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.

Nvidia Shield TV (second generation) review: Still the best media streamer for geeks

Why Windows 10 needs a specialized gaming edition

Why Windows 10 needs a specialized gaming edition

How a distinct version of Windows 10 could appeal to PC gamers.

How the Xbox One X almost lured me away from PC gaming

How the Xbox One X almost lured me away from PC gaming

Microsoft’s Xbox One X game console doesn’t do everything a PC can. But it's getting close enough for me to consider leaving the desktop PC behind.

The Windows 10 Game Bar: What PC gamers need to know

The Windows 10 Game Bar: What PC gamers need to know

Don't overlook Microsoft's toolbar for Windows 10 gaming. Here's what it offers following the Windows 10 Creators Update.

10 modern PC games that feel like beloved classics

10 modern PC games that feel like beloved classics

Satisfy your PC gaming nostalgia without retreading old ground.

How to limit Xbox One screen time for your kids

How to limit Xbox One screen time for your kids

Here's how to set up screen time in the Xbox One Creators Update

12 of Itch.io's best, weirdest, and most fascinating indie PC games

12 of Itch.io's best, weirdest, and most fascinating indie PC games

Some of the best indie games can't be found on Steam. They're on Itch.io, an alternate universe with no barriers to entry and some great perks for developers and players. Check out our favorites here.

Xbox One’s Snap is dead: What’s lost, what’s next with the Creators Update

Xbox One’s Snap is dead: What’s lost, what’s next with the Creators Update

Goodbye, Snap view. One of the Xbox One's original selling points, Snap bites the dust in the Creators Update.

Xbox One Creators Update guide: Here's where everything went

Xbox One Creators Update guide: Here's where everything went

The Xbox One Creators Update is a major improvement, but some features have relocated or retired. Here's where everything went.

Cortana on Xbox One: Here are the most useful voice commands

Cortana on Xbox One: Here are the most useful voice commands

In Xbox One's Creators Update, Cortana has received an upgrade, supporting some new tricks such as reminders and alarms. Here's what Cortana can and still can't do.

How Itch.io became an indie PC game haven—and Steam's antithesis

How Itch.io became an indie PC game haven—and Steam's antithesis

Itch.io has made a name for itself among indie game developers. Now it just needs to resonate with consumers.

How the Nvidia Shield TV holds up as a game console

How the Nvidia Shield TV holds up as a game console

The Nvidia Shield TV's gaming capabilities, such as GeForce Now and 4K HDR GameStream, are best seen as supplements to the streamer's other features.

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