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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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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 one rises to the top.

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Why a la carte TV still isn't happening

A la carte TV is still a distant hope, even as cord-cutting grows.

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The perfection flaw: What's wrong with our quest for 'the perfect laptop'

The idea of the perfect laptop is an impossible and subjective standard that relegates many fine machines to the purgatory of "almost perfect."

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How to control your TV with Alexa

The ultimate guide to voice controls using Amazon's Echo and other Alexa devices.

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How cord-cutters can deal with data caps

If you've cut the cord and are facing broadband data caps, here are some ways to fight back.

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Streaming video DVR explained

We're often asked whether there's a DVR for streaming video services. The answer is complicated.

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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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Yes, HBO should be more like Netflix

HBO needn't abandon its quality-over-quantity ideals, but AT&T is right to call for change.

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Best media streaming devices

Which streaming box is best for cord cutters? And what's the skinny on streaming sticks? Our buying guide will help you pick the right accessories for your TV.

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DirecTV Now, Sling TV, and PlayStation Vue price hikes: The cost of more bloated bundles

DirecTV Now, Sling TV, and PlayStation Vue are raising prices, but don't call it cable all over again.

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AT&T Watch: All the channels, details, and gotchas

After buying Time Warner, AT&T is giving away TV with unlimited wireless service, but some caveats apply.

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DirecTV Now review: Hard to resist, despite its flaws

DirecTV Now comes cheap with AT&T wireless service, but odd design choices and feature limitations hold it back for everyone else.

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Hulu with Live TV review: The abundant streaming bundle

Hulu's live TV service still has a few notable drawbacks, but the value is hard to beat.

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Amazon Fire TV Cube review: Neat hardware, but Alexa can't keep up

The Fire TV Cube wants to replace your remote with voice commands, but Alexa isn't up for the challenge.

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