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Netgear gives Orbi a mesh Wi-Fi makeover

Netgear's new mesh router system promises to blanket your home in Wi-Fi without breaking the bank. → Read More

Want Wi-Fi 6 right now? TP-Link's new routers start at $70

Available at Walmart starting next week, the TP-Link Archer AX1500 and AX3000 are the most budget-friendly Wi-Fi routers yet. → Read More

Energy-efficient light bulbs: The DOE is about to change the rules

Lighting efficiency standards continue to rise, but the Trump administration is trying to limit their scope. Here's everything you need to know. → Read More

Facebook's new Portal smart displays: Who's listening and what's happening to your data?

The tech giant compromised your privacy and broke your trust. Now, it has a new set of "Smart Cameras" and always-listening microphones for your living room. → Read More

The smartest thing at Amazon's event was the stupid clock on the Echo Dot

Commentary: It might be the smallest step Alexa's ever taken -- but it's also sneaky smart. → Read More

Our Alexa event wishlist: Better security, and maybe even an Alexa robot

Amazon loves to surprise us with new hardware and software announcements at its yearly September event. Here’s what we’ll be watching for. → Read More

Buying a new router? Understand these Wi-Fi basics first

Router lingo gets confusing fast -- here's what all of those terms, numbers and letters actually mean. → Read More

No dice: Truck spills more than 200,000 gaming dice onto highway

Let's roll. → Read More

Magical Rubik's Cube levitates as it solves itself

The robotic Rubik's Cube gets an upgrade. → Read More

Philips Hue's new TV gadget matches colored lights to whatever you watch or play

Plug in your favorite media streamer, game console or set-top box, then prepare for a light show whenever you use your TV. → Read More

Google Nest Hub Max vs. Amazon Echo Show 2: Battle of the high-end smart displays

Two 10-inch screens. Two cameras. Two voice assistants. Only room on your kitchen counter for one. → Read More

The iPhone 11 supports Wi-Fi 6. Here's what that means for you

The iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max are the newest phones that support next-gen Wi-Fi 6 connections. Here's what you should know about that. → Read More

Wi-Fi 6 certification is here to make next-gen speeds a widespread reality

This "key milestone" in the adoption of next-gen Wi-Fi technology launches Monday. → Read More

AT&T TV Now review: Great interface and HBO don't make up for missing channels

The streaming service formerly known as DirecTV Now is easy to use, but mandatory HBO and a smaller selection of other channels is a tough sell. → Read More

The best toaster oven is the one you'll hate the least

Toaster ovens are bulky, inefficient and outdated. There, we said it. Now here's how to find one that's actually worth it. → Read More

The iPhone 11 supports Wi-Fi 6. Here's why that matters

The iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max are the newest phones that support next-gen Wi-Fi 6 connections. Here's what you should know about that. → Read More

Google Nest Hub Max review: The bigger Nest Hub isn't the better one

The Nest Hub Max offers a larger screen and face-tracking camera tech. We liked the original because it was small and didn't have a camera at all. → Read More

Google's got a new face-tracking camera for your home. We've got questions

It's no longer just always-listening microphones -- Google's new Nest Hub Max smart display adds a camera that's always scanning for faces. → Read More

Here's how to get lower ping for online gaming

Read this before spending hundreds on a new gaming router. → Read More

GE's newest LED light bulbs feature Bluetooth speakers, motion sensors and more

They aren't smart, but they do have a couple of extra tricks up their sleeve. Here's what you need to know before buying in. → Read More