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Cut the cord, or else!

As cord-cutting grows, folks who stick with cable and satellite are getting squeezed.

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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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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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Why live PBS streaming is taking so long (and how to deal with it)

Live PBS without cable: Why it's so hard to get, and what you can do about it

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Plex DVR and Channels: The case for using both

Plex DVR or Channels: Why not use both?

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Nvidia Shield TV (second generation) review: Still the best media streamer for geeks

The Nvidia Shield TV, a $180 media streamer and gaming box, still doesn't appeal to everyone, and that's okay.

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Roku is ready to sell you more subscriptions

Roku starts selling premium subscriptions to channels like Showtime and Starz.

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Best Super Bowl TV deals 2019: Upgrade your set for cheap

We've waded through all the deals to find the best Super Bowl TV sales out there—and a few good discounts on speakers and streaming devices, too.

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Why don’t Samsung and LG make streaming boxes?

Samsung’s and LG’s streaming TV platforms is getting pretty good. Too bad you have to buy a whole TV along with them.

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TiVo talks streaming apps, Android hardware, and a potential live TV service

TiVo's Ted Malone on where the venerable DVR maker is going next.

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In defense of smart TV snooping

Data collection on smart TVs reveals an ugly truth about streaming video.

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Amazon's Fire TV Stick gets a much better remote

The Amazon Fire TV Stick gets volume and power controls on its remote.

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HDHomeRun teases simpler hardware and (maybe) a Roku app

The HDHomeRun Scribe Duo and Servio can record broadcast TV channels without a separate server device.

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Google just might power the streaming box of your dreams in 2019

Android TV is finally getting its due on consumer streaming players.

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Tablo is getting ad-skipping and a quad-tuner DVR

Tablo, the best cord-cutting DVR for most people, gets better with ad-skipping and quad-tuner hardware.