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Cutting the Cord to Curb Spending

A few weeks ago, my colleague Samantha Solomon wrote about lessening her desire to buy, a topic that doesn’t receive nearly enough attention. I’m sure everyone has felt that burning desire to buy something, regardless of whether we really need it. We just want it, and after all, we work hard for our money, don’t...

Are We Really As Smart As We Think?

We humans are a smart bunch. At least, we think we are. I mean, we have smartphones, smart watches, smart meters, and smart cars, among other things. Yet, for all this smart stuff, we’re finding it trickier to operate one of our longtime tech mainstays. The television. Far from embracing new-age smart TVs, Greg Miller...

Google Wants to Control Your Home

In my article here last week, I discussed how Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL) unveiled a range of updates and new innovations at its recent Google I/O conference. Among them was Google Home – a dedicated in-home device similar to Amazon.com Inc.’s (AMZN) Echo, combined with a huge expansion to Google Now, which has been renamed Google...

Buy or Sell? We Rate These Four Tech Giants

In this car crash of a stock market, it may well be worthwhile to focus on the companies that will largely endure whatever investors throw at them. Indeed, companies that significantly outperform the overall market. So let’s look at the “FANGs.” It was CNBC madman-in-chief Jim Cramer who coined the term when referring to a...

Who’ll Win America’s Streaming TV Battle?

If you’re a Star Trek fan, CBS just made your day. It announced that it’s bringing back a Star Trek television series. But there’s a catch… In a sign of the changing times in the TV industry, the only way to see the new series will be to subscribe to CBS All Access – the...

Amazon Echo: The World’s Smartest Assistant

Think Amazon (AMZN) is just the world’s largest online retailer? Think again. As technology advances, so does Amazon’s reach in the sector – to the point where it now competes with some of the largest companies in the world in a variety of fields. For example… In Amazon Web Services, it has a mammoth cloud-computing...

The Winners and Losers From a Cable TV Shakeup

In today’s age of rapidly advancing technology and mind-blowing innovation, it’s pathetic that some things we use every day are still stuck in the Dark Ages. Take our home entertainment packages, for example. If you’re a cable customer, you know all about the infamous “bundle” package, where your provider groups internet, cable television, and telephone...

Amazon’s Last-Ditch Attempt to Crush Netflix

Earlier this year, Amazon’s (AMZN) Prime Instant Video service was able to bypass Hulu and iTunes to become the third-most popular streaming service. And it’s currently gunning for the top two contenders in the space – YouTube and Netflix (NFLX). On Veterans Day, the company announced the programming lineup for its 2015 pilot season. The...

Aereo Takes on the Cable Networks

If you’re one of the many people who’ve grown tired of the current state of cable television, with its expensive channel bundles and oligarchical service offerings, then you may just be in luck. That’s because the Supreme Court began hearing arguments today in a case that has the potential to alter the cable TV landscape...

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