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Why the DVR just won't die

The DVR seems archaic in the age of Netflix, but it's still the reality for traditional TV channels.

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The quest for smooth 60-frames-per-second sports in streaming TV bundles

Looking to watch March Madness without cable? When it comes to live sports streams, not all devices and services are equal.

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How to watch the news without cable TV: 2017 edition

You don't need a cable subscription to catch up on the news, and you might even be better off without one.

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Adding video apps like Netflix to the Nintendo Switch is a waste of Nintendo's energy

The Nintendo Switch doesn't need video apps like Netflix, so why is Nintendo even trying?

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YouTube TV could be the best streaming bundle for sports—if you can get it

YouTube TV is the cheapest combination of broadcast networks, regional sports, and ESPN.

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Best water leak detectors for smart homes

Fires can be devastating, but water damage is a far more common risk. These smart devices will alert you if your home springs a leak, so you can take action quickly.

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It's not too late for Apple TV

The Apple TV has struggled lately, but another stab at the streaming bundle could make it a complete cord-cutting solution.

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5 ways TV networks are responding to the growing cord-cutting movement

How TV networks are dealing with cord cutting: Try new business models, cling to old ones

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Roku upgrade guide: Should you buy a new box?

Time to upgrade your Roku? This guide will help you decide.

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How to turn the Nvidia Shield TV into an OTA DVR with HDHomeRun and Plex

Why buy a TiVo when you can build your own whole-home DVR for less?

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How the Nvidia Shield TV holds up as a game console

The Nvidia Shield TV's gaming capabilities, such as GeForce Now and 4K HDR GameStream, are best seen as supplements to the streamer's other features.

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The hated cable box won't disappear any time soon

Don't be fooled by Comcast's new Roku app; the cable box isn't going anywhere.

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Interview: How Amazon Channels is building a la carte TV

Amazon Channels wants to be your main source for HBO, Showtime, Starz, and more. Is this the start of a new TV bundle?

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Nvidia Shield TV (second generation) review: This the best media streamer for geeks

The Nvidia Shield TV, a $200 media streamer and gaming box, doesn't appeal to everyone, and that's okay.

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Nvidia Shield and the surprising resurgence of Android TV

Android TV, Google's oft-overlooked living-room platform, could become a strategic cornerstone.