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Best DVR for cord cutters

TiVo Roamio OTA vs. Tablo vs. Channel Master vs. Plex: None are ideal, but one might work for you.

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Best security software: How 20 cutting-edge tools tackle today's threats

Lab tested reviews of the most innovative, useful and, arguably, best security software.

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Samsung's Note 9 takes DeX to a new level

Samsung's Note 9 improves on DeX and introduces a new stylus that can be used as a clicker.

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Alternatives to Nmap: from simple to advanced network scanning

Nmap has established itself as a premier, free, open-source network mapping tool. There are alternatives that are also free, though they vary in their sophistication and ease of use.

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Best surge protector: Reviews and buying advice

Far better than ordinary power strips, these products will protect your expensive electronics from dangerous power spikes. We'll help you pick the right one for your home or small office.

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Best external drives for backup, storage, and portability

Whether you're looking for speed, capacity, portability, or all of the above, a USB external hard disk or SSD is a necessary complement to your desktop PC setup.

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Nagios Core monitoring software: lots of plugins, steep learning curve

Nagios Core is open source, free and has good documentation, but it could use a streamlined install process, updated Web interface, and better configuration options.

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Best Android antivirus? The top 12 tools

There are plenty of antivirus tools for Android. Here's how the top 12 measure up in protection, usability and features.

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Best smart bulbs for your connected home

Today’s smart bulbs are brighter and easier to control than ever, but choosing the right one for your environment remains a challenge.

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The best Windows backup software

The best Windows applications for backing up your system, disks, and data.

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Best wireless routers: Reviews and buying advice

Few elements of your home’s infrastructure have a bigger impact on your tech life. We’ll help you find just the right router to anchor your home network.

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Best laptop bags: Editor's choice for commuting, traveling, and charging your devices

We found some of the best laptop bags for every situation, whether you're commuting everyday to work, traveling abroad, or want to charge your devices on the go.

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CleanMyMac 3 review: Make more room on your crowded hard drive

Is your Mac's storage device getting full? CleanMyMac can help reclaim gigabyte's worth of space.

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Review: Windows 10 April 2018 Update shows promise, but ultimately disappoints

Much-vaunted features such as Timeline and the Diagnostic Data Viewer sound highly useful in theory but come up short in the new Windows 10 release.

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