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Your Router Is Collecting Data. Here's What to Know, and How to Protect Your Privacy

Wi-Fi router companies say they don't track the websites you visit, but all of them collect and share some user data. → Read More

Amazon's New Echo Dot Speakers Promise the Best Sound Yet

From the Echo Dot with Clock to the Echo Dots Kids, Amazon's new speakers have twice as much bass as before. → Read More

Amazon Astro's Newest Tricks Don't Include Letting You Buy One

The home robot was unveiled a year ago and just got upgraded, but purchasing one is still by invitation only. → Read More

Amazon's New Ring Spotlight Camera Gets 3D Motion Detection. But You'll Have to Go Pro

Ring unveiled two new feature-rich outdoor cameras at Amazon's fall event, the Ring Spotlight Cam Plus and the Ring Spotlight Cam Pro. → Read More

Have an Old Echo Dot? Eero Wants to Turn It Into a Mesh Wi-Fi Extender for Free

Amazon's fourth-gen Echo and Echo Dot speakers will soon be able to act as mesh extenders for Eero's Wi-Fi routers. → Read More

Eero's Newest Mesh Router Draws Its Power Over Ethernet, No Outlet Necessary

Coming in October via professional installers, and to Amazon early next year, the newest Eero mesh routers eliminate the power cord altogether. → Read More

Amazon's Blink Adds a Wired Floodlight Camera and a Pan-and-Tilt Mount Into the Mix

The newly announced hardware is the latest expansion of Amazon's growing portfolio of camera-equipped products for the home. → Read More

There's Actually a Better Place to Put Your Router to Improve Home Wi-Fi Speeds

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

Ring Is Making a Smart Intercom System for Apartment-Dwellers

Users will be able to connect with their apartment building's intercom system to talk to guests and buzz them in right from their phone. → Read More

'Alexa, Call Mom': Set Up Your Amazon Device to Make Calls and Video Chats

You can call your contacts, leave a message and more with your Amazon Echo. We'll walk you through what you need to know. → Read More

Arlo Go 2 vs. Eufy 4G Starlight Cam: Two Wireless LTE Security Cameras Compared

With similar designs, features and price points, it might be tough to decide between these two outdoor-ready LTE cameras. Here's what sets them apart. → Read More

Ring, Google and the Police: What to Know About Emergency Requests for Video Footage

The law lets Ring and Google share user footage with police during emergencies without consent and without warrants. Here's everything you should know. → Read More

Use Your Amazon Alexa Device to Make Calls and Video Chats

You can call your contacts, leave a message and more with your Amazon Echo. We'll walk you through what you need to know. → Read More

This Prime Day Deal Saves You $60 on Google's Battery-Powered Nest Doorbell

Google's battery-powered smart doorbell is an impressive piece of hardware -- and right now, it's on sale for the best price we've seen all year → Read More

Arlo's Most Affordable Security Cameras Cost Even Less for Prime Day 2022

Arlo's smart security cameras are some of the best you can buy -- this deal gets you three outdoor cameras for less than you'd typically pay for two. → Read More

Speed Up That Laggy Wi-Fi to Make Working From Home Easier

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

Should You Buy Smart Home Gadgets on Prime Day?

Black Friday is your best bet for the best discounts of the year, but you'll still find smart home deals worth considering on Prime Day. → Read More

Amazon's Echo Show 5 Falls to its Lowest Price Ever Ahead of Prime Day

Live now as an early Prime Day deal, the bedside-friendly Echo Show 5 is on sale for just $35, which is $10 less than its previous all-time low. → Read More

Amazon's Echo Show 8 Smart Display Hits New All-Time Low Ahead of Prime Day

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

Best Internet Providers in San Francisco

Are you shopping for home internet service in the City by the Bay? Here's a look at how all of the top providers in the area stack up. → Read More