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Sling TV and PlayStation Vue

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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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.


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?


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.


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.


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.