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Simon Hill

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Simon Hill has been writing about tech for more than a decade. He is a regular contributor to WIRED, but you can also find his work at Business Insider, Reviewed, TechRadar, Android Authority, USA Today, Digital Trends, and many other places. Before writing, he worked in games development. He lives in Scotland.

Shopping for a Router Sucks. Here’s What You Need to Know

How much speed do you need? And what’s a MU-MIMO? We decipher the jargon and explain what to look for.

Vodafone’s One for One Program Will Bring Old Phones Back to Life

The new initiative promises to bring up to 1 million old cell phones back into circulation. Will this put a dent in our e-waste problem?

The 13 Top New Features in Android 13—and How to Install It

Here’s what’s coming in the latest version of Google’s mobile operating system, which arrives later this year.

Controlling My Family’s Smart Home Is Driving Us Mad

The smart home was supposed to make our lives easier, but confusing controls and too many apps are frustrating. There must be a better way. 

Our Favorite Mesh Wi-Fi Routers Will Bathe Your Home in Wi-Fi

You can forget about that patchy internet connection and dead spots with one of these WIRED-tested mesh systems.

Plume’s SuperPods Offer Fast Wi-Fi and Motion Sensing

This plug-and-play mesh system delivers fast Wi-Fi and features, like motion sensing, that we’ve never seen before in a router. 

What is Wi-Fi 7? Everything You Need to Know 

The Wi-Fi 6E successor is likely more than a year away, but it promises to significantly boost the speed and stability of your wireless connections.

This Updated Curtain-Opening Robot Offers a Taste of Luxury

This retrofit robot makes your drapes smart, so you can open or close them on a schedule or with a voice command.

The Spendy Somnox 2 Robot Sends You to Slumberland

This cuddly robotic bedfellow helps you fall asleep faster and sleep better, but the price will give you nightmares.