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Nvidia's Shield TV gets an overhaul with Android 8.0 Oreo

The Nvidia Shield TV is the best streaming box for power users, and now it has a totally new interface.

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Streaming TV on vacation: What you need to know

Before you take your streaming TV bundle on vacation, read up on these restrictions.

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The new Gmail steals some great ideas and invents some fresh ones

Most of Gmail's new features aren't really new, and that's okay.

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Details on AT&T's newly revamped streaming TV service

Cloud DVR and wireless bundle deals make DirecTV Now a lot more interesting.

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How to stream YouTube to your TV: 6 tips for enjoying videos in your living room

Knowing how to best watch YouTube—on a TV screen, from the comfort of your living room—turns the snack-sized-video outlet into a cord-cutting powerhouse.

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Google has subtly retooled its smart TV plans

Android TV, Google's long-neglected streaming-box platform, is showing new signs of life.

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Android P: More AI, fewer disruptions, and a nod to the iPhone X

The next big Android update will consume less battery power, get things done faster, and help you use your phone less.

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Cable TV double- and triple-plays are becoming irrelevant

New streaming video bundles from wireless providers and internet companies make legacy TV deals unnecessary.

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The case for Apple’s iMessage on Android

Apple should bring iMessage to Android, not just for consumers, but for its own bottom line.

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Best DVR for cord cutters

TiVo Roamio OTA vs. Tablo vs. Channel Master vs. Plex: None are ideal, but one might work for you.

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Plex DVR review: Still the best option for power users

Plex is the most powerful over-the-air DVR for cord-cutters, but it's not the easiest to use.

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HTC Vive vs. Oculus Rift vs. Windows Mixed Reality: What's the difference?

Windows PC owners have three virtual reality platforms to choose from: Here's how the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Windows Mixed Reality VR headsets compare, compete, and overlap.

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Where's the YouTube Kids app for TVs?

Google says children should only use YouTube Kids, yet the app is strangely hard to get.

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ESPN+ isn’t really for cord-cutters

ESPN’s standalone service does nothing to fix the mess that sports streaming rights have become.

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How to listen to live baseball games on an Amazon Echo

TuneIn Live and MLB At Bat can stream live baseball on the Amazon Echo and other Alexa devices—but not for free.

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