Jared Newman

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.

Best TV streaming service: YouTube TV vs. SlingTV vs. Hulu vs. PlayStation Vue, and all the rest

Best water leak detectors for smart homes
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Best water leak detectors for smart homes

Fires can be devastating, but water damage is a far more common risk. These smart devices will alert you if your home springs a leak, so you can take action quickly.

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

Philo review: A valuable alternative to the average TV bundle

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.

DirecTV Now review: The fall of a once-mighty bundle
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DirecTV Now review: The fall of a once-mighty bundle

DirecTV Now was a good option for cord-cutters for a time, but AT&T's hunt for profit has stripped away much of its appeal.

Hulu with Live TV review: The abundant streaming bundle

Hulu with 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.

How to play music you own on an Amazon Echo

How to play music you own on an Amazon Echo

Play your own MP3 collection on an Amazon Echo or other Alexa devices using Plex or My Media.

Roku Streaming Stick and Stick+ review: A new remote makes a big difference

Roku Streaming Stick and Stick+ review: A new remote makes a big difference

Roku's Sticks get even better with TV controls, voice commands, and 4K HDR video at the high end.

Best media streaming devices
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Best media streaming devices

Roku Streaming Stick vs. Amazon Fire Stick vs. Chromecast vs. Apple TV, and more. Which streaming device is best for cord cutters? Our buying guide will help you pick the right accessories for your TV.

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K review: This is the media streamer to beat

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K review: This is the media streamer to beat

Amazon's new Fire TV Stick sheds past mistakes and streams 4K HDR video at an unbeatable price.

Best DVR for cord cutters
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Best DVR for cord cutters

TiVo vs. Tablo vs. Channel Master vs. Plex: None are ideal, but one might work for you.

Do you need an antenna to cut the cord?

Do you need an antenna to cut the cord?

If you're cutting the cord to save money, this guide will help cord-cutters decide if they can save even more by not buying a TV antenna for local channels.

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