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 unveils water leak and climate sensors for its Home Monitoring system

The upcoming Sense Leak Sensor and Sense Climate Sensor are characteristically inexpensive, but you'll need the Wyze Sense Hub to use them.

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The best Prime Day 2021 deals on TVs and soundbars

4K TVs and immersive soundbars with Dolby Atmos are getting big Prime Day discounts. We're also tracking big savings on Amazon's Fire TV streaming players.

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6 things to know before you buy a robot vacuum

Robot vacuums are one of our favorite smart appliances, but the labor-saving gadgets need more help than you might think.

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Scoop up another Amazon Echo Dot for just $19.99 on Prime Day

Put Alexa in every room of your home, for cheap.

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The best Prime Day 2021 deals on Bluetooth headphones, earbuds, and speakers

Score some great deals on Bluetooth headsets, truly wireless earbuds, and portable speakers during this year's Prime Day event.

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The best Prime Day 2021 deals on Amazon Echo smart speakers and displays

We found some killer deals for Alexa-powered Echo devices, including Echo and Echo Dot speakers, Echo Show smart displays, and more.

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Snag Amazon’s original Echo Show 5 for just $44.99 in this early Prime Day deal

Amazon’s smallest Echo Show smart display is almost never this cheap.

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Put Alexa in your car with Echo Auto, now 70% off for Prime Day

For just $14.99 today, you can take Alexa along for the ride.

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A cheaper, ad-supported Disney+ plan won’t arrive anytime soon

Disney’s CEO says he’s “happy with the models that we’ve got right now,” although he didn’t completely rule out an ad-supported tier.

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YouTube TV offers some subscribers a free TiVo Stream 4K or Chromecast with Google TV player

The move comes as the feud between Google and Roku over the YouTube TV app drags on.

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Eve Door and Window review: This smart, Thread-enabled door and window sensor is only for HomeKit users

Eve’s easy-to-install but pricey contact sensor offers powerful automations and it works with Thread, but it doesn’t support Alexa or Google Assistant.

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Samsung HW-Q800A review: Samsung TV users will get the most out of this 3.1.2 Dolby Atmos soundbar

If you want to try the HW-Q800A’s Q Symphony and SpaceFit features, you’ll need a Samsung TV.

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Apple’s Siri is coming to third-party HomeKit accessories

Siri is finally set to arrive in non-Apple HomeKit devices. Also: Apple announces “Home keys” for unlocking doors; plus, new HomePod mini and Apple TV features.

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Apple's new SharePlay feature lets you watch, listen with friends via FaceTime

Apple’s new SharePlay feature will support third-party streaming services such as Disney+, HBO Max, and Paramount+.

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The Paramount+ $5-a-month Essential plan launches today. Here’s what you need to know

The ad-supported version of Paramount+ just got a buck cheaper, but don’t switch from the older, $6/month with-ads plan until you read this first.