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TP-Link brings the budget WiFi 6 routers we’ve been waiting for

TP-Link brings the budget WiFi 6 routers we’ve been waiting for

With WiFi 6 certification landing last month, it was only a matter of time before we saw manufacturers begin to roll out compatible routers at a faster pace. Many of the WiFi 6 routers released thus far have been pretty expensive devices, but today, TP-Link announced two new WiFi 6 routers that attempt to move in the other direction.

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Canon IVY REC’s design brilliance is in the clip

Canon IVY REC’s design brilliance is in the clip

The name Canon uses for this camera is the Canon IVY REC Clippable Outdoor Camera, and they say it was "made for adventure." It's got a bunch of features that I wouldn't normally take the time to notice because so many similar cameras flood the market every year. But with this device, Canon did something different. They solidified the industrial design in a way that'll almost certainly make this device's release timeless.

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Gorillaz G-SHOCK watches return, one year later

Gorillaz G-SHOCK watches return, one year later

This week the folks at G-SHOCK revealed a set of new watches with Gorillaz designs. These two watches are the DW-5600 and the GA-2000 rolling with Gorillaz (original self-titled album) and the more recent release NOW NOW designs. These pieces of hardware will be the second wave of G-SHOCK x Gorillaz watches - the first featured the 5600 alone - in four different limited edition designs.

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WiFi 6 certification is here and that’s good news for your new iPhone 11 Pro

WiFi 6 certification is here and that’s good news for your new iPhone 11 Pro

After a fair amount of build up, WiFi 6 certification is rolling out today. With this certification comes the promise of better and faster WiFi, just in time for the arrival of 5G and home networks powered by it. Of course, there are a number of manufacturers who didn't wait for the WiFi Alliance to launch this certification program, but now that it's here, devices can go through the process and carry official branding afterward.

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Netgear Orbi WiFi 6 Mesh is a $700 router for the speed obsessed

Netgear Orbi WiFi 6 Mesh is a $700 router for the speed obsessed

Get ready for more speed and more range in your home network, with Netgear's Orbi WiFi 6 Mesh system arriving with compatibility with the latest wireless standard. The tri-band routers - which look charmingly like robot stegosaurus plates - promise more channels for WiFi devices, making sure that slower gadgets don't hold up their faster counterparts in the process.

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Verizon 5G starts filling the gaps with clever Boingo deal

Verizon 5G starts filling the gaps with clever Boingo deal

Verizon is expanding its 5G service to a number of high-traffic areas by partnering with Boingo Wireless. Boingo Wireless has services in distributed antenna systems (DAS), small cells, and Wi-Fi - which allows them to make cash selling internet access to people in airports. The last time you saw the brand Boingo, it was likely at a location where you'd otherwise have issues getting internet access - now they're working with Verizon to spread 5G internet access to those same arenas.

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Bluetooth security flaw has a silly name but serious consequences

Bluetooth security flaw has a silly name but serious consequences

A critical Bluetooth security flaw has left millions of devices potentially at risk of data eavesdropping, forcing companies like Apple and Microsoft to patch their products in order to protect users. The Key Negotiation of Bluetooth Attack, or KNOB Attack, relies on poorly designed or implemented wireless security during the Bluetooth communications process, which a hacker could exploit if presented with the right conditions.

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Spotify and AT&T team to challenge Verizon and Apple Music

Spotify and AT&T team to challenge Verizon and Apple Music

Last week, Verizon announced a collection of new unlimited plans. Though the four new unlimited plans differ in what they offer, all of them have a subscription to Apple Music tossed in as one of the perks. AT&T just answered that by announcing that it will offer Spotify Premium subscriptions to its unlimited customers, though it sounds like not everyone will qualify for an ongoing subscription to the service.

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FCC ban targets international robocalls and text spoofing

FCC ban targets international robocalls and text spoofing

It isn't controversial to say that everyone hates receiving robocalls and spam text messages. Unfortunately for all of us in that particularly large boat, the robocalls and spam persist, and are even getting worse. The FCC today announced new rules that will give it more power when it comes to tracking down international scammers who employ such tactics, and while it's unlikely these rules will bring a stop to robocalling scams entirely, the hope is that they help curb the problem at least a little bit.

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Verizon’s first 5G MiFi mobile hotspot shares the next-gen network love

Verizon’s first 5G MiFi mobile hotspot shares the next-gen network love

Verizon has its first 5G hotspot, the Inseego 5G MiFi M1000, promising to share out the speed of fifth-generation networks - assuming, that is, you can find one to use. The new MiFi supports up to fifteen devices connected via WiFi at any one time, though you'll pay handsomely for the privilege.

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Chrome OS USB iPhone tethering is in the pipeline

Chrome OS USB iPhone tethering is in the pipeline

Chrome OS is adding support for USB tethering for iPhone, a small detail which could make for a big reduction in headaches when it comes to getting your Chromebook online. The new functionality should come as a relief for those Chrome OS users who haven't paired their machine with an Android phone, and thus don't get to use Instant Tethering.

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Canon IVY REC is pretty much a new HTC Re

Canon IVY REC is pretty much a new HTC Re

The folks at Canon have a new camera they want you to see, a camera that'll go with you wherever you like, clipped to your belt loop. This camera is the Canon IVY REC, and upon first glance, it reminded us of one of the most strange cameras ever made: the HTC Re. The HTC Re looked for all the world like a fat pipe, the likes of which you'd use to capture video and photos anywhere you went with a tap of its giant physical backside button.

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