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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 is getting ad-skipping and a quad-tuner DVR

Tablo, the best cord-cutting DVR for most people, gets better with ad-skipping and quad-tuner hardware.

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Roku TVs from TCL to get hands-free voice control in 2019

TCL is making Roku TVs with hands-free voice control and 8K resolution.

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Cord-cutting in 2019: What to expect in a pivotal year

Big changes for cord-cutting lay ahead in 2019.

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Disney+ streaming service: Everything we know so far

Disney+ details: The shows, the movies, pricing, and more.

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The 2018 cord-cutter awards

The cord-cutter awards: How the best streaming services and devices got better in 2018.

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ESPN+ review: This sports channel offshoot could use some identity

ESPN's cable-free sports streaming service, ESPN+, would be better if it embraced its weirdness.

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Untangling the web of streaming TV voice controls

Streaming TV devices and voice control: What works, what doesn't.

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How to use Alexa Routines to make your Amazon Echo even smarter

Alexa Routines creates lots of new possibilities for your Amazon Echo. Here's how to put them to use.

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The sudden revival of PlayStation Vue

Maybe PlayStation Vue isn't ill-fated after all.

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Roku tips: How to make the most of your streamer

These Roku how-to tips will help you navigate faster, find free content, and master your playback controls.

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Amazon's eye for sports could shatter TV as we know it

Amazon buying regional Fox Sports networks could fulfill our a la carte sports dreams, but at a cost.

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Cyber Monday deals: Tech bargains that truly save you serious money

Tech bargains abound in the aftermath of Black Friday.

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Black Friday streaming TV devices: An upgrade guide

Black Friday is the best time to buy a new Roku, Fire TV, or Chromecast, but not all the deals are worth your dollars.

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Chromecast (2018) review: Google's revamped media streamer is what you make of it

The new Chromecast might not replace your Roku or Fire TV, but it is a nice supplement.

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Black Friday deals: Best sales on TVs, speakers, and streaming video devices

The home theater category is rife with junk products and outright rip-offs on Black Friday. But here are the living room deals that TV buffs and cord cutters should actually care about.