PlayStation Vue is the First Casualty in the TV Streaming War

PlayStation Vue is the First Casualty in the TV Streaming War

On October 29, 2019, Sony announced it’ll be shutting down its PlayStation Vue streaming service at the end of January 2020. Sony cites the “highly competitive Pay TV industry, with expensive content and network deals,” as the reason it’s closing the service. Sony had been raising its prices incrementally over the years in an attempt…

Commission-Free Trading is Here. This is What Millennial Investors Should Know.

Commission-Free Trading is Here. This is What Millennial Investors Should Know.

Easy, free, mobile-friendly. Those aren’t words typically associated with investing in the stock market – something big brokers have been recently trying to change. On Oct. 1, Peter Crawford, CFO of Charles Schwab, announced the company would reduce online trade commission fees to $0. In the days after the Charles Schwab announcement (and mere hours…

How Siri Shortcuts Can Make Your Life Easier in iOS 13

How Siri Shortcuts Can Make Your Life Easier in iOS 13

About 100 million Americans are walking around with an iconic digital assistant in their pockets. You know her as Siri, and she can do much more than report the weather or call your mom.  Siri can help you translate foreign language, split a check or calculate a tip, and call an Uber. The digital assistant…

Everything You Need to Know About Disney+: Bundles, Pricing, Release Date, and More

Everything You Need to Know About Disney+: Bundles, Pricing, Release Date, and More

When Disney+ was first announced, you might have assumed it would just be a new place to host all of Disney’s animated classics and kid shows. Months later, it’s clear that Disney’s upcoming streaming service is a new place for all of Disney’s vast properties. The Force is strong with this service, and it’s assembled…

This Online Bank Wants to Make Wednesday Your New Payday

This Online Bank Wants to Make Wednesday Your New Payday

The trend is clear: More people than ever before are switching from traditional banks to online banks thanks to their lower fees, higher yields, and better customer service. In the United States, the first major “direct” banks to operate without physical branches were Ally, Capital One, and Discover. But over the last few years, a…

This App Wants to Change How You Choose What to Watch, Eat, and Do

This App Wants to Change How You Choose What to Watch, Eat, and Do

There’s a new social networking app that hopes to change the way we try new things. Self-dubbed the “social network for recommendations,” The Spoke aggregates your friend’s opinions on what to eat, drink, and watch so you only see recommendations from people you trust. The Spoke launched in 2017 and its founder, Tom Stern, said…

Is Google Play Pass Worth It? Maybe.

Is Google Play Pass Worth It? Maybe.

First came the TV streaming wars, closely followed by the game streaming wars. Now, it seems a new battle is on the horizon: the gaming app subscription wars. A Google spokesperson confirmed with Reviews.com Thursday the company is currently testing Play Pass, a subscription-based all-access pass. According to leaked screenshots published by Android Police, the…

Alexa, Buy Me a House

Alexa, Buy Me a House

There was a time when Amazon was limited to selling everything a house could hold. Now you can go to Amazon to buy your house, too. Last week, Amazon announced TurnKey, a collaboration with Realogy. The program connects you with a Realogy real estate agent and provides free move-in services and smart home tech from…

The Federal Reserve’s Rate Cut Means It’s Time to Ditch Your Traditional Bank

The Federal Reserve’s Rate Cut Means It’s Time to Ditch Your Traditional Bank

The Federal Reserve announced Wednesday it would cut federal interest rates by 25 basis points, or a quarter of a point, confirming what economists had already predicted was inevitable. While a cut usually signals impending financial doom, today’s was different. “The rate cut, overall, is being described as a ‘cushion’ to help continue the momentum…

Artificial Intelligence is Supercharging How You (and Your Home) Are Surveilled

Artificial Intelligence is Supercharging How You (and Your Home) Are Surveilled

You’ve surely walked past a security camera at some point in time. This encounter probably didn’t faze you, and you might not have even noticed the camera’s existence. With cameras increasingly accessible for use in the home (even on our doorbells), people are living in a new age of surveillance. At the same time, artificial…