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Past articles by Ry:

The iPhone 15 Replaces the Lightning Port With USB-C. Here's What You Need to Know

There's a new port in place on the latest iPhones, but is it any better than Lightning? → Read More

Your Router Is in the Wrong Spot. Here's Where to Move It to Speed Up Your Wi-Fi

Slow internet? Check your router location. → Read More

Asus Rog Rapture GT6 Mesh Gaming Router Review: One of the Best We've Tested

This Wi-Fi 6 mesh gaming router is an impressive upgrade pick, whether you're a gamer or not. → Read More

Alexa Easter Eggs: A Complete Roundup of Fun Things to Ask Your Amazon Echo

Behold, the weird and wild world of Alexa Easter eggs. → Read More

Your Wi-Fi Router Is Almost Definitely in the Wrong Spot

We'll help you figure out where to move your router to get the best internet connection. → Read More

Get Faster Wi-Fi: 4 Essential Steps for Speeding Up Your Internet Connections

Achieving quicker internet speeds doesn't have to be difficult. → Read More

The 6 Most Important Tech Trends We Saw at CES 2023

Over the next few years, these trends will shape the industry. → Read More

The 6 Biggest CES 2023 Takeaways Everyone's Talking About

These are the tech trends that'll shape 2023 and beyond. → Read More

Matter Smart Home Devices Dominated CES This Year

Matter brings a new generation of smart home gadgets that promise to work with everything. → Read More

Your Wi-Fi Router Is Probably in the Wrong Place. Move It Here

One of the most important steps in setting up your router is finding the right place for it. We'll walk you through where to put your router for optimal Wi-Fi. → Read More

You're Setting Up Your Mesh Router the Wrong Way. Here's What to Do

You can get faster, more reliable Wi-Fi throughout your entire home with a mesh router -- but you have to put it in the right spot for the best performance. → Read More

Change Your Wi-Fi Password to Keep Your Network Secure. Here's How

We'll show you how to change your Wi-Fi password (and access the rest of your settings), no matter what type of router you use. → Read More

Cyber Monday Smart Home Deals Still Available: Big Discounts at Target, Amazon, Best Buy and More

Cyber Monday deals on smart speakers, doorbells, locks and more are still up for grabs. → Read More

Slow Wi-Fi? Here's How to Speed It Up

We'll walk you through some easy things you can do to get better and faster Wi-Fi speeds at home now. → Read More

Matter Takes Shape With Launches From Amazon, Samsung and More

Amazon, Samsung and other brands that support Matter took to Amsterdam to make their pitches for the new, universal smart home standard. → Read More

Nest Wifi Pro Review: An Entry-Level Budget Pick Among Wi-Fi 6E Mesh Routers

With support for Wi-Fi 6E and the ultra-wide 6GHz band, Nest Wifi Pro promises fast speeds, but it's more of an entry-level system than a pro one. → Read More

Slow Wi-Fi? Your Router Is Probably In the Wrong Spot

One of the most important steps in setting up your router is finding the right place for it. We'll walk you through where to put your router for optimal Wi-Fi. → Read More

Amazon's Echo Show 8 Smart Display Returns to All-Time Low

The first-gen version of Amazon's Echo Show 8 smart display is on sale for just $55, which is half of what it usually costs. → Read More

Hands-On With Amazon's New Echo Dot Speakers: Should You Upgrade?

Amazon pulls out some new tricks for the new Echo Dot with Clock and the Echo Dot Kids. Find out if they're worth preordering. → Read More

Nest Wifi Pro Vs. Eero Pro 6E: Which Wi-Fi 6E Mesh Router Is Best?

Amazon and Google are each selling high-end mesh routers capable of sending mass amounts of data across the ultra-wide 6GHz band. Here's how they compare. → Read More