networking

Now TV vs Now TV Smart Box vs Sky Q: Which Sky package is right for you?

There are three ways to get access to Sky’s content. The options are the Now TV or Now TV Smart Box route or the Sky Q route, choosing

Zappiti Duo (2017) 4K HDR Media Streaming Player Review : Going from strength to strength

Pros Relatively simple to set up Excellent build quality Comprehensive connections Good, back-lit remote 4K HDR support Immersive audio capability Frame-packed 3D is no issue

TP-Link Deco M5 router review : This mesh network comes with a side of antivirus

TP-Link’s Deco M5 isn’t the absolute fastest whole-home Wi-Fi system on the market, but it delivers very good performance and a strong set of features.

Zyxel PLA5236KIT AC900 Powerline Wireless Extender kit review

The Good: The Zyxel PLA5236KIT can easily extend a home network without you having to run network cables. It’s also affordable. The Bad: The messy

Origin PC Omni review

The Good: Fast, highly configurable and relatively easy to upgrade, the Origin PC Omni offers a 34-inch curved display for less than it would cost

HP Spectre x360 (13-inch, 2017) review

THE GOOD: Beautifully designed and less than 3 pounds/1,361 grams, the HP Spectre x360 13 has a great keyboard and trackpad, a sharp 4K display

Asus ROG G752VS-XS74K OC Edition review

THE GOOD: The Asus ROG G752VS OC Edition offers excellent gaming performance and plenty of power for other tasks like high-resolution photo- and video-editing. The

Apple iPad (9.7-inch, 2017) review

THE GOOD: Apple’s new iPad delivers faster performance and a brighter screen than the model it replaces, at a price that’s about half as much

Modem vs. Router : How They’re Different and What They Do

When it’s time to set up a home Wi-Fi network, it’s important to know exactly what kind of equipment you need. Everything starts with two

Nikon D5600 review

Introduction The Nikon D5600 is a new 24.2 megapixel DX-format DSLR camera with no optical low-pass filter (OLPF). The D5600 replaces the 18-month-old D5500 and

HP Elite Slice review

THE GOOD: It’s small, attractive and cleverly designed for expansion, and the voice-optimized meeting-room configuration comes with touch call controls. THE BAD: The wireless conference-call

Raspberry Pi Zero W review

PROS Integrated Wi-Fi Very low price 3D printed case is excellent CONS Requires cable adapters KEY FEATURES Single-core 1GHz CPU 512MB RAM Mini HDMI and

Netgear R9000 Nighthawk X10 AD7200 Smart Wi-Fi Router review

THE GOOD: Supporting the new 802.11ad Wi-Fi standard, the Netgear X10 can deliver unprecedentedly fast wireless speeds. It also features ultrafast wired connections for high-end

Furbo Dog Camera review

PROS Great video quality Solid construction Attractive design Reliable treat dispensing CONS Low-quality speaker Barking alerts are too sensitive Non-adjustable camera KEY FEATURES 720p camera

Devolo GigaGate review

PROS Very fast, long-range Wi-Fi link Effortless setup Easiest way to extend a fast network connection CONS Expensive Niche appeal KEY FEATURES 2Gbps Wi-Fi bridge

Ubiquiti Labs Amplifi HD Wi-Fi router review : A different take on the mesh network

It’s not as fast as the new tri-band mesh routers that offer a dedicated network for data backhaul, but it is a solid value. Pros

BT Whole Home Wi-Fi review

PROS Good overall speed Great Wi-Fi coverage Quick and easy setup Cheaper than many mesh router systems CONS Needs base router One Ethernet and no

HP Envy Curved All-in-One 34 (2017) review

THE GOOD: Artfully designed with a big curved display and a far better-than-average sound system, the 2017 edition of the computer also includes welcome touches

Samsung Chromebook Pro review

THE GOOD: A very long list of features for the price, including a QHD touch display, hybrid hinge and included stylus. Adding support for the

HP Spectre x360 15 (2017) review:

THE GOOD: Beautifully designed and with practically no missteps, the HP Spectre x360 15 has a great keyboard and trackpad, 4K display, above-average sound system

Best high-resolution digital audio player : Which DAP reigns supreme?

While TVs have become better and better over the past 15 years, audio has taken several steps backwards. Many of us have sacrificed fidelity in

Asus ROG Strix GL553VD Review

The Pros Vivid display; Comfortable, RGB-backlit keyboard; Useful software The Cons Fussy touchpad; Lackluster speakers; Poor battery life Verdict The Asus ROG Strix GL553VD is

Huawei Ascend 5W Review : Budget Phone Makes Too Many Compromises

THE GOOD Low cost Expandable microSD storage Superbright 5.5-inch full-HD display built-in fingerprint sensor THE BAD Stuttery performance Below-average battery life Micro-USB port No 802.11ac

Nintendo Switch vs PS4 and Xbox One: An in-depth look at this year’s three big consoles

Nintendo Switch vs PS4 and Xbox One: How does Nintendo’s new hybrid console stack up against the offerings of Sony and Microsoft? We compare all

Anthem AVM 60 A/V Processor Review

PRICE $2,999 AT A GLANCE Plus Pristine audio plus 4K passthrough video Clean, simple, eminently usable design Excellent proprietary auto-setup/EQ system DTS Play-Fi streaming/multiroom wireless

Eero Wi-Fi System review

THE GOOD: The Eero Wi-Fi system can create a large seamless Wi-Fi network with reliable internet access. The hardware is well designed, easy to use

Zyxel Armor Z2 AC2600 Wireless Router review

OUR VERDICT In-depth traffic analysis tools along with StreamBoost and MU-MIMO technology makes this quad-stream 802.11ac router a compelling buy. FOR Good MU-MIMO wireless speeds

Dell XPS 27 (2017) review

THE GOOD: The XPS 27 (2017) has a terrific audio system, especially for an all-in-one, and a display with excellent color reproduction. THE BAD: The

Panasonic TX-50DX700 4K TV review: Picture performance beyond its price

Ultra-HD TVs are certainly becoming more popular, we know that for sure. The amount of content on offer has increased exponentially since 4K was first

Galaxy J7 Prime out now: 5 reasons you’ll want one

Supposing you’re a consumer looking for a new smartphone and you’ve not already purchased a Galaxy S7, the Galaxy J7 Prime might be right up