Guest networks are a very useful router feature and one that far too many people don’t take advantage of. Here’s why you should turn on your guest network today.
You bought a beefy GPU to game—or perhaps create AI-generated artwork—and when it’s running full bore, it uses a lot of energy. But what about for boring day-to-day stuff? Is it wasteful?
Obsessively turning off household lights to save money is a habit most of us have, but it turns out it’s not really the money-saving power move we think it is. Here’s why you can stop.
Graphic cards aren’t getting any less powerful (or power hungry), so if you’re upgrading from an older GPU to a newer model, you might be worried you’ll also need to upgrade your PSU, too.
There are a host of battery-powered smart home security cameras on the market that offer convenient placement but charging headaches. A solar panel add-on makes life easier when using a camera outdoors….
For millions of people who live where winter means short days and long nights, smart lights are one of the easiest ways to make winter more bearable.
Guest networks are a great Wi-Fi router feature, but if you’re using a guest network in your home, be sure you’re using it safely and effectively. Here’s what you need to know.
You bought a fancy trackball, and you’re loving the trackball life, but one day your mouse seems to be a bit more sluggish than you recall. It’s time to clean it.
You’d probably be shocked at just how many items we use every day started life in a NASA lab. Sometimes you’re trying to get astronauts home safely, and in the process, you invent something that belongs in every home or tool…
Matter-based smart homes are just around the corner, and you might wonder if this means the old new standard, new hub cycle is about to take effect. There will still be a hub, but you might not even notice it’s there….
What do you do when drilling in a screw-based mount or slapping some tape on isn’t the right fit for your smart home camera needs? Try using a clever flexi-mount to mount it nearly anywhere.
When it comes to browser names, sometimes a browser gets a straightforward name that implies exactly what it does—like Internet Explorer. But Chrome? Why name a browser after shiny metal?
If you love dark mode for eye-friendly late-night browsing and you also love Mozilla Firefox, you’ve likely come across a problem: opening new tabs and loading new pages blinds you. Here’s how to make new tabs dark-mode frien…
If you’re looking to get wall-to-wall (or fence-to-fence) video coverage of your home or yard without drilling holes in everything, we’re here to help.
The standard method to mount video doorbells and other outdoor smart gear on your home is drilling and anchoring. If you don’t want to drill holes in your house, here’s how to avoid it.
Considering a mesh router system? Although mesh Wi-Fi systems are pretty great, there are some pitfalls to avoid. Here are common mistakes you want to avoid when selecting and setting up your system.
Across the United States and other countries, millions of people are surprised to receive packages they never ordered. In most cases, the source is a scam called “brushing.” Here’s why you’re getting free loot….
You may have never heard of Thread border routers, but they’re positioned to become a smart home staple—working behind the scenes to tie together all your smart home gear. Better yet? You might already own one….
Are you still using the default network name that came with your Wi-Fi router? Here’s why you should consider updating it.
Installing smart home gear can be challenging if you don’t own your home. An inexpensive no-drill doorbell mount makes it trivial to use a smart video doorbell without making altering anything and risking your deposit….
There are a lot of features and factors to consider when shopping for a new TV. One you shouldn’t overlook? HDMI ports. You want as many as you can get.
Your Wi-Fi router may have come with a random-looking default Wi-Fi password. Many people stick with the defaults, but is it secure—or should you select a new one?
Smartphones are a ubiquitous part of our lives now, and so are the numerous myths about how to eke out more life from your smartphone battery.
Increasingly major ISPs are offering not just Wi-Fi routers but companion Wi-Fi extenders you can rent or buy. Should you take advantage of that or buy your own hardware?
Mesh router platforms are commonly sold in multi-packs, but exactly how many of the individual mesh nodes do you need for your home? Here’s what you should consider while shopping.