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Ceton InfiniTV 6 review: A six-tuner dynamo for Microsoft’s dying media center

Tired of renting your cable company's lousy DVR? Buy this box, and you can record six channels at once—and watch those recordings on any PC in your house.

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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?

Review: Create a local file server with Kanex's meDrive

The meDrive is a way to put an unused USB hard drive to good use by providing file server capabilities.

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.

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.

Review: Compact Kanex MySpot extends an Ethernet network to Wi-Fi

Kanex's MySpot lets you extend your Ethernet network to Wi-Fi using a compact, USB-powered accessory. However, it suffers from using older wireless technology and security.

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.

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.

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.

Review: Cisco's Linksys WUMC710 Wireless Media Bridge is exactly what 802.11ac networks need

If you're building out an 802.11ac network, this is the device to deploy on the client side.

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.

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.

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.

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

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