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.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X390 review: A sharp business laptop with caveats

Lenovo ThinkPad X390 review: A sharp business laptop with caveats

The Lenovo ThinkPad X390 review is thin, light, and plenty powerful. But its design has a few surprising trade-offs.

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.

How to use Siri for hands-free Apple TV control

How to use Siri for hands-free Apple TV control

Siri can control your Apple TV with hands-free voice commands. Here's how.

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.

Tablo Quad DVR review: The best gets bigger

Tablo Quad DVR review: The best gets bigger

Tablo's quad-tuner DVR maintains an edge over competitors with simple setup, reasonable prices, and some neat new features.

SimpleSENCE Home Leak & Freeze Detector review: No hub, no frills

SimpleSENCE Home Leak & Freeze Detector review: No hub, no frills

The SimpleSence water leak detector only does the basics, but it does them well.

Android TV's ascent: 5,000 apps and counting

Android TV's ascent: 5,000 apps and counting

Android TV hits 5,000 apps as Google starts taking the streaming platform seriously.

Over-the-air DVR prices compared

Over-the-air DVR prices compared

Comparing the cost of TiVo, Tablo, Fire TV Recast, and other DVRs for cord-cutters.

Lenovo ThinkPad L390 Yoga review: A chunky convertible business laptop that almost has it all

Lenovo ThinkPad L390 Yoga review: A chunky convertible business laptop that almost has it all

Lenovo's ThinkPad L390 Yoga makes up for its dim display with a luxurious keyboard.

15 instant improvements to  your Samsung Galaxy S10 or Note9

15 instant improvements to your Samsung Galaxy S10 or Note9

Got a new Samsung Galaxy S10 or Note9? Don't miss these tips.

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.

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