networking

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

Nintendo Switch vs PS4 and Xbox One : An in-depth look at the 2017 console wars

Nintendo Switch vs PS4 and Nintendo Switch vs Xbox One: How does Nintendo’s new hybrid console stack up against its rivals over at Sony and

MSI VR One Review : True Wireless VR for Rich People

THE GOOD Lightweight, daring design Powerful graphics and overall performance Hot-swappable batteries Runs quiet THE BAD Expensive Still needs a monitor at times Can’t upgrade

Hands On: Crazy Fast Nighthawk X10 Router with Plex Media Server

Netgear has released its newest super duper fast router that can handle any streaming video bandwidth. I’ve spent the last month with the Netgear Nighthawk

Netgear Nighthawk X6 AC3200 (R8000) Review

THE GOOD Tri-band operations, good performance Genie software makes setup easy USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports Six fold-out antennas Excellent range THE BAD Expensive Big

HP Stream 14 Review

THE GOOD: The inexpensive HP Stream 14 is an attractive, lightweight 14-inch Windows laptop with a long battery life and performance good enough for basic

Cherry Mobile FB100 Hands-on Review: Unboxing – Unofficial Facebook Phone

Aside from the Iris, we managed to get our hands on another new phone from local brand Cherry Mobile. The FB100 is a budget phone

HP Omen X review

THE GOOD: The HP Omen X is a powerful gaming desktop with a modern, minimalist design, and is angled for easy access to ports and

Google Wifi Review: Meet mesh networking’s new star

PROS Easy to setup and manage Family-friendly features Solid mesh network performance Affordable for a mesh system CONS Performance doesn’t equal high-end routers at closer