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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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Why don’t Samsung and LG make streaming boxes?

Samsung’s and LG’s streaming TV platforms is getting pretty good. Too bad you have to buy a whole TV along with them.

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TiVo talks streaming apps, Android hardware, and a potential live TV service

TiVo's Ted Malone on where the venerable DVR maker is going next.

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In defense of smart TV snooping

Data collection on smart TVs reveals an ugly truth about streaming video.

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Amazon's Fire TV Stick gets a much better remote

The Amazon Fire TV Stick gets volume and power controls on its remote.

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HDHomeRun teases simpler hardware and (maybe) a Roku app

The HDHomeRun Scribe Duo and Servio can record broadcast TV channels without a separate server device.

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Google just might power the streaming box of your dreams in 2019

Android TV is finally getting its due on consumer streaming players.

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Cord-cutting in 2019: What to expect in a pivotal year

Big changes for cord-cutting lay ahead in 2019.

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Disney+ streaming service: Everything we know so far

Disney+ details: The shows, the movies, pricing, and more.

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The 2018 cord-cutter awards

The cord-cutter awards: How the best streaming services and devices got better in 2018.

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ESPN+ review: This sports channel offshoot could use some identity

ESPN's cable-free sports streaming service, ESPN+, would be better if it embraced its weirdness.

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Acer Spin 5 review: What it's like to have Amazon Alexa in a laptop

The Acer Spin 5 has Amazon Alexa built in. It's an interesting integration, but not enough to raise this 2-in-1 convertible laptop above the crowd.

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Untangling the web of streaming TV voice controls

Streaming TV devices and voice control: What works, what doesn't.

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How to use Alexa Routines to make your Amazon Echo even smarter

Alexa Routines creates lots of new possibilities for your Amazon Echo. Here's how to put them to use.

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The sudden revival of PlayStation Vue

Maybe PlayStation Vue isn't ill-fated after all.

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Roku tips: How to make the most of your streamer

These Roku how-to tips will help you navigate faster, find free content, and master your playback controls.

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