Jared Newman

Jared Newman

Jared Newman has been helping folks make sense of technology for over a decade, writing for PCWorld, TechHive, and elsewhere. He also publishes two newsletters, Advisorator for straightforward tech advice and Cord Cutter Weekly for saving money on TV service.

Articles by Jared Newman

Best water leak detectors for smart homes

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.
4 weeks ago
Paying for TV is getting way too complicated

Paying for TV is getting way too complicated

Between direct sign-ups, in-app purchases, live TV add-ons, and a la carte "Channels" stores, signing up for streaming services isn't so simple anymore.
1 month ago
Best DVR for cord-cutters

Best DVR for cord-cutters

TiVo vs. Tablo vs. Channel Master vs. Plex: None are ideal, but one might work for you.
2 months ago
15 essential HBO Max tips

15 essential HBO Max tips

These are the best ways to figure out what to watch, manage your watchlist, pick a profile pic, and more.
2 months ago
Best media streaming devices

Best media streaming devices

Roku Streaming Stick vs. Amazon Fire Stick vs. Chromecast vs. Apple TV, and more. Which streaming device is best for-cord cutters? Our buying guide will help you pick the right accessories for your TV.
2 months ago