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A new class of portable hard drive creates its own Wi-Fi hotspot, so you can stream media or transfer files from a PC, notebook, tablet, or smartphone without a cable. Which one's best?
Looking to finally protect your data as part of World Backup Day? First, you'll need a hard drive. Here's what to look for and which specific models have impressed us.
Connectify Hotspot provides the tools to act as a software router between whatever internet connection you provide and the other computers connected to your laptop.
We benchmark five of the best 802.11n routers available today. Don't you dare upgrade your Wi-Fi without first reading our results.
This new IronKey USB drive lets you boot up an encryption-secured Windows 8 PC on any computer.
The DS213air creates its own Wi-Fi access point for access and media streaming, but you can do the same thing with virtually any current Synology NAS box, including faster, similarly priced units.
While pricey, excellent performance, copious software features, and state-of-the-art connectivity render this two-bay NAS box a good deal for small offices and work groups.
We put three programmable thermostats to the test to find out which is the most powerful, flexible, likely to reduce your energy bill.
If you need to connect just a single client, such as a laptop or a home-theater PC, to your 802.11ac network, Netgear's A6200 is a far cheaper alternative to a wireless bridge.
If you're putting together a wireless network based on the 802.11ac Draft 2.0 standard, choose between this bridge and Cisco’s Linksys WUMC710 when you're ready to add hardwired clients to your network.
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.
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.
PCWorld's editors select the year's best PC-related components and peripherals.