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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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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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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

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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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Cable-box competition rules have been completely dismantled—to the detriment of consumers

The FCC dismantles CableCARD and cable-box competition rules for good.

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For local NFL streams, Locast is a cord-cutter's secret weapon

How to stream over-the-air TV with Locast in any city, just in time for NFL season.

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Channels DVR review: The best over-the-air DVR for cord-cutting enthusiasts

This DVR software for cord-cutters justifies its premium price with features you won't find elsewhere.

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Best TV streaming service: YouTube TV vs. SlingTV vs. Hulu vs. AT&T TV Now, and all the rest

Is Sling TV better than Hulu, or should cord-cutters subscribe to Sling TV? Or YouTube TV? Or FuboTV? We compare all the TV streaming services, and several rise to the top.

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TV subscription bundles are back, and they're better than ever for cord-cutters

Apple's new bundle with CBS All Access and Showtime actually makes sense for cord-cutters.