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Past articles by Florence:

How to better secure your smart home

With the advent of gadgets like doorbell cameras, smart kitchen appliances and data-logging sensors that track your sleep, the smart home now extends to even th... → Read More

How Google's 'Material Theming' will change your Android experience

This week, Google announced a new set of tools called Material Theming that helps developers implement the Material theme across apps, including mobile and web.... → Read More

Do you need a smart home hub?

When life gets chaotic, it can be convenient to have all your smart home devices operating on the same wavelength. Achieving this sort of harmony sometimes requ... → Read More

Could Google’s ‘Smart Sound’ be more than just a gimmick?

Welcome to your living room, the latest battleground for tech companies vying for your allegiance. What started as Amazon staking its claim with the Echo line o... → Read More

2017 was the year Google normalized machine learning

From its smartphones to its laptops and smart speakers, and even to its new earbuds, Google Assistant and its contextual abilities quickly became the reason to bring home a Google product. → Read More

Best messaging apps for Android of 2017

Which apps are worth using to stay in touch? We've got the scoop. → Read More

Motion Photos on the Pixel 2 are the perfect way to idly capture candid moments

Google introduced Motion Photos with the launch of its Pixel 2 and it's the perfect way to idly capture candid moments. → Read More

Essential VP: “We’ve always thought of building something premium"

We talk to Essential's Rebecca Zavin about software updates and what lies ahead for the Essential Phone. → Read More

The Pixel 2 is the Android experience everyone deserves

If you're judging the Pixel 2 on headlines alone, you're missing out, because when you're using the new phones it's an entirely different vibe. → Read More

You'll be fine if you've already purchased a Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL

If all the talk of Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL display issues has you concerned, fret not. You'll be fine, return policies are there for a reason. → Read More

How to use Samsung SmartThings for a Halloween fright

Halloween is a traditional affair but can tech help you? Forget the candles, here's how Samsung SmartThings can make your Halloween extra spooky! → Read More

Moto X4 Review: A good reminder of what a great deal looks like

Android One is the new Nexus program, and this is the phone to get if you're a diehard Android user on a budget and want to subscribe to Google's Project Fi. → Read More

Hands-on: The ZTE Axon M is the first smartphone with a foldable screen

This isn't a prototype—it's a fully operational mobile device with a fold-out screen, from a brand usually associated with budget devices. → Read More

Why the LG V30 has all the ingredients for success

There are lots of great smartphones on the market, but the LG V30 and its impressive hardware makes it one of the most compelling releases this year. → Read More

Honor 6X vs. Moto G5 Plus: When things just come together

If you want to go barebones, there’s the Moto G5 Plus. But if you want true value, the Honor 6X is it. → Read More

Waze app how-to: Tips and tricks for ditching Google Maps

It's time to master all of Waze's traffic navigation features. We give you eight tips for using the Google-owned Waze app for a richer travel experience. → Read More

Moto Z2 Force review: A modular phone with very few tricks

It's one of the last series of smartphones to ride on the modularity bandwagon. Is it even worth considering for its snap-on accessories? → Read More

Michael Kors Access Sofie review: A polished piece of connected jewelry

For those who prefer sparkly wrists, the Android Wear-powered Access Sofie offers all the bling and then some. → Read More

Honor 9: Should you import it if you live in the U.S.?

This sub-$500 device is worth wielding stateside, as long as you don't mind making a few compromises. → Read More

Android Oreo's mascot is a woman

But you'd have no idea unless you read the marketing material behind the superhero cookie. → Read More