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The best Amazon Prime perk? The terrible, terrible movies, of course

Need a break from coronavirus news? Amazon boasts the best collection of cheesy B-movies that're so bad they're good -- here are our favorite hate-watches. → 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

Need better Wi-Fi while you're bunkered in at home? A range extender can help

If you're looking to improve Wi-Fi speeds throughout your home, here's what you need to know about your options. → Read More

Working from home? Here's how to make sure your Wi-Fi is up to speed

There's never been a better time to make sure that you're getting the best Wi-Fi speeds possible at home. Here's how to do it. → Read More

How to buy the best dryer in 2020

If your search for a new dryer has your head spinning, you've come to the right place. → Read More

How to buy the best refrigerator in 2020

Shopping for a new refrigerator this year? Read this first. → Read More

Warp speed from this Wi-Fi 6 router? Not quite

It's a worthy upgrade for power users, but for most of us, the Netgear Nighthawk RAX120 is more router than you need. → Read More

Asus ZenWiFi AX review: This Wi-Fi 6 mesh router hits the sweet spot

The Asus ZenWiFi AX is one of the strongest systems we've tested -- and it costs hundreds less than its closest Wi-Fi 6 competitors. → Read More

These luxury LED lamps are made out of corn

The line of 3D-printed lamps are independently designed, manufactured on demand and built from sustainable, corn-based bioplastic. → Read More

How fast is Wi-Fi 6? Here are our latest speed test results

It's still too early for most to buy in, but the numbers we're seeing from these next-gen routers are very promising. → Read More

Mesh? More like meh.

Netgear's newest mesh router supports Wi-Fi 6 speeds at the most affordable price yet -- but don't rush out to buy it before reading this. → Read More

Nest Wifi vs. Netgear Orbi 6: Which mesh router is best?

After months of tests, these are currently our two favorite mesh routers. So which one should you get? → Read More

The best Apple HomeKit devices of 2020

Want a smart home you can control using Siri? You'll need the right devices -- here are our favorites right now. → Read More

Broadcom's new Wi-Fi 6E mobile chip promises fast speeds for tomorrow's phones

Broadcom is betting on the FCC opening up the 6GHz band for faster Wi-Fi connections -- and its new Wi-Fi 6E mobile chip is ready to take advantage. → Read More

Five things to know before you buy a new router in 2020

Intimidated by the thought of picking out a new router? Here are some key tips to help you shop with confidence. → Read More

Samsung says Z Flip will last over 200,000 folds without breaking

After last year's fiasco with the Galaxy Fold, Samsung says that the new Z Flip will be a more durable foldable phone. → Read More

Best coolers of 2020: Cabela, Yeti, Igloo, Coleman and more compared

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

AmpliFi Alien review: This $700 Wi-Fi 6 router 'Teleports' your web traffic

With great features, fast speeds and a nice-looking design, there's a lot to like about this high-end router -- but is it worth $700? → Read More

Use Philips Hue bulbs? Upgrade your firmware to protect against a newly found flaw

A newly found vulnerability could let a hacker inject malware into homes that use Philips Hue bulbs. A patch that eliminates the threat is available now. → Read More

The best Apple HomeKit devices of 2020

Want a smart home you can control using Siri? You'll need the right devices -- here are our favorites right now. → Read More