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Asus' gamer-centric RT-AC88U packs more ethernet ports than any other 802.11ac router

The new router, designed to appeal to gamers, features an 8-port gigabit switch.


Sony starts selling a TV remote with PlayStation controls built-in

The Universal Media Remote can control cable boxes, audio receivers, and TVs, along with Sony’s game console.

Comcast and Nest

Comcast Xfinity Home subscribers can now add Nest thermostats and other connected-home devices

Some installations can be DIY projects, but anything involving the alarm system must be installed by a Comcast technician.


Android TV: Is Google’s other living-room platform at a dead end?

Chromecast is a great product backed by a strong vision. The same can’t be said for Google’s other streaming-video platform.


Netflix prices creep up again

Developing original TV programming like ‘House of Cards’ costs big bucks, and the streaming giant wants its customers to help with the financing.


Roku’s HBO Now app arrives, fashionably late

The standalone version of HBO is now available on Roku.

Sony slashes PlayStation 4's price to match Xbox One

The console wars continue as PlayStation 4 bundles now start at $350.


Amazon may create a live TV service of its own

With an Apple streaming TV service rumored for next year, it never hurts to be prepared.

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Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Wireless review: The Brits have done it again

It’s one of the best single-cabinet stereo speakers in the world, and you no longer need to be an Apple user to enjoy it.

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Linksys WRT1900ACS review: The best router for most router enthusiasts

There are more powerful (and more expensive) routers on the market, but this one delivers the best bang for the buck for most connected homes.

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Meet Beats Pill+, the first Beats speaker made under Apple

The $229 Bluetooth speaker goes on sale in November with better sound and a Lightning charger.

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HomePlug AV2 MIMO stretches the definition of ‘standard’ to the breaking point

The latest version of the powerline networking standard is fast only if all the adapters you deploy are based on the same chipset.

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The Kuna smart porch light pulls double duty as a Wi-Fi security camera

This outdoor light fixture is also a weatherized intercom with a built-in alarm to deter intruders.

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Roku announces Roku 4 media streamer with 4K video, 802.11ac Wi-Fi

There’ll be no confusing this new model with previous generations.

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Panasonic shows world's first UltraHD '4K' Blu-ray player

Panasonic will soon begin selling in Japan a Blu-ray Disc player compatible with 4K UltraHD discs, the first such player in the world.