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Amazon Echo vs. Dot vs. Tap vs. Show: Which should you buy?

Control your music and way more with Amazon’s line of Echo smart speakers. Updated May 2017: Added Modern Dad’s take, a note on Tap’s hands-free capabilities, and information on Echo Show. The world of the connected home is still very much a disconnected mess. As Apple and Google each compete with their own standards — and other companies doing the same with their own — Amazon has quietly snuck in the side door with its smart, attractive, and intelligent speaker. Or, rather, speakers. After more than a year with just the Amazon…

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Keep your browsing private for life for $49

It’s probably trite and a bit cliché at this point, but we increasingly live our lives online. Our bank information, personal information, likes, dislikes, and more are all over the internet — often whether we like it or not. That’s all data, and nowadays, data’s a commodity. You information is being bought and sold. Sometimes it’s simply to show you catered ads; other times it’s for the stuff that after school specials used to warn you about. Block online trackers for life for $49 Learn more What can you do…

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Get two powerful military-grade flashlights for $18

What do you do when the lights go out? Sure, you could use the light on your phone, but if you can’t charge your phone, then you’ll want to conserve power. Maybe you’re out camping or hiking, night falls, and you don’t even have your phone on you. Then what? Get two flashlights for $18 Learn more If you’re going to do things, do them up right. Don’t bother with some dollar store flashlight that you’ll have to toss because the plastic’s dried out. Get yourself a flashlight with a…

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These are the 9 thinnest cases we could find for Galaxy S8

What’s the thinnest Galaxy S8 case? You wanna protect your Galaxy S8 a bit, but cases make it look a li’l plump. Here are the thinnest cases we could find! 1. Impossibly thin Impossible? Yeah! “Air Skin”? Like pudding skin? Sure, we’ll bite. You can find it for around $10. 2. Awwww mSnap! Give your S8 a “Maxboost” (see what I did there?) with this thin’un. Only $10. 3. Thinness out the Ying yang “Crystal” might be pushing it as far as clarity’s considered, but this one’s about as thin…

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Best Customer Service from a Mobile Carrier

Which carrier has the best customer service in the U.S.? Prices? Sure. Coverage? Absolutely that’s important. But how does your carrier treat you? When you call, are you answered promptly and courteously? Are your problems fixed easily? Does the person on the other end sound like they even care? What about tech support? Here’s how you should pick if customer service is most important to you. Best customer service: Verizon Wireless For top-notch customer support, look to Verizon. In Tom’s Guide’s testing, which took into account online support, social media…

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Best Kid-proof Cases for Amazon Fire Tablets

What’s the best Amazon Fire case for kids? The one that keeps it in one piece! Update May 2017: With Amazon announcing the new line of Amazon Fire tablets, why not pass your 2015 model down to your kids? Also added the Moko case to our list! With Amazon recently announcing a new refresh for its Fire tablet line, it’s time to consider upgrading to the latest and greatest. But what to do with your old tablet? Slap on a kid-proof case and let your kids have fun with a…

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MetroPCS Buyer’s Guide: Everything you need to know

Here’s everything you need to know about the T-Mobile MVNO. MetroPCS is a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) or “alternative carrier”. MVNOs lease coverage from the Big Four networks (AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon) and sell it to customers for less. The benefit of an MVNO is that you experience the same level of service as a customer on one of the larger networks, but you can often find talk, text, and data plans for a fraction of the cost. Advertisement MetroPCS is owned by and leases coverage from T-Mobile. If…

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Best Family Plan

What’s the best family plan in the U.S.? If you’re looking to save money on your monthly mobile bill, then signing up multiple lines is the best way to go. The Big Four carriers (AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon) don’t really have “family plans” anymore, per se, but they do have multi-line plans that are similar to buying in bulk. The more you add, the more you save. Here’s the best family plan you can get from the Big Four. Best family plan: T-Mobile Since all the major carriers switched to…

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