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.

How to play music you own on an Amazon Echo

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.

FitzyTV review: A neat but shaky workaround for streaming TV annoyances

FitzyTV review: A neat but shaky workaround for streaming TV annoyances

FitzyTV addresses some streaming TV annoyances, but adds some of its own along the way.

LG Gram 2-in-1 review: A convertible laptop with plenty to like

LG Gram 2-in-1 review: A convertible laptop with plenty to like

The LG Gram 2-in-1 is a 14-inch convertible with impressively few of the typical compromises, such as thick display bezels or middling performance.

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.

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.

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.

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