Jared Newman

Jared writes for PCWorld and TechHive from his remote outpost in Cincinnati.

Best DVR for cord cutters

Black Friday deals: Best sales on TVs, speakers, and streaming video devices

Black Friday deals: Best sales on TVs, speakers, and streaming video devices

The home theater category is rife with junk products and outright rip-offs on Black Friday. But here are the living room deals that TV buffs and cord cutters should actually care about.

The year in tech: 2016's 10 greatest wins, milestones, and epic comebacks

The year in tech: 2016's 10 greatest wins, milestones, and epic comebacks

PC innovation pushed ahead, virtual reality got real, and Nintendo surged in 2016.

Amazon's Fire TV streaming devices are becoming less selfish

Amazon's Fire TV streaming devices are becoming less selfish

Amazon is solving the biggest problem with the Fire TV, and with streaming boxes in general.

The Samsung Galaxy S7's personalized auto-brightness fixes a major mobile headache

The Samsung Galaxy S7's personalized auto-brightness fixes a major mobile headache

Samsung is barely talking about one of the best new features in the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge.

Comcast data caps aren’t about congestion, leaked memo shows

Comcast data caps aren’t about congestion, leaked memo shows

Comcast really doesn’t want its support reps using the term “data cap.”

Beware bad USB-C cables, Google engineer warns—while naming names

Beware bad USB-C cables, Google engineer warns—while naming names

Non-compliant USB-C cables could damage your gear, Google engineer warns.

You'll only be able to buy Windows 7 PCs for one more year

You'll only be able to buy Windows 7 PCs for one more year

PC makers will have to stop pre-installing Windows 7 on October 31, 2016.

BlackBerry Priv, its first Android phone, goes up for pre-order

BlackBerry Priv, its first Android phone, goes up for pre-order

The $700 BlackBerry Priv is a high-end Android handset for physical keyboard fans.

Facebook has figured out why it’s draining your iPhone battery

Facebook has figured out why it’s draining your iPhone battery

In which Facebook compares its code to an irritating child.

Tricky new malware replaces your entire browser with a dangerous Chrome lookalike

Tricky new malware replaces your entire browser with a dangerous Chrome lookalike

This malicious browser looks and acts just like Chrome--except for all the pop-up ads, system file hijacking, and activity monitoring.

JetBlue adds free Wi-Fi, says it can handle streaming video

JetBlue adds free Wi-Fi, says it can handle streaming video

JetBlue is making some bold claims about its new in-flight Wi-Fi service.

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