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How to use Alexa Routines to make your Amazon Echo even smarter

Alexa Routines creates lots of new possibilities for your Amazon Echo. Here's how to put them to use.

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The sudden revival of PlayStation Vue

Maybe PlayStation Vue isn't ill-fated after all.

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Roku tips: How to make the most of your streamer

These Roku how-to tips will help you navigate faster, find free content, and master your playback controls.

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Amazon's eye for sports could shatter TV as we know it

Amazon buying regional Fox Sports networks could fulfill our a la carte sports dreams, but at a cost.

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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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Cyber Monday deals: Tech bargains that truly save you serious money

Tech bargains abound in the aftermath of Black Friday.

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Black Friday streaming TV devices: An upgrade guide

Black Friday is the best time to buy a new Roku, Fire TV, or Chromecast, but not all the deals are worth your dollars.

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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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Chromecast (2018) review: Google's revamped media streamer is what you make of it

The new Chromecast might not replace your Roku or Fire TV, but it is a nice supplement.

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Black Friday deals: Best sales on TVs, speakers, and streaming video devices

The home theater category is rife with junk products and outright rip-offs on Black Friday. But here are the living room deals that TV buffs and cord cutters should actually care about.

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Don't fret over FilmStruck's demise

Streaming video will remain a boon to movie history, even after FilmStruck shuts down.

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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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Amazon Fire TV Recast review: This over-the-air DVR is frustratingly close to great

Amazon's over-the-air DVR nails the little details, but it has some major limitations.

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Xiaomi Mi Box S review: This isn't doing Android TV justice

Xiaomi's Mi Box S is a cheap 4K HDR Android TV box that doesn't get with the times.

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Fire TV how-to tips: Make the most of Amazon's media streamers

Use these Fire TV tips and tricks to browse faster, launch apps with ease, and avoid common annoyances.