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New ways to take parental control of what your kids watch online

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Taking parental control in the digital age

Parenting has never been easy but in the digital age, it can be harder than ever. For instance, without parental control over online content, it is surprisingly easy for children to see to something you’ll wish they hadn’t.

The good news is tech companies are catching on and are quickly rolling out new options to give parents better control over what their kids have access to watch.

Let’s take a look at what Google and Amazon are doing to protect your kids.

Looking for a TV schedule? Never miss your favorite show

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TV schedule notification tools

When you cancel cable TV, you may be surprised to notice that it’s easy to miss the premieres of your favorite shows since you’re not seeing commercials. This is especially true for on-demand services that are commercial free. The good news is that there’s a flood of new TV schedule services out there to help so you never have to miss your favorite show again.

Here are a few of our favorite picks for the best ways to keep track of what you’re watching.

Cord cutting tips on turning your TV into a music-playing centerpiece

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Cord cutting for music fans

Spring is almost here and for many, that means gearing up for graduation parties and family cook-outs. Music is a major part of every party, so what better way to enjoy it than by turning your huge TV into a musical entertainment centerpiece?

Forget the so-called music channels on cable TV. If you’re cord cutting, there are several great music services suitable for your TV. Here are a few of our favorites to get you started.

130 over the air TV channels coming to cord cutters

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Digital over the air TV channels

One of the best things to happen for cord cutters in the last 10 years was the shift digital over the air TV. As a result of digital broadcasting, cord cutters get even more channels for free.

So, what is digital over the air TV? In short, it works just like old-fashioned TV, which used an antenna in order to get TV channels. Digital over the air TV brings you great HD TV free with an antenna (if you do not have an antenna, check out our guide to over the air TV antennas).

The difference to the end user is their ability to receive not just one channel per number on their dial but up to five different channels per number. With digital over the air TV, not only will you get NBC, ABC and CBS, but you will likely get the CW Network and many other stations for free.

How to find 4K content online

4K content online

What makes 4K content so special?

4K content is the next level of HD with about four times the resolution of regular 1080p HD content. This makes 4K (also called Ultra High Definition or UHD) content look crisp and clean on ultra-high-res screens. If you want the most vibrant image possible, 4K is what you should be looking for.

When 4K TVs originally hit the market, they were exorbitantly expensive. However, 4K TVs are becoming much more attractively priced. You can find a 50” 4K TV on Amazon.com selling for as little as $500 (see examples). Once you’ve purchased your 4K TV, the question becomes, “where can I find 4K content online?”

CES 2018 – Cord cutting favorites from the Consumers Electronic Show

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New cord-cutting tech revealed at CES 2018

The Consumers Electronic Show, or CES, is like candy to the sweet tooth for anyone who loves the newest technology products. Everything from the best in smartphones and VR to the latest in dishwashers—it is all at CES 2018.

With over 100,000 attendees, it is also one of the largest trade shows in the United States. We were among those to attend this year’s Consumers Electronic Show in Los Vegas to preview some of its exciting products and services.

Here are some of the biggest cord cutting stories from CES 2018.

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