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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AirTV Mini review: A streaming dongle for Sling TV diehards

AirTV Mini review: A streaming dongle for Sling TV diehards

This Sling-centric streaming dongle gets the hardware right. It's the software and Sling TV service that remain iffy.

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.

HDHomeRun Scribe Quatro and Servio review: Great video quality, but clunky software

HDHomeRun Scribe Quatro and Servio review: Great video quality, but clunky software

HDHomeRun's whole-home DVR hardware, the Scribe and Servio, streams broadcasts in native quality on the cheap, but the software is still too crude.

Acer Nitro 5 (17-inch, AN517-51-56YW) review: Here's your cheap Fortnite laptop

Acer Nitro 5 (17-inch, AN517-51-56YW) review: Here's your cheap Fortnite laptop

The Acer Nitro 5 (AN517-51-56YW) gets the price right for shooters like Fortnite.

JBL Link Bar review: A soundbar, Google Assistant, and Android TV rolled into one big compromise

JBL Link Bar review: A soundbar, Google Assistant, and Android TV rolled into one big compromise

The JBL Link Bar combines a soundbar with Google Assistant and Android TV, but not without major drawbacks.

Best TV streaming service: YouTube TV vs. SlingTV vs. Hulu vs. PlayStation Vue, and all the rest
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Best TV streaming service: YouTube TV vs. SlingTV vs. Hulu vs. PlayStation Vue, and all the rest

Is Sling TV better than Hulu, or should cord-cutters subscribe to PlayStation Vue? Or YouTube TV? We compare all the TV streaming services, and several rise to the top.

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.

Hulu with Live TV review: The abundant streaming bundle

Hulu with Live TV review: The abundant streaming bundle

Hulu's live TV service still has a few notable drawbacks, but the value is hard to beat.

Philo review: A valuable alternative to the average TV bundle

Philo review: A valuable alternative to the average TV bundle

By cutting out broadcast and sports networks, the Philo streaming TV service provides cord-cutters lots of channels for not a lot of money.

FuboTV review: This service streams lots of sports channels, but not ESPN
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FuboTV review: This service streams lots of sports channels, but not ESPN

FuboTV is the best sports streaming bundle for soccer fans and ESPN haters.

DirecTV Now review: The fall of a once-mighty bundle
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DirecTV Now review: The fall of a once-mighty bundle

DirecTV Now was a good option for cord-cutters for a time, but AT&T's hunt for profit has stripped away much of its appeal.

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