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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.

Mario and Luigi raise their fists together in The Super Mario Bros. Movie.

The best family movies on Netflix right now

Wonder Woman and The Super Mario Bros. Movie join a great library of animated classics and originals that make up the best family movies on Netflix right now.
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.
Plex used to watch media on a laptop.

How to use Plex Media Server to watch all of your media

Plex can take your movies, TV shows, music, and photos and give them the Netflix treatment for the ultimate at-home or away-from-home streaming experience.
TCL Q Class QM8 mini-LED 4K TV.

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.
Philips hue white ambiance lamp installed on coffee table.

The best smart lamps of 2023

Looking for a smart lighting solution for your desk, end table, or nightstand? Look no further. We've rounded up our picks for the best smart lamps for 2023.
A shot of a bird on the Sony A95L QD-OLED.

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.
Polk Signa S4 Dolby Atmos 3.1.2 soundbar.

The best soundbars under $500 for 2023

A soundbar is an easy and compact solution for better TV sound. But with so many models available, how do you choose? We've rounded up the best under $500.
Mark Wahlberg, Michelle Monaghan, Zoe Margaret Colletti, and Van Crosby in The Family Plan (2023)

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

The best movies on Apple TV+ include the Oscar-winning Coda and two December 2023 entries, The Family Plan and The Velveteen Rabbit.
A photograph of John Lennon.

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

This December, Apple TV+ is getting a new John Lennon docuseries as well as a rollicking action-comedy starring Mark Wahlberg.
Sony Bravia X95L vs TCL QM8.

Best QLED TVs for 2023: 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.
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.
The Fluance DB10W next to a tower speaker.

The best subwoofers for 2023: 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!
An image of a bird on the Sony A95L QD-OLED.

The best TVs of 2023: from Sony, 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.
The Deezer app being used on an iPhone.

What is Deezer? Features, pricing, and music quality explained

Deezer may not get the kind of attention that Spotify and Apple Music attract, but it's still a phenomenal music-streaming platform with hi-res audio playback.
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?
Adrian Brody in Wrecked (2010).

The best thrillers on Amazon Prime Video right now

The best thrillers on Amazon Prime Video for December 2023 include two solo actor films that we can’t stop thinking about, and a found-footage gem.
Samsung's 8K Neo QLED showing a forest scene.

What is HDR10+? Everything you need to know about the HDR format

HDR is a major improvement for TVs and the content we love to watch. We explain it all and give you the resources needed to experience HDR10+ in all its glory.
A mesa with a snowy base viewed on a Samsung S95C OLED TV.

What is QD-OLED? The hybrid TV tech fully explained

Look out, OLED and QLED. There's a new TV player in town and it's not messing around. Meet QD-OLED, the next big thing in TV tech.
A Roku 75-inch Class Plus Series QLED 4K Smart Roku TV hanging on the wall.

What is 4K? Everything you need to know about 4K Ultra HD

Ultra HD 4K has quickly taken over the world of TVs, but what is it, how does it work, and should you upgrade or keep your old TV? Let's explore those answers.
Close-up of earcups on Sony WH-1000XM4 and WH-1000XM5.

Sony WH-1000XM5 vs. XM4: which headphones should you buy?

The WH-1000XM5 don't replace the vaunted WH-1000X4 -- they are an upgrade. Here's what's new, what's the same, and which you should buy.
Timothée Chalamet and Taylor Russell in Bones and All.

The best horror movies on Amazon Prime right now

Get ready for Christmas with one of Amazon Prime Video’s best horror movies. For December 2023, we advise keeping your eyes peeled for madmen morticians.
The X2 Omni dock up against a wall.

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.
LG G1 OLED evo vs. Sony A90J OLED.

OLED vs. LED: Which kind of TV display is better?

Two of the most common TV acronyms out there are OLED and LED. They sound and look alike, but how are they different? We'll show you.
Polk Signa S4 Dolby Atmos 3.1.2 soundbar.

The best Dolby Atmos soundbars for 2023

Looking for next-level home theater sound? Dolby Atmos-equipped soundbars offer immersive 3D sound. We've rounded up some of the best at a variety of budgets.
A person wearing Shokz OpenRun bone conduction headphones.

The best bone conduction headphones for 2023

Bone conduction headphones can make working out easier and safer. Here, we've rounded up our favorite models from brands like Shokz and H20 Audio.
Lucrecia Nirón Talazac in When Evil Lurks (2023).

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

Shudder is our favorite streaming platform for all things horror. This November, prepare for a foreign language possession film and a Boris Karloff doc.
Lupita Nyong'o in Us.

The best Black movies on Netflix right now

Netflix's Black Stories collection honors the Black experience. This month's highlights include The Last Black Man in San Francisco and Jordan Peele's Us.
Taylor Swift plays the piano during her Reputation tour.

The best feel-good movies on Netflix right now

The best feel-good movies streaming on Netflix include plenty of romantic comedies and a Taylor Swift concert tour documentary.
The TCL 5-Series (S546) shows three HDMI ports, AV inputs, 1 RF input, and an ethernet port , aUSB 2.0 port, optical audio, and audio out headphone jack.

HDMI ARC or digital optical: what’s the difference, and which is best for you?

HDMI ARC and optical are the two go-to connections for sending digital sound from one device to another, but is there a difference between them? Let's find out.
A LG soundbar in a living room under a TV.

HDMI 2.1: what it is and why your next TV should have it

HDMI 2.1 is here, but there are still plenty of questions to be answered. In this guide, we cover the current version while discussing the future of HDMI.
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.
A man wearing the Attitud EarSport headphones.

Best headphones for running for 2023: JLab, JBL, Shokz, and more

A great pair of running headphones can withstand the sweat and still sound sweet during your workout. We've assembled the best choices for all budgets.
The JLab JBuds Mini in a person's hands.

Best cheap headphones and earbuds 2023: Jabra, 1More, and others

Did you know that cheap headphones can actually sound good? Here's a list of the best budget headphones that look, feel, and sound like higher-priced pairs.
Jabra Elite 5 seen in close-up.

Best earbuds for making phone calls for 2023

Want to quickly narrow down the options for the best earbuds for making and taking phone calls? Here's our list of the top picks, with pros and cons for each.