Orbi Outdoor Satellite adds Wi-Fi coverage to your back yard

I'm a big fan of the Netgear Orbi line of mesh access points and now there's more to love. Netgear is now shipping the RBS50Y, a new satellite that is weatherproof and allows you to add coverage to yo

Wi-Fi startup Eero lays off 30 employees

Eero, the mesh Wi-Fi router startup, has laid off 20 percent of its workforce (about 30 employees), TechCrunch has learned. Eero confirmed about 30 employees were let go but declined to comment on its

WICASTR brings data to the edge

Content distribution is hard. You want to keep enough of it close enough to favorite customers so they don’t have to wait and reduce latency for new data. That’s why WICASTR created the SM

Comcast invests in mesh router maker Plume, launches Xfinity xFi for managing your home’s wireless network

Comcast this morning has launched a new service called Xfinity xFi that will allow customers to better manage and control their home Wi-Fi network through an online dashboard, voice control via the TV

Netgear announces two new Orbi routers

I’m a huge fan of Netgear’s Orbi routers. They offer some of the easiest setup, highest speeds, and best coverage of any of the so-called mesh wireless systems including Eero and Luma. Now

Google’s Amazon Echo competitor and wifi router launching in UK on April 6

Google has announced that its Google Home connected speaker will launch in the UK on April 6, along with the Google Wifi router.

Hardware Battlefield wildcard ZMorph shows off its new multi-headed, iMac-like 3D printer

While the ZMorph 2.0 SX looks like an alien seed pod but it’s actually a powerful, multi-tool printer for the prosumer market. The company has been around for a bit but this is their latest entr

The Almond 3 router actually makes it enjoyable to set up a Wifi and home automation network

Wifi is hot again. Recently products like Google Wifi, Eero, and now the Almond 3 are being released with the goal of changing the Wifi experience, something that really hasn’t really been trie

Portal’s router searches for hidden wireless channels

Spare a thought this morning for the router. Ubiquitous, necessary, largely despised. Given how far we’ve come in the world of consumer electronics over the past several years, you’d think someone

Netgear’s Orbi promises home-blanketing WiFi for $400

Startups like Eero and Luma have built entire companies on betting that your home WiFi situation just flat out sucks. But why look to address dead spots after the fact when you can cut the problem of

Luma’s home WiFi boosting system goes up for sale, will hit Best Buy stores in July

Been a long time coming, but Luma’s finally ready to start shipping units to eager early adopters of the hardware startup’s home WiFi system. The routers, which have been up for pre-order since la

Google brings IFTTT support to its OnHub routers

Google’s OnHub routers are getting a little bit smarter today with the help of IFTTT, the online tool that allows you to easily connect different online services and platforms. Thanks to this,

Synology Brings Its First Router To The U.S.

Synology isn't exactly a household name in the U.S. yet, but the Taiwanese company is definitely trying to make more of a name for itself here. The company has long offered its various DiskStation net

Google And ASUS Team Up On A Router With A Nifty Twist

Google wants you to be able to consume more, and faster, which is why they built the OnHub router that they announced in August. We were a bit surprised by the move, but not shocked, with Google sa

Google Launches OnHub Router, Promises Faster Wi-Fi And Simpler Setup

Google today surprised us by launching a router with the help of its partner TP-LINK. The $199.99 OnHub router promises to do away with many of the issues you've likely experienced with your existing

Kudoso Is A Router That Rewards Your Kids With Facebook Time For Studying, Doing Chores

American children spend five to seven hours per day staring at screens, TV and otherwise, according to data <a target="_blank" href="

NSA Reportedly Intercepts And Alters Routers And Servers Exported From U.S. To Facilitate Surveillance

A new report from NSA leak story breaker Glenn Greenwald claims the U.S.-based National Security Agency actually intercepts and alters routers and server hardware exported from the U.S. to implant the

Skydog’s Home Networking Command And Control Router And Platform Ships To Backers, On Sale In October

The Skydog home network solution Kickstarter project we covered back in April, created by Xerox PARC spin-out company PowerCloud Systems, is shipping today to its over 1,000 backers on schedule, provi

Almond+ Expands The Router’s Domain, Adds Zigbee And Z-Wave Smart Home Control

The Almond, a router with a small touch screen that achieved significant success on Amazon thanks to a decent price point and excellent reviews, has a successor from parent company Securifi hitting Ki

The Eeny Weeny Beeny Wireless Router From Brando

Brando has, for your edification, a tiny, eeny, weeny, beeny wireless router for traveling. Priced at $45, this tiny 802.11n router is just 1 cm tall and 6 cm long. It supports just about every standa
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