Consumer Technology

Consumer Technology

Don’t Be Afraid to Buy Refurbished

Over the past several years, the public has grown increasingly comfortable with the idea of buying refurbished goods. The trend…

Consumer Technology

Is It Time for a Digital Wallet?

A digital wallet is a smartphone app that lets you make encrypted, contactless debit or credit card transactions without using…

Consumer Technology

Should You Keep Your Prime Membership?

Many of us signed up for Amazon Prime back when its offering was unique and less expensive. But now other…

Consumer Technology

Your Car Is Spying on You

Your car knows a lot about you—everything from where the car goes and when to performance figures such as how…

Consumer Technology

Don’t Let Smartphone Snafus Ruin Your Vacation

If your smartphone is lost, broken or stolen while you’re traveling abroad, you will be out far more than the…

Consumer Technology

Breaking Up With Amazon

Amazon is like a third member of our household. My husband will say, “We need [fill in the blank],” and…

Consumer Technology

Cybersecurity ETFs

As interest rates rise and the economy slows, already hard-hit tech stocks are likely to struggle. But one niche can…

Consumer Technology

New TVs: 4K, OLED and QLED

Yearly updates to popular TV models don’t always offer huge performance and visual-quality upgrades—but they always come with huge price…

Consumer Technology

Credit Score Apps – Not All They’re Cracked Up to Be

With catchy names like Credit Sesame, myFICO and Credit Karma, credit score apps are pitched as tools to help you…

Consumer Technology

New Hearing Aid Technology

Hearing aids have improved dramatically in recent years. Today’s models boast features such as Bluetooth, motion sensors and artificial intelligence…

Consumer Technology

What is the Metaverse?

No doubt, you have heard the buzz about the “metaverse,” but if you’re like me, you probably don’t know what…

Consumer Technology

The Best New Consumer Gadgets

Circular smartphones, robotic cats, tech that tracks your toilet paper usage. Hundreds of unnecessary new gadgets in one place can…

Consumer Technology

The Dangers of Social Media

Social media helps us stay in touch with family and friends and keep up with world and local news. But it also limits our ability to research and make good decisions.

Televisions

Best TVs and More to Recreate the Movie Theater Experience at Home

A giant screen or a projector…a surround sound system…streaming services…and even a popcorn maker and theater seats can make you feel you’re at the cinema.

Phones

Today’s Best Cellular Plan Deals

Developments ranging from a big merger to a pandemic could help you save money on cellphone service this year.