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Jared Newman covers personal technology from his remote Cincinnati outpost. He also publishes two newsletters, Advisorator for tech advice and Cord Cutter Weekly for help with ditching cable or satellite TV.

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ATSC 3.0: How cord-cutters should plan for antenna TV's big upgrade

ATSC 3.0 (or Next Gen TV) is coming to replace today's over-the-air broadcasts, but it's still very early days.

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Cord-cutting in 2020: The race for a unified streaming guide is on

Helping users navigate a sea of streaming apps will be one of cord-cutting's big trends this year.

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TiVo's unreleased Roku and Apple TV apps are "in limbo"

TiVo's Roku and Apple TV apps are on the backburner as TiVo's priorities shift.

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Vizio's smart TV software is actually good now

Vizio's SmartCast 4.0 proves there's room for yet another smart TV platform.

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The TiVo Stream 4K is an unexpectedly exciting media streamer

The TiVo Stream 4K wants to make sense of all your streaming services.

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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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Best DVR for cord cutters

TiVo vs. Tablo vs. Channel Master vs. Plex: None are ideal, but one might work for you.

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The 2019 cord-cutter awards: Best devices, services and innovations

Here are the best cord-cutting services, devices, and innovations of 2019.

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How to connect your iPhone or iPad to your TV

Try these options when you want to mirror iPhone or iPad content on a bigger screen.

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How to play music you own on an Amazon Echo

Play your own MP3 collection on an Amazon Echo or other Alexa devices using Plex or My Media.

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Make the most of YouTube TV with these 14 tips

YouTube TV tips: Here's how to get the most out of Google's live TV streaming service.

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Fire TV vs. Roku: Which streaming platform should today's cord-cutter pick?

We compare the streaming platforms most popular with cord-cutters: Fire TV and Roku.

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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.

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Roku Streaming Stick+ review: The best Roku for most people

This is the Roku Streaming Stick+ is the best Roku to buy, whether you have a 4K TV or not.

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Media streamer remotes, ranked

Which streaming media player has the best remote control? Let's compare.