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Best Robot Lawn Mower: Your Saturday Savior?

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Calling all smart gadget groupies: Are you tired of mowing the lawn every weekend? How does a hands-off way to keep your grass well-groomed sound? The future of lawn care is here to take this dreaded chore off your to-do list — permanently. Picture a hypothetical Roomba lawn mower cutting your grass as you’re watching the game, lounging in a hammock or even sleeping. Yes, there are several fully autonomous, Roomba-like mowers on the market, and we’re here to help you choose the best robot lawn mower for your yard and lifestyle…

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America’s 1st Choice Home Club Review: Increasing Coverage Area

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America’s First Choice Home Club (AFC) jumped from servicing only two states to servicing all but two states in the matter of one year. The company quickly moved up in our rankings due to this transition as well as for other reasons. America’s First Choice Home Warranty covers a large number of appliances and systems and has a low $60 service call fee. We’re keeping our eye on this company because their reputation is a little rocky in some areas, but if it improves the company could rank even higher than the #3 spot for Best Home Warranty…

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Best Home Theater Projector Reviews: Want a Killer Viewing Experience?

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A kick-butt home theater isn’t just for the privileged few anymore. Thanks to projector technology advances, you too can build an impressive home theater without totally breaking your budget. But with literally hundreds of projectors on the market, how do you weed through the pack? We’re here to help you make a smart choice about the one that fits your needs. Our best home theater projector reviews give you our recommendations, pros and cons, the technical info you need and much more…

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Netgear Arlo Camera Review: A Dependable Security Camera System

Netgear Arlo Camera on the wall

I get a notification on my phone that someone is at my front door. So, I open my Arlo app to see it’s the USPS woman delivering my latest Amazon splurge. With my Arlo camera and app, I am able to monitor my package the rest of the day and keep tabs on my front door in case anyone tries to snatch my delivery. This is one of the biggest perks to my Arlo security system. I’ll discuss other perks and shortcomings of Arlo and cover some of the different camera options that are available…

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Stitch Fix Reviews: Fashion Forward or Delivery Dud?

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Do you feel like building a fashionable wardrobe is akin to finding a needle in a haystack? You’re not alone. Thousands upon thousands of women (and men) turn to Stitch Fix, a clothing and accessory delivery service, to style themselves with the latest trends. It’s a smart choice for busy women who don’t have the time or patience to shop for coordinating outfits. What is Stitch Fix? How does it work? And what kinds of items can you get? We’ll answer all these questions and more in our Stitch Fix reviews to help you determine if Stitch Fix is a fit for you…

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5 Affordable Self-Monitored Home Security Systems

5 Affordable Self-Monitored Home Security Systems

You’re looking for some extra peace of mind but don’t want to throw all your hard earned money toward a security company. What company offers the cheapest home security monitoring? There are many options for you to consider, but know that the best price will always be with self-monitored systems (systems you monitor yourself). We’ve made it easy for you to make the best choice by ranking the top 5 self-monitored home alarm systems by cost…

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SJ Res 34 Internet Privacy Bill and How to Stay Protected

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How would you feel if a stranger was in your home while you weren’t there and looked through all your belongings without your knowing? Sure you might invite a friend over for dinner, and they might see photos of your family on the fridge, but only because you were aware of them being there and doing so because they had your permission. That’s the best way to summarize what is happening at the moment with SJ Res 34, a highly-debated bill that became law in April 2017. It’s likely to affect internet users across the country, so we’ll explain what it means to you and how you can prevent corporations from peeking inside your computer and mobile devices just because the government gave them the authority…

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The Best Self-Driving Car: No More Close Encounters?

Self-driving cars are no longer an alien concept or a dream of the future. The question isn’t whether they’ll revolutionize the way we drive; it’s when. Dozens of automakers and tech companies are in the process of developing self-driving, or fully-autonomous, cars. And some are closer than you might realize. For all of those technology and car enthusiasts out there or those of you who can’t wait to relinquish the wheel, we’ll give you the latest info on the state of self-driving technology…

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IPVanish Review: Is Online Security Worth the Price?

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Are you shopping around for the best Virtual Private Network (VPN) to keep your online use anonymous? IPVanish is a popular choice among seasoned VPN users and newcomers alike for its robust features, reputation and reliability. How do you know it’s the VPN for you? Read our IPVanish review to learn about its key features, pros and cons, pricing and much more…

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iRobot Roomba Review: Has it Improved Since the First Generation?

iRobot Roomba on carpet with kid laying on floor

If your least favorite chore is vacuuming; there are automatic vacuum cleaners that could save you time and headaches. The Roomba 960 is our pick for best robot vacuum cleaner. This Roomba vacuum will suck up all the dirt and debris on your floors. For this review, we’ll be focusing on the Roomba 960, although we will compare it to previous models in the pricing and tech specs section. Find out why Roomba is the #1 pick for best vacuum robot…

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Capital One Venture vs Chase Sapphire Reserve vs AMEX Platinum vs Citi Prestige vs Discover it vs Chase Freedom

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Who wouldn’t want to earn free cash from simply buying gas or groceries? Or to earn free airline miles and hotel stays when you travel? There are a ton of rewards credit cards on the market that give you cash back, travel points and many other benefits. But which one is right for you? Read our reviews below of the best credit cards for rewards to help you choose. Then you can be on your way to earning while you spend…

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Private Internet Access Review: The Affordable Way to Stay Safe Online?

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Searching for the best Virtual Private Network (VPN) on the market that fits your budget? VPN’s like Private Internet Access (PIA) help keep your data and identity secure and protected from prying eyes when logging into unprotected Wi-Fi networks (such as those at airports or coffee shops). They can be applied to any connection, wether you’re on your laptop, home PC or smartphone — and all at a remarkably low monthly price. Private Internet Access also has one of the best reputations in the industry. Our Private Internet Access review gives you the lowdown on this top-ranking service and why we chose them as our number two best VPN provider…

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