Consumer Technology

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

Televisions

Inexpensive Ways to Make Your TV Sound So Much Better

Today’s TVs look amazing, but the sound is often as flat as the screen. Here’s how to fix that.

Phones

The Risks of 5G Networks

5G will increase cell-phone speed and capacity…but experts say it also dramatically increases the radiation already surrounding you.

Phones

What You Need to Know About 5G

The fastest cell-phone network yet is soon coming to your neighborhood. What it does, when it will get here and what it will cost.

Apps

Which Apps Are Following You—and What to Do About It

Many of your apps are tracking and sharing or selling your location data. Here’s what you can do about that.

Consumer Technology

9 Great New Consumer Devices for 2019

A laundry folding machine…a high-tech dog feeder…a 10-second toothbrush…an automatic beer brewer…and more new consumer devices for 2019.

Photography

How to Choose a Photo Printer for Incredible Prints at Home

You can print professional-quality photos at home if you buy the right photo printer. Here’s how to choose.

Consumer Technology

New Devices Help Mobility, Sight, Hearing and Hand Problems

This new consumer tech can help you or a loved one get around better, use a computer with ease, eat without spilling and much more.

Photography

Gadgets for Better Cell-Phone Photos

Cell-phone cameras can take good photos, but a few accessories can help you take great ones. Choosing which gadgets to…

Televisions

How to Improve Your HDTV Picture

Millions of HDTV owners aren't getting the high-quality TV picture that they paid for. HDTVs often are set improperly, and…

Photography

Your Family Photo Albums Might Be Ruining the Photos

Keep your irreplaceable family photos from deteriorating by storing them in the right kind of archival albums.

Photography

Street Photography 101: How to Photograph Strangers

You can open up a new world of photography by photographing strangers, and you can do it almost anywhere. Here are the tricks of the trade.

Consumer Technology

Wake Up! Alarm Clocks That Will Really Get You Out of Bed

These clever alarm clocks get you out of bed more reliably and/or pleasantly—some will even improve your sleep.

Phones

The Best Cellular Plans When You Travel Abroad

Here are the best international cell-phone roaming plans from several providers to save you money on a foreign trip.