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HotSpot Shield review: It's fast, beautiful, and definitely not for anonymity

AnchorFree's HotSpot Shield Elite is a great service, unless you're concerned about the highest level of privacy.

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Avira Antivirus Pro review: Great performance, but the free version is probably sufficient

Avira Antivirus Pro is great for detecting viruses and offers minimal impact on your PC's performance. Still, you don't get that much for $45 per year compared to the free version.

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ESET Internet Security review: A highly rated security suite with an eye on the connected home

It's an antivirus suite with a creepy robot mascot, but it's still a great tool.

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Windscribe Pro review: It's all about the extras

Windscribe VPN's speeds aren't incredible, but it has all the basics you need and a few nice additional features too.

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Kwikset Obsidian touchscreen deadbolt review: Slim and sexy, but not entirely smart

As electronic lock manufacturers up their design game, Kwikset gets to work.

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Buffered VPN review: It gets the job done

Respectable speeds and helpful tools make Buffered a solid choice for VPN users.

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Guardzilla 360 review: This security cam monitors an entire room, but its unpolished app spoils the experience

The panoramic view is unique, but the accompanying app is poorly designed and subject to frequent crashes.

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Yale Real Living Assure SL Lock review: Yale’s next-gen lock makes significant strides

While the new Assure looks great on the outside, its smart home capabilities remain lacking.

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First Alert Onelink review: This Homekit smoke alarm can smell a fire, but its push alerts need work

What good is a smart smoke alarm if the smart component isn’t fully baked?

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Nest Protect review: No-nonsense “smart” smoke and carbon-monoxide detection

The best smart smoke detector on the market is also the most expensive.

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Halo+ Smart Smoke & CO Alarm with Weather Alerts review: A pricey alternative to the Nest Protect

This smoke detector packs all the bells, whistles, and a weather radio, too.

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Leeo Smart Alert Nightlight review: $50 is cheap if it saves your house from burning down

It plugs into an AC outlet, alerts you to smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, and contacts you via an app with a recording of the sound. A few false alarms aside, this security device is a smart buy for any home.

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D-Link Omna 180 Cam HD review: The first HomeKit-certified security camera

The Omna plays nice with other HomeKit accessories and Siri commands.

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IPVanish review: A U.S.-based VPN that could stand to go a little faster

IPVanish is a good U.S.-based VPN that prioritizes security and speed, although the latter could use more focus.

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Ring Spotlight Cam review: Intruders can't hide in darkness with this camera on watch

This combo spotlight and security camera protects the most vulnerable areas outside your home after sundown.

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