Consumer Technology

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.

Gadgets

The Best Home Printers to Suit Your Needs

Printers vary widely in features and present tradeoffs in costs. Here are the best inkjet and laser printers…options for black & white only or color.

Web & Social Media

How to Track Down Old Friends Online

Whether it’s an old friend or a new date, there are tracking tricks you can use if you know where to search.

Web & Social Media

Best Wi-Fi Devices to Boost Your Internet

Here are some of today’s best products to improve Wi-Fi speed and eliminate dead zones.

Web & Social Media

7 Ways to Look Better on Video Calls

Video calls are a great way to keep you connected, but it’s easy to end up not looking your best. Here are five ways to look much better

Photography

How to Sell Used Photo Gear

Get top dollar for used cameras and other photo equipment you no longer want by using the right sites and including the right information.

Phones

These 6 Sneaky Tricks by Cell Phone Providers Can Cost You Big

You probably don’t know all the ways that cell phone providers try trick you, but here’s how…and how you can fight back.

Gadgets

New Devices That Make Your Life Easier, Better or Just More Fun

This year’s Consumer Electronics Show included items that can improve your kitchen, your health, your safety and your life

Gadgets

The Latest Tech to Keep Seniors Safe and Independent at Home

High-tech wearables and more to help seniors stay safe when living alone.

Apps

Tips and Tricks to Avoid Malicious Apps

Before you download your next app, stop criminals from pirating your data by following these four easy steps.

Televisions

The Features That Really Matter When Choosing the Best New TV

TV makers try to dazzle you with lots of new features and formats, but here’s what really matters when choosing a new TV.

Consumer Technology

Best Way to Protect Yourself Online? Use a Virtual Private Network—Here’s How

Virtual private networks, or VPNs, are an easy way to make sure your personal information stays out of the hands of hackers.

Gadgets

Before You Start Using a Drone

Drone photography has become a popular hobby. Here’s what you need to know about buying and flying a drone