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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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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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Amazon's eye for sports could shatter TV as we know it

Amazon buying regional Fox Sports networks could fulfill our a la carte sports dreams, but at a cost.

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Cyber Monday deals: Tech bargains that truly save you serious money

Tech bargains abound in the aftermath of Black Friday.

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Black Friday streaming TV devices: An upgrade guide

Black Friday is the best time to buy a new Roku, Fire TV, or Chromecast, but not all the deals are worth your dollars.

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Chromecast (2018) review: Google's revamped media streamer is what you make of it

The new Chromecast might not replace your Roku or Fire TV, but it is a nice supplement.

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Black Friday deals: Best sales on TVs, speakers, and streaming video devices

The home theater category is rife with junk products and outright rip-offs on Black Friday. But here are the living room deals that TV buffs and cord cutters should actually care about.

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Don't fret over FilmStruck's demise

Streaming video will remain a boon to movie history, even after FilmStruck shuts down.

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Amazon Fire TV Recast review: This over-the-air DVR is frustratingly close to great

Amazon's over-the-air DVR nails the little details, but it has some major limitations.

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Fire TV how-to tips: Make the most of Amazon's media streamers

Use these Fire TV tips and tricks to browse faster, launch apps with ease, and avoid common annoyances.

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