Two new mid-range phones just debuted in South Korea — LG's X5 and its X Skin

LG's smartphone family is growing, and the latest members to join the clan in South Korea are the X5 and X Skin. The two models join the mid-range X series in the company's home country.

Surprise! We’re supremely dependent on our smartphones

Bank of America has finally confirmed what we've known all along -- Americans are collectively in a codependent (or rather,simply a dependent) relationship with their smartphones.

China smartphone makers snap up patents in fight for market dominance

Stepping into the ring to fight over China and its prime smartphone market are the country's own smartphone makers, as they begin to acquire patents by way of licensing deals, acquisitions, and a whole lot of money.

KFC adds some juice to its meals: Watt a Box charges phone while you feast

Would you like a power bank with your meal? That's what KFC's offering with Watt a Box, a meal box with a 6,100mAh power bank for charging your phone. You also get a micro-USB and a Lightning cable.

Famed Motorola design lead Jim Wicks is leaving the company

Longtime Motorola design lead Jim Wicks has announced his departure from the company. He's credited with overseeing the design of the Razr, the Droid series of smartphones, and the Moto 360.

Donald Trump says ‘no thanks’ to using a smartphone and email

While we previously thought that Donald Trump might use both a Samsung and iPhone, new reports suggest he may not carry a smartphone at all. So how does he send all those tweets? Great question!
Cool Tech

Snap a photo of your meal and this AI-powered startup will tell you how many calories it contains

It’s the dream of any foodie who watches what they eat to be able to snap a photo of their meals and have their phone instantly tell them how many calories they’re about to consume. That’s the mission statement of a new startup…

Xaomi’s Redmi 3S starts at only $106 and is bound for China

Xiaomi is releasing a variant of its Redmi S phone, the Redmi 3S, for the Chinese market in June. The budget handset starts at an attractive $106, and its attractive price point and all-metal construction put it neck-and-neck with the…

Sony dominates the smartphone CMOS image sensor market

Sony dominates the CMOS image sensor market, controlling 35 percent and $3.6 billion of the 2015 total of $6.7 billion. Image sensors are found in smartphone cameras, cars, and drones.

With an array of snap-on modules, the Moto Z is anything you want it to be

Lenovo's Moto Z can take on any 2016 flagship with its killer specs and intriguing snap-on Moto Mod accessories. We go hands on.
Home Theater

Does your phone sound limp? Then give it some Mojo

You got your hi-res audio loaded up and a great pair of headphones, but your phone still doesn't deliver the audio goods. It needs some Mojo, Chord's impressive DAC and amplifier for phones and computers.

Free yourself! How to unlock your phone from the icy hands of your wireless carrier

Do you want to unlock your phone through your carrier or a third-party service like FonesZone? Regardless of which way you go, we're here to help you.