Meg Cannistra - Contributor at Reviews.com

Meg Cannistra is a former senior editor for Reviews.com. She has researched and written about so many subjects that intersect with our daily lives, from smart homes to streaming to the safest cities in America.

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Fully Accessible Guide to Smart Home Tech for the Disabled and Elderly

Fully Accessible Guide to Smart Home Tech for the Disabled and Elderly

May 23, 2019 | News

This guide has been designed and optimized for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0, and was built to meet the needs of those with visual and hearing disabilities. See our disclosure below for more information. Smart home technology has come a long way in the last few years. No longer just a novelty or relegated to…

Everything You Need to Know About Home Automation

Everything You Need to Know About Home Automation

Apr 30, 2019 | Review

The Home of the Future,Today Gone are the days of seeing home automation as a novelty born from "The Jetsons" and "2001: A Space Odyssey." With major tech companies racing against one another to be the leader in the industry, it’s clear gadgets like thermostats that learn your preferred room temperatures, and doorbells that show...

Reviews.com 2019 Safest Cities in the U.S.

Reviews.com 2019 Safest Cities in the U.S.

Mar 25, 2019 | Review

For both young parents putting down roots and retirees preparing for the next chapter, it's helpful to know which cities are relatively low-crime when planning a move. It’s also good to get a sense of how your city compares to others in the country in terms of safety. To help you better understand this...

The Best Movies Streaming on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and HBO in March

The Best Movies Streaming on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and HBO in March

Mar 15, 2019 | News

Daylight Savings may have given us an extra hour of sunlight, but that doesn’t mean you need to come out from hibernation and stop binging movies. March brings classics like Weekend at Bernie’s and Death at a Funeral to your TV, along with some hotly anticipated original titles like Triple Frontier. We asked our movie…

Understanding Zigbee and Z-Wave Standards

Understanding Zigbee and Z-Wave Standards

Mar 04, 2019 | News

Smart tech has come a long way in the five years since Amazon introduced Alexa to the world. What originally felt like a novelty or passing trend has now become an integral part of the home for many families. In August 2018, 32% of Americans reported owning a smart speaker, and it’s clear our comfort…

Omron’s Ping Pong-Playing Robot Is a Major Hit at CES

Omron’s Ping Pong-Playing Robot Is a Major Hit at CES

Jan 09, 2019 | News

With all the TVs and autonomous vehicles at CES this year, we were left asking a very important question: “Where are all the cool robots?” Little did we know that we’d happen to stumble upon maybe the coolest robot at the entire show at Omron’s booth. Forpheus is the world’s only robot in the world…

Google Makes the World a Smaller Place with Interpreter Mode

Google Makes the World a Smaller Place with Interpreter Mode

Jan 08, 2019 | News

“Hey Google, be my personal interpreter” is the newest feature coming to all Google Home devices and smart displays in the coming weeks. Interpreter Mode will launch with up to 27 languages (including French and Italian) and will let you have a conversation with someone speaking a different language in real time. The war between…

Vivint vs. Frontpoint Home Security

Vivint vs. Frontpoint Home Security

Sep 20, 2018 | Review

Looking for something else? See all top-rated providers Vivint vs. Frontpoint Home Security We spent more than eight months testing the best home security systems and dug into the details of each major provider. With this research under our belts, we took a closer look at Vivint and Frontpoint to see how the companies stack up...

DIRECTV Review

DIRECTV Review

Oct 28, 2015 | Review

DIRECTV Review DIRECTV offers six TV packages, 330 channels, and no installation or equipment fees for your first two rooms. Like most TV providers, you have to sign a two-year contract, but while some lock in your rate for the entire term, DIRECTV raises your rates after the first year unless you bundle with AT&T’s...

AT&T U-verse Review

AT&T U-verse Review

Oct 28, 2015 | Review

AT&T U-verse At one time, U-verse was the crown jewel of AT&T’s TV services. Unfortunately, AT&T has stopped backing it with the same enthusiasm it once did. Now that it owns DIRECTV, and with the rebranding of what used to be DIRECTV NOW as AT&T TV NOW, many believe the company is pulling the plug...