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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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Best water leak detectors for smart homes

Fires can be devastating, but water damage is a far more common risk. These smart devices will alert you if your home springs a leak, so you can take action quickly.

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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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LeakSmart Sensor review: Emergency shutoff makes it worth a look

The LeakSmart Sensor is pricey, but it's unique in offering an optional, straightforward means of remotely shutting off water in an emergency.

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D-Link Wi-Fi Water Sensor review: Pray for a power source

The D-Link Wi-Fi Water Sensor's use of outlet power is a blessing and a curse.

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Insteon Water Leak Sensor review: A low-cost but bare-bones option

Insteon's Water Leak Sensor is cheap by the bunch, but lacks an internal alarm and other helpful features.

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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.

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Honeywell Lyric Water Leak and Freeze Detector review: Single-sensor simplicity

The Honeywell Lyric Water Leak and Freeze Detector is the best standalone sensor you can get.