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Meet the fastest mesh router we've tested yet

It's more than most people need, but Netgear Orbi 6 was downright impressive in our speed tests. → Read More

Best home security systems of 2020 (plus DIY kits, video doorbells and more)

Need help picking out the best home security system for your home? We're here to help you sort through your many options. → Read More

The best Wi-Fi routers 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

PS5 and Xbox Series X will go head to head this year. Here's what we can expect

We learned just a little bit more about Sony's next flagship gaming console at CES 2020. Here's how that stacks up against the next Xbox. → Read More

At CES 2020, Alexa will help you sleep better

As usual, Amazon's assistant was everywhere at CES 2020. Now, you can even spend thousands to get Alexa under your mattress. → Read More

Wi-Fi speeds are on the rise, but the router industry needs a reality check

Commentary: As Wi-Fi speeds up, it's more important than ever for router manufacturers to get real about how fast their products really are. → Read More

PS5: Now that we know more about PlayStation 5, let's compare it to Xbox Series X

We learned just a little bit more about Sony's next flagship gaming console at CES 2020. Here's how that stacks up against the next Xbox. → Read More

How will PS5 compare to Xbox Series X? Here's everything we know so far

We learned just a little bit more about Sony's next flagship gaming console at CES 2020. Here's how that stacks up against the next Xbox. → Read More

Wi-Fi took some huge steps forward at CES 2020

Wi-Fi 6 was everywhere at the year's biggest tech showcase, with lots of intriguing new routers that cost less than you might expect. → Read More

Broadcom jumps in with Wi-Fi 6E chipsets for better, more capable routers

The systems-on-a-chip will enable residential routers and other devices to take advantage of the 6GHz band if regulators open it up for Wi-Fi. → Read More

Arris adds another Wi-Fi 6 mesh router to the Surfboard line

It's one of several new mesh routers debuting at CES 2020 that supports the speedy new standard. → Read More

PlayStation 5 vs. Xbox Series X: Here's what we know so far

We learned just a little bit more about Sony's next flagship gaming console at CES 2020. Here's how that stacks up against the next Xbox. → Read More

Best mesh Wi-Fi system of 2020

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

Best smart light bulbs for 2020 (plus switches, light strips, accessories and more)

I've spent six years testing out smart bulbs, smart switches, smart light strips -- you name it. Here's the stuff I'd buy. → Read More

Best home security systems of 2020 (plus DIY kits, video doorbells and more)

Need help picking out the best home security system for your home? We're here to help you sort through your many options. → Read More

The best LED floodlights you can buy in 2020

Today's BR30 LED floodlight bulbs are better and more affordable than ever before. Here are the best ones. → Read More

Pick the best LED light bulb in 2020 for every room in your house

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

Best coolers of 2020: Cabela's came out on top, but we tested Yeti, Igloo, RTIC, 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 Gaming Routers of 2020

Gaming routers might be overkill for a lot of us, but if you're looking for low-latency performance and advanced features, here's what we recommend. → Read More