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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Wyze debuts its first color smart bulb

The Wyze Bulb Color works with both Alexa and Google Assistant, and it can change color depending on the status of other Wyze devices.

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Cord-cutters: Keep prying eyes out of your Netflix profile by locking it with a PIN

If you don't want your housemates to know what you've been watching on Netflix, you can lock your Netflix profile with a PIN. Here's how to do it.

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A new Sonos product arriving in March. Could it be a smaller Move?

A recent FCC filing from Sonos hints at a compact portable speaker, although there’s been chatter about wireless headphones, as well.

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Alexa can now chat with visitors who ding your Ring video doorbell

If you’re not home or simply don’t want to answer the door, Alexa can take a message or give instructions on where to leave a delivery.

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Got a Roomba? Clean these filthy components right now

If your Roomba is having trouble docking or has slowed to a crawl, a good scrub might make things right.

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The best bias lighting for TVs and computer monitors: An easy way to boost contrast and ease eyestrain

Read on for reviews of some of the best bias lighting kits we’ve tested, along with what to look for in bias lighting for a TV.

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Amazon’s next Echo display might be a wall-mounted control panel

An upcoming and slimmed-down Echo smart display might act as a “command center” for your smart devices, according to an unconfirmed report.

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Yamaha SR-B20A review: This all-in-one soundbar boasts great audio for the price

If you can do without Wi-Fi streaming, the swell-sounding SR-B20A is an excellent value.

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Sylvania A19 Smart+ Full Color review: This sensible no-hub bulb works with Alexa and Google Assistant

Sylvania’s Wi-Fi-enabled A19 color smart bulb boasts powerful customization features, but its app can be difficult to navigate.

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5 things I learned while setting up my first media server

Sure, you can spend a fortune setting up a media server for your music and videos, but it turns out you don’t have to.

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Wink users head for the exits following a week-long outage

Wink started charging for its formerly free service last summer, and now this.

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Nanoleaf Essentials A19 review: A Thread-enabled smart bulb with 120 sides

The first standard light bulb from Nanoleaf, the Essentials A19 connects to Thread networks and will support a variety of nifty features—eventually, anyway.

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Wyze’s budget security cams now detect vehicles and packages at a price

The new car and package detection features will be included in Wyze’s paid Cam Plus plan.

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Amazon’s new Echo Show 10 and its rotating display will finally ship on Feburary 25

Better late than never, the third version of Amazon’s biggest smart display has a 10-inch screen that follows you around the room.

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Ring's $60 Video Doorbell Wired aims to take on Wyze

The new Video Doorbell Wired marks Ring’s smallest doorbell yet, and at $60, it’s also its least expensive.