Ben PattersonSenior Writer, TechHive

Ben has been writing about technology and consumer electronics for more than 20 years. A PCWorld contributor since 2014, Ben joined TechHive in 2019, where he covers smart speakers, soundbars, and other smart and home-theater devices.

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TP-Link Kasa Smart WiFi Light Bulb (model KL125) review: Colorful and affordable, with robust scheduling options

This budget-priced Wi-Fi bulb offers some clever features, as well as a few rough edges.

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Alexa can now listen for running water and beeping appliances

Alexa’s latest Sound Detectors can let you know if a faucet has been left running, or if your oven timer is beeping.

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Verizon unveils two Android TV-powered soundbars with Bang & Olufsen sound

The new Verizon-branded soundbars boast virtualized Dolby Atmos audio along with an Android-powered streaming interface.

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Did Sonos just leak a smaller Sub?

The official Sonos app may have just tipped the manufacturer’s hand about a smaller, cylindrical-shaped version of its wireless subwoofer.

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Cyber Monday TV deals 2021: Where to find the best sales

Looking to score a killer deal on a 4K or 8K TV during Cyber Monday? We’ll help you find the steepest discounts.

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Cyber Monday soundbar deals 2021: Where to find the best sales

Ready to upgrade your TV’s audio? We’ve spotted great deals on soundbars from the likes of LG, Polk Audio, Roku, Samsung, Vizio, and more.

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Cyber Monday smart speaker deals 2021: Where to find the best sales

Whether you’re shopping for an Alexa-powered Amazon Echo speaker or a Google Nest display with Google Assistant, we have some great Cyber Monday deals for you.

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The Amazon Echo Auto is 70% off again for Black Friday

Reviews are mixed on the Echo Auto, but there’s no arguing with $14.99 price tag, a massive 70-percent discount.

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Snag this Roku TV-ready TCL soundbar for just $29 on Black Friday

The budget-priced, 2.0-channel TCL Alto 6 can punch up the sonics of a second, smaller screen, and it plays nice with Roku TVs.

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This TCL 65-inch 4K TV is one of our favorite Black Friday deals

At just $799.99, TCL's eye-popping 65-inch mini-LED 4K TV is a fantastic Black Friday value. Grab it now on Amazon.

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The absurdly cheap Roku LE streamer is on sale for just $15

The 1080p Roku LE is the perfect stocking stuffer for streaming newbies, but this Black Friday special won’t be around for long.

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Philips Hue unleashes Black Friday deals on its light strips and A19 starter kits

Save big on Philips Hue’s standard and gradient light strips, as well as white and color A19 bulbs bundled with the Hue Bridge and Smart Button.

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Wyze rolls out a web view for live camera feeds, but only for paid subscribers

You’ll have to be a paying Cam Plus user to check live feeds and recorded events from your Wyze cams on the web.

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Buggy Roku TV or Ultra player? Here’s how to roll back your firmware

After weeks of complaints, Roku is offering a rollback from Roku OS 10.5 for older Roku TV and Ultra player users. Here’s how to do it.

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Spotify heeds Adele, ditches default shuffle button for albums

The streaming giant just disabled auto-shuffling when Premium subscribers stream entire albums, including Adele’s '30.'