Jared Newman

Jared writes for PCWorld and TechHive from his remote outpost in Cincinnati.

Roku Premiere and Roku Premiere+ 2018 review: Good deal, bad deal

Google's new $35 Chromecast gets a speed boost

Google's new $35 Chromecast gets a speed boost

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

Xiaomi's Mi Box S gives Android TV a jolt

Xiaomi's Mi Box S gives Android TV a jolt

The Xiaomi Mi Box S combines 4K HDR streaming, Google Assistant voice controls, and Android TV software.

Google Home Routines: How to put them to use

Google Home Routines: How to put them to use

How to use Google Home Routines for automation and shortcuts.

Logitech K600 TV review: A keyboard for the couch

Logitech K600 TV review: A keyboard for the couch

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

Best DVR for cord cutters
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Best DVR for cord cutters

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

YouTube TV lifts most DVR ad-skipping restrictions

YouTube TV lifts most DVR ad-skipping restrictions

You can now rewind, pause, and fast forward through commercials, but not CBS channels.

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

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.

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

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.

Channels DVR review: This is a powerful DVR for cord-cutters, but it's also an expensive one

Channels DVR review: This is a powerful DVR for cord-cutters, but it's also an expensive one

Channels DVR gets a lot of little things right, but the price is wrong.

How to use Google Assistant and Chromecast to control your TV by voice

How to use Google Assistant and Chromecast to control your TV by voice

With Google's smart speaker and streaming dongle, your voice becomes the remote. Here's how to set it all up.

Amazon Echo Show: 10 essential tips

Amazon Echo Show: 10 essential tips

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

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