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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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The 2020 cord-cutter awards: Best streaming services, devices, and more

These were the best cord-cutting services, devices, and developments in 2020.

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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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FuboTV has a cheaper live TV alternative to Hulu (if you can find it)

Hulu + Live TV alternatives: FuboTV is cheaper with this hidden package.

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For cord-cutters, Channels DVR is what Plex might have been

Why Channels DVR is becoming the best media server for cord cutting

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Netflix drags streaming TV backward, and cord-cutters should take note

Netflix ends Chromecast with Google TV integration in a step back for streaming.

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Acer Swift 5 (2020) review: This MacBook Air alternative plays Fortnite

The Acer Swift 5 is a MacBook Air alternative that plays Fortnite and other games.

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The best Black Friday deals for streaming and cord-cutting

If you're cutting cable, these Black Friday streaming and cord-cutting deals will save you even more money.

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Roku Ultra (2020) review: Incremental improvements

Roku's high-end streaming box has more to like than ever, but still might leave you wanting more.

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AirPlay on Roku: This changes everything

Roku gets AirPlay support, and it changes everything.

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Amazon Fire TV Stick (2020) and Fire TV Stick Lite review: Exactly what you expected

Fire TV Stick (2020) and Fire TV Stick Lite review: Improved hardware, TBD software.

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T-Mobile's new streaming TV bundle makes a lot of sense

TVision by T-Mobile is cheaper and more flexible than other live streaming options.

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Never pay for CBS All Access [note: code has expired]

How to get CBS All Access for free every month

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LG Ultra PC 17 review: A big, lightweight laptop with graphics pep

The LG Ultra, at 4.3 pounds, is surprisingly light for laptop with a 17-inch display and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 graphics card inside.

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Lenovo Flex 5 Chromebook review: An affordable 2-in-1 for school or work

The Lenovo Flex 5 Chromebook is an excellent value, but beware of subpar screen and speaker quality.