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LIFX A19 (2018) smart bulb review: The Wi-Fi bulb to beat keeps getting better

Shine on, you crazy lightbulb.

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Network World's searchable glossary of wireless terms

From amplifier to wireless network topology, find concise definitions of wireless terminology

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Netgear Orbi Outdoor Satellite review: Great range, but only so-so speed

This node will extend your Orbi mesh network far into your yard—for a price.

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IoT could help at-risk seniors

A chain of Ontario-based retirement homes is looking to add sensor bracelets to its Aruba Wi-Fi networks, internet of things devices that will track whether residents are starting to wander away from the facilities so staff can...

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Cisco, Verizon take Information-Centric Networking for a real-world spin

A recent demonstration by Cisco and Verizon showed that ICN could hold benefits for 5G networking, gathering IoT data and boosting security.

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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.

What is 802.11ax Wi-Fi, and what will it mean for 802.11ac

802.11ax is the emerging Wi-Fi standard that will likely displace the current 802.11ac standard with higher throughput and overcoming poor performance in crowded environments.

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Nokia expands home networking reach with mesh Wi-Fi product

Nokia wants to help carriers upgrade their mobile networks to 5G -- but it also wants to give home Wi-Fi a boost

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Nest Cam IQ review: Lots of exciting features, but the price tag triggers less-desirable emotions

The latest security camera from Nest Labs is super powerful (and super expensive).

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5 things that will slow your Wi-Fi network

Wi-Fi is quite fickle. The contention between Wi-Fi devices and the dynamic communication medium of the airwaves makes it a sensitive technology with many settings and situations that can slow it down. And even if you aren’t using...

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REVIEW: 5 top hardware-based Wi-Fi test tools

Software tools for testing Wi-Fi can run on a laptop, but dedicated hardware tools offer the convenience of a sometimes less cumbersome form-factor that are compact enough to fit in the pouch of a laptop bag. This article looks at...

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802.11: Wi-Fi standards and speeds explained

In the world of wireless, the term Wi-Fi is synonymous with wireless access in general, despite the fact that it is a specific trademark owned by the Wi-Fi Alliance, a group dedicated to certifying that Wi-Fi products meet the...

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Cisco adds new capabilities to its IBN infrastructure

Cisco has advanced its intent-based networking gear so now it can both verify that networks are actually running according to the intentions set by admins and also so it can help to find and resolve network problems faster on both...

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Nest Cam IQ Outdoor review: Nest's upgraded outdoor security camera is a winner

Nest follows the blueprint of the Nest Cam IQ indoor camera with its second outdoor model.

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9 new products for the enterprise from CES 2018

CES 2018 wasn’t just about electronics for consumers: It also saw the unpacking of a crate-load of products that can do duty in the enterprise. Here’s our pick of the delivery.

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D-Link's Covr WiFi mesh now includes a tri-band router

D-Link has refreshed its Covr WiFi mesh networking system and added a tri-band model for higher internet speeds and lots of devices.

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D-Link's AC2600 router comes with McAfee inside

D-Link's AC2600 WiFi access point comes with built-in McAfee protection to keep a smart home of connected devices safe.

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Wemo now works with HomeKit

A new bridge now allows the world of Wemo WiFi smart home devices to connect to Apple HomeKit.

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