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How to buy a refurbished Mac, MacBook, iPhone, or iPad from Apple

Want a new Apple device but don't want to shell out for a full-priced version? Consider a refurbished model instead. Our FAQ and refurb deal guide can help you choose.

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Elgato Stream Deck Mini review: All your streaming actions and enhancements are a button push away

Elgato's refined Stream Deck Mini is the perfect tool for any streamer, with the same power and most of the flexibility of the larger sibling, but in a smaller, cheaper, and more durable package.

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Elgato Stream Deck review: A streamer's best friend

Elgato's programmable Stream Deck wants to make your streaming life easier. Despite glitchy software, it does its job.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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Synology DS419slim NAS box review: A low-profile, power-saving media server for the smart home

Designed for 2.5-inch drives, including SATA SSDs, the Synology DS419slim is a mighty mite with a cornucopia of media-serving features, including the power to stream 4K video.

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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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Grace Digital Mondo+ Classic review: A neoclassical clock radio for the internet age

Easy operation, modern connections, and agreeable sound make the Mondo+ Classic an internet radio even a Luddite can love.

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How to use Siri for hands-free Apple TV control

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

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Nuimo Click review: This smart home device’s novelty wears off quickly

The one-touch access to your favorite Sonos playlist or Hue lighting scene is fun—for the first few days.

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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.

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Apple TV app arrives on Samsung Smart TVs as Apple expands its services push

Samsung has announced that the Apple TV app will be available on its Smart TVs beginning today.

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

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

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The best Google Home-compatible smart home devices

It's the third-party smart devices that put the "home" in Google Home. Here are our favorites.

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Start streaming in luscious 4K HDR with the Roku Streaming Stick+ for one of its lowest prices yet

Amazon is selling the Roku Streaming Stick+ for $49, down from its usual $60.

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How to make the most of Roku voice controls

Everything you need to know about controlling Roku with Alexa, Google Assistant, or your voice remote.

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