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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These 25 movies will be available online early to help ease your coronavirus anxiety

Irresistible, Greyhound, The King of Staten Island, and more are skipping theaters and heading straight to streaming services.

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Google Nest Hub Max now lets you make group video calls

You can finally make group video calls on Google’s biggest smart display using Google Duo and Google Meet.

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Watch Party Royale: Fortnite will stream 3 Christopher Nolan movies in-game this Friday

Inception, Batman Begins, and The Prestige will be streaming at Fortnite's Party Royale social space for free.

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Now you can edit Netflix’s Continue Watching row from your phone

The Android version of the Netflix app now lets you nix titles from the Continue Watching row, and the feature will be coming to iOS soon.

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Sonos Arc bass bug fix arrives, and it seems to work

The bug fix for the Sonos Arc appears to have remedied the soundbar’s muddy, distorted bass.

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Wyze's $50 battery-powered Cam Outdoor is aimed at bargain hunters

Even with its bundled bridge, the Wyze Outdoor Cam is one of the least expensive outdoor cameras we’ve ever seen.

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Movies Anywhere digital locker app coming to Vizio SmartCast TVs

Vizio SmartCast TV owners can now access movie purchases from iTunes, Amazon, Vudu, and other services from a single app.

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HomeKit in iOS 14: Support for facial recognition and adaptive lighting

HomeKit will soon be able to automatically change the color temperature of your lights throughout the day, as well as tell you who’s waiting on your doorstep.

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Samsung Blu-ray players across the country are stuck in a mysterious boot loop

Samsung says it’s aware that many of its Blu-ray players are endlessly trying to boot themselves up.

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Plex app lets you stream free movies and TV shows without an account

The Android version of the Plex app now lets anyone watch free ad-supported videos, no account required, while the iOS app will soon get the feature as well.

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HBO will stream all Watchmen episodes for free this weekend

HBO will mark the Juneteenth holiday with a Watchmen marathon on Friday.

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Software fix for Sonos Arc bass bug is on the way

The iffy bass performance of the Sonos Arc soundbar could be fixed as early as next week, courtesy of a software update.

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Sonos Arc: A Dolby Atmos performance evaluation

Make sure your TV supports eARC if you want to experience Dolby Atmos on the Sonos Arc soundbar.

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Arlo’s $130 Essential outdoor security camera doesn’t require a hub

Not only is the new Essential camera more affordable than Arlo’s other battery-powered outdoor cameras, it also connects directly to Wi-Fi.

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Sonos unveils a lunar white version of the portable Sonos Move speaker

Besides the Move’s new color, Sonos also managed to boost the speaker’s battery life by an hour.