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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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Best media streaming devices

Roku Streaming Stick vs. Amazon Fire Stick vs. Chromecast vs. Apple TV, and more. Which streaming device is best for cord cutters? Our buying guide will help you pick the right accessories for your TV.

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Roku Ultra (2019) review: It's all about the buttons

The Roku Ultra is the best high-end Roku streamer yet, but there's a lot more room for improvement.

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Where's the "Low Data Mode" for streaming TV devices?

Features like Apple's Low Data Mode and Google's Data Saver should also apply to streaming TV devices, where data caps are an unfortunate reality.

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Gee, the cost of all these streaming services sure adds up!

How to cut the cord and get everything—and I mean everything—you could possibly want.

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NFL Redzone streaming is needlessly complicated to sign up for, so we'll show you how

NFL Redzone has a standalone streaming option for $35 per year, but few people are aware of it.

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Don't blame AT&T and DirecTV if ESPN gets blacked out

As blackouts loom for ESPN on DirecTV and other AT&T TV services, remember who's instigating them.

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AirTV Mini review: A streaming dongle for Sling TV diehards

This Sling-centric streaming dongle gets the hardware right. It's the software and Sling TV service that remain iffy.

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Best DVR for cord cutters

TiVo vs. Tablo vs. Channel Master vs. Plex: None are ideal, but one might work for you.

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Acer Nitro 5 (17-inch, AN517-51-56YW) review: Here's your cheap Fortnite laptop

The Acer Nitro 5 (AN517-51-56YW) gets the price right for shooters like Fortnite.

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HDHomeRun Scribe Quatro and Servio review: Great video quality, but clunky software

HDHomeRun's whole-home DVR hardware, the Scribe and Servio, streams broadcasts in native quality on the cheap, but the software is still too crude.

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Roku and Amazon have different ideas about over-the-air DVR

Over-the-air DVR might always be a niche, even as antennas make a comeback.

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Disney+ device streaming limits could be a big problem

Disney+ device streaming limits could become a new annoyance for cord-cutters.

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JBL Link Bar review: A soundbar, Google Assistant, and Android TV rolled into one big compromise

The JBL Link Bar combines a soundbar with Google Assistant and Android TV, but not without major drawbacks.

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Best TV streaming service: YouTube TV vs. SlingTV vs. Hulu vs. PlayStation Vue, and all the rest

Is Sling TV better than Hulu, or should cord-cutters subscribe to PlayStation Vue? Or YouTube TV? We compare all the TV streaming services, and several rise to the top.

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Frndly TV: A cheap way to get Hallmark Channel, Weather Channel and more without cable

With the Hallmark Channel and more for $6 per month, Frndly TV is the cheapest live TV streaming bundle yet.

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