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Western Digital My Net AC1300 review: A fast 802.11ac router from a surprising source

Western Digital’s My Net AC1300 is strong on the 5GHz band, less so on the 2.4GHz band. It lacks a few advanced features, but most consumers won’t miss them.

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Linksys EA6500 review: A user-friendly 802.11ac router with decent performance

The Linksys EA6500 is a very good consumer router for mainstream users who don’t need a lot of bells and whistles, but the Asus RT-AC66U remains the absolute best 802.11ac Draft 2.0 router for now.

Best Products of 2012: Cool PC Accessories

PCWorld's editors select the year's best PC-related components and peripherals.

Review: Cisco's Linksys WUMC710 Wireless Media Bridge is exactly what 802.11ac networks need

If you're building out an 802.11ac network, this is the device to deploy on the client side.

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Storage on the go: We test five fast portable hard drives

Think all portable drives are the same? We discovered some compelling differences—both in features and in performance—when we evaluated this batch.

Belkin 802.11ac router

Who makes the best 802.11ac router? We review the only 5 models available today

These next-gen routers are insanely fast, but they come with multiple caveats to consider before you buy.

Buffalo WZR-D1800H 802.11ac router review: A few features light, but decent performance

This router lacks a few features, but it's not a bad value.

Asus RT-AC66U router review: The best 802.11ac router on the market, so far

If you're looking for a router for your entertainment system, this Asus is a screamer.

D-Link DIR-865L router review: Thumbs up for cloud integration; thumbs sideways for performance

The DIR-865L leads the way in cloud integration, but this 802.11ac router could be a lot faster.

Netgear R6300 router review: The second-fastest router we've tested

Netgear's R6300 isn't the fastest 802.11ac router you can buy, but it has a number of positive features going for it.

Belkin AC 1200 DB 802.11ac router review: A model that's not quite ready for prime time

You'll pay less for this router, but you'll get a lot less performance, too.

Iris Smart Kit: A Basic and Affordable Introduction to Home Automation

In part 2 of our series on easy home automation projects for the weekend warrior, we look at the Iris system from Lowes.

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Stop Snoopers From Spying on Your Web Activity With ProXPN

Through the ProXPN virtual private network, you can maintain your privacy and identity.

Top Cloud Services: The Great Hard Drive in the Sky

We tested 20 cloud-storage services to find the best tools for sharing and syncing files, backing up PCs, sharing photos, listening to music, and more.

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LogMeIn Hamachi Gives Small Businesses Most of the VPN They Need for Free

Free for up to five users, the Hamachi hosted VPN service is certainly worth a look.