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LIFX Beam review: Six feet of decorative lighting that ties into your smart home

This smart lighting kit will give your walls some dynamic visual flair.

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LIFX Mini smart bulb series review: Not quite as bright, but smaller and cheaper than the LIFX A19

We like the color-tunable bulb best, but all three are good values.

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iClever Smart Plug Wi-Fi Mini Outlet review: Smart plug pricing nears rock bottom

With a price tag of just $14, the road to commodity status for this product category is nearly complete.

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Best smart thermostat: Reviews and buying advice

There are so many smart thermostats to choose from today. We'll help you pick the right one.

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Traeger Timberline 850 Wi-Fi grill review: The ideal smoker/barbecue for the smart home

High-end materials, smart design, and quality construction combine with Wi-Fi connectivity and a strong app to make a first-class grill/smoker combo.

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Kwikset goes Wi-Fi with the Halo smart lock

Don’t worry, Bluetooth fans. Kwikset has a new brand for that tech, too.

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Wi-Fi Mesh: What to know about enterprise mesh networks

Wireless mesh networks can be a fit for enterprises that need connectivity in settings where it's hard to run cable, outdoor areas, and rented spaces or temporary locations

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Netgear takes its Orbi mesh Wi-Fi system to the next level with Wi-Fi 6

The tri-band system will feature a dedicated 4x4 802.11ax network for data backhaul.

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TP-Link goes all in with Wi-Fi 6 home networking gear, offering five products in 2019

One router, the Deco X10, combines Wi-Fi 6 and mesh-networking tech.

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Belkin takes the wraps off its Linksys Max Stream AC2200 Wi-Fi router

The new Wi-Fi mesh router is the company’s first new home networking product since its merger with Foxconn.

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D-Link partners with McAfee on new line of Exo 802.11ac Wi-Fi mesh routers

Five new routers will come with two years of McAfee antivirus, and five years of IoT protection.

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Smart Alert for Mail (SAM) review: How to check your mailbox without leaving the house

Tired of trudging out to your mailbox only to find that your mail hasn't arrived yet? SAM will notify you the moment it arrives—as long as your box isn't too far from your house.

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It’s time for BYOF (bring your own Fi)

Google targets Google Fi at consumers and families. But it’s even better for business. Here’s why.

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Currant WiFi Smart Outlet review: This is a nearly perfect smart plug

The smart plug market is getting crowded, but the innovative Currant Smart Outlet stands out.

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What is WPA3? And some gotchas to watch out for in this Wi-Fi security upgrade

The Wi-Fi Alliance has introduced the first major security improvement to Wi-Fi in about 14 years: WPA3. The most significant additions to the new Wi-Fi security protocol are greater protection for simple passwords, individualized...

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Wi-Fi site-survey tips: How to avoid interference, dead spots

Here's how properly executed site surveys can make for better performing Wi-Fi networks by dealing with potential frequency conflicts, blocked signals and more.

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Qualcomm begins shipping 802.11ay silicon for mobile devices and applications, including VR and UHD video

Qualcomm begins shipping 802.11ay silicon, a multi-gigabit derivative of Wi-Fi that you may see in specialized applications like untethered VR gear.

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802.11: Wi-Fi standards and speeds explained

To help clarify the many Wi-Fi standards, here’s an update on these physical-layer standards within 802.11, as well as standards still in the works and the new naming scheme that includes Wi-Fi 6.

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