lynn la

Journalist // San Francisco


The world just isn't ready for modular phones (04.07.2017) -- Google and LG couldn't make modular phones work. What does this mean for Lenovo as the only one left trying?

A phone of Google's own: How Google Designed its first real phone (02.15.2017) -- The Pixel, Google’s first fully home-grown phone, required a dedicated team with an eye for detail and a love of blue.

James Martin/CNET

James Martin/CNET

Giants hiding among us (09.08.2015) -- Carrier cell sites live on top of buildings, inside forest groves, or right next to your bus stop. Sometimes these giant antennas are too obvious to ignore, but other times they're entirely undetectable. 

Thinking inside the box (11.02.2014) -- Package designers use art -- and a little magic -- to make your first glimpse of a new product an unforgettable experience. 

iSheep, Fandroids, and why we care so damn much about our smartphones (11.19.2013) -- CNET's no stranger to the vitriol being hurled around by passionate handset users. (Skim through the comments section of any major phone review and you'll see.) But we just had to ask: Why all the hate? 


LG G6 (04.19.2017) -- With the G6, LG ditches the mod life and goes conventional. It's boring, but it works.

OnePlus 3T (11.21.2016) -- This is our new favorite budget Android, but if you have the OnePlus 3, you don't need to upgrade.

Google Pixel (10.18.2016) -- If you're wary of Samsung or looking for a worthy iPhone alternative, the Pixel is the high-end Android phone to get.