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For cord cutters, 2017 will be the year of the antenna

Antenna technology surged at CES 2017, making free over-the-air broadcasts easier to watch on your own terms.

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The cord-cutting gear from CES that's most likely to find a place in our living rooms

New streaming boxes, smart TVs, and antenna tools arrived in force at the tech industry's biggest gathering of the year.

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Here's what's coming next from Sling TV

Sling TV CEO Roger Lynch talks pricing, DVR, and certified hardware.

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TiVo is developing a new set-top box user interface that can also run on top of Android

TiVo's new interface tries to predict what you'll watch, but it's not just for DVR boxes anymore.

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Catching up with Silicon Dust, makers of the HDHomeRun

The networked tuner builder discussed DVR delays, new hardware, and a semi-secret exchange program at CES 2017.

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AirTV: What to expect from Dish's new cord-cutting device brand

What's next for AirTV: DVR and more streaming integrations, but probably no networked tuner.

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These Universal Electronics concept remotes could be the future for streaming boxes

Universal Electronics' concept remotes adapt to what users are doing.

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Tablo has new cord-cutting tricks for over-the-air TV antennas

Tablo's new gear includes a DVR app for Android TV, a simple way to stream live TV to connected devices, and a "concept" DVR in the cloud.

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Should you cut the cable-TV cord in 2017? Our guide will help you decide

Should you cut the cable TV cord? Here's how to decide.

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The 2016 cord-cutter awards

Life without cable got even better this year with new streaming services and better devices on which to watch them.

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DirecTV Now review: An extremely rough draft of a great streaming bundle

DirecTV Now has attractive pricing and some clever ideas, but it's dragged down by too many problems.

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Hands-on with Sling TV DVR: A valuable work in progress

Sling TV DVR has some issues to work out in beta testing, but even now it's better than nothing.

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The new Apple TV update is no friend to cord cutters

The Apple TV's new TV app to replace your home screen, but it's almost useless without a cable login.

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Samsung SmartThings Water Leak Sensor review: A cheap detector that leans on its ecosystem

The SmartThings Water Leak Sensor is short on useful features, but it's inexpensive and plays nicely with other devices and services.

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Fibaro Flood Sensor review: Leak detection for handy homeowners

The Fibaro Flood Sensor has some neat bells and whistles for those with the right know-how.