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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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Where's the "Low Data Mode" for streaming TV devices?

Features like Apple's Low Data Mode and Google's Data Saver should also apply to streaming TV devices, where data caps are an unfortunate reality.

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Gee, the cost of all these streaming services sure adds up!

How to cut the cord and get everything—and I mean everything—you could possibly want.

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NFL Redzone streaming is needlessly complicated to sign up for, so we'll show you how

NFL Redzone has a standalone streaming option for $35 per year, but few people are aware of it.

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Don't blame AT&T and DirecTV if ESPN gets blacked out

As blackouts loom for ESPN on DirecTV and other AT&T TV services, remember who's instigating them.

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AirTV Mini review: A streaming dongle for Sling TV diehards

This Sling-centric streaming dongle gets the hardware right. It's the software and Sling TV service that remain iffy.

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Acer Nitro 5 (17-inch, AN517-51-56YW) review: Here's your cheap Fortnite laptop

The Acer Nitro 5 (AN517-51-56YW) gets the price right for shooters like Fortnite.

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HDHomeRun Scribe Quatro and Servio review: Great video quality, but clunky software

HDHomeRun's whole-home DVR hardware, the Scribe and Servio, streams broadcasts in native quality on the cheap, but the software is still too crude.

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Roku and Amazon have different ideas about over-the-air DVR

Over-the-air DVR might always be a niche, even as antennas make a comeback.

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Disney+ device streaming limits could be a big problem

Disney+ device streaming limits could become a new annoyance for cord-cutters.

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JBL Link Bar review: A soundbar, Google Assistant, and Android TV rolled into one big compromise

The JBL Link Bar combines a soundbar with Google Assistant and Android TV, but not without major drawbacks.

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Frndly TV: A cheap way to get Hallmark Channel, Weather Channel and more without cable

With the Hallmark Channel and more for $6 per month, Frndly TV is the cheapest live TV streaming bundle yet.

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10 wishes for the new Nvidia Shield TV

Nvidia Shield TV: What I'd like to see next in the new version

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FuboTV review: This service streams lots of sports channels, but not ESPN

FuboTV is the best sports streaming bundle for soccer fans and ESPN haters.

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Hulu + 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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Philo review: A valuable alternative to the average TV bundle

By cutting out broadcast and sports networks, the Philo streaming TV service provides cord-cutters lots of channels for not a lot of money.

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