Jason Cross

Staff Writer

I have written professionally about technology for my entire adult professional life - over 20 years. I like to figure out how complicated technology works and explain it in a way anyone can understand.

Hands on with the LG G6: A nice phone, but not especially innovative

Hands on with the LG G6: A nice phone, but not especially innovative

After a string of solid phones weighed down by gimmicky features, LG goes for a solid but predictable experience with its new flagship.

Google Camera update adds shutter sound toggle, zoom bar, exposure tweaks

Google Camera update adds shutter sound toggle, zoom bar, exposure tweaks

A minor update to the camera app for Nexus and Pixel phones brings minor, but welcome, quality-of-life improvements.

LG Watch Sport review: Not the watch Android Wear needs right now

LG Watch Sport review: Not the watch Android Wear needs right now

As the standard bearer for the Android Wear 2.0 launch, LG’s sport watch suffers from very narrow appeal.

5 things you need to know about the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835

5 things you need to know about the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835

This is the processor that will power most of the high-end Android phones this year, and it sounds pretty good.

Android Wear 2.0 Developer Preview 4 adds easier sign-in, in-app billing

Android Wear 2.0 Developer Preview 4 adds easier sign-in, in-app billing

Google continues to make progress on its major Wear overhaul, but a final release is still not on the horizon.

Daydream View review: Sparse content is all that stands between Google and VR greatness

Daydream View review: Sparse content is all that stands between Google and VR greatness

With a comfortable, affordable headset and a motion-sensitive controller, Daydream View gets the hardware right. Now it just needs apps.

Android Auto gets rid of that pesky car requirement

Android Auto gets rid of that pesky car requirement

With the latest update, you can use the driver-optimized interface right on your phone or tablet, with no special car hardware necessary.

Google Pixel review: Every bit as good as the XL, only smaller

Google Pixel review: Every bit as good as the XL, only smaller

Google sacrifices very little in the smaller, less expensive version of its hot new phone.

11 things Android phone makers should copy from the Pixel

11 things Android phone makers should copy from the Pixel

Google is setting the bar high for its Android partners. Here are a few things Samsung, LG, and others can learn from it.

These are the new Emoji in the Android Nougat 7.1 update

These are the new Emoji in the Android Nougat 7.1 update

Google has taken the time to really craft better emojis, including a much larger variety of professions, genders, and skin tones to support Unicode 9.

Pixel XL camera test: How it compares to Apple, LG, and Samsung phones in the studio

Pixel XL camera test: How it compares to Apple, LG, and Samsung phones in the studio

We took four phones with the best cameras available into the studio to figure out which one delivers the best image quality.

Pixel XL review: Google's new phone isn't a Nexus—it's better

Pixel XL review: Google's new phone isn't a Nexus—it's better

Google's first in-house phone is a delightful holistic experience that might make you think twice about Apple or Samsung.

Android 7.1 Developer Preview announced, coming soon

Android 7.1 Developer Preview announced, coming soon

7.1 brings support for Daydream VR, the app shortcuts API, and several other features, but the Assistant is still just for Pixel and Allo.

Hands-on with Google Daydream: Gear VR has a new rival

Hands-on with Google Daydream: Gear VR has a new rival

Google's second stab at phone-based VR takes it to the front of the pack.

Android Wear 2.0 delayed to 2017, Developer Preview 3 out now

Android Wear 2.0 delayed to 2017, Developer Preview 3 out now

The first really huge update to Google's watch platform is taking a little longer than expected.

Google's Pixel phones: 7 essential technical upgrades we want to see

Google's Pixel phones: 7 essential technical upgrades we want to see

It looks like "Nexus" is out, and "Pixel" is in. This is what we hope to see as Google updates its flagship phones.

Google finally launches its Allo messaging app

Google finally launches its Allo messaging app

Leaning heavily on Google's new Assistant, Google hopes Allo will finally give it a messaging app that really sticks.

Samsung Galaxy Note7 recall is official through the Consumer Product Safety Commission

Samsung Galaxy Note7 recall is official through the Consumer Product Safety Commission

The CPSC notes there have been 92 reports of the batteries overheating in the U.S., including 26 reports of burns.

Hasselblad True Zoom review: A curiosity with almost nothing to recommend it

Hasselblad True Zoom review: A curiosity with almost nothing to recommend it

For $250 you should just buy a vastly superior point-and-shoot camera.

Moto Z Play review: Long-lasting, affordable, and modular too

Moto Z Play review: Long-lasting, affordable, and modular too

It may not be as fast as the other Moto Z phones, but the return of the headphone jack and super battery life make up for it.

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