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T-Mobile's 5G home internet service: Hands-on report

The T-Mobile High Speed Internet Gateway (5G21-12W-A) offers a $50/mo alternative to cable broadband, and delivers performance good enough for a small household that likes to stream video.

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Anker Soundcore Motion Boom speaker review: Bluetooth for the beach

This Bluetooth boomer easily passed muster in terms of volume and bass response to sonically compete with pricier competitors. It's small, easy to carry, and waterproof for the pool and beach.

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Vilo's $20-per-node mesh network: A hands-on report

Vilo's $20-per-node mesh router promises to upend traditional mesh router pricing. Does it deliver, performance-wise? Yeah, pretty much.

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Leviton Decora Mini Plug-in Switch and Dimmer (2nd Gen) review: Still top in their class

But Leviton’s new HomeKit implementation wasn’t seamless in our testing.

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Best smart plugs: These gadgets will turn any electrical outlet into a smart socket

With models from Lutron, Wemo, Leviton, iDevices, and others, it can be difficult to know which easy and inexpensive device is best for controlling the lamps and small appliances in your smart home. We’ll help you find the right one.

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Best mesh Wi-Fi routers: Reviews and buying advice

Few elements of your home’s infrastructure have a bigger impact on your tech life. We recommend mesh Wi-Fi routers for most people, and we’ll help you find just the right one for your needs.

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A cord-cutter’s guide to the Summer Olympics in Tokyo

Here are all the best ways to watch the games on a TV, a computer, or a phone—actually, those are the only ways to watch.

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Cree Lighting Connected Max ST19 review: An affordable, tunable, filament smart bulb

Cree’s new vintage filament bulb is both inexpensive and attractive, but it comes with a quirky app and a too-bright minimum brightness.

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Best smart bulbs for your connected home

Today’s smart bulbs are brighter and easier to control than ever, but choosing the right one for your environment remains a challenge.

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Watching the Olympics has doubled in price for cord-cutters

Cord-cutters are paying twice as much for coverage of the Olympics compared to a few years ago.

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Best VPN services: Reviews and buying advice

Surfing the web through a virtual private network (VPN) can keep your identity and data safe and secure online. We show you what to look for in a VPN and help you pick the best one for your needs.

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Alexa now has a male option for its voice; here’s how to enable it

Just days after announcing new celebrity voices for Alexa, Amazon has begun rolling out a default male voice to go along with Alexa’s famous female voice.

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Best smart speakers: Which deliver the best combination of digital assistant and audio performance?

With models based on Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, and others to come, we’ll help you find just the right model.

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Current Echo smart speakers and displays will support Matter, Amazon says

Only a handful of legacy Echo devices won’t be getting a Matter update.

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Nokia Smart Lighting: Insteon reborn

This new line of Nokia smart dimmers, switches, and outlets is based on one of the oldest DIY smart home platforms on the market.