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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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TiVo Bolt OTA DVR review: More features, but many familiar drawbacks as well

The new TiVo Bolt OTA gives cord-cutters more features, but it's still missing some modern touches.

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The live TV streaming issue no one's talking about

How some live TV streaming services make a chore out of ad skipping.

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Apple TV to PlayStation Vue: You complete me

PlayStation Vue is the first live TV streaming service with deep Apple TV integration, and it's pretty neat.

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Google's lost year in TV

Despite a new Chromecast and Android TV box, Google seems starved for ideas.

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Google's new $35 Chromecast gets a speed boost

The third-generation Chromecast leaves Google out of the cheap 4K streamer wars.

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Google Home Routines: How to put them to use

How to use Google Home Routines for automation and shortcuts.

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Logitech K600 TV review: A keyboard for the couch

Logitech's keyboard-trackpad combo gets a hand from thumb-friendly navigation options.

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The Fire TV Stick 4K fixes Amazon's remote problem

Amazon's new Fire TV Stick 4K costs just $50 and adds TV controls to the remote.

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HTC Vive vs. Oculus Rift vs. Windows Mixed Reality: What's the difference?

Windows PC owners have three virtual reality platforms to choose from: Here's how the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Windows Mixed Reality VR headsets compare, compete, and overlap.

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AirTV DVR doesn't quite pick up Sling TV's slack

AirTV now offers subscription-free DVR for cord-cutters, though its Sling TV app integration still needs work.

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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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