Here comes the next wave of cord-cutting

A little more than four years ago, I wrote my first of many weekly columns about cord-cutting for TechHive, proclaiming that this was the start of a golden age.Things were different back then. Netflix and Amazon Prime were just getting big enough to become a real threat to cable companies and TV networks. Traditional TV subscriptions were still growing, but at a slower rate than in previous years. Networks like HBO and CBS were starting to think about their own streaming services, but Sling TV, the first bundle of live TV streaming channels, wouldn’t launch until the following year.To read this article in full, please click here …

Here’s all the best gear and gadgetry you can snag for $100 or less

A $100 bill can get you further than you might think — so long as you know where to look. Check out our picks for the best tech under $100, whether you’re in the market for headphones or a virtual-reality headset.
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The live TV streaming issue no one’s talking about

One thing I’ve learned from writing about cord-cutting is that people are particular about their DVRs. If a streaming service’s DVR doesn’t provide the same creature comforts as cable set-top box, it can be a dealbreaker.Case in point: I recently heard from a reader who’d successfully cut cable in favor of DirecTV Now, only to become frustrated with how the service handles ad skipping. While DirecTV Now puts no restrictions on recording shows or jumping past commercials, it offers no visual preview of what you’re skipping when you hit fast forward. Without this visual preview, skipping past commercial breaks requires a lot of trial and error.I decided to dig into the matter, and I discovered that visual preview is a nuanced and occasionally vexing issue in the world of live TV streaming services. The ability to skip past commercials with ease can depend not only on which service you choose, but on the device you’re using and even the button you press to fast forward on your remote. After a whole bunch of testing, here’s what I’ve learned. To read this article in full, please click here https://www.techhive.com/article/3315113/streaming-services/the-live-tv-streaming-issue-no-ones-talking-about.html#tk.rss_streamingmedia…

How to watch the World Series, with or without a cable subscription

The 2018 World Series might already be underway, but there are plenty of games left before a winner is declared. Not sure how to watch? Check out our guide to how to watch the remaining games.
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