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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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Xiaomi Mi Box S review: This isn't doing Android TV justice

Xiaomi's Mi Box S is a cheap 4K HDR Android TV box that doesn't get with the times.

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Fire TV how-to tips: Make the most of Amazon's media streamers

Use these Fire TV tips and tricks to browse faster, launch apps with ease, and avoid common annoyances.

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Here comes the next wave of cord-cutting

Cord-cutting has dramatically transformed TV, but the biggest changes are coming up next.

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Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K review: This is the media streamer to beat

Amazon's new Fire TV Stick sheds past mistakes and streams 4K HDR video at an unbeatable price.

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TiVo Bolt OTA DVR review: More features, but many familiar drawbacks as well

The new TiVo Bolt OTA gives cord-cutters more features, but it's still missing some modern touches.

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The live TV streaming issue no one's talking about

How some live TV streaming services make a chore out of ad skipping.

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Apple TV to PlayStation Vue: You complete me

PlayStation Vue is the first live TV streaming service with deep Apple TV integration, and it's pretty neat.

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Roku Premiere and Roku Premiere+ 2018 review: Good deal, bad deal

The 2018 Roku Premiere+ is a great value for 4K HDR streaming. The new Roku Premiere? Not so much.

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Google's lost year in TV

Despite a new Chromecast and Android TV box, Google seems starved for ideas.

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Google's new $35 Chromecast gets a speed boost

The third-generation Chromecast leaves Google out of the cheap 4K streamer wars.

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Xiaomi's Mi Box S gives Android TV a jolt

The Xiaomi Mi Box S combines 4K HDR streaming, Google Assistant voice controls, and Android TV software.

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Google Home Routines: How to put them to use

How to use Google Home Routines for automation and shortcuts.

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Logitech K600 TV review: A keyboard for the couch

Logitech's keyboard-trackpad combo gets a hand from thumb-friendly navigation options.

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YouTube TV lifts most DVR ad-skipping restrictions

You can now rewind, pause, and fast forward through commercials, but not CBS channels.

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Making sense of 4K HDR streaming devices

Buying a 4K HDR streaming device in 2018? Here's what you need to know.