Andrew HaywardContributor, Macworld

Andrew Hayward is a Chicago-based games, apps, and gadgets writer whose work has been featured in more than 70 publications. He's also a work-at-home dad to an unruly four-year-old.

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Is the $35 Chromecast a viable Apple TV alternative for iPhone users?

It streams media on the cheap, but Google's dongle lacks advanced functionality.

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Which streaming music service is best for your Android phone?

Spotify, Google Play Music, and Apple Music: We put the top apps through their paces and pick the best on-the-go option.

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SlingTV review: Convenient TV place-shifting, with an underwhelming new interface

For the first time, SlingTV puts an informational overlay on your TV screen, to help you find what to watch. We're just not sure it's worth the upcharge from the capable Slingbox M1.

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Why Amazon bought Twitch: Here are four possible reasons

Streaming live video games is huge, but what benefit does the service have to the mega-retailer?

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iDevices Kitchen Thermometer Mini review: Now we're cooking

It's not exactly Rosie the Robot preparing meals for you, but you'll be able to walk away from the kitchen and get a push notification when the meat is at the perfect temperature. Not too shabby.

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Slingbox M1 review: Place-shift TV with minimal hassle

Sling brought back the native desktop apps and built Wi-Fi in to its entry-level Slingbox, now called the M1.

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AwoX StriimLight review: Solid audio streaming—from your lamp?!

It's not the world's most powerful Bluetooth speaker, but it never needs charging because it's screwed into your lamp. Yes, this speaker is a light bulb.

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Nyrius Aries Pro review: Cut the wire clutter in your home entertainment setup

If your TV is mounted on the wall, or you use a projector, this little gadget can let you hook up a game console or a laptop without stringing HDMI cables everywhere.

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Vizio Showroom app finds the best TV size for your space

People in glass houses shouldn't throw stones, and people in studio apartments shouldn't buy 80-inch TVs.