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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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AirTV Mini review: A streaming dongle for Sling TV diehards

This Sling-centric streaming dongle gets the hardware right. It's the software and Sling TV service that remain iffy.

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HDHomeRun Scribe Quatro and Servio review: Great video quality, but clunky software

HDHomeRun's whole-home DVR hardware, the Scribe and Servio, streams broadcasts in native quality on the cheap, but the software is still too crude.

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Roku and Amazon have different ideas about over-the-air DVR

Over-the-air DVR might always be a niche, even as antennas make a comeback.

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Disney+ device streaming limits could be a big problem

Disney+ device streaming limits could become a new annoyance for cord-cutters.

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JBL Link Bar review: A soundbar, Google Assistant, and Android TV rolled into one big compromise

The JBL Link Bar combines a soundbar with Google Assistant and Android TV, but not without major drawbacks.

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Frndly TV: A cheap way to get Hallmark Channel, Weather Channel and more without cable

With the Hallmark Channel and more for $6 per month, Frndly TV is the cheapest live TV streaming bundle yet.

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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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10 wishes for the new Nvidia Shield TV

Nvidia Shield TV: What I'd like to see next in the new version

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Philo review: A valuable alternative to the average TV bundle

By cutting out broadcast and sports networks, the Philo streaming TV service provides cord-cutters lots of channels for not a lot of money.

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Hulu with Live TV review: The abundant streaming bundle

Hulu's live TV service still has a few notable drawbacks, but the value is hard to beat.

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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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How to get a single channel guide for both over-the-air and streaming TV

Want to combine over-the-air and streaming video sources into one TV guide? Here are your options.

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This DVR records both over-the-air and streaming cable channels

Channels DVR now combines over-the-air and cable recordings into one unified app.

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Cord-cutters beware: Amazon's TV antenna listings are rife with dubious claims

Caveat emptor, cord-cutters: Many of the manufacturers selling TV antennas on Amazon are making suspicious performance claims for their products.

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How to play music you own on an Amazon Echo

Play your own MP3 collection on an Amazon Echo or other Alexa devices using Plex or My Media.