What Mega Mergers Mean for Consumers

What Mega Mergers Mean for Consumers

Sometimes major companies decide that one head is better than two and merge together to combine strengths or streamline operations. In some cases, one of the companies might buy the other company outright. While researching Charter Communications for our Charter Spectrum TV review, we learned that Spectrum is the young child of a pretty big…

Cord Cutters: Watch for These Amazon Prime Day Deals

Cord Cutters: Watch for These Amazon Prime Day Deals

If you’re one of the 40% of Americans still paying for traditional cable, the case for cutting the cord is stronger than ever. Doing so can help you cut down on your monthly bills, but usually requires a bit of investment in equipment up front, mostly in the form of a streaming device. Luckily Amazon…

How to Switch Car Insurance Companies

How to Switch Car Insurance Companies

It’s normal to be curious about whether your current car insurance company is the best one for you. Before you jump the gun and switch to an insurer whose quirky commercial caught your eye, there are a few ways to ensure you’re making the right decision. Why switch your car insurance? There are a few…

How 5G Will Impact the Smart Home

How 5G Will Impact the Smart Home

5G — or the fifth generation of wireless technology — is here. Whether it lives up to the hype is yet to be determined, especially within the home automation industry. All four major U.S. carriers have flipped the switch on 5G, but only in select cities. Existing data primarily hinges on smartphones at this point…

Video Doorbells Are the Best New Smart Home Devices. Here’s What to Know Before You Buy

Video Doorbells Are the Best New Smart Home Devices. Here’s What to Know Before You Buy

If you’re going to buy one piece of smart home tech, it should probably be a video doorbell. It’s one of the best new home security options on the market because it functions not only as a security measure, but as a useful, day-to-day tool. Video doorbells keep a vigilant eye on your front door…

Netflix’s Original Content Will Determine Its Fate

Netflix’s Original Content Will Determine Its Fate

Netflix has long stood atop other streaming services, continually gathering subscribers even as it has increased the cost of monthly subscriptions. But a surge in competitors is going to put a stress test on the strength of Netflix’s original content, which will ultimately determine how well the service can compete against the likes of Disney+…

Samsung Takes on Amazon, Google With Cheaper Smart Home Devices

Samsung Takes on Amazon, Google With Cheaper Smart Home Devices

On Monday, Samsung released a trio of smart home devices — SmartThings Cam, SmartThings Wi-Fi Smart Plug, and SmartThings Smart Bulb. These first-generation smart home devices from Samsung solidify the company as a low-priced competitor on its own developer platform, Works with SmartThings, as well as those of Amazon and Google. The SmartThings devices themselves…

A Prime Day Shopping List to Build Out Your Smart Home

A Prime Day Shopping List to Build Out Your Smart Home

Reviews.com is reader-supported. If you click on or buy something via a link on this page, we may earn a commission. It’s officially summer now that Amazon has confirmed the dates of its biggest sale of the year: Prime Day. Last year, shoppers purchased more than 100 million products during the 36-hour event, despite a…

How to Get Four Months of Music Streaming for Less Than $1

How to Get Four Months of Music Streaming for Less Than $1

Prime Day is coming in hot, and Amazon is already rolling out deals for Prime members. Reviews.com is reader-supported. If you click on or buy something via a link on this page, we may earn a commission. A Thursday offer allows Prime members to access Amazon Music Unlimited for four months for just $.99. Less…

Tech Giants Are Coming For Your Wallet – Should You Hand It Over?

Tech Giants Are Coming For Your Wallet – Should You Hand It Over?

Tech companies have increasingly dabbled in financial services over the years, but recent announcements show they’re getting more ambitious. Companies like Amazon, Apple, and Facebook are promising powerful new credit cards, payment services, and even a currency. All they want in return for these new services is even greater control over how and where you…