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Google's lost year in TV

Despite a new Chromecast and Android TV box, Google seems starved for ideas.

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Google's new $35 Chromecast gets a speed boost

The third-generation Chromecast leaves Google out of the cheap 4K streamer wars.

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Google Home Routines: How to put them to use

How to use Google Home Routines for automation and shortcuts.

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Logitech K600 TV review: A keyboard for the couch

Logitech's keyboard-trackpad combo gets a hand from thumb-friendly navigation options.

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Best DVR for cord cutters

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

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The Fire TV Stick 4K fixes Amazon's remote problem

Amazon's new Fire TV Stick 4K costs just $50 and adds TV controls to the remote.

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HTC Vive vs. Oculus Rift vs. Windows Mixed Reality: What's the difference?

Windows PC owners have three virtual reality platforms to choose from: Here's how the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Windows Mixed Reality VR headsets compare, compete, and overlap.

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AirTV DVR doesn't quite pick up Sling TV's slack

AirTV now offers subscription-free DVR for cord-cutters, though its Sling TV app integration still needs work.

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The case for combining live TV streaming services

Hulu, meet Philo: Why you might pair streaming TV subscriptions.

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Flat-panel antennas: What you get by spending more

How cheap flat-panel antennas on sites like Amazon compare to established brands.

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Amazon Echo Show: 10 essential tips

10 Echo Show tips for putting Alexa to work on a touchscreen.

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Newton's shutdown means Windows users are losing the only good email app (it's not Gmail)

For Windows users, Newton was way better than Gmail and Windows Mail. Soon it'll be gone.

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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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HDHomeRun Premium TV could be the holy grail for antenna users

HDHomeRun's live TV streaming service has antenna integration and an uncompromising DVR, but also some weirdness.

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What the cord cutting naysayers still get wrong

Once more with feeling: Streaming TV is not cable all over again.

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