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How to use a digital camera, camcorder, or GoPro as a webcam

Webcams are hard to find. But if you have a dSLR camera, GoPro, or camcorder lying about, you may be able to conscript it for the same purpose.

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Spotify Kids beta app finally arrives in U.S., Canada, and France

Available for months in other territories, the family-friendly Spotify Kids music app is making its stateside debut.

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Roku’s voice-enabled features are poised for a boost in an upcoming OS update

Voice search results will become more “visual” following the release of Roku OS 9.3 in April, and video playback will start automatically “when possible.”

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Sling TV serves up 14 days of free Sling Blue service for new subscribers who are stuck at home

Watch CNN, MSNBC, FOX News, AMC, FX, and more for free, no credit card or subscription required.

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Become a master cord cutter with the Roku Ultra, on sale for $76

It's never too late to cut the cord! Amazon is now selling the older 2017 version of the Roku Ultra for $76, down from a $90 list price.

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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.

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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.

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YouTube Music now displays song lyrics for selected tracks

Both the iOS and Android versions of the YouTube Music app now display song lyrics, although real-time lyrics aren't supported yet.

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Apple TV 4K and tvOS: Rumored update with 64GB/128GB storage and Kids Mode

Have a question about Apple TV or tvOS? We’ve got answers! Here’s everything you need to know about Apple’s digital media receiver, including news on a potential 4K Apple TV.

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Amazon Prime Video is finally getting hip to viewer profiles

The new Profile Picker for Amazon Prime Video supports up to six profiles, although it's not available in all territories yet.

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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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Roku's fantastic Streaming Stick+ is 35% off today

We adore the Roku Streaming Stick+, and today it's available for a lot cheaper than usual.

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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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New Apple TV hardware tipped in tvOS 13.4 beta code

Clever code sleuths have found references to new Apple TV hardware, though its features are mostly unknown.

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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.

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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.

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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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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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