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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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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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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.

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Best TV streaming service: YouTube TV vs. SlingTV vs. Hulu vs. PlayStation Vue, and all the rest

Is Sling TV better than Hulu, or should cord-cutters subscribe to PlayStation Vue? Or YouTube TV? We compare all the TV streaming services, and one rises to the top.

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Here comes the next wave of cord-cutting

Cord-cutting has dramatically transformed TV, but the biggest changes are coming up next.

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Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K review: This is the media streamer to beat

Amazon's new Fire TV Stick sheds past mistakes and streams 4K HDR video at an unbeatable price.

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TiVo Bolt OTA DVR review: More features, but many familiar drawbacks as well

The new TiVo Bolt OTA gives cord-cutters more features, but it's still missing some modern touches.

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The live TV streaming issue no one's talking about

How some live TV streaming services make a chore out of ad skipping.

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Apple TV to PlayStation Vue: You complete me

PlayStation Vue is the first live TV streaming service with deep Apple TV integration, and it's pretty neat.

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Roku Premiere and Roku Premiere+ 2018 review: Good deal, bad deal

The 2018 Roku Premiere+ is a great value for 4K HDR streaming. The new Roku Premiere? Not so much.

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Google's lost year in TV

Despite a new Chromecast and Android TV box, Google seems starved for ideas.