NEW YORKMay 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ – Purch, a digital publisher and marketplace platform with 25 different sites, has partnered with AMC to help raise awareness of the television network’s new series “AMC Visionaries: James Cameron’sStory of Science Fiction.” Purch’s Space.com property, which is the leading source for all space exploration, innovation and astronomy news, will dig deeper into the issues explored within the six-part documentary series.

Airing on Mondays at 10:00 p.m. EDT/PDT on AMC, the series is a uniquely intimate, insider’s look at the origins of the genre that has become a cornerstone of popular culture. Throughout each episode of the six-part television series, Academy Award-winning writer, director and producer James Cameron explores science fiction’s roots, its futuristic vision and our fascination with its ideas through interviews with A-list storytellers, stars and others whose careers have defined the field, including Steven SpielbergGeorge LucasRidley ScottChristopher NolanArnold SchwarzeneggerWill Smith and Sigourney Weaver, among some 100 other series participants. Cameron takes us on a journey of discovery and exploration, helping us understand where science fiction’s ideas came from — and where they’re taking us.

“AMC Visionaries: James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction” will explore several “big questions” each week, including aliens, space exploration, monsters, dark futures, intelligent machines and time travel. As part of the partnership, Space.com will publish new content with additional context and insight into these topics. The content will run on the website throughout May and will be supplemented by bespoke social campaigns.

“Our Space.com audience is smart and passionate about high-quality science fiction,” said Bill Gannon, vice president and editor-in-chief of Purch.com, which operates Space.com. “It was a natural fit for us to work with AMC on a great project with James Cameron, the acclaimed filmmaker behind the legendary sci-fi films The Terminator, Aliens, The Abyss, Terminator 2: Judgment Day and Avatar. As a service-oriented publisher, we focus on helping our readers discover the programs, products and services that would be of greatest interest to them.”

To learn more about Purch and its owned-and-operated sites, please visit www.purch.com. For more information about the “Story of Science Fiction,” please visit http://www.amc.com/shows/james-camerons-story-of-science-fiction.

About Purch
Purch is a digital publishing and marketplace platform uniquely positioned at the intersection of content, commerce and customer. By combining in-depth product reviews, comparisons and services with industry-leading publisher technology, Purch creates a seamless connection between intent-based buyers and sellers. The company generates more than $1 billion annually in facilitated commerce through its tech, shopping, lifestyle and SMB brands, including Tom’s Guide, Tom’s Hardware, Top Ten Reviews, ShopSavvy and Business.com. With more than 1,200 product categories, Purch is the No. 1 source for buying advice for more than 100 million people each month.

About AMC
AMC is home to some of the most popular and acclaimed programs on television. AMC was the first basic cable network to win the Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series with “Mad Men” in 2008, which then went on to win the coveted award four years in a row, before “Breaking Bad” won it in 2013 and 2014. The network’s series “The Walking Dead” is the highest-rated series in cable history and the number one show on television among adults 18-49 for the last five years. AMC’s other current original drama series include “Better Call Saul,” “Fear the Walking Dead,” “Into the Badlands,” “Humans,” “Preacher,” “The Son,” “McMafia,” “The Terror” and the forthcoming “Dietland,” “Lodge 49″ and “The Little Drummer Girl.” AMC also explores authentic worlds and discussion with original shows like “Talking Dead,” “Talking With Chris Hardwick,” “Comic Book Men,” “AMC Visionaries” and “Ride with Norman Reedus.” AMC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc., and its sister networks include IFC, SundanceTV, BBC America and WE tv. AMC is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile.

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NEW YORK, April 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ – Lenovo is rated the best laptop brand for a second year in a row by Laptop Mag, which released its annual Best and Worst Laptop Brands rankings today. HP and Dell followed closely behind Lenovo in second and third place, respectively.

Crowd favorite Apple, which used to dominate this contest, continues to tumble, coming in seventh place this year after it ranked fifth last year. A full list of the rankings is available here.

Each year since 2010, Laptop Mag has published its Best and Worst Laptop Brands list, which rates the top 10 major manufacturers. Each laptop brand is assigned a score based on a 100-point scale. Points are awarded in five categories: Design, Reviews, Tech Support and Warranty, Innovation, and Value and Selection.

“Whether you’re purchasing a $1,500 gaming laptop or a $200 Chromebook, the brand matters. That’s why, each year, we rate the top 10 laptop brands, so shoppers know what’s worth spending their money on and what they can expect from each company,” said Mark Spoonauer, editor-in-chief of Laptop Mag. “Between Lenovo, HP and Dell, this was a nail-bitingly close race.”

Lenovo tops the list again thanks to the strength of the company’s product lineup, which includes the ThinkPad X1 Carbon — the only product to get a perfect, 5-star review from Laptop Mag in the past year.

Samsung and MSI tied for last place. According to Laptop Mag’s editors, MSI made plenty of high-quality notebooks, but the company lost a lot of points because of its poor-quality tech support. Samsung, on the other hand, got a high score in tech support but suffered from low scores in innovation, design, value and product ratings. Rounding out the list are Acer, Asus, Microsoft and Razer.

To learn more about how each of the top 10 brands fared and the point system that led to these rankings, read the Best and Worst Laptop Brand Ratings 2018 on laptopmag.com.

About Laptop Mag
Laptop Mag reviews hundreds of laptops to help shoppers decide which notebooks, 2-in-1s or Chromebooks are right for them. We also evaluate the brands that bring you these products and provide helpful tips and advice so you can save time and money.

About Purch
Purch is a digital publishing and marketplace platform uniquely positioned at the intersection of content, commerce and customer. By combining in-depth product reviews, comparisons and services with industry-leading publisher technology, Purch creates a seamless connection between intent-based buyers and sellers. The company generates more than $1 billion annually in facilitated commerce through its tech, shopping, lifestyle and SMB brands, including Tom’s Guide, Tom’s Hardware, Top Ten Reviews, ShopSavvy and Business.com. With more than 1,200 product categories, Purch is the #1 source for buying advice for more than 100 million people each month. To learn more about Purch and its owned-and-operated sites, please visit www.purch.com.

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LifeLock and other services promising to keep consumers’ most sensitive information safe don’t offer essential safeguard.

NEW YORK, Feb. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ – More than 16 million people in the U.S. were victims of identity-fraud-related crimes in 2017, with an estimated $16.8 billion stolen, according to a recent study by Javelin Strategy & Research. The concern over identity theft has been met with a proliferation of identity-protection services — online businesses that monitor consumers’ financial activity and personal information.

But are these services safe to use, and which one is worth your money?

Tom’s Guide recently tested six of the top identity-protection services — Credit Sesame, ID Watchdog, IdentityForce, IDShield, Identity Guard and LifeLock — and the results of this research and testing were surprising, especially when it came to the services’ use of two-factor authentication.

Of the six services Tom’s Guide tested, only ID Watchdog and IdentityForce offer two-factor authentication for customers logging in to the main desktop-browser interface, the investigation found. A third service, Identity Guard, offers two-factor authentication, but only for its mobile apps.

Also known as multifactor authentication, two-factor authentication (2FA) is a simple but powerful security feature that’s used by Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Apple and many other online companies.

“Enabling two-factor authentication is one of the simplest, yet most important, steps in securing any online account. It makes sure that a thief can’t break into your account even with your password, and every online service should make it available,” said senior editor Paul Wagenseil, who led Tom’s Guide’s investigation into identity-protection services.

A spokesperson for LifeLock, one of the companies reviewed, told Tom’s Guide that “implementing two-factor authentication is a priority” and that the company is working to make that security option available to subscribers.

After using each of the six services listed above for three months, Tom’s Guide found that one of the services offering two-factor authentication, IdentityForce, has the best combination of features and services overall.

“Given all of the personal information identity-protection services are supposed to protect, we’re glad that IdentityForce takes 2FA seriously,” said Mark Spoonauer, editor-in-chief for Tom’s Guide. “We’re hoping that this report spurs immediate action by the other services.”

To read the full investigation, visit Tom’s Guide, where you’ll also find reviews of all of the major ID-protection services.

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Tom’s Guide helps consumers make buying decisions on everything from smartphones to cellular service, testing hundreds of products and evaluating the brands that make them. We also provide helpful tips and advice so that you can get the most out of your products and accomplish your goals.

About Purch

Purch is a digital publishing and marketplace platform uniquely positioned at the intersection of content, commerce and customer. By combining in-depth product reviews, comparisons, and services with industry leading publisher technology, Purch creates a seamless connection between intent-based buyers and sellers. The company generates more than $1billion annually in facilitated commerce through its tech, shopping, lifestyle and SMB brands, including Tom’s Guide, Tom’s Hardware, Top Ten Reviews, ShopSavvy and Business.com. With more than 1,200 product categories, Purch is the #1source for buying advice for more than 100 million people each month.

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Purch Team Will Drive Insightful CES Coverage and Be Available for Interviews

Las Vegas, NV, January 5, 2018 – On the eve of the annual Consumer Electronic Show (CES), Purch, a digital content and commerce publisher with 25 sites across tech, small business and lifestyle, announced a new editor-in-chief taking the helm at Tom’s Hardware, one of the most influential brands in technology.

New Editor-in-Chief John Burek takes the lead role at Tom’s Hardware after more than a decade leading Computer Shopper at Ziff-Davis. “I am thrilled to join Purch and excited to grow the storied Tom’s Hardware brand. More than ever, tech enthusiasts crave independent product reviews and in-depth news coverage,” Burek said. “We’ll be doing the great work that Toms Hardware has been long known for, and branching out to new readers and topics.”

Joining Burek as the new Managing Editor of Tom’s Hardware at Purch is Matt Safford. Safford has spent the last decade as an editor and reporter covering technology and geek culture for Computer Shopper, Smithsonian, Popular Science and Consumer Reports.

“John and Matt bring decades of combined tech editorial expertise to Purch and I am confident Tom’s Hardware will thrive and grow its role as one of the most influential brands in technology publishing,” said Bill Gannon, Vice President of Content and Editor-in-Chief at Purch.

At CES, Burek and Safford are joining Mark Spoonauer, longtime editor-in-chief of sister sites Tom’s Guide and Laptop and dozens of editorial staffers from across Purch tech brands to provide deep and insightful coverage of everything consumers need to know about the industry coming out of the annual conference.

Site coverage can be found on Tom’s Guide and Tom’s Hardware. Both Spoonauer and Burek are available for interviews and commentary while at CES.

Press release available on PR Newswire.

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Purch is a digital publishing and marketplace platform uniquely positioned at the intersection of content, commerce and customer. By combining in-depth product reviews, comparisons, and services with industry leading publisher technology, Purch creates a seamless connection between intent-based buyers and sellers. The company generates more than $1billion annually in facilitated commerce through its tech, shopping, lifestyle and SMB brands, including Tom’s Guide, Tom’s Hardware, Top Ten Reviews, ShopSavvy and Business.com. With more than 1,200 product categories, Purch is the #1source for buying advice for more than 100 million people each month.

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New York, NY, Nov. 1, 2017 – Tom’s Guide has revealed the winners of its first annual Innovation Awards, which recognizes those products that truly pushed technology forward in 2017, making life easier and more fun for consumers.

The award winners were selected by the Tom’s Guide editorial team through hands-on testing and in-depth research in 14 categories, including phones, TVs, smart home technology, gaming and augmented reality. The feature also includes behind-the-scenes information on how these innovations were forged.

“Our Innovation Awards is a chance to shine a light on those products that stood above the rest in 2017,” said Mark Spoonauer, editor in chief of Tom’s Guide. “From a gaming console that redefined the category to a drone you can control with your hand, our selections are true breakthroughs.”

These are the 2017 Innovation Award Winners:

TV – LG Signature OLED TV W

Augmented Reality – Star Wars: Jedi Challenges

Kids – Lego Boost

Graphics – Nvidia Max-Q

Design – Samsung Galaxy S8

Drone – DJI Spark

Game – Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice

Entertainment – Nvidia Shield

CPU – AMD Threadripper

Tablet – reMarkable Tablet

Peripheral – Razer Kiyo

Smart Home – Amazon Alexa and Echo

Game Console - Nintendo Switch

Best Overall - iPhone X

To learn about the Innovation Award Winners, visit Tom’s Guide.

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About Tom’s Guide

Reaching more than 30 million people per month, Tom’s Guide helps consumers make better buying decisions on everything from smartphones and TVs to antivirus software and smart home gadgets, testing hundreds of products and evaluating the brands that make them. We also provide helpful tips and advice so that you can get the most out of your products and accomplish your goals.

About Purch

Purch is a digital publishing and marketplace platform uniquely positioned at the intersection of content, commerce and customer. By combining in-depth product reviews, comparisons and services with industry-leading publisher technology, Purch creates a seamless connection between intent-based buyers and sellers. The company generates more than $1 billion annually in facilitated commerce through its tech, shopping, lifestyle and SMB brands, including Tom’s Guide, Top Ten Reviews, ShopSavvy and Business.com. With more than 1,200 product categories, Purch is the No. 1 source for buying advice for more than 100 million people each month.

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