lynn la

Journalist // San Francisco


How does real sex look? These sites show the awkward truth (11.07.2017) -- Does uncovering the vulnerable, clumsy sides of sex make you better at it? These "social sex" companies think so.

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.

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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 phones (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? 


OnePlus 5T (11.29.2017) -- The OnePlus 5T is a superb, affordable phone for new buyers, despite only minor changes from the OnePlus 5.

Google Pixel 2 (10.17.2017) -- Buy the Pixel 2 for the best camera on any Android phone and fast Google updates, but skip it if you can't live without a headphone jack or a standout design.