Best Tech Products and Most Innovative AI/ML Companies


TechRepublic contributing writers ranked the best tech in multiple categories, including VPNs, password managers, and headsets, as well as AI/ML companies.

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We asked some of TechRepublic’s contributing writers to offer their expertise on software, networking solutions and hardware. They weighed in on the usefulness and standout features of some of the best technology for remote work, cybersecurity, collaboration and DaaS; in addition, Matt Asay compiled a list of the most innovative artificial intelligence and machine learning companies. The following tech products and companies were deemed the best of its category.

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4 Useless Tech Products You Shouldn’t Buy

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Knowing exactly what technology to invest in isn’t always easy. A few products on the market, though, are decidedly not worth your time or money—even when they do what they claim to do. Here are a few you’ll find on the wrong side of Amazon.

Signal-Boosting Phone Stickers

A sticker advertised to increase cellphone signal strength.

Does your phone struggle to get good reception? Some retailers say all it needs is a small, inexpensive sticker. These so-called “antennas” are usually printed with a design featuring hexagons, circuitry, and other geometric shapes in an attempt to give the impression of being high-tech.

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