What it’s like to be a journalist in 2016

Posted August 24, 2016 11:00:01At the end of 2016, Ars Technic reported that we’d already had a couple of stories on the NSA’s surveillance programs, but the stories themselves were largely speculative, mostly relying on unverified leaks from outside sources and a few well-intentioned efforts at reporting on what was actually going on.But this year, …

Israeli consumer wireless company sells for $30 million: report

The Israeli telecom company Yossef Tel Aviv is selling its wireless service to a buyer at a price that makes it one of the best-selling brands in the world.The Israeli startup, Yosdef, sold its wireless division to Chinese mobile company Huawei Technologies Ltd for $3.8 billion in January.The deal was first reported by The Wall …

What to read next in consumer debt

Consumers are starting to get a clearer picture of what is going on with their credit scores, as they are increasingly concerned about the health of their finances.Consumer Reports, which publishes the Credit Score Calculator, reported last month that the median consumer’s credit score has declined by more than 20 points since the first quarter …

“It’s Time to Cut Insurance Costs”

Consumer cooperative insurance companies have begun slashing premiums and fees for consumers who rely on them to pay for out-of-pocket medical expenses, according to a new report from the advocacy group Consumer Federation of America.The report is the latest indication that the industry is making progress on an issue that has long been a thorn …

When you are pissed about your dryer, what are you supposed to do?

Consumer Reports says consumers are being “disgraced” by dryers they “experienced” during the outage of their electricity network in Australia.The company, which runs online reviews for dryers and other appliance manufacturers, says customers who were “disgusted by their dryer’s operation, were not told how to fix it, or that their dryers could be replaced, even …

Why Americans are buying more of the things they need and can’t live without

Consumers are increasingly turning to more expensive electronics and other items that don’t necessarily provide the same amount of value as a traditional home.The Associated Press defines consumer services as items that meet a number of criteria, such as providing a new or different experience or convenience, including a service or serviceable device, that are …

How to make your online shopping experience more enjoyable with consumer reports

In 2017, the US government issued a report on online shopping practices.The report, Consumer Reports: A Report on Consumer Reports, was written by a panel of experts and conducted by the consumer group Consumers Union.It focused on consumer experiences and data that helps consumers make better purchasing decisions.But the report did not include data on …

How to watch the most popular sports channels online on Roku, Apple TV, Android, Chromecast, Chromecasts

Roku is an inexpensive alternative to cable TV and streaming video services, but the company is struggling to make money and the service has struggled to keep up with growing subscription revenues.Roku has been on a tear over the past year with its new streaming TV service, Roku TV, which launched in October.Roku TV is …