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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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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?

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Without Xbox, will broadcast DVR ever get its mainstream moment?

Microsoft axing over-the-air DVR for Xbox One leaves cord cutters without a plug-and-play solution.

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HomeKit's official Home app will control all your connected appliances at once

Apple’s Home app for iOS brings quick controls, lock screen shortcuts, and remote access via Apple TV.

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Apple TV takes away some friction with a new version of tvOS

Apple TV's new version of tvOS grants new powers to Siri and takes the hassle out of app sign-ins

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5 free streaming-TV apps (and why you’re probably not using them)

Free video services abound on devices like Roku and Amazon Fire TV, but it's still too hard to find the good stuff.

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5 reasons to cut the cord that aren’t about saving money

Why cable TV may not be worthwhile, whether you can afford it or not.

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No, Netflix isn’t saving you from 160 hours of ads per year

A widely-circulated report suggests Netflix could cut six days of commercial viewing out of your life ever year, but the real effect is more subtle.

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Pebble is quietly becoming a much better smartwatch

Pebble smartwatches get detailed fitness tracking and new ways to send text messages.

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Firefox Test Pilot lets you try cutting-edge features without breaking your browser

Mozilla’s Test Pilot Firefox add-on brings experimental features to the browser’s stable version.

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How a Hulu skinny bundle could succeed (and where it could falter)

Hulu plans a competitor to Sling TV and PlayStation Vue, but is its ownership a blessing or a curse?