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.

What's wrong with Microsoft To-Do: 8 things lacking in Wunderlist's replacement

The cord-cutting gear from CES that's most likely to find a place in our living rooms

The cord-cutting gear from CES that's most likely to find a place in our living rooms

New streaming boxes, smart TVs, and antenna tools arrived in force at the tech industry's biggest gathering of the year.

The Brydge keyboard for Microsoft Surface adds 'lapability' and optional storage

The Brydge keyboard for Microsoft Surface adds 'lapability' and optional storage

Turn your Surface Pro 4 into a Surface Book—sort of—with the Brydge 12.3 keyboard dock.

15 technologies that died in 2016

15 technologies that died in 2016

Technology's graveyard overflowed in 2016. RIP Google Nexus, Vine, Sunrise Calendar, Pebble, and others.

The 2016 cord-cutter awards

The 2016 cord-cutter awards

Life without cable got even better this year with new streaming services and better devices on which to watch them.

The year in tech: 2016's 10 greatest wins, milestones, and epic comebacks

The year in tech: 2016's 10 greatest wins, milestones, and epic comebacks

PC innovation pushed ahead, virtual reality got real, and Nintendo surged in 2016.

Google's biggest hits, misses, and WTF moments of 2016

Google's biggest hits, misses, and WTF moments of 2016

From hardware wins like Google Pixel and Home to epic fails like the confusion over messaging apps, here are Google's biggest moments of 2016.

Cyber Monday deals: 13 tech bargains that truly save you serious money

Cyber Monday deals: 13 tech bargains that truly save you serious money

Tech bargains abound in the aftermath of Black Friday, and you don't even have to leave the house.

Black Friday deals: Best sales on TVs, speakers, and streaming video devices

Black Friday deals: Best sales on TVs, speakers, and streaming video devices

The home theater category is rife with junk products and outright rip-offs on Black Friday. But here are the living room deals that TV buffs and cord cutters should actually care about.

Why my older Chromebook has a right to live, even if Google says it's over

Why my older Chromebook has a right to live, even if Google says it's over

Chromebooks' five-year end-of-life policy—if it holds up—could put a lot of perfectly good laptops out of commission.

Odds that Apple brings back the iPhone's headphone jack? History says pretty slim

Odds that Apple brings back the iPhone's headphone jack? History says pretty slim

Apple rarely backtracks once its mind is made up, and the exceptions don't always last.

How to control your privacy in Chromebooks vs. Windows 10

How to control your privacy in Chromebooks vs. Windows 10

Both Chrome OS and Windows 10 help themselves to similar usage data by default, but in different ways.

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