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Michael manages PCWorld's hardware product reviews and contributes to TechHive's coverage of home-control systems and sound bars.

Fact or fiction: What affects Wi-Fi speed?

From nearby microwaves to antennas boosters made from cardboard and tin foil, Macworld Lab discovers what really helps or hurts Wi-Fi signals.

Linksys to resume building network hardware for small- to medium-size businesses

Cisco reduced the Linksys brand to a home-network player, but Belkin plans to resurrect the brand's status in the SMB market.

Targus Universal USB 3.0 DV Docking Station review: Turn any laptop or Win 8 tablet into a desktop replacement

Add SIX USB ports, drive two additional displays, gain gigabit ethernet, and more.

WD My Cloud review: A better, more secure alternative to cloud storage

Who needs Dropbox when you can get 2TB of web-accessible storage this cheap?

OS X update doubles 802.11ac Time Capsule's performance

New AirPort Utility doubles 802.11ac Time Capsule’s wireless file-transfer speed

Linksys EA6900 Wi-Fi router

Belkin announces its first Linksys router, the EA6900

Dual-band 802.11ac promises to deliver 1.3Gbps wireless throughput via 802.11ac, and 600Mbps throughput via 802.11n

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Netgear accuses Asus of submitting fraudulent test results to the FCC

Netgear files complaint with the FCC and sues Asus for false advertising, unfair competition, and more.

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Canary promises a sophisticated home-security system for the 47 percent

Company hopes to crowd-fund its way into the ranks of ADT and Vivint.

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Review: Speedy new AirPort Time Capsule is a good buy

The new Time Capsule is nice and fast. It'd be even faster if Apple fixed a problem in OS X that's hindering the router's file-transfer performance.

Netgear R6100

Netgear announces low-priced 802.11ac Wi-Fi router

The dual-band R6100 will retail for just $100.

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Apple's 802.11ac Wi-Fi problems: They're for real

OS X could be holding back the new AirPort Extreme's wireless throughput.

Wi-Fi Alliance announces 802.11ac certification program

Consumers and SMBs can finally be assured that 802.11ac networking products will be compatible, even though the IEEE has not ratified the standard.

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How 802.11ac networking boosts the MacBook Air's Wi-Fi performance

The new MacBook Air sports built-in compatibility with the newest draft networking standard, 802.11ac, an upgrade of the current 802.11n.

Connected Data announces Transporter 2.0

The manufacturer of the Transporter personal cloud-based storage device has announced a major software update.

The Kwikset Kevo lock opens at your touch

New deadbolt turns your smartphone into a virtual key.

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