and happiness tips

Pokemon Go: 8 essential comfort, safety and happiness tips

Here's what you need to know to ensure a safe, pleasurable experience while you're out catching pocket monsters.

Sony Xperia X Performance review: You deserve a lot more phone for $700

Sony Xperia X Performance review: You deserve a lot more phone for $700

Seriously, Sony? The Xperia X Performance performs well enough, but it's absolutely not worth its outrageous price tag.

3 key ways the Xperia X Performance is a better phone than the Xperia X

3 key ways the Xperia X Performance is a better phone than the Xperia X

The Xperia X comes in three different models, and the Xperia X Performance is the only one that comes with specs like the competition.

WeBoost Eqo review: This cellular signal booster couldn't improve our in-home coverage

WeBoost Eqo review: This cellular signal booster couldn't improve our in-home coverage

Unless you have strong reception to begin with, the weBoost Eqo can't do much for your smartphone experience at home.

Hands-on: NFC-enabled ATMs make it easy to withdraw cash with a smartphone

Hands-on: NFC-enabled ATMs make it easy to withdraw cash with a smartphone

We tried out one of Bank of America's NFC-enabled ATMs to see how quickly we could snag cash using Android Pay.

Watch out, WebMD: Google's teamed with leading doctors to provide vetted online medical advice

Watch out, WebMD: Google's teamed with leading doctors to provide vetted online medical advice

Google's new medical symptom search will help you better determine what's ailing you and whether you should see a doctor.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Active review: The rugged flagship phone for clumsy fingers

Samsung Galaxy S7 Active review: The rugged flagship phone for clumsy fingers

Some phones are built like fragile little flowers. This one is built to withstand a rough-and-tumble lifestyle, though it's not entirely life-proof.

Developers can now test their apps for Android N in the Google Play Store

Developers can now test their apps for Android N in the Google Play Store

You won't have to wait weeks after Android N's release to find out if your favorite apps are compatible.

OnePlus's Carl Pei on earning respect and shedding a 'cocky' image in the Android space

OnePlus's Carl Pei on earning respect and shedding a 'cocky' image in the Android space

What has OnePlus learned from a few difficult years as a smartphone maker? We talked to OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei to find out.

OnePlus 3 review: Third time's the charm with this supercharged, unlocked flagship

OnePlus 3 review: Third time's the charm with this supercharged, unlocked flagship

Premium specs with none of the carrier bloat: The OnePlus 3's 6GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, and a capable 16-megapixel camera make it a formidable contender.

Hands-on with Lenovo's Phab 2 Pro: The world's first Tango phone is big, bulky, and super neat

Hands-on with Lenovo's Phab 2 Pro: The world's first Tango phone is big, bulky, and super neat

The Phab 2 Pro won't fit in your pocket, but you'll forget about that once you dive into its augmented-reality wonders.

Hands on with Moto Z and Moto Z Force: Not all modular smartphones are bad ideas

Hands on with Moto Z and Moto Z Force: Not all modular smartphones are bad ideas

Motorola's new flagship phones have renewed our faith in mobile modularity. It also helps that they're incredibly stylish devices.

Sony Xperia X review: A mid-range device with no clear direction

Sony Xperia X review: A mid-range device with no clear direction

At $550, the Xperia X is just too expensive, considering the phone's build quality and features. Sony is definitely off to a shaky start for its smartphone reboot in the U.S.

Android N: 5 features we love in the new OS

Android N: 5 features we love in the new OS

The next version of Android is still in preview, but based on what we've seen, we can't wait to start using it on our phones every day.

LG 360 Cam review: Every aspect needs more work

LG 360 Cam review: Every aspect needs more work

LG's 360-degree camera is finally for sale, but LG has quite a few kinks to work out before the camera is worth its novelty.

Here's how Maserati customized Android for its Ghibli dashboard

Here's how Maserati customized Android for its Ghibli dashboard

Google is hoping car manufacturers will use Android and Android Auto Auto as a starting point for their own infotainment systems. Let's take a peek.

Android Wear 2.0: 20 minutes with Google's upcoming smartwatch features

Android Wear 2.0: 20 minutes with Google's upcoming smartwatch features

Jeff Chang, Android Wear’s product manager, gave us a sneak peak at what’s coming in the next version of Android Wear.

Hands-on: Android Auto puts Google's in-dash experience on your phone (and, yes, it works)

Hands-on: Android Auto puts Google's in-dash experience on your phone (and, yes, it works)

Forget about buying a new car or tearing out your car's dashboard. Google has a plan to bring Android Auto's distraction-free driving features directly to your phone.

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