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I bought my first media streaming device — the Roku HD Streaming Player, aka Roku 1 in January 2013. It was easy to set up and worked perfectly. 549 more words


Roku 4 Review: The Pros and Cons of the 4K Upgrade

With cord cutting on the rise, cable subscriptions being cut, and 4K televisions becoming cheaper and cheaper, you’d think that it’s the perfect storm for the… 607 more words


Oops! I melted my brain (again)!!

Thanksgiving ain’t Thanksgiving until you’ve watched back-to-back-to-back Wham! videos at 2:30 AM, then immediately skidded off into a showing of Airplane vs Volcano starring former TV Superman… 1,063 more words

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Black Friday guide to streaming media players: the best deals on Apple TV, Chromecast, Fire TV, and Roku

Streaming media players, which connect your television set to the internet, are sure to be popular gifts this holiday season. The four best ones—Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, and Roku 4—have each received major updates that make them excellent additions to any living room. 682 more words

Black Friday Streaming Devices: Best Deals for Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV and More

Black Friday is nearly upon us, and this year, consumers around the country are once again looking for devices that help them to stream their favorite shows and movies from services like Netflix, Hulu and HBO Now. 355 more words


Column: tech gift guide is all about timing

This week’s Digital Savant column, in Tuesday’s print edition of the American-Statesman and on MyStatesman.com, is in keeping with my annual tradition of putting together a big holiday tech gift guide. 314 more words

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