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Best VPN services of 2017: Reviews and buying advice

• <b>Best overall VPN: Mullvad</b>• <b><br>Runner-up: CyberGhost</b>• <b><br>Best VPN for U.S. Netflix: NordVPN</b>• <b><br>Best VPN for U.S. speeds: IVPN</b><br>Choosing the right virtual private network (VPN) service is no simple task. A VPN should keep your internet usage private and secure, but not every service handles your data in the same …

Information Systems

Is Now the Time to Get Rid of Cable TV?

With one daughter headed to college and another just a few years away, Ron Baslow, a single dad, was looking for ways to economize. One easy target: …

Telecoms

How Much Broadband Speed Do You Need?

Audio and video aren’t created equal when it comes to their demands on your broadband service. The difference is measured in bit rate—how much data …

Telecoms

Taking a Vacation With Your Dog Might Cost More Than You Realize

Going on a family vacation is one of the great joys of summer. But should you take your dog?<p>Among the many considerations, be aware that bringing …

Guide to Streaming Video Services

In the early days of video streaming services, your choice was simple: Get Netflix. It’s more complicated now, with Netflix battling other well-known …

Are You Ready For FREE Over-the-Air On-Demand TV?

By onApril 25, 2017 in News<p>Recently the FCC has approved the roll out of the new over-the-air TV standard called ATSC 3.0. Some of the features such …

Cord-Cutting

The Dream of Super Fast Gigabit Internet For Everyone May Soon Be a Reality

By onApril 10, 2017 in News<p>One of the biggest holdups to cord cutting is the limited number of Internet service providers (ISPs) in every market. The …

Cord Cutting 101 – A Beginners Guide to Cord Cutting (2017 Edition)

By onApril 5, 2017 in Blog<p>Cord cutting can sound scary at first, with a ton of options and decisions to make, but you will find it is surprisingly …

Smart TV

Amazon to begin streaming NFL games to Prime users

As more and more people cut their cable and network TV cords, traditionally television-based products—most notably, sports—have had to pivot to find …

Spectrum Goes After Cord Cutters With New Fees

By onApril 2, 2017 in News<p>It seems Charter’s Spectrum Internet service has started to target cord cutters. So how is it targeting cord …

Cord-Cutting

PlayStation Vue Makes Changes to Its Free Trial

By onMarch 29, 2017 in News<p>Sony recently PlayStation Vue added new channels such as the MLB Network and last fall it added NFL Network to its …

The complete guide to spring cleaning your computer

Blow away those digital cobwebs<p>If you want to keep your house clean, you need to dust it regularly; if you want your car to run well, you should service it annually; and if you want your computer to stay speedy and responsive, it needs its own maintenance—a digital spring clean.<p>We're not just …

Cleaning

The big reason many retirees run out of money

<b>If you’re in retirement now, or approaching it, you know there are many things to consider and many decisions to be made that will be important in</b> …

Retirement

Cord Cutting on The Cheap - Helping You Become a Cord Cutter As Cheaply as Possible

By onMarch 14, 2017 in How To<p>Cord cutting can be a great way to save money, but there are startup costs.<p>Here is a short guide on ways to get started …

Cord-Cutting

How to Watch The 2017 March Madness Without Paying For Cable TV

By onMarch 12, 2017 in How To, News<p>March is here again and that means spring is close and great basketball is here.<p>Once again in 2017 cord cutters …

How to Cut the Cord and Still Watch Your Sportsball

Cord cutting is easy if you just want to watch the latest TV shows immediately after they air, but on the surface, it leaves sports fans in the …

Sling TV

Untangle.tv Helps Cord Cutters to Plan for a Cable-Free TV Diet

A new website called Untangle.tv promises to help consumers find cheaper choices for their favorite TV shows, and replace their traditional pay TV …

Cord-Cutting

How to tap into your retirement savings to keep your taxes down

“One of the key principles for extending the life of your retirement savings is to implement a tax-efficient withdrawal plan,” said Colleen …

Autocracy: Rules for Survival

“Thank you, my friends. Thank you. Thank you. We have lost. We have lost, and this is the last day of my political career, so I will say what must be …

Political Science

2018 What Is Playstation Vue? — Our Full Review, Channels List & More

Streaming quality and interface<p>PlayStation Vue is easily one of the top TV streaming services in terms of picture quality. It features 720p …

Cord cutting: The hardware you need to be cable-free

There are streaming options to fit every budget, from video game consoles to tiny streaming sticks, and let's not forget old-school antennas.

Sling TV is FREE for Everyone This Weekend - No Credit Card Needed

By onOctober 22, 2016 in News<p>Want to give Sling TV a free trial but don’t want to give them your credit card? This weekend only you can get Sling TV …

Cord cutting comes of age: Watch pretty much everything (even the Blazers!) without cable TV

Streaming is coming on like a flood, with nearly everything on cable TV also available (by subscription) over the internet.

The cord-cutter’s guide to legally watching the NBA

If you want to avoid an expensive cable bill, here’s how you can still enjoy the NBA this year.<p>You loved NBA basketball all season. You saved money by getting rid of your monthly cable bill. You did it! Or maybe you’re just starting to do it! Or maybe you only survived on league pass, and now …

Cutting the Cord: Alternatives to Cable and Satellite TV

Cutting the cord—cancelling your cable or satellite TV service in favor of streaming or other options—is a hot topic. Whether because of the rising …

Hulu’s Catalog is About to Get a Lot Smaller

By onOctober 9, 2016 in News<p>A big part of Hulu’s movie catalog is the Criterion Collection, which offers hundreds of classic movies. It was recently …

How to Watch Live TV on Android

Android is one of the best mobile device operating systems in existence. And, as it it happens, it’s one of the best streaming platforms, too. See, …

Bye bye, cable guy: New FCC rules will make it easier to toss the cable box and cut the cord

Today’s FCC vote could consign the cable box to the scrap heap of history — and save you $231 a year<p>For decades, pay-TV providers have delivered daily programming, premium networks, movies and sporting events to millions of households through a wired plastic box that may soon become as …

The CW’s new Roku app lets you keep up with new shows as they air

The CW is revamping its online streaming setup once again with a brand new Roku channel. Last summer, The CW switched from streaming the five most …

How Big Would Your Social Security Check Be If You Wait Until Age 70?

Image source: Getty Images.<p>Social Security is a pivotal source of income for seniors when they eventually hang their work gloves up for good.<p>National pollster Gallup found in a 2015 poll of current retirees that 59% rely on Social Security to be a "major" part of their monthly income, with another …