Jared Newman

Jared Newman covers personal technology from his remote Cincinnati outpost. He also publishes two newsletters, Advisorator for tech advice and Cord Cutter Weekly for help with ditching cable or satellite TV.

Windows 10 upgrades reportedly appearing as mandatory for some users

Windows 10 upgrades reportedly appearing as mandatory for some users

Microsoft may be pushing Windows 10 upgrades harder than ever, with users reportedly having trouble opting out.

Here’s how Windows 10 Mobile updates will work

Here’s how Windows 10 Mobile updates will work

Microsoft will deliver Windows 10 Mobile updates itself, but with help from wireless carriers.

HP and SanDisk join forces to create storage 1000x faster than NAND flash

HP and SanDisk join forces to create storage 1000x faster than NAND flash

New storage tech from HP and SanDisk aims to be 1,000 times faster than flash.

iPhone 6s chips from TSMC and Samsung have similar battery life, says Apple

iPhone 6s chips from TSMC and Samsung have similar battery life, says Apple

Some benchmark tests show weaker battery life in Samsung’s A9 chip, but Apple claims those tests are misleading and unrealistic.

Google's Accelerated Mobile Pages project aims to speed up the mobile web

Google's Accelerated Mobile Pages project aims to speed up the mobile web

Google unveils a plan to make the open web more tolerable in hopes of fending off Apple and Facebook.

Spec showdown: Surface Book vs. MacBook Pro, from cheapest to priciest

Spec showdown: Surface Book vs. MacBook Pro, from cheapest to priciest

If there was any doubt which product Microsoft was gunning for, the spec sheet makes it abundantly clear.

Patreon donor details apparently spilled after massive hack

Patreon donor details apparently spilled after massive hack

A hack of the popular crowdfunding platform may be worse than Patreon itself has let on.

Amazon is letting more products buy stuff on your behalf

Amazon is letting more products buy stuff on your behalf

Dash Replenishment Service expands to include washing machines, blood glucose meters, and pet feeders.

Toshiba's $330 Chromebook 2 gets modest tweaks: backlit keyboard, Broadwell CPU

Toshiba's $330 Chromebook 2 gets modest tweaks: backlit keyboard, Broadwell CPU

Toshiba’s 13-inch Chromebook 2 is a midrange product line, bigger than the typical 11-inch models and with some better features, including two Intel CPU options and up to 4GB of RAM. A basic model with Intel Celeron will cost $330,...

Intel regrets skipping Broadwell desktop CPUs

Intel regrets skipping Broadwell desktop CPUs

Intel admits it goofed by skipping Broadwell desktop CPUs.

Didn't ask for Windows 10? Your PC may have downloaded it anyway

Didn't ask for Windows 10? Your PC may have downloaded it anyway

Microsoft may auto-download Windows 10 files whether you ask for them or not.

IFTTT's DO Button for Android Wear puts a command center on your wrist

IFTTT's DO Button for Android Wear puts a command center on your wrist

IFTTT's Do app for Android Wear brings more smart home controls to your wrist.

How the Xbox One and Windows 10 come together (and where they fall apart)

How the Xbox One and Windows 10 come together (and where they fall apart)

Microsoft has realized that it can’t ignore PC gaming anymore, but it still has work to do in building a bridge from the Xbox One.

Apple Music retention is actually not too bad, says Apple

Apple Music retention is actually not too bad, says Apple

Apple is eager to prove that a subscription-only model is the way forward for streaming music.

Comcast Xfinity's Xbox 360 app is going away soon

Comcast Xfinity's Xbox 360 app is going away soon

The cable giant says it’s making way for 'updates and improvements to our online experience,' but it’s unclear if those plans involve Xbox support.

Misfit brings a Speedo-branded swim tracker to the Apple Store

Misfit brings a Speedo-branded swim tracker to the Apple Store

The $80 Speedo Shine counts laps and syncs to Speedo’s swim tracking app, though it lacks the smart home controls of Misfit’s cheaper activity trackers.

Amazon Dash Button hack goes beyond mindless consumption

Amazon Dash Button hack goes beyond mindless consumption

With a few lines of code, Amazon’s magical buy button goes from purchasing fresh diapers to tracking the number of dirty ones.

Fire TV is completely out of stock at Amazon

Fire TV is completely out of stock at Amazon

It’s unclear if a Fire TV 2 is coming, though Amazon is certainly due for a sequel.

Sprint fires back at T-Mobile with perpetual iPhone upgrade program

Sprint fires back at T-Mobile with perpetual iPhone upgrade program

Limited-time deal lets you get an iPhone 6 now for $15 per month, and upgrade to the next iPhone at no extra charge

Xbox-to-PC streaming has a secret

Xbox-to-PC streaming has a secret "very high" quality mode

If you’re unhappy with the sharpness of streaming Xbox games to your Windows 10 PC, here’s how to improve it.

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