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The best tower fans in 2020

A good tower fan can provide a room's worth of quick, eco-friendly cooling when things get too hot at home. Here are the ones we'd recommend. → Read More

That face mask exempt card going viral is totally bogus

"These postings were not issued by the Department and are not endorsed by the Department," the DOJ makes clear. → Read More

Donkey Kong ace Billy Mitchell's world records reinstated by Guinness

The King of Kong star was stripped of his world record arcade scores in 2018. Now, after an investigation, he's getting them back. → Read More

Justice League's Snyder cut clip teases Darkseid's debut

Director Zack Snyder just shared the first sneak peek of his re-shot version of DC's superhero showdown, including a look at the villainous Darkseid. → Read More

Linksys keeps the Wi-Fi 6 routers coming with a new $150 model

With a compact design and full support for the newest version of Wi-Fi, the Linksys MR7350 wants to be your first Wi-Fi 6 router. → Read More

Philips Hue's newest lights include an extra bright smart bulb for $20

It wasn't long ago that $20 was a steal for a dumb 100W-replacement LED with no smarts whatsoever. → Read More

The age of Wi-Fi 6 is here. Soon, Wi-Fi 6E is going to make it even better

Wi-Fi is expanding into the 6GHz band, giving Wi-Fi 6 devices a new multilane expressway for faster internet traffic. Here's everything you need to know. → Read More

High-speed Wi-Fi 6 is here. Soon, Wi-Fi 6E is going to make it even better

Wi-Fi is expanding into the 6GHz band, paving the way for new connections that will be the fastest yet. Here's everything you need to know. → Read More

Snap CEO says decision to limit Trump protected by First Amendment

"We want to use our rights to stand up for the things we believe in," Snap CEO Evan Spiegel says. → Read More

Asus releases a 3-piece mesh router with Wi-Fi 6 support for $300

Available now, the Asus ZenWiFi AX Mini promises to fill your home with speedy, reliable internet and full support for Wi-Fi 6. → Read More

The best mesh Wi-Fi systems for 2020: Eero, Google Nest and more

Sick and tired of dead zones in your home's Wi-Fi connection? A mesh router can help deliver fast internet at long range. Here are the best we've tested. → Read More

Microsoft bans police from using its facial recognition software

The move follows similar measures by Amazon and IBM, and bars police from using Microsoft's systems until federal regulations are in place. → Read More

Best coolers for 2020: Cabela, Igloo, Yeti, Coleman and more

If you enjoy a frosty beverage for your tailgating or game-day party, then you'll need a dependable cooler. Here are the winners out of the 18 we've tested. → Read More

The best LED light bulb for every room in your house in 2020

The right light for the right room matters. Here are our top tips. → Read More

Ikea's voice-activated smart shades are the ones you've been waiting for

The design is basic, but Ikea's smart shades work perfectly with Siri, Alexa and the Google Assistant, and cost hundreds less than most everything else. → Read More

The Best Gaming Routers of 2020

A gaming router might be overkill for most of us, but if you're looking for low-latency performance and advanced features, here's what we recommend. → Read More

The best Wi-Fi router in 2020

Your router is the unsung hero holding your smart home together. From mesh to gaming to Wi-Fi 6, here are the best we've tested, for every budget. → Read More

US antitrust probes zeroing in on Google Search, rival says

DuckDuckGo's CEO tells Bloomberg that federal and state authorities are asking how to limit Google's search authority. → Read More

The complete guide to Philips Hue: LED bulbs, smart features and lots of colors

From fancy, color-changing fixtures to surprisingly affordable white-light LEDs, here's everything you need to know about the biggest name in smart lights. → 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