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The week of endless notch takes no one cares about

It might shock you to read this, but our collective thoughts on notches hasn’t really moved the needle.

There’s been a lot of chatter about notches this week, which lives in a month and a year full of takes on display cut-outs. The people who aren’t a fan of this display trend are plenty vocal, and as we’ve seen with the Pixel 3 XL leaks the size of the notch is directly related to just how vocal  [Read More…]

What you missed this week at CordCutters.com

Jerry and Phil get the band back together and nerd out on some antennas.

One of the best things you can do when you ditch cable or satellite and go all-streaming is to rig up a good over-the-air system. It’s a relatively inexpensive way to fill any gaps in your coverage and ensure that you’ll get the local channels you need.

That’s not to say it’s not a little tricky. Everyone’s situation is going to be different.  [Read More…]

What you missed this week on CordCutters.com

Hype. You missed the hype. Or, maybe there’s been no way to avoid it.

Hype is a funny thing. It’s almost impossible to live up to, and yet it’s also impossible to avoid.

Amazon has been hyping Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan for what seems like forever. Months and months. And now it’s finally here, available for binging on all the platforms that support Amazon Prime Video. (Which is pretty much everything.) And the while I’m not usually  [Read More…]

TomTop is offering a Anet A8 3D printer for just $139.99 this week!

For most of us, 3D-printers are kind of alien. While they’re becoming more mainstream and time goes by, for non-creators they may as well be somewhere in the distant future. But as prices go down, availability and affordability increases and (relatively) soon they may be a part of daily life. And with TomTop offering an Anet A8 High Precision 3D Printer Kit for just $ 139.99, that time may be sooner than we realize.

Anet A8 Features 5-Key LCD2004  [Read More…]

Amazon Prime’s 20% discount on video game pre-orders ends next week

It’s game over for this Prime discount.

Amazon is continuously updating Prime memberships with new features and bonus offers, and there have been a few nice ones which are great for gamers, like Twitch Prime which offers free PC games to members every month. One of the best discounts that Prime currently offers is 20% off physical game pre-orders; that takes a $ 60 game down to $ 47.99, but unfortunately, Amazon just announced that the discount  [Read More…]

What you missed this week on CordCutters.com

Choice. It’s all about choice.

More streaming options are always a good thing. Because the whole point of this is to trade in our old cable companies for something with better choices, better flexibility — and, hopefully, lower prices.

That’s why HDHomerun expanding with its own streaming lineup is a big deal. That’s why another $ 35 option is a big deal. (And, by the way, it’s one of the few services that offers The Weather Channel.)

We now  [Read More…]

What you missed this week on CordCutters.com

A podcast, a Peña, and the Premier League.

Are we really starting a CordCutters podcast? Why the hell not. I mean, I’ve done a few hundred podcast episodes in my day. The trick, of course, is keeping things interesting, particularly in this age of excellent (if overproduced) podcasts.

We’re going to keep things simple, for now. We’re going to keep things loose. And we’re going to help answer some questions, I hope. So if you’ve got questions, fire  [Read More…]

What you missed this week on CordCutters.com

Reviews, contests and more!

Here’s the thing about the future of streaming video: If you’re only doing it on a TV, you’re already behind the curve. I say that being a relatively old guy (as in older than 20) and being someone who most often does the cord-cutting thing on a display of no less than 43 inches.

My kids, meanwhile, watch anything and everything, whenever and however than can. On a phone. On a Fire HD tablet.  [Read More…]

How to watch Shark Week if you’ve cut the cord

It’s Shark Week on Discovery!

We’re gonna need a bigger boat. And a good streaming device.

Word on the street — and in the water — is that it’s Shark Week. That is, it’s the one week in the summer in which we all go crazy for sharks.

But given that it’s 2018 and more and more of us are eschewing cable and satellite TV for streaming, it bears asking the question: How can you  [Read More…]

What you missed this week on CordCutters.com

Yeah, it was all about Amazon Prime Day. And other stuff.

Amazon Prime Day has come and gone. (Though some deals definitely are lingering.) Did you buy anything? Did you stick your head in the sand and pretend that uncontrolled amounts of consumerism aren’t actually a thing?

Doesn’t matter, really — because billions and billions of people (OK, probably more like millions) did take advantage of Prime day.

And it should be no surprise that the Amazon Fire TV  [Read More…]