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The best tower fan for 2021

Tower fans are the unsung heroes of hot, stuffy homes everywhere -- so we tested a bunch out to find our favorites. Here's what we recommend. → Read More

Amazon Sidewalk will create entire smart neighborhoods. Here's what you should know

Launching June 8 on Echo speakers, Ring products, Tile trackers and more, Amazon's low-bandwidth internet-of-things network lets your smart home stretch beyond Wi-Fi range. → Read More

Amazon Sidewalk launches June 8 with support for Tile trackers

Starting next month, select Echo speakers and Ring gadgets will be able to connect with devices outside of the home -- including other people's devices. → Read More

Semiconductor revenue set to grow despite ongoing chip shortage, analysts predict

Worldwide semiconductor revenue grew to $464 billion in 2020 and should continue to rise in 2021, even as supply constraints continue, says IDC. → Read More

YouTube TV launches PlayStation 5 app

The PS5's YouTube TV app is finally ready for download from the PlayStation Store. → Read More

Here's how to sign up for a $50 discount on your internet bill from the FCC

Starting May 12, eligible Americans can take advantage of a new government subsidy designed to offset the cost of getting connected at home. → Read More

NYPD terminates robot police dog contract with Boston Dynamics

Following criticism over aggressive policing tactics, the NYPD has ended a $94,000 contract with Boston Dynamics to lease a robotic "Digidog." → Read More

Linksys' new Wi-Fi 6E routers include the most expensive mesh yet

At $900 for a two-pack or $1,200 for a three-pack, the Linksys Velop Atlas Max 6E mesh router shows that access to the 6GHz band won't come cheap. → Read More

Amazon expands in-garage grocery delivery to more than 5,000 cities

After launching as a pilot program in just five cities, Key by Amazon's in-garage grocery delivery is now available anywhere Amazon delivers groceries. → Read More

How to tell when it's time to upgrade your router

Experts recommend getting a new router every couple of years. Here's how to get the most out of your next upgrade if the time has indeed come. → Read More

Sony is testing a PlayStation Plus Video Pass streaming service

Currently limited to PlayStation Plus subscribers in Poland, the new service lets gamers stream movies and TV shows from Sony Pictures. → Read More

Pfizer CEO says COVID-19 vaccine may require third dose within 12 months

Annual COVID shots are also "a likely scenario," Pfizer's CEO says. → Read More

Wi-Fi 6E routers are here, and we're not ready for them

Commentary: A new generation of routers boasts access to the ultrawide 6GHz band -- but right now, that band means very little for the average home network. → Read More

Amazon's Project Kuiper secures ULA Atlas V rockets for satellite deployments

The Amazon-led space venture is gearing up to launch thousands of satellites into orbit in order to offer internet service to underserved regions. → Read More

Pfizer CEO: COVID-19 vaccine may require third dose within 12 months

Studies are still under way to determine whether additional booster shots are needed to maintain immunity, but Pfizer's CEO calls it "a likely scenario." → Read More

AT&T vs. Comcast Xfinity: Two top internet providers compared

Fast speeds, big coverage areas, decent customer service records. Which of these above average ISPs should you go with to connect at home? → Read More

AT&T vs. Comcast Xfinity: Two top internet providers compared

Fast speeds, big coverage areas, decent customer service records. Which of these above average ISPs should you go with to connect at home? → Read More

The best LED floodlights you can buy in 2021

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

SpaceX president: No plans to add price tiers to Starlink satellite internet

"We're going to try to keep it as simple as possible and transparent as possible," SpaceX President Gwynne Shotwell said during a virtual panel Tuesday. → Read More

US considers boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics in 2022

A boycott is on the table, says a US State Department spokesperson, though no final decision has been reached. → Read More