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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.


Watching the Olympics has doubled in price for cord-cutters

Cord-cutters are paying twice as much for coverage of the Olympics compared to a few years ago.


The ESPN+ price hike proves we need more cord-cutting options, not fewer

The ESPN+ price hike proves there aren't too many streaming services for cord-cutters

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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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When the cost of cord-cutting sounds too good to be true, it probably is

Considering piracy to score TV entertainment on the cheap? At least know what you're bargaining for.


The Nvidia Shield TV suddenly has the best menu for streaming

Android TV suddenly has a better menu system than Roku, Fire TV, or Apple TV.

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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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A standalone sports streaming service could be just the ticket for sports-loving cord-cutters

Will Sinclair stream Bally Sports a la carte? Let's hope so.


How to get Peacock on your Fire TV right now

How to sideload Peacock on Fire TV while Amazon and NBCUniversal fight over money.

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How to score streaming video deals in the age of cord-cutting

Cord cutting killed the art of the cable-TV haggle, but streaming deals are even easier to get.

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Struggling to cut the cord? Don't overthink it

How to quit cable TV in three easy steps.


Apple TV 4K (2021) review: This is an uncompromising streaming box

Finally, an expensive streaming box that's finally worth the price: The Apple TV 4K (2021)


The new Sling TV app has one big problem

Sling TV update: Hands-on with the new Fire TV app


Apple TV 4K tips: 24 ways to do more with Apple's new streamer

Apple TV 4K tips: How to get the most from Apple's streaming box

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Cord-cutting sports fans should know: Streaming doesn’t have slo-mo

Cutting the cord? If you're a sports fan, you might miss this little feature.

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Best live TV streaming service: YouTube TV vs. SlingTV vs. Hulu vs. FuboTV and all the rest

Is Sling TV better than Hulu, or should cord-cutters subscribe to Sling TV? Or YouTube TV? Or FuboTV? We compare all the TV streaming services, and several rise to the top.