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Best Google Black Friday Deals: Google Home from $29, Nest E Thermostat $149, Chromecast $20, more

It’s nearly Black Friday time and the deals are already starting to roll in over at 9to5Toys. The team has been working around the clock compiling and sorting through all of this week’s best price drops, ad leaks and more. This hub will serve as the our main landing page for all of the best Google …

Shopping

The best Google deals of Black Friday 2017: Google Home Mini, Chromecast, Google Wifi

Vox Media has affiliate partnerships. These do not influence editorial content, though Vox Media may earn commissions for products purchased via affiliate links. For more information, see our ethics policy.<p>Google’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales this year will be all about the home. So if …

Shopping

Mesh Networking is the Future of Smart Homes, According to Qualcomm

If you’ve shopped for a router anytime in the past five years, you’ve probably heard of mesh networking. It’s a hot new category popularized by …

Wi-Fi

Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Best High-Tech Gifts Under $500

While you were busy looking at the new iPhone X and <b>Alphabet Inc’s</b> (NASDAQ:<b>GOOG</b>, NASDAQ:<b>GOOGL</b>) latest Pixel releases, the holiday shopping season …

Nintendo Switch

A year of home automation

Last December I posted a summary of my experience playing around with some home automation products. Almost one year later, I thought I’d update what …

Home Automation

Black Friday smart home deals to help you connect the halls

It's not just TVs -- Black Friday is a great time to score a bargain on smart home gadgets, too. Here are all of the deals we're tracking.<p>Chaotic as it may be, the weekend after Thanksgiving is a great time to score tech deals -- and that, of course, extends to the ever-expanding world of smart …

Smart Homes

Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Best Smart Home Products

Maybe you don’t want to buy smartphones or tablets for holiday presents, but you still want to get something for your tech-savvy friends and family. …

Android News

The 2017 Christmas Catalog — Tools and Toys

Welcome to the 2017 <i>Tools & Toys</i> Christmas Catalog!<p>↓ Skip down to Table of Contents<p>As we do every year, we’ve collected the year’s best gadgets, gear, …

Calvin and Hobbes

A New Phone Comes Out. Yours Slows Down. A Conspiracy? No.

It happens every year: Apple releases new iPhones, and then hordes of people groan about their older iPhones slowing to a crawl.<p>Just look at the recent data. Between September and early November — when Apple made the iPhone 8 available, followed by the iPhone X — Google searches for the keywords …

Business

Google Fiber launches in San Antonio w/ cheaper sole gigabit tier, Google Wifi, & Nvidia Shield TV offer

Last month, Google Fiber revealed that upcoming gigabit launches in Louisville and San Antonio would not offer a television service, instead suggesting YouTube TV. With Fiber launching in the Texas city today, Google announced a number of other changes, like only offering one plan and a promotional …

Google

Fix Your Slow Internet With These Networking Options

If you’re sick of suffering from poor Wi-Fi connections or slow streaming speeds in your house or brick-lined apartment, that one router tucked away …

Wi-Fi

Simple trick to improve WiFi in your house - all you need is a bit of tin foil

Trying to make the beleaguered WiFi signal stretch into the far reaches of your house can be a struggle for many homeowners.<p>Tech companies are trying …

Wi-Fi

Amazon Echo vs. Google Home: Which voice assistant answers questions best?

Being able to talk to these things is important, but the answers are even more important.<p>Amazon Echo and Google Home are the two big names in …

Android News

Purchase Google Wi-Fi and Google Home together to save $120

Google has bundled its Google Home and its Google Wi-Fi mesh router system.<p>If a customer adds the Google Home and the Google Wi-Fi into their cart, …

Wi-Fi

Ask Engadget: Where should I put my router?

<i>The support shared between readers in the</i> <i>comments section is one of the things we love most about the Engadget community</i><i>. Over the years, we've known you to offer sage advice on everything</i> <i>from Chromecasts and cameras to drones and smartphones. In fact, our community's knowledge and insights are a</i> …

Wi-Fi

8 Awesome Gadgets to Add to Your Smart Home Wedding Registry

Setting up your wedding registry is one of the most exciting aspects of wedding planning. For many couples who already have their homes outfitted with all the essentials (china, glassware, coffee machine, etc) consider adding a few tech gadgets to turn your registry into a smart home wedding …

Home Automation

The best mesh Wi-Fi system in the world is discounted right now on Amazon

The popular Google Wifi System is discounted right now, and it continues to be a best-seller on Amazon and elsewhere. If you decide to pick one up, …

Wi-Fi

What are Zigbee and Z-Wave? Everything you need to know!

Your connected home can be built a lot of different ways, but likely starts right here.<p>Maybe the most fun part of new tech and internets of things …

Android News

These are the best smart home products to use with Google Home Mini

Now that you've got a Google Home Mini, it's time to connected it to some things. Need some things? Here's where to start.<p>So you've got a new Google …

Android News

Google Wifi Review | Trusted Reviews

What is the Google Wifi?<p>The Google Wifi has become something of a poster child for the new wave of home networking systems that do away with routers …

Wi-Fi

9to5Toys Last Call: Google Home $86, Google Wifi 3-pack $250, Logitech Circle $120, more

Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by <i>signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter</i>. Also, be sure to check us out on: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications.<p>9to5Toys Lunch Break delivers the best deals every day of the week at 12:30PM EST. This includes price drops …

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[Update: 20% off site-wide] Deal alert: Google Wifi 3-pack on sale for $239.99 ($50 off) via Rakuten with coupon code

• Update 1: It looks like the coupon code works on a lot of things—almost all the things, in fact. It's 20% off site-wide at Rakuten, so you can grab …

Android News

ASRock X10 IoT Router Review

ASRock isn't the first name you think of for home networking and the X10 IoT Router proves why.<p>ASRock isn't the first name you think of for home …

Gear & Gadgets

Our favorite mesh Wi-Fi system just dropped to its lowest price ever on Amazon

The Google Wifi mesh wireless system has been the most popular mesh system on Amazon ever since it was released. It’s a terrific system, but …

Wi-Fi

Amazon’s Decision on ZigBee vs. Z-Wave Makes No Sense

Julie Jacobson and Avi Rosenthal wonder why Amazon chose ZigBee for Echo Plus home-automation hub, when Z-Wave is more interoperable, secure, …

Automation

Google Wifi is now available in 5 new countries

Google Wifi is now available in 5 new countries: Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden. This brings the total number of countries in which you can buy the Google Wifi on the Google Store up to 12.<p>Here’s the full list of countries where you can now buy the Google Wifi (via Google …

Google

Google Wifi now available in Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden

Up until recently, the Google Wifi router and mesh network system was only available in 7 countries on the Google Store: Australia, Canada, France, …

Android News

Google to go hard on hardware expansion in Asia Pacific: Executive

Global director for Pixel business Nanda Ramachandran says with the launch of Google Wifi and the impending launches of Pixel 2 XL and Pixel Buds in …

South-east Asia

New Google Wifi update adds support for parental controls and more [APK Download]

The internet can be a dangerous place, especially for kids. Many routers these days have some sort of parental control settings to help block access …

Android News

WiFi is broken – here's the companies that have already fixed it

You might have heard some doom-and-gloom news this morning: a researcher has finally figured out how to compromise the WPA2 encryption algorithm, the …

Information Security