Don't-Miss Smartphones Stories

Lumia 950: What you need to know

The Lumia 950 and Lumia 950XL can connect to a full size monitor and keyboard to run like a desktop.

Hands-on: LG V10

LG’s new phablet smartphone offers a few new creativity-focused features.

A robot walks into an Apple Store...

The line outside Apple's Palo Alto store for the iPhone 6S wasn't entirely human. A tele-presence robot brought a touch of the future.

Sights of IFA 2015

Here's a look at some of our favorite memories from the mammoth European consumer electronics show that saw countless new gadgets.

Acer's Jade Primo Windows 10 phone can replace your PC

Acer debuted its Jade Primo smartphone running Windows 10.

Amazon fire phone

Fire Phone's flop may jeopardize Amazon's future hardware endeavors

Amazon's laying off engineers and stopping new products in their tracks after the Fire Phone's epic failure.

Home Theater

How to use your mobile device to control your home theater

With the right selection of apps you can transform your iOS or Android phone or tablet into an elegant home entertainment command center.

ikea charging furniture

Ikea's newest furniture can charge your phone wirelessly

New desks, bedside tables, and lamps will feature Qi wireless charging capabilities.

PlayStation 4

Sony doubles down on PlayStation, but may sacrifice phones, TVs

It looks increasingly likely that Sony will exit both its TV and smartphone businesses as part of a restructuring plan outlined today by Sony executives in Japan.

UbiSpeak user interface

UbiSpeak combines voice and text messaging in a single app

Developer of the Ubi voice-controlled computer announces a free Android and iOS app that lets you create text messages with your voice.

project ara 01

Move over Ara? Mystery startup Vsenn is building a phone with swappable components, too

A ‘former Nokia Android X program manager’ is supposedly the brains behind this latest smartphone with swappable components, but details are very light.

galaxys5 13

Report: Samsung's Galaxy S6 might be the flagship you've been waiting for (but probably not)

It's referred to as "Project Zero" because Samsung is basically doing a do-over, but from the sound if it, the company is just up to its old tricks again.

BeOn LED smart light bulbs

BeOn Burglar Deterrent uses smart LED light bulbs to deter home break-ins

When you’re away from home, this security system responds to your doorbell by mimicking your at-home lighting usage.

EcoATM's simple model: Insert phone, take money

You could put your old phone on Craigslist, you could trust your carrier to give you a fair price (right), or you could try EcoATM's impressively thorough vetting and pricing model, with the lure of instant cash.

arm mali graphics

New ARM Mali graphics processors bring 4K video to phones and tablets

The company will upgrade its Mali graphics products to support 4K video.

Amazon fire phone

AT&T bundles $1 Amazon Fire phone with $49 Fire HDX tablet

At this point, AT&T and Amazon are practically paying people to take the hardware off their hands

se front 2

Sony Xperia Z3v review: Verizon gets the exclusive on this Xperia Z2 do-over

It's got powerful internals, a 20-megapixel camera, and a version of Android that isn't annoying to look at—hopefully a stint at Verizon will help it reach more users.

nexus9 1

Why Google made such a big-ass phone with the Nexus 6

The Nexus 6 is the right size, the right price, and the right move for the Android platform.

htcdesire816 1

HTC Desire 816 review: A decent phablet with a cheap data plan

If you can live with the substandard camera, the Desire 816 offers a lot of screen for less money

blackphone 100248424 orig

Blackphone tweak makes app updates less annoying for the security-conscious

The smartphone for the paranoid gets a better email client and a panorama camera mode - for sharing pics with NO ONE.