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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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Netflix drags streaming TV backward. Cord-cutters should take note

Netflix ends Chromecast with Google TV integration in a step back for streaming.

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Black Friday streaming deals: An upgrade guide for 2020

The Black Friday streaming device deals that are actually worth your money

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The best Black Friday deals for streaming and cord-cutting

If you're cutting cable, these Black Friday streaming and cord-cutting deals will save you even more money.

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The cable networks are just daring you to ditch your TV bundle

With Hulu + Live TV price hikes, the TV industry is daring you to ditch your bundle.

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AirTV Anywhere review: A better version of a middling DVR

The AirTV Anywhere DVR has a built-in hard drive and plays nicely with Sling TV, but our biggest gripes haven't changed.

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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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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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AirPlay on Roku: This changes everything

Roku gets AirPlay support, and it changes everything.

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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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Amazon Fire TV Stick (2020) and Fire TV Stick Lite review: Exactly what you expected

Fire TV Stick (2020) and Fire TV Stick Lite review: Improved hardware, TBD software.

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Haystack is the best free streaming news app you're probably not using

Haystack News is an underrated streaming news app for cord cutters.

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T-Mobile's new streaming TV bundle makes a lot of sense

TVision by T-Mobile is cheaper and more flexible than other live streaming options.

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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.