Alivia McAtee - Staff Writer at Reviews.com

Alivia McAtee is a writer intern for Reviews.com. She’s a rising senior at Davidson College studying English and digital studies. When she isn’t covering the best deals and services for Reviews.com, she’s probably running or eating dessert (because balance). Alivia’s current subscriptions she couldn’t live without include Amazon Prime, Birchbox, and Classpass.

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We Know Tech Companies are Listening In, But Does It Matter?

We Know Tech Companies are Listening In, But Does It Matter?

Aug 22, 2019 | News

One by one, the big tech companies have been called out for hiring human contractors to listen to personal data in order to improve their artificial intelligence. It started with Amazon back in April, and eventually Google, Apple, and Facebook were all facing the same allegations. It can sometimes feel like every week (or in…

Study: White Americans More Likely Than Minorities to Say Home Warranty Claims Were Approved

Study: White Americans More Likely Than Minorities to Say Home Warranty Claims Were Approved

Aug 22, 2019 | News

White Americans are more likely to say their home warranty claims were approved than minorities, a Reviews.com survey shows. The survey, which Reviews.com commissioned and was carried out by YouGov, surveyed 2,584 people who had bought warranties for their homes. Of the respondents, 73% of white Americans reported that all of their claims were approved,…

Elon Musk Wants to Install a ‘Money Printer’ On Your Roof

Elon Musk Wants to Install a ‘Money Printer’ On Your Roof

Aug 19, 2019 | News

While most of us were sleeping Sunday morning, Elon Musk was tweeting. In a series of threads around 5:30 a.m. (EST), the entrepreneur announced his company, Tesla, had re-launched Tesla Solar with a new panel rental service in addition to the option to purchase panels. “LMK what you think…” read Musk’s tweet.  According to Musk,…

Spotify’s New Family Plan Gives Power to the Parents

Spotify’s New Family Plan Gives Power to the Parents

Aug 19, 2019 | News

Spotify announced Monday it will upgrade its existing Spotify Premium Family plan to include expanded features. The new version is currently available in Ireland and will roll out everywhere else this fall, the company said.  One of the biggest changes in the new plan is what Spotify describes as a “long-requested” parental control feature. Parents…

It’s Cool to #Cancel – Unless You Can’t

It’s Cool to #Cancel – Unless You Can’t

Aug 13, 2019 | News

Signing up for a new service has become almost second nature these days. From the time you visit the website to the final “complete your purchase” button, the whole process usually takes a matter of minutes. Before you know it, you’ve got a flock of monthly expenses in exchange for services like curated boxes delivered…

Raised on Technology, ‘Parennials’ Must Find Balance With Their Own Kids

Raised on Technology, ‘Parennials’ Must Find Balance With Their Own Kids

Aug 09, 2019 | News

Millennials, they grow up so fast. The commonly maligned generation made up of those born between 1981-1996 is getting older: the oldest are now approaching 40. So they must be settling down, starting a family, and raising kids, right? Not exactly. According to a report from the Pew Research center, millennial women are waiting longer…

Empower Bank CEO Hopes to Democratize Banking with AI

Empower Bank CEO Hopes to Democratize Banking with AI

Aug 08, 2019 | News

The relationship between finance and technology is getting pretty serious. Big tech companies are increasingly offering financial services, and banks are increasingly drawing on new technologies. Traditional banks have added AI technology to their existing interfaces while disruptors have built their businesses around it. At Empower Bank, AI is more than just a means to…

Deal Alert: Students Can Get Amazon Music Unlimited for Less Than $1 a Month

Deal Alert: Students Can Get Amazon Music Unlimited for Less Than $1 a Month

Aug 06, 2019 | News

Back to school just got better: Amazon announced Tuesday that new and current Prime Student members can subscribe to Amazon Music Unlimited for just $.99/month.  Whether you’re DJing the party or need some Mozart for studying, the 50 million songs and thousands of curated playlists and stations included with Amazon Music Unlimited will have you…

This App Wants to Change How You Choose What to Watch, Eat, and Do

This App Wants to Change How You Choose What to Watch, Eat, and Do

Aug 05, 2019 | News

There’s a new social networking app that hopes to change the way we try new things. Self-dubbed the “social network for recommendations,” The Spoke aggregates your friend’s opinions on what to eat, drink, and watch so you only see recommendations from people you trust. The Spoke launched in 2017 and its founder, Tom Stern, said…

Is Google Play Pass Worth It? Maybe.

Is Google Play Pass Worth It? Maybe.

Aug 01, 2019 | News

First came the TV streaming wars, closely followed by the game streaming wars. Now, it seems a new battle is on the horizon: the gaming app subscription wars. A Google spokesperson confirmed with Reviews.com Thursday the company is currently testing Play Pass, a subscription-based all-access pass. According to leaked screenshots published by Android Police, the…