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Windows 10 upgrade: Don't use Express settings if you value your privacy

Near the end of your Windows 10 installation, you can choose to let Windows set up some OS features automatically via Express Settings. Some of these settings affect privacy, however, so we'll show you how to tune them to your liking.

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'Skinny' bundles: the awkward adolescence of online video

The streaming-video market will go through a gawky phase before reaching maturity.

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Epic CEO: How Microsoft is plotting to cripple Steam and seize control of PC gaming

Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney claims Microsoft will intentionally cripple Steam through bugs.

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Roku Feed has become the best feature you’re not using

Roku’s universal watch list has gotten a lot more useful lately, though it still has room to improve.

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In defense of the channel bundles from Sling TV and PlayStation Vue

Why Sling TV and PlayStation Vue are more than just an old channel bundle with a new delivery mechanism.

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Windows 10 upgrade driver problems: What to do about error code 0x800F0923

How to clear up driver issues (such as error 0x800F0923) before upgrading to Windows 10.

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Sling TV channel guide: All the programming, and all the restrictions, all in one chart

How Sling TV’s new packages and add-ons work, including Sling Orange and Sling Blue.

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Amazon Fire TV Stick review: Getting what you paid for

As streaming apps get more advanced, Amazon’s low-cost TV dongle doesn’t feel future-proof.

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Roku Streaming Stick review: The best cheap way to make a dumb TV smart

The Roku Streaming Stick offers a solid app selection, good-enough performance, and some neat tricks for $50.

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Best media-streaming stick: Our favorite tools for transforming the boob tube into a full-fledged smart TV

Our in-depth buyers guide and hands-on reviews will help you choose between the current offerings from Roku, Amazon, and Google.

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The future of Plex: More tools for cord cutters, and less of a focus on the PC

Server support for Nvidia’s Shield Android TV box is the first step towards a more mainstream product.

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Windows 10 upgrade error codes: What 0xC1900200 and 0xC1900202 mean

You may run into Windows 10 upgrade problems if your PC's not up to snuff. If you get error codes 0xC1900200 or 0xC1900202, here’s what you need to know about the system requirements.

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Windows 10 upgrade: Fixes for error code 0x80073712 and missing or damaged files

Error 0x80073712: What to do when Windows 10 upgrades fail from damaged or missing files.

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Installing Windows 10: What to do when there’s not enough storage space

Short on storage to install Windows 10? Here’s how to temporarily clear up more space on your hard drive.

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Apple might be quietly preparing an assault on the cable box via its Apple TV

The next Apple TV update makes watching cable channels easier. Why not cut out the middleman?