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The best WiFi router

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Engadget giveaway: Win a DiskStation DS218+ NAS courtesy of Synology!

If you've been eyeballing data independence, Synology's DS218+ NAS can help you on your way. You can backup your own data, host a cloud server and even stream personal multi-media files all from your
The best external hard drives

The best external hard drives

By Justin KrajeskiThis post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate
How to Set Up Centrally Managed Backups for Your Home or Small Business

How to Set Up Centrally Managed Backups for Your Home or Small Business

Most families and many small businesses rely on a patchwork of backups and require each user to pay attention to whether they're operating correctly. With a little effort, you can implement a
Synology's LiveCam app can turn old phones into security cameras, but I wish it worked better

Synology's LiveCam app can turn old phones into security cameras, but I wish it worked better

Last year when Synology revealed its new LiveCam app, we knew we had to check it out. The potential convenience of turning an old phone into a remote, battery-augmented security camera was appealing,
Synology’s DS918+ is the ultimate NAS

Synology’s DS918+ is the ultimate NAS

These days, even the average consumer relies so many devices and uses so much computing power over the course of a normal day that they really need something more than a basic external hard drive and

The best NAS for most home users

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[Update: Winner] For World Backup Day, we're giving away a Synology DiskStation NAS with 4x2TB Seagate IronWolf hard drives (a $620 value) [US + CA]

[Update: Winner] For World Backup Day, we're giving away a Synology DiskStation NAS with 4x2TB Seagate IronWolf hard drives (a $620 value) [US + CA]

Did you know 30% of people have never backed up their phones? If you lost your phone right now, would you be able to get all your pictures, videos, and music back? Data loss doesn’t just happen to big
[Update: Last day to enter] For World Backup Day, we're giving away a Synology DiskStation NAS with 4x2TB Seagate IronWolf hard drives (a $620 value) [US + CA]

[Update: Last day to enter] For World Backup Day, we're giving away a Synology DiskStation NAS with 4x2TB Seagate IronWolf hard drives (a $620 value) [US + CA]

Did you know 30% of people have never backed up their phones? If you lost your phone right now, would you be able to get all your pictures, videos, and music back? Data loss doesn’t just happen to big
For World Backup Day, we're giving away a Synology DiskStation NAS with 4x2TB Seagate IronWolf hard drives (a $620 value) [US + CA]

For World Backup Day, we're giving away a Synology DiskStation NAS with 4x2TB Seagate IronWolf hard drives (a $620 value) [US + CA]

Did you know 30% of people have never backed up their phones? If you lost your phone right now, would you be able to get all your pictures, videos, and music back? Data loss doesn’t just happen to big
How to Boost Your Mobile Photography Workflow

How to Boost Your Mobile Photography Workflow

Since we last visited this topic a year ago, phone cameras have become even better, and more options have become available for shooting with them. We'll take you through some of the biggest changes

The best external hard drives

By Justin KrajeskiThis post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate

Engadget giveaway: Win a DiskStation DS718+ courtesy of Synology!

Cloud data storage services are ubiquitous nowadays, but imagine the savings, security and ownership benefits of hosting your own server. Synology's DS718+ 2-bay unit is a good jump off point if you
Giveaway: Win a Synology DS218+, the private solution to cloud data storage

Giveaway: Win a Synology DS218+, the private solution to cloud data storage

In the modern age, it’s no surprise that prioritizing digital privacy has become a basic fact of life. Synology is making it easier than ever for you to take complete ownership of the sensitive data
How to Set Up Subscription-Free Offsite Backup

How to Set Up Subscription-Free Offsite Backup

With the advent of hard drives as large as 14TB and personal NAS devices for as little as $99, it is possible to avoid the high-cost of cloud backup with a DIY solution if you have a friend,
Synology DiskStation DS119j brings a 1-bay NAS option

Synology DiskStation DS119j brings a 1-bay NAS option

NAS products are almost perfect for today’s average household. Such network-attached storage solutions are not only great for backing up digital files that have become critical to today’s workers and
Synology DiskStation DS119j brings a 1-bay NAS option

Synology DiskStation DS119j brings a 1-bay NAS option

NAS products are almost perfect for today’s average household. Such network-attached storage solutions are not only great for backing up digital files that have become critical to today’s workers and
Synology’s new networked attached storage device is perfect for first-time users

Synology’s new networked attached storage device is perfect for first-time users

Synology is a Taiwanese company started by two former Microsoft execs that’s known for its NAS devices, and the company has just introduced a new 1-bay NAS that’s compact, energy-efficient and which
Meet Your New File God, the Synology DiskStation DS1618+

Meet Your New File God, the Synology DiskStation DS1618+

A couple months with the new Synology DiskStation DS1618+ has demonstrated one thing above all: I should have bought a Synology NAS years ago.Read more...
It’s World Backup Day: Here’s How the ExtremeTech Staff Stays Backed Up

It’s World Backup Day: Here’s How the ExtremeTech Staff Stays Backed Up

World Backup Day is a chance to check on your existing backups and make new ones if you've got important files on the edge of oblivion. To offer a little inspiration, here's how we at ExtremeTech keep