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AT&T’s MiFi Liberate: Impressive speed, battery life

The touchscreen is just OK, and suggested media center functions left me unimpressed, but you can’t argue with high speeds and long battery life.

Wi-Fi hard drive showdown: Corsair Voyager vs. Seagate Wireless Plus

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?

In honor of World Backup Day: How to protect your data

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.

Review: Connectify Hotspot turns your laptop into a hotspot

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.

802.11n Wi-Fi Routers: Tested to the Nth degree

We benchmark five of the best 802.11n routers available today. Don't you dare upgrade your Wi-Fi without first reading our results.

IronKey Workspace, a Windows 8 PC on a stick: Hands-on

This new IronKey USB drive lets you boot up an encryption-secured Windows 8 PC on any computer.

Synology DS213air review: Wireless feature doesn't add enough value

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.

QNAP TS-269 Pro review: A fast and powerful NAS box with a steep learning curve

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.

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Go green and save money with a programmable thermostat

We put three programmable thermostats to the test to find out which is the most powerful, flexible, likely to reduce your energy bill.

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Netgear A6200 review: A cost-effective and fast 802.11ac adapter

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.

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Western Digital My Net AC Bridge review: Another great 802.11ac 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.

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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.