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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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5 signs you’re not ready to cut the cable TV cord

Thinking of cutting the cord? Here are 5 signs you're not ready to drop cable.

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Everything Roku should do in 2018: A cord-cutter's wishlist

As Roku lays out its business goals for 2018, here's what cord-cutters can hope for.

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YouTube TV review:The new streaming bundle sweet spot

This is best streaming bundle (for those who can get it).

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Spectrum quietly tries a la carte TV streaming, but restrictions apply

Hands-on with Spectrum's new a la carte TV streaming service

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YouTube TV changes: Can TV streaming services learn to say no?

YouTube TV couldn't refuse Turner channels, hiking prices to bring them on board.

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It's time for accountability from streaming TV bundles

Streaming TV viewers shouldn't have to learn about reliability problems the hard way.

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Super Bowl streaming: What to expect in terms of video quality

Options abound for watching the big game without cable, but matching cable-TV quality is another story.

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FuboTV review: This service streams lots of sports channels, but not ESPN

FuboTV is the best sports streaming bundle for soccer fans and ESPN haters.

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PlayStation Vue review: For those who want it all

Sony's streaming TV bundle has all the features and channels you might want, but it's hardly the cheapest or most interesting option.

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Super Bowl TV deals: What to know before buying

TV deals abound for the Super Bowl, but beware of dubious discounts.

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Amazon, Hulu, and the resilience of live TV

Live, linear TV still has staying power, even in the age of on-demand algorithms.

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Hulu will give you a darned TV guide after all

Hulu's live TV service will add a grid guide, walking back one of its bolder design choices.

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It’s time for cord cutters to embrace the smart TV

Smart TVs used to be consistently worse than dedicated streaming players. Not anymore.

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HDHomeRun plans a new DVR box, an interface overhaul, and maybe Roku support someday

The HDHomeRun Connect Duo+ could be an alternative to Tablo if your storage needs are minimal.

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Amazon's Fire TV boss: We're beating Roku, and we're still doing smart TVs

Amazon says it's winning the streaming device wars and plotting a return to smart TVs.