Glenn FleishmanSenior Contributor, TechHive

Glenn Fleishman is the author of dozens of books, including his newly released A Practical Guide to Networking, Privacy, and Security in iOS 12. He's a senior contributor to Macworld, where he writes Mac 911.

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Best surge protector: Reviews and buying advice

Far better than ordinary power strips, these products will protect your expensive electronics from dangerous power spikes. We'll help you pick the right one for your home or small office.

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TP-Link Kasa Smart Wi-Fi Power Strip review: The ultimate surge protector for the smart home (or smart home office)

This smart outlet strip has it all: sophisticated scheduling, power monitoring, and support for voice control via Amazon Alexa, Google Home, and Microsoft Cortana.

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Amped Wireless Smart Strip review: Most effective when it's paired with an Amazon Echo or Google Home

You can control its three outlets and two USB ports independently, but its app has weak timer features and no scene-control functions.

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APC SurgeArrest Performance P12U2 review: Lots of outlets and great features, including USB charging ports

This model offers the best value for the most outlets, with USB charging as a bonus.

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Tripp Lite TLP1008TEL review: Good protection for 10 outlets at a bargain price

This is the right choice for a 10-outlet surge protector with spacing that allows maximum deployment of plugs.

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Wi-Fi gets quicker with 802.11ax, but buying early might offer few advantages

The latest Wi-Fi standard makes home networks faster, especially for video streaming.

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How to fix your Wi-Fi network

Whether your PC isn't connecting to the internet, or your wireless connection is inconsistent, or your device keeps joining the wrong network, we have answers to common Wi-Fi issues.

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Apple TV 4K adds HDR and faster performance

Apple TV 4K offers 4K HDR video, better access to live sports, and an iPad Pro CPU, all for $179.

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Geeni Surge review: This smart surge protector falls short on automation and documentation

While it has four individually switchable outlets, the Surge works best only as a manual on/off switch.

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TP-Link Wi-Fi Smart Plug with Energy Monitoring review: The oversized HS110 is no bargain

This smart plug works best within a TP-Link-only home.

PureGear PureSwitch

PureGear PureSwitch review: A HomeKit-only smart plug with a high-speed USB port

It’s a little more expensive than its features warrant, but it’s well designed for what it does.

Belkin Wemo Mini

Wemo Mini Smart Plug review: Compact, smart, and inexpensive

This smart plug works over Wi-Fi and with the Amazon Echo, Google Home, and—come this fall, Belkin says—Apple’s HomeKit ecosystem.

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iDevices Socket review: Retrofits nearly any lamp, but not cheaply

An effective light bulb on, off, and dimmer control, with a neat variable-hue nightlight.

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How to turn your Mac into a digital video recorder for over-the-air TV

In the rush to pay for Internet-delivered streaming media, don’t forget that you can capture free programming.

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iHome iSP6 and iSP8 SmartPlug reviews: An easy entree into the smart home

From ease of set up through broad compatibility, including with Apple's HomeKit, these smart plugs hit nearly every mark.