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Michael Bizzaco

Michael Bizzaco

Michael Bizzaco has been writing about and working with consumer tech for well over a decade, writing about everything from A/V components and smart home devices to encryption software, cloud backup platforms, search engine tools, and more. He has written for Digital Trends for over three years, covering entertainment content, A/V, and smart home devices.

An iPhone with the Home section of the Spotify app on it.

Apple Music vs. Spotify: Which music streaming service is the best?

Spotify has long been the champ of music streaming, but Apple Music is hot on its heels. Who's winning the battle between these two music streaming services?
Nest Hub Max Hands-On Review

The best smart displays for 2023

Google, Amazon, and Meta are offering smart displays for video calls, smart home management, watching shows, and more. See which ones are the best.
A female astronaut poses on Mars in a recruitment video from For All Mankind.

What’s new on Apple TV+ this month (November 2023)

This November, Apple TV+ takes to the stars once more with the return of For All Mankind and a brand-new sci-fi film called Fingernails.
A PlayStation 5 connected to a TV, showing the Sony Pictures Core interface.

Best gaming TVs of 2023 for Xbox Series X, PS5, and more

Whether you are a casual gamer or all-in all the time, these are the best TVs for gaming in 2023.
The Yamaha WCX-50 network music streamer.

What is a network music streamer and why do you need one?

When it comes to everyday listening, a network music streamer is one of the best ways to enjoy all your digital music on just about any hi-fi system you have.
A pregnant woman is ushered through a hallway in Children of Men.

The best thrillers on Amazon Prime Video right now

The best thrillers on Amazon Prime Video for November 2023 include the Azura Skye-starring The Swerve and the dystopian adrenaline ride that is Children of Men.
An old TV set.

How to dispose of your old AV equipment and tech gear

Tossing your old TVs and soundbars in a regular dumpster is bad for the environment, so here's a few other ways you can properly dispose of your AV equipment.
Bowers & Wikins 607 S3 in black.

Best bookshelf speakers 2023: from passive to powered and for every budget

Bookshelf speakers sit perfectly between portable Bluetooth audio and big floorstanders and, when done right, can provide all the sound you need.
Nicolas Cage holds Ben Schwartz by the neck in Renfield.

The best horror movies on Amazon Prime right now

Halloween is just around the corner, so there’s plenty of Prime Video horror to indulge in. Our newest selections include Renfield and the OG Saw film.
Close-up of earcup on Sony WH-1000XM5 wireless headphones.

What is ANC and how do noise-cancelling headphones work?

You've probably heard of active noise-canceling headphones, but what do they do and how do they work? Give us a few minutes and we'll make you an expert.
Tidal app for iOS on an iPhone 14 showing now playing screen with Max quality track.

Tidal vs. Spotify: Which music streaming service has the features you need?

Spotify may be king of the streaming music world, but when it comes to audio quality, Tidal offers some big competition. Join us as we compare both platforms.
Sony Bravia X95L vs TCL QM8

The best TV brands of 2023: from LG to TCL, which should you buy?

Anytime is a good time for a new TV! We've broken down the best TV brands on the market to help you decide which model should land in your living room.
Watching Netflix on a laptop.

How to watch Netflix with friends using Teleparty and Zoom

It's easy to watch your favorite Netflix shows with friends, no matter where they are, with tools like Teleparty and Zoom. Here's how to set it up.
SVS SB-16 subwoofer in corner.

The best subwoofers for 2023: from SVS, Klipsch, KEF, and more

The best subwoofers make sure you don't just hear your favorite movies — you feel them too. If you're looking to add more rumble, these are the best picks!
Hisense U8K vs TCL QM8

The best Google TVs of 2023: from TCL, Sony, and Hisense

A Google TV platform nets you many of the benefits of a Chromecast without the need to buy one. These are the latest and greatest TVs with Google's software!
Colin Farrell holding a pay phone and crying in a scene from Phone Booth.

The best thrillers on Hulu right now

The best thrillers on Hulu right now include movies like Phone Booth starring Colin Farrell and The Good Neighbor starring the late James Caan.
A robot vacuum by Eufy that offers home mapping and 2,000 Pa suction.

The best robot vacuums for 2023

Robot vacuums are a convenient way to clean your home, free your hands, and minimize the weekly chore list. Here are the best robot vacuums of 2023.
The cast of Beethoven.

The best family movies on Amazon Prime Video right now

The best family movies to watch on Amazon Prime Video right now include Missing Link, Nanny McPhee, Beethoven, and Legally Blonde.
Casper the Friendly Ghost and Christina Ricci in Casper.

The best family movies on Netflix right now

Casper and Kung Fu Panda join a great library of animated classics and fun originals that make up the best family movies on Netflix right now.
Headphones, earbuds, and cleaning materials on a desk.

How to clean headphones and earbuds without damaging them

Cleaning your headphones and earbuds doesn't take much time, but it's a task you want to approach carefully. Here's how to properly clean your wearable audio.
Bose QC45 headphones in black.

How to connect Bose headphones to an iPhone

Pairing or connecting your Bose headphones or earbuds to an iOS device isn't too difficult, and there are a few different ways you can do so.
Amazon Echo Show 15 Smart Display on a wall.

The best Alexa skills to use on your Amazon Echo in 2023

Amazon Alexa has changed the way we live and play with tech. Here, we compiled some of the best and most useful skills that you can add to your Alexa today.
Sony WH-1000XM5 wireless headphones hanging on wall hook in front of a mirror.

Headphones not working? Common issues and how to fix them

We use our headphones and earbuds every day, so they're bound to malfunction from time to time. Here are some common wearable audio issues and how to fix them.
Tilt My Smart Roller Shades

The best smart blinds for 2023

Smart blinds make it easy to control your window shades using your phone or voice assistant. Here's our list of the best smart blinds you can buy right now.
Hisense U8K vs TCL QM8

2023’s best TVs for under $1,000

With top-shelf features like 4K Ultra HD, HDR, advanced gaming modes, voice assistant compatibility, and gorgeous images, these TVs do a lot for under $1,000.
LG 2023 G3 evo OLED mounted on wall like art lifestyle image

The best OLED TVs for 2023: from LG, Sony, and Samsung

When it comes to overall picture quality, nothing looks quite as good as OLED. LG and Sony lead the race, but which OLED TV is best for you? Let's find out.
Hisense U8K vs TCL QM8

Best QLED TVs for 2023: from TCL, Samsung, Hisense, and more

Today's QLED TVs are better than ever thanks to new backlighting technology and ever-improving picture processing. These are the best QLED TVs you can buy.
LG M3 Wireless OLED review

The best TVs of 2023: from Samsung, LG, TCL, and more

With numerous brands, features, and plenty of tech lingo, choosing a TV can be tough, which is why we put together this list of the best models on the market.
Orén Kinlan and Eve Hewson in Flora and Son (2023).

The best movies on Apple TV+ right now (October 2023)

The best movies on Apple TV+ include the Oscar-winning Coda and two new October flicks, Flora and Son and a John lé Carre documentary called The Pigeon Tunnel.
A man wearing the Aftershokz OpenComm bone-conduction headset.

How do bone conduction headphones work?

Bone conduction headphones are a unique alternative to traditional in-ear and over-the-ear headphones, but how exactly do they work? Allow us to explain.
Netflix on a TV screen showing on the Roku home screen.

How to log out of Netflix on a smart TV

Signing out of your Netflix account is as simple as firing up your smart TV or streaming device, opening the Netflix app, and following these few simple steps.
Nate Bargatze performs in The Greatest American Average.

The best stand-up comedy on Amazon Prime right now

The best stand-up on Prime Video includes specials from Nate Bargatze, Zarna Garg, and Dane Cook. Here’s all the latest material you can watch for October 2023.
Blink's Outdoor 4 flood light has built-in LED illumination.

New Ring and Blink cams bring extended range, battery life, 3D motion detection

New Ring and Blink devices were announced at Amazon's Devices Event 2023, and fans of both Amazon-owned companies are in for a treat. Here's everything we know.
Amazon SVP of Devices and Services Dave Limp demonstrates the Let's Chat feature of Alexa, powered by AI.

At long last, Amazon brings AI features to Alexa

Alexa is getting even smarter, thanks to improved learning models and generative AI capabilities. It's all coming soon to an Echo device near you.