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How to fix slow Wi-Fi at home: Tips for your router, computer, and phone

There are a few things you can do to get better wireless performance from your router.

If you’re working from home for the first time, it can be a lot to get used to. It’s easy to feel isolated and overwhelmed, and the last thing you want to deal with is an unreliable internet connection. A stable Wi-Fi signal is an absolute necessity when you’re working from home, and it’s particularly infuriating when you’re in the middle of a video call and your router decides to glitch out.

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How to turn your old Android phone or tablet into a remote control for your smart home

For these times when using your voice isn’t an option

Smart devices add a great level of convenience to your household, including the ability to control them remotely and using your voice. However, there are times when it’s much easier to operate them the old fashioned way with the push of a button rather than with your voice. Sadly, not many come with physical controls, and even if they did, that would mean you’d have a bunch of remotes lying around. Read More

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Should you buy a Wi-Fi 6 router in 2019?

Best answer: Yes, if you have an older router you should consider moving up to Wi-Fi 6, especially since the prices have come down and new phones will likely support the tech. If you already have a fast 802.11AC router it won’t be worth it, however.

Entry level Wi-Fi 6 networking: Asus RT-AX56U ($130 at Amazon)

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Nest thermostats are down to $160 if you hurry

Everyone knows that when it comes to smart thermostats, there’s Nest and then there’s everything else. So why doesn’t everyone just buy a Nest? Simple: they’re really expensive. That’s why today is the perfect day to upgrade, since Amazon came from out of nowhere and decided to offer deep discounts on both Nest thermostat models. The $200 Nest Thermostat E that everyone loves so much is on sale for $159.99 today, a $40 discount. It’s the same as the pricier model in terms of features, but it doesn’t have the pricey stainless steel case or the OLED display. If you want that, you’ll have to pay $250 for the Nest Learning Thermostat… [...]

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