In defense of smart TV snooping

Let’s award a medal of bravery to Vizio CTO Bill Baxter, who last week delivered a candid explanation for why modern smart TVs—even the really good ones—have become so cheap.Speaking to The Verge’s Nilay Patel, Baxter acknowledged that Vizio can monitor everything users are watching, then anonymize that data and sell it to marketers or use it to show targeted ads. Those methods, along with the occasional movie rental or TV show purchase, help Vizio make money long after selling the television itself. A dumb TV without internet features, Baxter said, would probably cost more than a comparable smart TV due to the hardware’s slim profit margins and inability to pull in extra revenue down the road.To read this article in full, please click here …

How to watch the 2019 NFL Conference Championships and the Super Bowl without cable

The NFL conference championship games this Sunday will determine which AFC and NFC teams will meet in Super Bowl LIII on February 3. We’ll show you how you can watch the championships and the big game itself without an expensive cable or satellite TV subscription.Fox will carry the NFC Championship game—the Los Angeles Rams vs. the New Orleans Saints, in New Orleans—at 3:05 p.m. Eastern time. CBS will broadcast the AFC Championship—the New England Patriots vs. the Kansas City Chiefs, in Kansas City—at 6:40 p.m. Eastern.CBS will cover the Super Bowl on Sunday, February 3 in Atlanta, starting at 6:30 p.m. Eastern time. Here’s how you can catch all the action.To read this article in full, please click here https://www.techhive.com/article/3157374/software-sports/how-to-watch-all-of-the-nfl-playoff-action-and-the-super-bowl-without-cable.html#tk.rss_streamingmedia…

Best live TV streaming services: PlayStation Vue, Hulu, Sling TV, and many more

There’s a long list of live TV streaming services available to help you cut the cord and replace your traditional TV subscription. Each is different in important ways, and this guide will help you find the best one for you.
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Amazon’s updated base model Fire TV stick now comes with an Alexa remote

If you’re looking to take your older TV into the streaming era, Amazon’s most basic Fire TV Stick model just got more compelling than ever: Buyers can now get a free Alexa voice remote with their Fire TV Stick purchase.
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