CNET networking editor Dong Ngo reveals the Wi-Fi routers he has used at his home over the years.
The term "peripherals" is wide-reaching on purpose to include all the accessories that will surely complete any home office or entertainment set up. Our CNET Editors have tallied the scores and provided their top picks in the list below.
Legal and tech specialists debate whether open Wi-Fi networks should be fair game for sniffing, but they agree that the law is currently unclear on the issue.
A new study finds SSIDs around the globe tend to express more positive sentiment for President Obama than negative. Despite some, uh, inconsistencies in said data.
To pressure Microsoft to curb access to its geolocation database, researcher creates Web page that lets people send queries based on their--or someone else's--computer's unique Wi-Fi address.
The company restricts access to a Live.com geolocation tool linking Wi-Fi devices with locations after a CNET article draws attention to privacy concerns.
If you depend upon your tablet for mobile work, and Wi-Fi hot spots are a necessity, Jack Wallen says that Wi-Fi Finder is a must-have app.
Startup called Euclid Elements shows up at privacy conference to say there are no problems with recording locations of millions of smartphones (unless their owners go to the company's Web site and opt out).
Google tells privacy-conscious Wi-Fi hotspot owners how to opt out of its crowdsourced database, which is used to speed up location fixes.
You can now purchase the tool that lets your plants talk to you.
The way tech companies such as Google, Apple, and Microsoft collect and use geolocation tracking information has come under scrutiny in recent months out of potential privacy concerns.