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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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Cord-cutters: Here's how to audit your streaming TV subscriptions so you don't waste money

Avoid sneaky subscription charges by checking out these links and tools.

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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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Roku, Fox, and the threat of streaming blackouts for cord cutters

Roku has some explaining to do after temporarily dropping Fox apps.

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AirTV 2 review: Antenna TV and Sling TV merge, with mixed results

The AirTV 2 adds over-the-air channels to Sling TV, but the new hardware fails to fix some old problems.

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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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Cord cutting gear's next frontier: Better sound

Streaming player makers like Roku are looking to home theater audio as the next big thing.

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Cord-cutting and sports: 5 ways to squeeze out more savings

Cord-cutting might not save as much money for sports fans, but these tips can help.

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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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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.