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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 case for combining live TV streaming services

Hulu, meet Philo: Why you might pair streaming TV subscriptions.

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Flat-panel antennas: What you get by spending more

How cheap flat-panel antennas on sites like Amazon compare to established brands.

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Amazon Echo Show: 10 essential tips

10 Echo Show tips for putting Alexa to work on a touchscreen.

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Newton's shutdown means Windows users are losing the only good email app (it's not Gmail)

For Windows users, Newton was way better than Gmail and Windows Mail. Soon it'll be gone.

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HDHomeRun Premium TV could be the holy grail for antenna users

HDHomeRun's live TV streaming service has antenna integration and an uncompromising DVR, but also some weirdness.

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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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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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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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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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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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