Anne Dennon - Technology and Finances Writer at Reviews.com

Anne Dennon joined Reviews.com in June 2017. When she's not coming up with metaphors for Bitcoin, she writes about technology for the home and financial services. She previously worked in law, libraries, and English education.

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The Best Voice Assistants

The Best Voice Assistants

Jul 16, 2019 | Review

Voice assistants, or virtual assistants, are more than just the cool, often-female voices that respond to your verbal requests to play a song or check the weather: They are the point of communication between you and all your connected devices. But whether your voice assistant is the hub of your smart home, or simply…

SimpliSafe vs. Ring

SimpliSafe vs. Ring

Jun 28, 2019 | Review

SimpliSafe vs. Ring Home Security Review The home security market in 2019 is flooded with players, both old and new. While old-guard security companies like ADT are busy cranking up their technological prowess, home security newcomers like SimpliSafe and Ring are working out some of the systemic kinks. Age-old stumbling blocks to home security —…

Protect America Home Security Review

Protect America Home Security Review

Jun 25, 2019 | Review

Protect America Home Security Review Protect America offers a flexible range of home security options. Their plans and packages can suit households looking for a simple, landline-based system and those who want to support all the latest smart home tech. Prices range just widely: The advertised price of $20 per month only pertains to the…

CPI Security Review

CPI Security Review

Jun 18, 2019 | Review

CPI Security Review CPI Security offers a lot of the benefits of working with a large provider, with the added perk of actually being a regional company, and thus being more customer-focused. This Southeastern home security company operates in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Virginia, Maryland, Alabama, and Florida. If you live in the…

Xfinity Home Security

Xfinity Home Security

Jun 12, 2019 | Review

Xfinity Home Security Review The blue ADT sign has dominated front lawns for years. Lately, you may have seen a different sign frequently popping up— a red sign for Xfinity Home Security. Created by Comcast in 2011, Xfinity Home Security combines a focus on high-tech home automation — live video, sensors, comfort controls — with…

Best Mobile Payment App/Service

Best Mobile Payment App/Service

May 30, 2019 | Review

The Best Mobile Payment Apps Kennedy 50-cent pieces and $2 bills — soon, all cash might feel as antiquated as these. Financial thinkers say we are headed toward a cashless economy, but many of us already live in one. Income is automatically deposited, bill payments are automatically withdrawn. We pay with plastic or, increasingly, a…

The Best Cat Trees

The Best Cat Trees

Apr 19, 2019 | Review

The Best Cat Trees Indoor cats lead safer lives, but removing them from the challenging, stimulating natural environment poses its own problems. A well-built cat tree can enrich your cat’s home life by providing an outlet for innate behaviors like climbing, scratching, and observing their domain from on high. We compared cat condo models to…

The Best Dog Toys

The Best Dog Toys

Mar 22, 2019 | Review

The Best Dog Toys For the domesticated dog, play is the key to physical and psychological health. It allows them to perform innate actions—stalk and hunt, run and tear, comfort and cuddle. One of the five freedoms of animal welfare is the “freedom to express normal behavior.” With guidance from animal behaviorists and veterinarians, we…

12 Subscription Services That Will Change Your Life

12 Subscription Services That Will Change Your Life

Nov 26, 2018 | Review

Subscription boxes have become major market-disruptors in recent years, with good reason. Everyday tasks and treats — weeknight dinners, a new outfit — and necessities that make us feel good (unboxing a fresh razor) went a long time without being rethought. Emails replaced letters in the ‘90s, but grocery shopping was still grocery shopping…

Guide to Medical Alert Systems

Guide to Medical Alert Systems

Nov 20, 2018 | Review