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. AT&T TV Now, and all the rest

Cord cutting: A beginner's guide
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Cord cutting: A beginner's guide

How to cut the cord: All the devices, services, and knowledge you need to ditch cable and save money.

Fire TV vs. Roku: Which streaming platform should today's cord-cutter pick?

Fire TV vs. Roku: Which streaming platform should today's cord-cutter pick?

We compare the streaming platforms most popular with cord-cutters: Fire TV and Roku.

How to connect your iPhone or iPad to your TV
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How to connect your iPhone or iPad to your TV

Try these options when you want to mirror iPhone or iPad content on a bigger screen.

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.

Lenovo Yoga C940 14 review: A 2-in-1 convertible laptop that's just right

Lenovo Yoga C940 14 review: A 2-in-1 convertible laptop that's just right

The Lenovo Yoga C940 14 stands out among ultraportable 2-in-1 laptops with its plus-sized screen, snappy keyboard, and all-day battery life.

Judging the Roku surround-sound experience

Judging the Roku surround-sound experience

The Roku surround sound system wins on ease-of-use, but missing features might make home theater buffs chafe.

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.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2 review: A beefy business laptop best left on the charger

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2 review: A beefy business laptop best left on the charger

With a 4K display and Nvidia GTX 1650 graphics, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2 is the kind of laptop you keep fully-charged.

AirTV 2 review: Antenna TV and Sling TV merge, with mixed results

AirTV 2 review: Antenna TV and Sling TV merge, with mixed results

The AirTV 2 adds over-the-air channels to Sling TV, but the new hardware fails to fix some old problems.

TiVo's unreleased Roku and Apple TV apps are

TiVo's unreleased Roku and Apple TV apps are "in limbo"

TiVo's Roku and Apple TV apps are on the backburner as TiVo's priorities shift.

Vizio's smart TV software is actually good now

Vizio's smart TV software is actually good now

Vizio's SmartCast 4.0 proves there's room for yet another smart TV platform.

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