apple
Apple’s Got a Fresh Plan to Make HomeKit Actually Useful

When it comes to smart home platforms, Apple HomeKit’s been sort of like the ugly stepchild. Smart home devices were much slower to adopt it than Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant, and even though it works well, it required a bit more research to make sure the devices you were buying specifically supported it. Read More >>

wifi
How to Fix Your Awful Wifi

Your wifi sucks, and it’s driving you crazy because every time you want to watch old It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, you’re left watching a little loading wheel spin instead of laughing at Charlie’s antics. But don’t freak out. We’re here to help. Read More >>

routers
D-Link’s New 5G Wifi Router Could Let You Say Goodbye to Cable Forever

Unless you spent 2018 living in a cave (which would be 100 per cent justified given the political climate) you’ve undoubtedly heard the buzz around the new 5G wireless networks coming online. They not only promise faster internet speeds for mobile devices but wireless internet that’s actually fast enough to completely replace the wired broadband you use at home. With D-Link’s new 5G NR router, all you need is electricity and a SIM card to say goodbye to cable forever. Read More >>

google
Dual UPnP-Chromecast Exploit Allows Hacker to Hijack Devices, Force Any YouTube Video to Play

Hackers have discovered a bug that allows attackers to seize control of Google’s Chromecast media streaming player, making it possible to force the device into “playing any YouTube video they want – including videos that are custom-made,” TechCrunch reported on Wednesday. Read More >>

gadgets
These Are the Best Smart Home Gadgets to Trick Out Your Pad

The first crop of smart home gadgets from a few years ago weren’t actually very smart, but times have changed, and there’s now plenty of good reasons to upgrade your hoover, microwave, and even your sound system, with a bit of AI-enhanced smarts. Read More >>

security
US Military Documents Stolen Because Someone Forgot to Update the Router Password

You too can have better cybersecurity than the US military just by properly setting up your router. Read More >>

apple
Say Goodbye to Apple’s AirPort Routers, For Real This Time

In a move that has been expected for nearly two years now, Apple is finally officially killing off its line of AirPort wireless routers, according to a report from 9to5Mac. Read More >>

security
How Internet Routers Work, And Why You Should Keep Yours Secure

Most of us would be bereft without Wi-Fi but give a little thought to the technology that beams us the internet. The device we pay so little attention to is called a router. Its main role is to connect networks and send and receive data from an internet provider. Read More >>

google
Switching From BT HomeHub to Google Wifi: Is It Worth The Hassle?

A couple of months ago, a big package arrived at the Giz UK office. It was from Google. The company had sent me their new wifi router to try, which is simply called “Google Wifi”. So I took it home with the best of intentions: tonight, I’d plug ‘em in and test ‘em out. Read More >>

privacy
How to Secure Your Home From Corporate Snoopers

Looks like corporate Big Brother might be watching your every move. Back in February US electronics company Vizio was forced to pay millions for secretly snooping on customers, but the TV tech giant isn’t the first corporation to go 1984 in peoples' homes. Amazon and Google have microphones in every room thanks to the Echo and Home, and Samsung and Microsoft can use cameras to watch you. Can you kit out your house with TVs, talking speakers and security cameras without getting spied on by the corporate entities behind them? Read More >>

google
Google Home and Google WiFi Go On Sale Today

If you've been eagerly awaiting the UK launch of Google Home – and fancypants mesh router Google WiFi – in the UK, today is the day you can finally get your hands on one. Read More >>

google
The UK Finally Gets Google Wifi

In addition to the Google Home announcement this morning, the Powers That G have revealed that we're finally getting their mesh home Wifi system Google Wifi on our little island. Read More >>

internet
D-Link Thinks Big Antennas Are Still the Way to Eliminate Wi-fi Dead Spots

Long gone are the days when you could get by with a cheap Wi-Fi router in your home. Mobile devices, TVs, wearables, and even appliances are all now dependent on a solid wireless internet connection, so D-Link is finally embracing the whole home wi-fi idea with its new Covr Wi-Fi System. Read More >>

gadgets
Move Over, Netflix, Linksys’ New Wi-Fi Router Prioritises Video Games

Unless you’ve upgraded to a whole home wi-fi solution like Linksys’ recently announced Velop, you’re probably finding your wireless network struggling to keep up these days. If you’re a gamer, the last thing you want is lag and dropped frames during online multiplayer matches because someone in another room is watching The Crown on Netflix. So Linksys has created a wireless router that puts gamers first. Read More >>

security
Many Netgear Routers Added to List of Hacked Hardware

A selection of routers offered by thing-connecting specialist Netgear have been added to a danger list, a list so full of potential dangers that owners are being warned to turn them off -- lest hackers gain access to them and do bad things no one really understands, probably to do with porn adverts. Read More >>