Pete Pachal is the Editorial Director of Reviews.com and has been with the company since January 2019. In his role, Pete leads the editorial team, overseeing the site's entire spectrum of content — from reviews to news to guides and more. Prior to joining Reviews, Pete was the Tech Editor at Mashable, ran the news division of PCMag, and served as Technology Editor for Syfy at NBCUniversal. Pete has been featured on NBC, CNN, NPR, Fox News, the Today Show, PBS Newshour, CNBC, Bloomberg, Fox Business, and CBC. The greatest thing he's ever bought is a sous vide cooker.

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Amazon is About to Beat Roku at its Own Game

Amazon is About to Beat Roku at its Own Game

Apr 05, 2019 | News

Watch your back, Roku. Roku has been an impressive player in the streaming space. After it became Netflix’s first hardware partner, it leveraged that status and evolved into a capable and relatively open hardware platform where anyone with a streaming service could offer their app. In recent years, Roku has also started playing in content,…

Apple’s Latest Innovation Isn’t TV, It’s a Storefront

Apple’s Latest Innovation Isn’t TV, It’s a Storefront

Mar 25, 2019 | News

Apple wants to sell you more stuff. Of course, that’s nothing new. As a consumer tech company, Apple has been all about selling you shiny new things since its beginnings in a Silicon Valley garage. In the lead-up to Monday’s “It’s Show Time” event, which was the company’s first event to focus exclusively on services…

Apple’s Big Streaming Play Might Not Be a “Service” at All

Apple’s Big Streaming Play Might Not Be a “Service” at All

Mar 22, 2019 | News

It’s been talked about for legitimately years: the Apple TV service. All signs point to it arriving Monday, when Apple has scheduled a “special event.” Will Apple’s offering compete with on-demand services like Netflix, live TV packages like Sling TV, or both — or will it be something else entirely? First, the basics: The event,…

Dyson Gets Personal With Its New Vacuum, Air Purifier and Lamp

Dyson Gets Personal With Its New Vacuum, Air Purifier and Lamp

Mar 20, 2019 | News

Dyson is getting personal. The brand that made its name building high-end vacuum cleaners has since branched out into cooling fans, air purifiers, and hand dryers. More recently, its big launches have been getting steadily more personal (case in point: last fall’s Airwrap hair styler). That trend continues with its latest grab bag of products:…

The Dyson Pure Cool Me Is An Air Purifier For One

The Dyson Pure Cool Me Is An Air Purifier For One

Mar 20, 2019 | News

When Dyson engineered its Pure Cool and Pure Hot+Cool air purifiers, it was thinking about cleaning the air in a room, an apartment, or even an entire house. Those products have features to control noise and airflow, and can report on the air quality relative to outdoors — even track it over time. If those…

Dyson’s New Lightcycle Lamp Packs More Power Into Sharp Design

Dyson’s New Lightcycle Lamp Packs More Power Into Sharp Design

Mar 20, 2019 | News

In case you didn’t know, Dyson does lights. Specifically, Dyson does desk lamps (it calls them “task lights”) with a decidedly functional look. Today the company unveiled its latest version, called the Lightcycle. It’s not meant to be a “Tron” reference: The Lightcycle gets its name from how it adjusts the color temperature of the…

Dyson’s Newest Vacuum Takes the Thinking Out of Cleaning

Dyson’s Newest Vacuum Takes the Thinking Out of Cleaning

Mar 20, 2019 | News

Dyson gave its cordless vacuum line a big upgrade last year with the introduction of the V10 Cyclone. It was bigger and more powerful than its previous vacs, with a new design and three power modes using varying levels of suction. Dyson was so confident in the V10, it stopped developing its corded stand-up vacuums…

Apple Doesn’t Have Just 2 Flavors of iPad Anymore

Apple Doesn’t Have Just 2 Flavors of iPad Anymore

Mar 18, 2019 | News

Over the past few years, Apple has essentially bifurcated the iPad line: The eponymous mainline model has evolved into a (relatively) cheap tablet computer for the masses, while at the high end is the iPad Pro, a superpowered slate meant for professional creatives (and folks with cash to burn). That all changed Monday morning when…

Everything you wanted to know about foldable phones but were afraid to ask

Everything you wanted to know about foldable phones but were afraid to ask

Feb 28, 2019 | News

Foldable phones are here. Teased for more than a decade at this point, the idea of a bendable screen on a handheld device has become startlingly real in the last few months, a trend that culminated with several contorting smartphones debuting at this week’s Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, Spain. Image: Huawei It’s…