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The Sirius Minerals share price is falling, but it’s this FTSE 100 stock’s 8.2% dividend yield I like

first_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. There are fresh developments in the Sirius Minerals (LSE: SXX) story. Last week, hedge fund Odey Asset Management bought a 1.3% stake in the challenged polyhalite miner. It subsequently urged the FTSE 100 multi-commodity miner Anglo American to increase its bid price for a potential SXX acquisition. Odey has now increased its share in SXX to 1.51%. This gives it greater weight in the shareholders’ vote next week that will decide if AAL’s offer price of 5.5p a share is acceptable or not. Assessing what’s next for SXX The possibility of the shareholder vote going against AAL’s current bid has increased. This in turn means that the likelihood of SXX going into administration in the next few months has risen as well. After its alternative funding proposal failed earlier this month, the Sirius board had cautioned investors of this outcome if they chose not to vote in favour of AAL’s offer. 5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…With fresh question marks on the company’s future along with the stock markets’ fall this week, Sirius Minerals’ share price has fallen. As I write, it’s trading 11% below AAL’s offer price.  This may look like a tempting, if risky gamble, if we were looking to make a quick buck. But let’s not go there. I think there are enough gains to be made from safer stocks that are trading at significant discounts thanks to the latest sell-off in the stock markets. A high dividend yield Among mining stocks alone, one example is the FTSE 100 Anglo-Australian miner Rio Tinto (LSE: RIO). It has a high 8.2% dividend yield right now. It also increased the ordinary dividend payout by 29% from last year, making it even more attractive to me.   Note that its total dividend has actually fallen from 2018. This is because RIO paid a big special dividend on account of divestment in 2018, that led to the increase in total payout. It paid a special dividend in 2019 as well, but it was smaller than the one in 2018. I’m not terribly worried about that, however, because the dividend yield estimates don’t take the special dividends into account in any case, only the ordinary one. Despite that, RIO has a high yield.  In fact, if I add the special dividend of around 50p per share, which was paid along with the interim dividend, then the yield rises to an even higher 9.5%. I think the key takeaways from this are that RIO’s yield is worth investor consideration and that there’s a possibility of even higher passive income because it may just pay another special dividend.  But dividends aren’t the only reason I like Rio Tinto. Since 2016, its share price has seen a consistent rise, which isn’t a trend all miners can boast of. Moreover, it ended up discovering lithium deposits recently when it went looking for gold. This could bode well for the future, as electric vehicles’ demand increases overtime. I think RIO has enough going for it to be a winning stock in the future.                                    Image source: Getty Images. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Manika Premsingh owns shares of Sirius Minerals. 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Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. The Sirius Minerals share price is falling, but it’s this FTSE 100 stock’s 8.2% dividend yield I like Manika Premsingh | Saturday, 29th February, 2020 | More on: RIO SXX See all posts by Manika Premsinghlast_img read more

Governor Won’t Appeal Parole Decision for Pasadena Man Convicted in Diplomat’s Murder

first_img Make a comment Public Safety Governor Won’t Appeal Parole Decision for Pasadena Man Convicted in Diplomat’s Murder Published on Thursday, March 11, 2021 | 5:21 pm Top of the News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Subscribe Hampig “Harry” Sassounian, at left, was convicted in 1984 for the shooting death of Turkish Consul General Kemal Arikan, at right. (Images courtesy Change.org)Gov. Gavin Newsom will not appeal a Los Angeles Superior Court judge’s decision allowing the parole of a local man convicted in the 1982 Westwood murder of a Turkish diplomat, a governor’s office spokeswoman said Thursday.Hampig “Harry” Sassounian, an Armenian immigrant who lived in Pasadena, was convicted in 1984 for the shooting death of Turkish Consul General Kemal Arikan.The 54-year-old victim died shortly after two armed men approached his car from both sides while he was waiting for a red light at the intersection of Wilshire Boulevard and Comstock Avenue on Jan. 28, 1982, and fired several rounds that hit him in the head and chest.At trial, a jailhouse informant testified that Sassounian told him he killed Arikan to “get revenge on what the Turkish people did to his people,” referencing the deaths of more than a million Armenians from 1915 to 1918 in their historic homeland in eastern Turkey.Sassounian, now 58, was initially sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. But a federal appeals court subsequently overturned the jury’s special circumstances finding of murder because of national origin.In 2002, Sassounian signed a statement renouncing terrorism and the prosecution agreed not to go forward with a retrial on a special circumstance allegation. Sassounian was re-sentenced to 25 years to life in prison.He has been denied parole four times and granted parole twice, with then-Gov. Jerry Brown and Newsom each reversing parole.A spokeswoman for Newsom noted that the governor reversed the parole grant last May, but a Los Angeles Superior Court judge last month vacated the governor’s parole reversal.“The governor has carefully weighed the factors in this case and will not pursue an appeal,” the spokeswoman said.In a statement posted on Twitter, the Republic of Turkey’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said, “We strongly condemn this approach that deeply hurts the conscience of the Turkish nation.”“This grave decision, that could not be reversed despite all attempts of the U.S. Administration, is in conflict with the universal principles of law and the understanding of justice,” according to the statement.The statement said Sassounian “has never shown a sign of remorse during his 38 years of conviction” and the crime “will never be forgotten as a crime that represents a sick and distorted ideology.” 16 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Business News Community Newscenter_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff First Heatwave Expected Next Week Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes HerbeautyEverything You Need To Know About This Two-Hour ProcedureHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA 74 Year Old Fitness Enthusiast Defies All Concept Of AgeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNow She’s 19 – Look At Her Transformation! Incredible!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRemove Belly Fat Without Going Under The KnifeHerbeautyHerbeautylast_img read more

ADP: Hiring Surges in June

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago in Featured, Headlines, Market Studies, News Home / Featured / ADP: Hiring Surges in June Derek Templeton is an attorney based in Dallas, Texas. He practices in the areas of real estate, financial services, and general corporate transactional law. His experience includes time as an Attorney Adviser for the U.S. Small Business Administration and as General Counsel for a nonprofit organization in Dallas. A self-avowed “policy junkie,” he has a keen interest in the effect that evolving federal policy has on the mortgage, default servicing, and greater housing industries. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save Tagged with: ADP Bureau of Labor Statistics Job Outlook The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Related Articles July 2, 2014 660 Views Employment in the private sector rose in June at the highest rate in nearly two years, according to the ADP National Employment Report issued Wednesday for the month of June. By ADP’s calculation, private sector employment rose by 281,000 new jobs created, surpassing most already optimistic projections.The increase represents a gain of 102,000 private sector jobs over May’s 179,000 job increase, signaling that employers are accelerating their hiring as demand continues to increase. The report, which is derived from ADP’s actual payroll data, measures the change in total nonfarm private employment each month on a seasonally-adjusted basis.Mark Zandi, chief economist of Moody’s Analytics, said, “The job market is steadily improving. Job gains are broad based across all industries and company sizes. Judging from the job market, the economic recovery remains fully intact and is gaining momentum.”Of particular note to the housing industry, construction payrolls added 36,000 new jobs. Professional businesses services saw the greatest increase, clocking in at a 77,000 job gain.”The June jobs number is a welcome boost,” said Carlos Rodriguez, president and chief executive officer of ADP. “The number of construction jobs added was particularly encouraging, representing the highest total in that industry since February of 2006.”The report could be a good omen for the Obama Administration as it seeks to reassure the American public that the economy is not in danger of giving back recent gains after a lackluster first quarter of 2014. The government issued jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, encompassing both the public and private sector job rolls, is due out Thursday.The median economist job growth prediction for June, in the Bloomberg monthly survey, forecasts a growth of 205,000 new jobs. Economists also predict that the unemployment rate will hold steady at 6.3 percent. If these numbers hold, it will be a signal to investors and consumers alike that economic fears that discourage spending and investment are unfounded at this point in time. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago ADP: Hiring Surges in June The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: Delinquency Write-Off Rate Continues to Drop Next: Servicing Temporarily Restricted for Nationstar Last Year Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: Derek Templeton ADP Bureau of Labor Statistics Job Outlook 2014-07-02 Derek Templeton Subscribelast_img read more

Oxford launch new animal research and commit to transparency

first_imgSome charities concerned with animal research are unhappy with the move. Michelle Thew, CEO of British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection said, “The BUAV has campaigned for greater transparency in animal research for many years so naturally welcomes any steps towards genuine openness. Effective scrutiny – parliamentary and public – of the way animal experiments are carried out and regulated is impossible under the current system.“We are concerned, however, that genuine transparency is not what the recent Concordat on Animal Testing delivers. It is simply transparency on their terms with researchers having complete control over what the public gets to see.“This is about human health as much as animal welfare and the public has a right to know. Apart from the terrible suffering of animals in laboratories, we all have a stake in ensuring that medical research is scientifically sound and that scarce research resources are wisely targeted.”For most students, the news was a positive development. As one Classics undergraduate from Oriel remarked, “Greater transparency must be a good thing; it can only lead to better treatment and compassion towards animals. What I can’t understand is why it hasn’t been implemented before.”Many remain unsatisfied with the developments, however. As a first-year at Trinity observed, “Yes, animal research undoubtedly leads to cures and developments in medicine and yes it’s true that I selfishly enjoy being a recipient of the improvements it has brought about.“However such a justification still sits uncomfortably with me. It comes dangerously close to suggesting that all animals are merely instrumental for our own needs – what gives us the right to be the superior species? I know men who are definitely far less intelligent than monkeys.“Research can only be conducted on animals where there is no other alternative. This is required by law and is strictly regulated by the Home Office. Where use of animals is essential, the University is committed to very high standards of animal welfare using the latest research methods. Almost all the animals used in Oxford research are mice.”A spokesperson for the University commented, “Research on animals has contributed to almost every medical advance of the last century. Without animal research, medicine as we know it today wouldn’t exist.The number of animals held by Oxford fluctuates regularly according to the studies taking place. As of January 2014, ninety-eight per cent of the animals kept at Oxford were mice or fish, with 52,886 and 23,165 specimens respectively. There were only twenty-three primates. The University of Oxford is one of seventy-two organisations to have signed a Concordat on Openness in Animal Research this week, pledging to provide greater transparency on how, why and when they use animals in research.Signatories of the Concordat sign up to four commitments: “We will be clear about when, how and why we use animals in research; we will enhance our communications with the media and the public about our research using animals; we will be proactive in providing opportunities for the public to find out about research using animals; we will report on progress annually and share our experiences”.At the same time, the University has launched a new programme studying the neurology of twenty macaque monkeys.The project is funded by the Wellcome Trust, a co-signatory of the Concordat, and is one of the first to be conducted under the agreement. It will receive £4.95m over five years and it is a study of how the brain supports complex mental processes which will use MRI brain imaging in addition to more invasive procedures. In order to justify its use of primates, the University has committed itself to providing precise descriptions of the research and practical information about its potential benefits.An article on the University website said, “The macaques will be housed in state-of-the-art facilities in the Biomedical Sciences Building, where they can express their natural behaviours – such as living in social groups, playing, climbing and foraging for food.”Dr Paul Browne, a spokesperson from Speaking of Research, an organisation that aims to provide the public with accurate information about animal testing and its importance, told Cherwell, “The Concordat on Openness is a major step in encouraging institutions to be more open about the work they conduct, and builds on the substantial progress that institutions like Oxford University have already made towards this goal.“Animal research is critical to many aspects of medical progress in the 21st century, and the research community must continue to work hard explaining what happens in animal facilities and why the public should support it.”last_img read more

Press release: Isle of Axholme to benefit from £35m flood protection investment

first_imgAndrew Haigh, the Environment Agency’s senior advisor for flood risk management, said: The contract to design and build the improved flood defence has been awarded to GBV, a joint venture between Galliford Try and Black & Veatch. The Isle of Axholme will benefit greatly from this £35m government funding which will better protect the local community and businesses from flooding for years to come. I am pleased to see the plan will not only bring more protection against flooding, but also have environmental benefits for wildlife and improve the health of the rivers in the area. I look forward to seeing the work completed. The £35m investment in a new state-of-the-art pumping station at Keadby will enable us to continue to protect over 15,000 homes, businesses and agricultural land from the risk of flooding across the Isle of Axholme. We have been working in partnership with the local authorities and the Internal Drainage Boards on our plans to upgrade the current facility with new electric pumps and equipment that will increase reliability and efficiency, leading to more effective water level management in this area. It also offers improved access for fish and eels to migrate between the ‘Three Rivers’ and the River Trent. An 80-year-old pumping station is to be given a new lease of life, bringing environmental and flood-risk benefits to an area almost twice the size of Birmingham, the Environment Agency has announced.The work is part of a £35m investment to upgrade Keadby Pumping Station near Scunthorpe and construction is set to get underway from mid-April. Preparation work on the site is currently underway.The improvements will see the facility’s diesel pumps replaced by more reliable and efficient electric versions. As well as reducing flood risk, the new pumps will also lessen the station’s carbon footprint and are designed to be safe for fish and eels.Keadby Pumping Station is used to manage water levels across the Isle of Axholme – around a 500 kilometre square area of North Lincolnshire, South Yorkshire and North Nottinghamshire.The facility helps reduce the risk of flooding by transferring flood water from the ‘Three Rivers’ into the River Trent during high tides.The Pumping Station reduces flood risk to more than 15,000 homes, 30,000 hectares of high-grade agricultural land, businesses, internationally important habitats, and critical infrastructure such as transport links, a power station and Doncaster Sheffield Airport.The current station has reached the end of its working life. The current pumps and equipment are unreliable, costly to maintain and are increasingly at risk of breaking down.The scheme also includes the construction of new electrical equipment buildings within the existing site and rebuilding of the outfall headwall, where the ‘Three Rivers’ discharges to the River Trent.The introduction of ‘fish-friendly’ pumps will mean both fish and eels can pass safely through the facility, helping them overcome man-made obstacles to their natural migration. The measure is recognised as vital to protecting wildlife and improving the health of rivers.Environment Minister Thérèse Coffey said:last_img read more

Lungu goal gives Zambia victory in Uganda

first_imgThe Zambia side that beat Uganda Cranes (below). PHOTO FUFA MEDIAJohannesburg, South Africa | AFP | Zambia edged hosts Uganda 1-0 on Tuesday in a warm-up match for both countries ahead of 2018 World Cup qualifiers this weekend.Chisamba Lungu, a 25-year-old attacking midfielder who plays in the Russian Premier League, scored the winner on 25 minutes in Kampala.What seemed an ambitious long-range shot deflected off defender Isaac Isinde and beat goalkeeper Robert Odongkara.Recalled striker Geoffrey Massa wasted the best chance to equalise for Uganda during the second half.Victory was a morale boost for former African champions Zambia after a 1-0 friendly loss in Zimbabwe last Saturday. Coaches Milutin Sredojevic of Uganda and Wedson Nyirenda of Zambia made numerous second-half substitutions as they experimented with players and tactics.Those who came off the bench included Zambia’s Rainford Kalaba, whose brace helped Democratic Republic of Congo club TP Mazembe win the CAF Confederation Cup two days ago.On Saturday, Uganda host Congo Brazzaville and Zambia are away to Cameroon in World Cup qualifiers.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Injured QPR men could return against City

first_imgQPR are hopeful Joey Barton and Nedum Onuoha will be fit to return to action against their former club Manchester City a week on Saturday.Jordon Mutch could also be available when the champions visit Loftus Road. All three players have been struggling with hamstring problems.Having initially been confident Onuoha would make a swift return, Rangers have admitted defeat in their battle to get him fit for this weekend’s west London derby at Chelsea.Onuoha was a popular figure at City.But he is expected to return to training early next week, while Barton also appears to be close to recovering.“The lads are still injured who were injured before. There’s no-one who is fit this week that wasn’t,” Rangers boss Harry Redknapp confirmed ahead of the visit to Stamford Bridge.“Next week they should be training with the group again, hopefully on Monday, and with a week’s training they should be fit for Man City.”Barton made 130 league appearances for City before joining Newcastle in 2007.Defender Onuoha, a lifelong City fan, came through the ranks at the club and joined QPR in January 2012.See also:The Redknapp recap: Harry on Taarabt, Wright-Phillips and moreRedknapp keen to cause City problemsZamora in line for Rangers recall Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Inner Ear Hair Cells Overcome Friction

first_img The human ear has an extraordinarily large sensitivity range of a trillion to one, allowing us to hear a rocket launch or the footfalls of a cat on a carpet.  According to Werner Gitt, the ear is our highest-precision sense organ, capable of responding over twelve orders of magnitude without switching (The Wonder of Man, p.21).  Some of this sensitivity is amplified by the eardrum and middle ear ossicles, but the paper reported above shows even more fine-tuning inside the cochlea.  Gitt’s book is highly recommended for generating a profound feeling of awe over the design of our senses.  Proverbs said, “The seeing eye, and the hearing ear, the Lord has made them both” (Prov. 20:12).(Visited 48 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 The cochlea, that spiral-shaped structure in the inner ear, is filled with fluid.  In this fluid, tiny hair cells called stereocilia are positioned in bundles along the length of the structure.  These bundles sense vibrations transmitted into the fluid from the bony levers of the inner ear.  The vibrations picked up by the hair cell bundles, each tuned to its own frequency, mechanically transduce the sound impulses by opening ion channels that set up electrical impulses in the auditory nerve, that travel to the brain.  But motion in fluid creates friction known as viscous drag.  How do the hair cell bundles overcome it?  Scientists have figured out that the hair cells in the bundles are not only finely tuned to reduce viscous drag, but actually to employ it for even higher sensitivity to sound. Publishing in Nature,1 scientists from Howard Hughes Medical Institute, with help from European academies, explained the problem of viscous drag, and two ways the ear deals with it: The detection of sound begins when energy derived from an acoustic stimulus deflects the hair bundles on top of hair cells.  As hair bundles move, the viscous friction between stereocilia and the surrounding liquid poses a fundamental physical challenge to the ear’s high sensitivity and sharp frequency selectivity. Part of the solution to this problem lies in the active process that uses energy for frequency-selective sound amplification.  Here we demonstrate that a complementary part of the solution involves the fluid-structure interaction between the liquid within the hair bundle and the stereocilia. What they found is that the positioning of the individual stereocilia causes them to move in concert, so that viscous drag within the bundle is dramatically reduced: “We find that the close apposition of stereocilia effectively immobilizes the liquid between them, which reduces the drag and suppresses the relative squeezing but not the sliding mode of stereociliary motion.”  They can thus slide as the bundle bends without stirring up the liquid.  Further, “The obliquely oriented tip links couple the mechanotransduction channels to this least dissipative coherent mode, whereas the elastic horizontal top connectors that stabilize the structure further reduce the drag.”  The relative motion is reduced to just a fraction of a billionth of a meter (nanometer). Their opening paragraph provides a picturesque view of the workings of this remarkable organ: A hair bundle is a microscopic array of quasi-rigid, cylindrical stereocilia separated by small gaps filled with viscous endolymph. Like an array of organ pipes, the stereocilia vary monotonically in length across the hair bundle…. The tip of each short stereocilium is attached to the side of the longest adjacent stereocilium by a tip link, the tension in which controls the opening and closing of transduction channels. Adjacent stereocilia are also interconnected along all three hexagonal axes by horizontal top connectors. At the tall edge of the bundle in many species stands a single kinocilium, the process to which mechanical stimuli are applied and that is ligated to the adjacent stereocilia by kinociliary links. Why are the stereocilia arranged in bundles?  “The small difference between the drag coefficients for a single stereocilium and for an entire hair bundle reveals the striking advantage that grouping stereocilia in a tightly packed array offers to the auditory system.”  Using models from a bullfrog inner ear magnified 12,000 times and various mathematical techniques, they were able to measure the viscous drag of the coherently-arranged stereocilia.  Their conclusion explains how the findings contribute to understanding the remarkable sensitivity of the ear: In conclusion, because all stereocilia and the liquid between them move in unison over the whole auditory spectrum, with the relative motions apparent only on a sub-nanometre scale, most stereocilia inside the hair bundle are shielded from the external liquid and experience little viscous drag. Although viscous forces might be thought to impair sensitivity and frequency selectivity, the hair bundle’s structure actually minimizes energy dissipation, making it easier for the active process to keep the ear tuned. The tight clustering of stereocilia even transforms liquid viscosity into an asset by using it as a simple means of activating numerous mechanosensitive ion channels in concert. The authors made no attempt to explain how this arrangement might have evolved.  1. Koslov, Baumgart et al., “Forces between clustered stereocilia minimize friction in the ear on a subnanometre scale,” Nature  474   (16 June 2011), pp. 376–379, doi:10.1038/nature10073.last_img read more

What is 2017’s top wireless router with the fastest speeds?

first_imgRelated Posts It seems like every day lately, router manufacturers are coming up with some new buzzword or marketing term to sell you on why their networking appliance is better than the rest, without actually having the real performance to back it up. That’s why we’ve teamed up with Gadget Review to extensively test and review the best wireless routers on shelves today, in order to give you a detailed breakdown of everything you need to know about the best wireless routers of 2017.How we choose and why you should buysTo create this year’s roundup of the best routers on the market, we’ve run dozens of newer and some not-so-new models through the ringer to find the best of the best. Using a 1GB symmetrical fiber optic line, we pushed our top picks to the absolute limits of what routers could do, testing on a variety of devices including desktops, laptops, smartphones and tablets. See also: Are prices driving away smart home tech consumers?To make this list, the routers we tested needed to have a minimum wireless bandwidth rating of 1900AC, have at least four ethernet ports on the back, one USB port for media server options, and be able to transmit on both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz spectrum. All the routers here hit the spec of transmitting at 250Mbps or more on 5GHz, and were able to maintain a rate of 300Mbps over a hard-wired connection. Features like software and configuration options were also thoroughly tested, in order to find the best mix of performance, reliability, and price in the best wireless routers of 2017.Our best wireless routers for 2017, compared#1 Pick: Linksys WRT3200ACM Smart Wi-Fi Router – Editor’s Choice/Best Home RouterThe Linksys WRT3200ACM may look old-school on the outside, but it’s all future tech under the hoodPrice: $249.99The Linksys WRT3200ACM may look on the outside like it’s a blast from the past, but after running it through the ringer on everything from downloads to streaming, we can tell you this router might as well be straight out of five years from the future. The WRT3200ACM comes equipped with the latest in bleeding-edge features like MU-MIMO beamforming capabilities and the option to create a mesh network with Linksys’ USB dongle architecture. It also runs all of this on top of Linksys’ revolutionary Smart WiFi dashboard system, which makes it easier than ever to customize and control how your router handles traffic from family members or guests on the fly. If you’re looking for the total package when it comes to performance and power, the Linksys WRT3200ACM is undoubtedly the best wireless router for 2017. #2 Pick: TP-Link Archer C9 AC1900 Wireless AC Gigabit Router – Best Budget Wireless RouterTP-Link Archer C9 wireless router is budget speed at its bestPrice: $119.95As great as the Linksys WRT3200ACM is, though, not everyone out there has a spare $250 laying around to spend on a single router. Enter the TP-Link Archer C9, a smaller, unassuming router that still manages to pump out performance that’s on-par with routers two to three times the cost. In our testing on a fiber line, the Archer C9 was able to push nearly 300Mbps of download speed and almost half a gigabit of upload from 30ft away. If you live in a larger house you may notice a few issues with signal reliability over longer distances, but otherwise the TP-Link Archer C9 is the perfect pick for apartment dwellers or small homeowners who need serious performance on a budget.#3 Pick: Netgear Nighthawk X6 AC3200 Tri-Band WiFi Router – Best Wireless AC RouterNetgear Nighthawk X6 AC3200 Tri-Band WiFi Router does it all and then somePrice: $255Last up on this year’s list we have the Netgear Nighthawk X6, a powerful, imposing-looking router with a rich feature set for the ultra-geek in all of us. As far as customization and configuration goes the X6 is simply unmatched in its category, thanks to the help of Netgear’s newly refreshed online dashboard. Its six high-powered antennas ensure coverage throughout every corner of homes large and small, and although it has a bigger footprint than most, this is the kind of kit you buy if you want your house guests to know you take your home networking more seriously than most. And which wireless router of 2017 is right for you?So, which one is the best wireless router for 2017?They all are, or could be. The best part about routers is that in this category, there’s something that’s just right for everyone. If you want a router that’s got an extensive number of available features like parental controls and QoS management, the Linksys WRT3200ACM is the one for the job. If you don’t have a spare arm and a leg to spend on a router but still want speed, the TP-Link Archer C9 is the perfect budget pick, while beasts like the Netgear Nighthawk X6 are all about range, performance, and reliability in one complete (and very scary-looking) package.No matter what you’re looking for, there’s a best wireless router in 2017 for you! Follow the Puck Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfacescenter_img Christen Costa Tags:#Internet of Things#IoT#linksys#netgear#TP-link#wireless routers Small Business Cybersecurity Threats and How to…last_img read more