Jared NewmanTechHive

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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Making sense of 4K HDR streaming devices

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

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The Fire TV Stick 4K fixes Amazon's remote problem

Amazon's new Fire TV Stick 4K costs just $50 and adds TV controls to the remote.

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What's with all the new streaming TV services?

New streaming TV services such as SkyStream and Flixon are all being fueled by one obscure company.

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AirTV DVR doesn't quite pick up Sling TV's slack

AirTV now offers subscription-free DVR for cord-cutters, though its Sling TV app integration still needs work.

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The case for combining live TV streaming services

Hulu, meet Philo: Why you might pair streaming TV subscriptions.

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How to use Google Assistant and Chromecast to control your TV by voice

With Google's smart speaker and streaming dongle, your voice becomes the remote. Here's how to set it all up.

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Flat-panel antennas: What you get by spending more

How cheap flat-panel antennas on sites like Amazon compare to established brands.

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Amazon Echo Show: 10 essential tips

10 Echo Show tips for putting Alexa to work on a touchscreen.

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HDHomeRun Premium TV could be the holy grail for antenna users

HDHomeRun's live TV streaming service has antenna integration and an uncompromising DVR, but also some weirdness.

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'Featured Free' offers a glimpse into Roku's future

A new Roku home screen section highlights the company's shifting priorities.

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What the cord cutting naysayers still get wrong

Once more with feeling: Streaming TV is not cable all over again.

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Why a la carte TV still isn't happening

A la carte TV is still a distant hope, even as cord-cutting grows.

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How to control your TV with Alexa

The ultimate guide to voice controls using Amazon's Echo and other Alexa devices.

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Relief from cable-box rental fees is coming (but not from Comcast)

Cable companies have started sacrificing cable boxes as cord-cutting takes off.

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How cord-cutters can deal with data caps

If you've cut the cord and are facing broadband data caps, here are some ways to fight back.