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Netgear Arlo Pro 2 review: This already impressive indoor/outdoor security camera gets better

The second-generation Arlo Pro comes with higher resolution, improved motion detection, and more flexible installation options.

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Microsoft previews 'Near Share,' an AirDrop clone for nimble Windows 10 file transfers

The new ad hoc file-sharing service – similar to Apple's AirDrop – is included in the latest Windows 10 Insider (Build 17035) and is likely to be available for non-Insider users next year.

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KRACK Wi-Fi attack threatens all networks: How to stay safe and what you need to know

Researchers have uncovered a Wi-Fi security flaw, dubbed KRACK, that affects nearly any device that uses Wi-Fi, whether or not the network is encrypted. Here's what you can do to stay safe.

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Eufy Lumos Smart Bulb review: Alexa-ready and budget-friendly smart lighting from Anker

Available in tunable- or fixed-white models, these smart bulbs deliver quality lighting at low prices.

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Friday Lock review: A competitor to the August retrofit smart lock arrives at last

Friday Labs' debut smart lock makes a positive first impression, but in use it comes across as undercooked.

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August Smart Lock Pro and Smart Lock 3rd Generation reviews: The best retrofit lock gets incrementally smarter

But we can't recommend the second and less-expensive new model.

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Sensibo Sky A/C controller review: Control your room air conditioner from anywhere

While the app is still under construction and the price is a bit off-putting, this device should help reduce your electric bill.

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WiZ Connected Lights Color A E26 Light Kit review: Wi-Fi smart bulbs on a budget

This new smart lighting player offers plenty of flexibility at a price that makes sense.

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Samsung Connect Home: This router/smart-home hub combo isn’t a star in either role

But if you want one DIY platform for both networking and home control, it’s your best choice for now.

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Despite new silicon, 802.11ax isn't coming to the enterprise for a while

The release of 802.11ax chipsets by Broadcom, Qualcomm and others doesn't mean that standardized gear will be ready for everyday use soon, experts say.

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How Wi-Fi could get a boost from Li-Fi

Li-Fi could turn LED light bulbs into network access points

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August Smart Lock (2nd Generation) review: Upgrade your locks without touching the exterior mechanism

This retrofit kit looks stylish while adding “smart” features, and it’s great for renters because it doesn’t change the lock itself.

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Wireless mesh networks: Everything you need to know

There are genuine benefits behind the hype for this Wi-Fi technology.

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Honeywell Lyric T5 smart thermostat review: Not as advanced as some, but less expensive than many

The Lyric T5 lacks motion sensors and fancy algorithms, and it doesn’t work with some HVAC components, but you might decide its price tag makes up for it.


How smart cities like New York City will drive enterprise change

Laying high-speed fiber across an entire city and connecting sensor-based public Wi-Fi kiosks is good for the public -- and very good for business.

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5 Wi-Fi analyzer and survey apps for Android

A review of five mobile survey apps - iBwave Wi-Fi Mobile, iMapper WiFi Pro, WiFi Analyzer and Surveyor from ManageEngine, Wi-Fi Visualizer from ITO Akihiro, and WiTuners Mobile - for enterprises to small offices.

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Best wireless routers: Reviews and buying advice

Few elements of your home’s infrastructure have a bigger impact on your tech life. We’ll help you find just the right router to anchor your home network.

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Netgear Orbi RBK30 WiFi System review: It's not bad, but it's not great

It's still not a mesh system, but this time you might care.

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TP-Link Wi-Fi Smart Plug with Energy Monitoring review: The oversized HS110 is no bargain

This smart plug works best within a TP-Link-only home.

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PureGear PureSwitch review: A HomeKit-only smart plug with a high-speed USB port

It’s a little more expensive than its features warrant, but it’s well designed for what it does.

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