Skip to main content
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.

Stephen Curry in NBA 2K23.

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

There’s plenty of cinema to be enjoyed on Apple TV+, and we’ve rounded up all the best titles you can stream for August 2023.
A man in uniform sitting at a desk on the phone in a scene of Apple TV+ original series Invasion.

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

This August looks to be on the quiet side for Apple TV+ releases, but we’re just a few weeks away from a very active Autumn 2023 for the platform.
A person unlocking the Aqara U100 smart lock with their phone.

The best Apple HomeKit devices for 2023

Have Siri control your home with these smart home products that work with Apple HomeKit. We showcase the best smart lights, door locks, thermostats, and more.
A Wemo Indoor smart plug on a table.

The best smart plugs of 2023: What is a smart plug, and which do I need?

Smart plugs can make your dumb outlets, devices, lights, and appliances smart. We've rounded up the best smart plugs so you can easily automate your home.
Javier Bardem in No Country For Old Men.

The best thrillers on Amazon Prime Video right now

Dim the lights, crank up the soundbar, and settle in for one of these awesome Amazon Prime Video thrillers. Here’s all our favorites for August 2023.
A scene from Henry Danger on a Samsung QN90C.

What is the Soap Opera Effect? How to disable motion smoothing on your TV

Does your movie or show look too real? That's motion smoothing or video interpolation, aka the Soap Opera Effect. Here's what it is and how to turn it off.
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.
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?
Spotify app icon on iPhone.

How much is Spotify Premium and can you get a deal?

Whether signing up as a student, splitting a family plan, or leveraging limited-time deals, there are several ways to get Spotify Premium at a discount.
M3GAN stands still while wearing a brown overcoat.

The best horror movies on Amazon Prime right now

Fear reigns supreme on Amazon Prime Video. Here’s all the best horror movies you can stream on the platform for August 2023.
Taissa Farmiga as Sister Irene holding a lantern while Valak the demon nun stands behind her in The Nun.

The best horror movies on Hulu right now

If you’ve been dying to sink your teeth into a savory horror movie, look no further than your Hulu subscription.
An American Werewolf in London

The best movies and shows on Shudder right now (July 2023)

If hexes and werewolves are part of a balanced breakfast, then you’ll want to start your day with a spooky bowl of Shudder.
The cast of They Cloned Tyrone.

The best Black movies on Netflix right now

Netflix's Black Stories collection is home to a number of outstanding Black films that illuminate, honor, and explore the Black experience.
A father and a son talk to a woman in Sleepless in Seattle.

The best feel-good movies on Netflix right now

It's not Vitamin D, but Netflix's library of feel-good movies is sure to leave you feeling sunny for the rest of your day, or even week!
Echo 4th Gen speaker on table.

What is Amazon Alexa, and what can it do?

What exactly is Alexa? How exactly does it work? Here's everything you need to know about how Alexa works, where it comes from, and how it can help you.
The cast of Jumanji.

The best family movies on Netflix right now

From animated adventures to live-action family flicks, Netflix offers a huge collection of family-friendly films that are great for all ages.
An iRobot Roomba 694 next to a wall, vacuuming pet hair.

The best smart home devices for 2023

With so many smart home gadgets available, finding the best products can be tough. But we're here to help. Check out our favorite smart home devices of 2023.
A person operating the Google Nest thermostat.

The best smart thermostats for 2023

Want to automate heating and cooling in your home to set the perfect temperature? Here are our top picks for the best smart thermostats on the market today.
Jim Gaffigan.

The best stand-up comedy on Amazon Prime right now

Ready to laugh like you’ve never laughed before? Here are all our favorite stand-up specials on Prime Video for July 2023.
Apple AirPods 3.

How to reset Apple AirPods and AirPods Pro

Are your Apple AirPods or AirPods Pros acting up? Most issues can be resolved with a factory reset. Here, we show you how to do it.
A beach scene on a Samsung S95C OLED TV.

How to connect your iPhone to a Samsung TV

Looking to share content from your iPhone to your Samsung TV? Here's how to share videos, photos, music, and more to your TV with AirPlay 2 and other methods.
Amazon Echo 4th Gen smart speaker on a table.

Best Amazon Alexa accessories: lights, plugs, thermostats, cameras, and more

Looking to make your home the smartest on the block? Check out our guide to the best Alexa-enabled devices that work with Amazon's all-encompassing Echo lineup.
Ring Video Doorbell Wired

Ring Video Doorbell buying guide: Which is best for you?

Ring has a variety of video doorbells that feature different capabilities. We'll help you decide which is the right choice for your home.
Aura Carver Smart Frame

The best digital photo frames

A digital photo frame can put all of your pics on display. Check out our choices for the best digital photo frames for showing off all of your digital photos.
A man looks at a photo in One Hour Photo.

The best thrillers on Hulu right now

Want to see Sebastian Stain as a sadistic killer, Judd Nelson as a disturbed father, and Robin Williams as an obsessed photo tech? Yes, please!
VHS tape lifestyle DVD burner combo deck

How to convert your VHS tapes to DVD, Blu-ray, or digital

VHS tapes are bordering on extinction. Luckily, we've put together an in-depth guide on how to convert VHS to DVD or another modern format of your choosing.

The best family movies on Amazon Prime Video right now

Whether you decide on a new hit or a nostalgic classic, these family-friendly movies on Amazon Prime are all excellent choices for your weekend movie night.
A bunch of HDMI cables.

The best HDMI cables you can buy in 2023

A sturdy, reliable, and fast HDMI cable doesn't need to cost a fortune. Here's all you need to know about HDMI cables and some suggestions for good ones to buy.
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.
Sengled smart bulb in dining room.

The best cheap smart bulbs

Looking to incorporate smart lighting into your home without bleeding your bank account? Check out our picks for the best cheap smart light bulbs available now.
best sunrise alarm clocks philips wake up light

The best smart light bulbs

Looking to light up your home with the brightest smart bulbs of the bunch? Here's a collection of our favorite smart bulbs, with options for everyone.
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.
Ring Floodlight Camera placed on a wall outside.

How to turn off Amazon Sidewalk on Ring devices

Amazon Sidewalk is a local networking feature that keeps your Ring devices online in the event of a web outage. Enabled by default, here's how to turn it off.
Echo 4th Gen

What to know before you enable Alexa Guard

Compatible Amazon Echo smart speakers and displays can help protect your home with a feature called Alexa Guard. Here are all of the details you need to know.