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Mike Strayer

Managing Editor

Mike Strayer, PhD, has written and edited TV, internet, and tech content across the interwebs for over five years. Now as Managing Editor of, he nerds out about dissecting labyrinthian channel lineups and jargony DVR specs. Off the clock, catch him on his couch deep in The Twilight Zone or wandering The Lost World.

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How to Watch Live TV News for Free: ABC, CBS, FOX News, NBC, and More

by | Jul 2, 2020 | TV FAQs | 0 

The new coronavirus pandemic and the most recent Black Lives Matter protests have dramatically increased our need for free, reliable news. Luckily, in these uncertain times, there are a ton of live TV news channels available to watch and stream for free.

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Spectrum TV Choice Review 2020: Pricing, Channels, and More

by | Jun 29, 2020 | Brand Reviews, Reviews | 0 

Cheapest Spectrum TV package #rating_stars_5f8f45dd8fe57 .rating-star { width:15px; min-height:15px; background-size:15px; margin:0 2px; }#rating_stars_5f8f45dd8fe57 .remainder-star { width:7.5px; min-height:15px; background-size:15px; margin:0 2px; }#rating_stars_5f8f45dd8fe57 .stars-empty .rating-star-empty { min-height:14px !important; }@media screen and (max-width:768px){#rating_stars_5f8f45dd8fe57 .rating-star { width:15px; min-height:15px; background-size:15px; }#rating_stars_5f8f45dd8fe57 .remainder-star { width:7.5px; min-height:15px; background-size:15px; }#rating_stars_5f8f45dd8fe57 .stars-empty .rating-star-empty { min-height:14px !important; }}Customer Rating (2.5/5) Price: $24.99/mo. Live channels: 40+ Editorial star [...]

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Spectrum Troubleshooting Guide

by | Jun 10, 2020 | Equipment Guides, TV FAQs | 0 

Internet and TV troubles are frustrating. And Charter Spectrum is certainly not without its fair share of . . . eh hmm . . . issues.  Lucky for you, we’ve researched some quick fixes to common issues that’ll help you stay off the phone with Spectrum customer service and stay glued to your screens. Jump [...]

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NFL SUNDAY TICKET Review 2020: Packages, Prices, and More

by | Jun 2, 2020 | Reviews | 1 

2020 NFL season to start September 10 Update 6/2/20: By all indications, the 2020 NFL season will still start Thursday, September 10 with the Houston Texans facing the Kansas City Chiefs. The new coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) may yet push the season back, though. As of writing, NFL SUNDAY TICKET will still be included with DIRECTV's [...]

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Why Does My Cable Internet Keep Dropping?

by | May 7, 2020 | TV FAQs | 0 

Cable internet connection issues can be a huge inconvenience. But don't dismay over your dropped connections too much. We've researched four common causes for cable internet outages and connection issues—and how you can fix them. Network traffic | Network outage | Modem and router | Connected devices Too much network traffic Because your cable internet comes to your home [...]

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2019’s Best Live TV Streaming Services

Best Internet for Netflix Speed Requirements

by | Apr 29, 2020 | Tools | 0 

Streaming Netflix during the new coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak Due to the rapid spread of COVID-19, more folks are sheltering in place and using the internet a lot more than usual. In Italy and Spain, where the new coronavirus is rapidly spreading, Netflix is reducing traffic by 25% to make sure internet networks aren’t overwhelmed. This [...]

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