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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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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.

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Streaming video DVR explained

We're often asked whether there's a DVR for streaming video services. The answer is complicated.

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Yes, HBO should be more like Netflix

HBO needn't abandon its quality-over-quantity ideals, but AT&T is right to call for change.

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DirecTV Now, Sling TV, and PlayStation Vue price hikes: The cost of more bloated bundles

DirecTV Now, Sling TV, and PlayStation Vue are raising prices, but don't call it cable all over again.

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AT&T Watch: All the channels, details, and gotchas

After buying Time Warner, AT&T is giving away TV with unlimited wireless service, but some caveats apply.

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DirecTV Now review: Hard to resist, despite its flaws

DirecTV Now comes cheap with AT&T wireless service, but odd design choices and feature limitations hold it back for everyone else.

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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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Amazon Fire TV Cube review: Neat hardware, but Alexa can't keep up

The Fire TV Cube wants to replace your remote with voice commands, but Alexa isn't up for the challenge.

The moocher's guide to cutting the cord, 2018 edition

Password sharing for streaming services: What you need to know before bumming someone else's Netflix login.