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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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Never pay for CBS All Access [note: code has expired]

How to get CBS All Access for free every month

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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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Streaming speeds compared: Roku vs. Fire TV vs. Apple TV and more

Which streaming device gives cord-cutters the best connection? It's complicated.

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Roku Ultra (2020) review: Incremental improvements

Roku's high-end streaming box has more to like than ever, but still might leave you wanting more.

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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 with Google TV review: A step forward for streaming

Chromecast with Google TV review: It reduces app overload, but still has a few blind spots.

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15 cord-cutting tips for the new Chromecast with Google TV

Tips to make the most of the new Chromecast with Google TV

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How to pick the right Roku player from an increasingly confusing lineup

Roku features compared: 4K, Dolby Vision, AirPlay, built-in audio, and more.

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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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VBox TV Gateway review: An intriguing over-the-air DVR with way too many problems

The VBox Android TV gateway is an offline-friendly over-the-air DVR that's frustratingly hard to use.

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Xiaomi Mi TV Stick review: The wrong Android TV dongle at the wrong time

Xiaomi's Mi TV Stick is a cheap Android TV dongle that's best avoided right now.

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Amazon's new Fire TV Sticks get faster and cheaper

The third-gen Fire TV Stick and cheaper Fire TV Stick Lite have one very important difference.

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NFL Redzone streaming is needlessly complicated to sign up for, so we'll show you how

NFL Redzone has a standalone streaming option for $35 per year, but few people are aware of it.

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How to make the most of Apple TV's picture-in-picture

Apple TV picture-in-picture support is hard to find in tvOS 14, but there is a workaround.

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Over-the-air DVR: An illustrated guide for cord-cutters

TiVo vs. Tablo vs. HDHomeRun: An illustrated guide to cord-cutting DVRs