Michael BrownExecutive Editor, TechHive

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Michael is TechHive's lead editor and covers the connected-home and home-entertainment markets. He built his own smart home in 2007, which he uses as a real-world test lab when reviewing new products. Michael also reviews routers and networking products for TechHive and PCWorld.

D-Link DWA-192

D-Link DWA-192 review: This 802.11ac USB Wi-Fi adapter was a ball to test

This portable 3x3 adapter was worth the wait.

Philips Hue dimmer

Philips Hue LED lighting gets a new dimmer control

Device can be mounted on the wall or detached and used as a handheld remote.

yamaha musiccast

Yamaha unveils MusicCast, a high-fidelity multi-room audio system that will have 20-plus components by year's end

Will support for high-definition audio streams be enough to break Sonos’ iron grip on this market?

OnHub Wi-Fi router

Google enters the Wi-Fi router market with the very different OnHub

What does the search-engine giant know about routers? We’re about to find out.

Ruark MR1 Bluetooth speakers

Ruark Audio MR1 Bluetooth speaker system review: Wired or wireless, these little speakers will rock your world

USB audio support would be the icing on this delicious cake, but it sounds terrific even without it.

TP-Link Archer C3200

TP-Link announces (and ships!) its first 802.11ac tri-band router, the Archer C3200

It’s priced right and early benchmarks promise good performance, but TP-Link’s new router is a wee bit light on features.

Netgear R6400

Netgear R6400 review: Netgear’s latest mid-range router is a solid value

It’s no barn burner, but it’s not a disappointment, either.

Myfox Home Security

Myfox Home Security review: Reality fails to live up to the promise of the demo

One great component does not a great system make.

Amazon Echo

Amazon Echo review: Betcha can’t buy just one of these voice-activated connected-home controllers

The Echo is so awesome you might want one in every room of your home.

TP-Link TL-PA8030P Kit

TP-Link ships its first HomePlug AV2 with MIMO powerline network adapter

The new adapters have not one but three gigabit ethernet ports, plus, a 16-amp electrical pass-through.

3.hbo now

More cracks appear in the pay-TV wall as HBO Now comes to Verizon broadband

HBO’s Internet-only subscription service is now available to Verizon’s FiOS and high-speed Internet customers.

iGrill Mini

iGrill Mini review: Barbecue like a pro with this affordable smart temperature sensor

This Bluetooth temperature probe babysits the food so you don't have to, alerting you via smartphone at just the right time.

Moca vs HomePlug

Powerline vs MoCA: Which alternative networking technology is the best?

Wi-Fi is great, except when it can’t reach where you need it to go. We measure the performance of two alternatives.

TiVo Roamio OTA

TiVo Roamio OTA review: This DVR would be a cord-cutter’s dream machine, if not for the subscription fee

The hardware is cheap, but not everyone will want to pay for the service, as powerful as it is.

sonos tone

Sonos announces the Play 1:Tone, its second limited-edition speaker

The $250 Sonos Play:1 Tone is very subtly different from the original Play:1, but unlike the Blue Note Play:1, it has no tie-in with a record label.