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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.

The Bat! Professional Is Not an Easier Email Client

Designed to streamline email management, The Bat! Professional fails to deliver.

KMPlayer Sleek, But Hard to Navigate

This video file player handles lots of files and has tons of options, but its interface isn't intuitive.

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SpeedUpMyPC Does What It Says...But Is The Price Right?

SpeedUpMyPC is a system tweaker and optimizer that actually works in most regards.

Advanced IP Scanner Offers Wake-Up and Shutdown Functions On Networked PCs

Advanced IP Scanner enumerates the used IP addresses on your network and also allows limited remote control.