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TP-LINK’s router robotically rotates its antennas for an optimal signal

TP-LINK’s router robotically rotates its antennas for an optimal signal

TP-LINK has rolled out three Wi-FI 6E routers for its 2022 line up. The new range is headed up by the Archer AXE200 Omni which distinguishes itself with smart antennas that use a robotic mechanism to auto-adapt their orientation for the best signal. Users can use the TP-LINK app to also manually adjust the direction of the antennas so they are optimized for single-story or multi-story buildings or anyone of a number of custom orientations.

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Abode takes on Wyze with new budget video doorbell and smart bulbs

Abode takes on Wyze with new budget video doorbell and smart bulbs

DIY home security company Abode is entering "a new era," releasing a wireless video doorbell and full-color smart bulbs that make it easier than ever for people to take advantage of smart home technology. The company has unveiled two new products at CES 2022, the Abode Wireless Video Doorbell and Abode Color Bulbs.

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How to tell if your home internet is being throttled

How to tell if your home internet is being throttled

Having internet at home usually implies a stable and reliable connection, but that is not always the case. If you find that your internet connection is not working as well as it should be, it's possible it's being throttled. As your connection is shared by many users connected to the same cell tower, internet service providers (ISPs) sometimes limit the bandwidth of certain users. This may result in problems such as websites taking much longer to load, streaming services such as Netflix failing to work, and many other annoying issues.

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Wyze Solar Panel and Lamp Socket kick off the company’s birthday week

Wyze Solar Panel and Lamp Socket kick off the company’s birthday week

Smart home company Wyze has announced two new products to kick off its birthday week celebration: the Wyze Solar Panel and Wyze Lamp Socket. These two new products are designed for use with the company's Wyze Cam v3 and Wyze Cam Outdoor security cameras. The solar panel features a micro USB cable for powering the Wyze outdoor camera, while the Lamp Socket is exactly what it sounds like: a smart socket for existing light fixtures.

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Home Depot Hubspace app simplifies the smart home setup process

Home Depot Hubspace app simplifies the smart home setup process

Hardware store Home Depot has launched Hubspace, a new smart home app that can be used with a variety of connected items to easily bring them together and control them using a phone. Home Depot says its Hubspace product is simple to use, with the key aspect revolving around the scanning of QR codes found on compatible smart home products.

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Verizon 5G Edge released in two new cities with AWS always-connected computing

Verizon 5G Edge released in two new cities with AWS always-connected computing

This week the folks at Verizon revealed a pair of new cities in which their 5G Edge tech would launch. This system works with AWS, making it the "world's first mobile edge computing platform with AWS." That means it's the first commercially available MEC with AWS cloud services, and it's launching in Boston and the Bay Area.

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Verizon wireless Home Internet trial isn’t waiting for 5G

Verizon wireless Home Internet trial isn’t waiting for 5G

This week Verizon expanded home internet availability to several new rural areas inside the United States. Added to the mix were broadband Internet service with Verizon's 4G LTE network in TN/VA/KY, Springfield, MO, and Savannah, GA. This expanded system works with what Verizon describes as "easy self-setup" and unlimited data.

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Your WiFi is about to get a whole lot faster [UPDATE]

Your WiFi is about to get a whole lot faster [UPDATE]

This week the FCC opened up 6GHz band to Wi-fi for the everyday average user, and for other unlicensed uses. This was the next big step - the biggest step, from a regulatory standpoint - toward the biggest upgrade in Wi-fi since 1989. The FCC vote opens up more space on which data can transmit over the internet, to cut down on congestion for everyday citizens. There'll be more space on which data can move, and with 6Ghz, that data can be transmitted a whole lot faster, too.

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T-Mobile Sprint coverage merge: Has your service changed?

T-Mobile Sprint coverage merge: Has your service changed?

T-Mobile USA and Sprint received approval for their merger after months of negotiations and legal hurdles, now they're combining their companies in practice. It's now been several weeks since the merger was closed officially, and today T-Mobile USA enumerated the ways in which the two companies are providing services to one-another's customers out in the wild. This begins with "broad and deep 5G" in parts of Philadelphia.

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Outlook, Office 365 won’t connect to internet [UPDATE: Bug affects Internet Explorer, Edge]

Outlook, Office 365 won’t connect to internet [UPDATE: Bug affects Internet Explorer, Edge]

A Windows 10 connectivity bug seems to be affecting workers using VPN connections as Microsoft moves to release fix in early April. This situation is of particular importance at this moment in history due to the abnormal amount of workers working from home. Workers are currently dependent on productivity and connectivity apps Outlook for email, Office 365 (online collaborative tools), and Microsoft Teams while quarantined to avoid the spread of COVID-19 / novel coronavirus worldwide.

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Android 11 prepares phones for 5 different states of 5G

Android 11 prepares phones for 5 different states of 5G

Today we get our first major glimpse of what Google developers are doing to prepare Android 11 (or Android R) for 5G connectivity. We see the next-generation operating system update with the Android 11 Developer Preview, a bit of software that was just released for app developers today. With 5G, the Android experience expands in a number of exciting ways - but it begins at the base, with features like "dynamic meteredness" and a newly updated bandwidth estimator API.

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5G in the USA made simple: Sub-6 vs mmWave

5G in the USA made simple: Sub-6 vs mmWave

Today we're using the Galaxy S20 as a key example in explaining 5G in the USA. We'll be exploring the two main varieties of what's considered 5G mobile data as well as the coverage you can get with carriers in the USA today - and in the near future. This article acts as guide for the most major roll-out of 5G data in the USA, here in the year 2020.

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