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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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Tablo Quad DVR review: The best gets bigger

Tablo's quad-tuner DVR maintains an edge over competitors with simple setup, reasonable prices, and some neat new features.

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Disney+ and the a la carte TV effect

As more streaming services arrive, some rethink their pricing, while others avoid paywalls entirely.

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SimpleSENCE Home Leak & Freeze Detector review: No hub, no frills

The SimpleSence water leak detector only does the basics, but it does them well.

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Spectrum quietly adds cloud DVR, but it's limited

Spectrum's streaming TV services become whole with an unadvertised cloud DVR add-on.

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Android TV's ascent: 5,000 apps and counting

Android TV hits 5,000 apps as Google starts taking the streaming platform seriously.

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Over-the-air DVR prices compared

Comparing the cost of TiVo, Tablo, Fire TV Recast, and other DVRs for cord-cutters.

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The easier cord-cutting is, the less money it saves

Cord-cutting has never been a magic solution, and that's okay.

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6 steps to solving your streaming video problems

Got buffering or other streaming video issues? Here's a step-by-step troubleshooting guide.

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Hulu is the cure for your Netflix nostalgia

Tired of Netflix losing your favorite shows? They probably wound up at Hulu.

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Apple TV isn't dying, it's more vital then ever

Just because Apple is bringing video services to other platforms—including Roku and Amazon Fire TV—doesn't mean Apple TV is doomed.

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Apple TV+ needs a better hook if Apple expects us to pay for it

Apple TV+ will have couple dozen exclusive movies and shows, but still needs a raison d'être.

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How to make the most of Roku voice controls

Everything you need to know about controlling Roku with Alexa, Google Assistant, or your voice remote.

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The best ways to watch March Madness without cable

Cord-cutters now have plenty of options for watching the NCAA Tournament, but not all are equal.

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DirecTV Now price hikes: What cord-cutters need to know

DirecTV Now drops channels and raises prices. Here's what cord-cutters can do.

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6 big questions cord-cutters should ask about AT&T's and HBO's next streaming service

AT&T's management shakeup raises new questions about its streaming TV plans.