Harry Guinness

About the author

Harry Guinness is an Irish freelance writer and photographer. He spends his time either at home in Ireland, in the French Alps skiing, or avoiding everything in Parts Unknown. His writings have been published in The New York Times, Popular Science, Lifehacker, and dozens of other places.

What’s the Difference Between MR, AR and VR?

Virtuality reality, augmented reality and mixed reality are three related concepts that all rely on similar technologies. In fact, you can think of them as different points on the continuum between the physical world and a fully digital space. Virtual reality is the sci-fi idea of putting on a

New Smart Home Hubs Are Emerging

Smart homes aren’t some futuristic fantasy—they're here. Right now, you can build an awesome smart home with lights that come on with a voice command, smart security cameras that beam footage to your smartphone, smart locks that tell you when your door is open and so much more. At

How To Connect Your 5 Gig the Right Way

5 Gig service is among the fastest residential fiber internet speeds you can get. But if your home network and devices aren’t set up for it, you won’t see those lightning fast speeds. Here’s how to connect your devices to your 5 Gig internet service—the right way. And get

Is the Meta Quest 3 VR Headset Worth It?

The Meta Quest 3 is the latest virtual reality and mixed reality headset from Meta, the company behind Facebook. Starting at $500, it’s a big investment to get the latest VR technology. So let’s find out if it’s worth it. What is the Meta Quest 3? The Meta Quest

What Wi-Fi 7 Can Do for Your Home Network

Although Wi-Fi 6 and 6E devices are just starting to get popular, the first Wi-Fi 7 routers are already here. So, if you want to be ready for this next-gen Wi-Fi experience, check out what Wi-Fi 7 will mean for your home network over the next few years. Frontier

A Good Internet Experience Is More Than Speed

A great internet experience is about more than just fast download speeds. Strong Wi-Fi, up-to-date devices and even your upload speeds can all play a role. Don’t get us wrong—download speeds have a huge impact on your internet experience. If you're stuck with a slow connection, you won’t be

How Much Internet Data Are You Using?

If you have an internet plan with a monthly data cap, you’re probably worried about going over it. It’s not always easy to know how much data your internet activities are using. So, let’s break things down, look at how internet data is measured and consider the best ways

Staying Safe While You’re Gaming

Playing video games is an incredibly popular pastime. Around two billion people play video games regularly, whether it’s "Call of Duty" on a games console, "Minecraft" on a PC or "Candy Crush" on a smartphone. But there are some dangers to gaming online. October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, a great

Making the Most of Subscription Gaming

The best gaming subscription services give you a constant supply of awesome games to play, either by downloading to your console or streaming directly from the cloud. But if you’re going to pay every month for a subscription gaming service, you need to use it in a smart way

How Matter Changes Your Smart Home Experience

In an ideal world, a smart home would be simple to set up, all your devices would work well together no matter the make and you’d be able to control everything from whatever smart speaker, smartphone or other device you wanted without running into any weird bugs. For a