Demystifying Tech, And How To Live With It, Vs Having It Live Your Life For You

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Gadgets spread out on table (caption: Tech Guide)Technology has become a commodity and part of our daily lives. It’s hard to remember life before we had the internet at our fingertips. There are various tools, services, and gadgets that make things easier and improve our entertainment experiences.

We’re avid users and early adopters to these trends and here to help you make the most informed decisions regarding the latest and greatest gear. We hope this guide is a starting point to help steer you in the right direction when it comes to exploring the ever-changing world of tech.

Shop, Stream & Save With Amazon

What started as an online bookstore has turned into one of the world’s largest retailers selling everything from A to Z (and everything in between). You can order just about anything big or small on Amazon – from cars and homes to random bike parts or unique gifts – all delivered to your doorstep in a matter of days (or hours) thanks to their Prime membership. The subscription service gives you access to several perks, including free shipping, streaming content, and more. But is Amazon Prime worth it?

Music To Your Ears: Bluetooth, Surround Sound & Turn Tables

Although there have been advancements in technology over the years, one of the most tried and true ways to connect our tech worlds is via Bluetooth. Bluetooth enables smart gadgets (like earphones, computer mice, lightbulbs, and more) to communicate with one another wirelessly. It doesn’t require the internet, but there is usually a limited range of connections depending on the device and signal strength. One of the most popular Bluetooth technologies is audio. You can learn more about your options in our best Bluetooth speaker article.

If you’re looking for a little more amp and a robust sound system for your home, we recommend checking out our best wireless surround sound systems review. And if listening to music the old school way is more your thing, you have plenty of ways to spin your favorite vinyl records thanks to the turn of these century turntables.

Entertainment With E-Readers & Television

Nothing beats the smell of a new book and turning the crisp pages. But reading on digital devices is an eco-friendly way to read while accessing your library in the palm of your hand. Some tablets like iPads have an e-reader app that you can download to read books on the go, but there is also hardware specifically made for reading. One of the many benefits is their compact size and being easy on the eyes. Learn more in our Nook vs Kindle comparison.

Person holding TV remote (caption: Best TV Technology)Of course, there’s no shortage of streaming options, and you have endless ways to consume video content as well. Whether it be sitcoms on Hulu, blockbusters on HBO, classics on Disney+, or drama on Netflix, having the best TV technology can enhance your home theater and give you the ultimate entertainment experience. The question is, with new technologies being released all the time, which is the best, and is it worth having the latest and greatest or will you experience more of the same? Our experts compare and explain TV technologies ranging from Projector and OLED to LED and Plasma.

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About The Author:

Sadie graduated from the Moody School of Communications at the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelors in Advertising and minor in Business. Her love of travel started from an early age – on her first international adventure she traveled solo to Japan while in grad school to visit her hometown's sister city. During college, she studied abroad in Spain and since then she’s traveled to Europe, Latin America, and regularly throughout the U.S.

Her expertise has appeared in many notable media outlets, including The New York Times' Wirecutter, Forbes, People, Reader's Digest, Apartment Therapy, and other regional news organizations.

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