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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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Slow Wi-FI? This simple router settings tweak might fix it

Is your Wi-Fi slow? Before you run out to buy a new router, try changing your router's channel and bandwidth settings.

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Email overload? Clean your inbox with these 5 steps

Five simple steps to cleaning your email inbox.

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The Nvidia Shield TV suddenly has the best menu for streaming

Android TV suddenly has a better menu system than Roku, Fire TV, or Apple TV.

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How to join the Windows Insider preview program to get Windows 11

Want to upgrade to Windows 11's beta? Try out unreleased Windows 10 features? Here’s how to become a Windows Insider, and what you should know beforehand.

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A standalone sports streaming service could be just the ticket for sports-loving cord-cutters

Will Sinclair stream Bally Sports a la carte? Let's hope so.

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How to get Peacock on your Fire TV right now

How to sideload Peacock on Fire TV while Amazon and NBCUniversal fight over money.

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How to create deal alerts for Prime Day: 5 useful tools

Track Prime Day prices and deals with these five tools.

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Apple TV 4K (2021) review: This is an uncompromising streaming box

Finally, an expensive streaming box that's finally worth the price: The Apple TV 4K (2021)

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Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen 2 review: A basic business laptop

Lenovo's budget ThinkPad E14 Gen 2 has a lovely keyboard and work-friendly frills, but the trackpad feels subpar for the price.

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The new Sling TV app has one big problem

Sling TV update: Hands-on with the new Fire TV app

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Fix your laptop's color and brightness with this hidden Windows app

Fix Windows 10 auto-brightness and color problems with this hidden Intel app.

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Why you need a 'lap desk' (and how to pick the best one)

Even a cheap laptop desk, aka a lap desk, is better for your posture than nothing at all. Here's how to pick the best lap desk for better couch comfort.

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Cord-cutting sports fans should know: Streaming doesn’t have slo-mo

Cutting the cord? If you're a sports fan, you might miss this little feature.

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Is TiVo done with streaming dongles? Not so fast

TiVo says it'll keep making Android TV streaming players despite reports the contrary. Let's hope that's true.

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Roku Express 4K+ review: The new budget streaming champ

At $40, Roku's new 4K streamer undercuts the competition without major compromises.

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