Did DIRECTV NOW Just Lose the Best Live TV Streaming Title?

Did DIRECTV NOW Just Lose the Best Live TV Streaming Title?

It’s been a rough week for DIRECTV NOW subscribers. The AT&T-owned streaming service raised its prices (again), dropped its available packages from four to two, and lost nearly half of its most popular channels in the process. Since we started reviewing live TV streaming services in 2017, DIRECTV NOW has always ranked first in our […]

8 Ways Home Security Is Getting Smarter

8 Ways Home Security Is Getting Smarter

Gone are the days of clunky security keypads with big, ugly buttons. A few years back, the home security industry got a collective makeover — emerging with sleek touchscreens, advanced cameras, and home automation capabilities. These days it’s practically impossible to think of security systems not including some kind of smart home component. And there’s […]

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

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

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: […]

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

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

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 […]

The Dyson Pure Cool Me Is An Air Purifier For One

The Dyson Pure Cool Me Is An Air Purifier For One

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 Newest Vacuum Takes the Thinking Out of Cleaning

Dyson’s Newest Vacuum Takes the Thinking Out of Cleaning

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 […]

Hey Siri, what’s cool about the new AirPods?

Hey Siri, what’s cool about the new AirPods?

The wireless earbud status symbol just got an upgrade. On Wednesday, Apple released the second generation of AirPods (available for online purchase now and in-store purchase starting next week), a little over two years after the company unveiled the original. The new iteration comes with a slew of improvements AirPod users might not have realized […]

Paying an Arm and a Leg to Insure a Teen Driver? Take These 4 Steps to Lower Rates

Paying an Arm and a Leg to Insure a Teen Driver? Take These 4 Steps to Lower Rates

A new driver in the family can be great for your calendar (hello again, free time) but hard on your wallet. It’s no secret that insuring teenage drivers is pricey — in fact, recent studies put the average annual rate increase for adding a teen to your car insurance policy at 78 percent. Yep, you […]

Moby Teams Up With Calm Meditation App to Help You Fall Asleep

Moby Teams Up With Calm Meditation App to Help You Fall Asleep

Electronic singer-songwriter Moby dropped his newest album, Long Ambients 2, exclusively on the meditation app Calm to share the sounds that help him fall asleep. “I originally made these songs for myself because I couldn’t find this type of music anywhere,” Moby told Calm. “Long Ambients 2 was designed to help me sleep and to […]

GDC 2019: Big Names Target Streaming, VR for Mainstream Gaming Push

GDC 2019: Big Names Target Streaming, VR for Mainstream Gaming Push

The 2019 Game Developers Conference starts up this week. Traditionally one of the more obscure and technical conferences of the gaming industry, GDC 2019 is shaping up to deliver some of the biggest gaming announcements of the year. Usually a five-day conference for developers, artists, marketers, and others involved with creating commercial video games, GDC […]