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We tried Google's new fact-check filter on the Internet's favorite hoaxes
April 17, 2017 at 9:02 am

Was former President Barack Obama's birth certificate faked so he could run for office? It depends on how you ask Google. The search engine giant last week expanded a test fact-checking program worldwide in a bid to help stop the spread of misinformation after it faced criticism for returning fake and offensive information in its popular…

Your Home’s Next Must-Have Accessory Is a Ridiculously Fancy Router
April 14, 2017 at 7:45 am

You probably don’t give your router any thought once you’ve shoved that spidery doodad with all the antennae under your TV, in a cabinet, or behind the shoes in your closet. You buy it, install it, and forget about it until something goes wrong. Then you unplug it and plug it back in, or type…

23% of U.S. broadband households own wireless earbuds, and 16% own wireless headphones
April 13, 2017 at 12:29 pm

Parks Associates announced consumer research today showing that near the end of 2016, 23% of U.S. broadband households owned wireless earbuds and 16% owned wireless headphones. 360 View Update: Streaming Audio Devices notes that adoption of wireless audio devices showed no substantial growth from 2015-2016, but given Apple’s decision to forgo the audio jack on…

Verizon Pilots 5G in Select U.S. Cities
February 23, 2017 at 9:06 am

Reports in 2016 said commercial 5G would be ready by 2020 and Verizon is hoping to be first in line piloting 5G in 11 U.S. cities.

CUJO is the Most Adorable Home Firewall On the Market
January 5, 2017 at 9:03 pm

A home network is a sanctuary. The last place you would think to be hacked or spied on would be on your home network. Most of the time, that level of security is passed off to the router or less reliably the ISP. However, CUJO offers that piece of mind…