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Google OnHub Wi-Fi router review: It's designed to coddle novices and annoy power users

You’ll either love or hate the new OnHub Wi-Fi router that Google and TP-Link have cooked up. If you’re of the “I just want it to work” mindset, …


Salesforce Announces New Internet of Things Cloud, As Dreamforce Opens

When you think of, you probably don’t think about the burgeoning Internet of Things, but Salesforce wants to help customers make sense of all of the data coming from the growing number of connected devices — often referred to as the Internet of Things.<p>The company is announcing its …

Internet of Things

Movies, games, music – we ask Wi-Fi to handle a lot. Meet OnHub, the router from Google that's built for fast Wi-Fi on all your devices.

10 simple tips for making your home wifi network faster

There's a good chance that you're reading this article over a wifi connection. And if you are, it's quite likely that from time to time, your wifi network doesn't perform as well as you'd like.<p>But there are some very simple steps you can take to make it better.<p>We often think of wifi networks as …

Why Wi-Fi will be the technology of choice for the Internet of Things

With projections of more than 5 billion connected devices by the end of this year and growth to 50 billion by 2020, the challenges facing the …

Internet of Things

Privacy Tips for the Internet of Things - Consumer Reports

If you don’t like the idea of being tracked by your devices, you might think you have only two options: Avoid the technology altogether or simply …

Internet of Things

Flash. Must. Die.

Adobe Flash—that insecure, ubiquitous resource hog everyone hates to need—is under siege, again, and hopefully for the last time. The latest calls …


Inside Target’s Tech Funhouse and Search for Its Next Billion-Dollar Business

Homey scenes come to life inside a new tech wonderland created by Target, designed to show off Internet-connected home devices.<p>San Francisco is home to technology. Now it’s home to perhaps the most technologically-advanced house, too.<p>Inside a new store on Fourth Street stands a mockup of a …

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Lifelock Once Again Failed at Its One Job: Protecting Data

Customers who hired the infamous ID theft-protection firm Lifelock to monitor their identities after their data was stolen in a breach were in for a …

It’s Time To Rethink Our Smart Things

There was a section so common in big name CES tech presentations that it was almost comical. After announcing some widget or the other, a cheerful CEO would stand on stage and talk about how smart everything would soon become thanks to the SmartAppliance Framework or some such nonsense. The …


Five Best Smart Thermostats

A good thermostat can save you money on power, keep your home comfortable, even learn your habits and preferences. That said, there are tons of …

Home Automation

Earth 2.0: Nasa says scientists have found 'closest twin' outside solar system

Using four years’ worth of data from the Kepler space telescope, researchers announce the new exoplanet along with 12 possible ‘habitable’ others<p>Scientists on the hunt for extraterrestrial life have discovered “the closest twin to Earth” outside the solar system, Nasa announced on Thursday.<p>Working …


Jeep Owners Urged To Update Cars To Stop Hackers Taking Them Off The Road

Driving a Jeep today? Not to worry you, but unless the car has been updated in the last week, there’s probably a vulnerability or two in the vehicle, as there are in as many as 471,000 Chrysler automobiles, which could be abused by hackers sitting in front of a laptop anywhere on the …

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