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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C by GE unveils the first hubless smart switches that don’t require neutral wires

GE’s smart lighting brand also announced a wireless motion sensor, plus new wireless dimmers and remotes.

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KinderLabs Robotics Kibo robot kit can help teach younger kids to code, no screens required

Kids can program the robot by arranging a series of wooden programming blocks, all without ever touching an iPad.

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Denon DHT-S716H soundbar review: This pricey 3.0-channel soundbar packs an impressive punch

While it lacks Dolby Atmos and DTS:X support, this Denon soundbar boasts rich, detailed, and surprisingly deep sound given its lack of a subwoofer.

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LG SL10RG soundbar review: Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, and Google Assistant can’t make up for dull, listless audio

Feature-packed though it may be, this pricey 7.1.2 soundbar doesn’t sound as sweet as its competitors.

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Dolby Atmos Music tracks arrive on Tidal for HiFi subscribers

Jay-Z’s high-res streaming music service follows in the footsteps of Amazon Music HD with support for Dolby’s object-based 3D music format.

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Amazon unwraps a battery-powered Echo smart speaker, but only for India

Slated to arrive later this month, the Echo Input Portable Smart Speaker boasts enough battery power for up to 10 hours of music playback.

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Wyze adds a smart lock and a keypad to its affordable smart home lineup

On sale now, the Wyze Lock and its bundled wireless gateway are priced at a budget-friendly $90.

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Samsung HW-Q90R soundbar review: Punchy 7.1.4 audio plus Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, if you can afford it

The HW-Q90R delivers exciting, immersive sound, but we expected more features given the sky-high price tag.

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Cyber Monday deal: Give your dumb TV some smarts with this $35 Google Home Mini and Chromecast bundle

Walmart's exclusive Cyber Monday deal also includes a $10 Vudu credit.

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Cyber Monday deal: Snag a rare $50 discount on the Sonos One smart speaker

Sonos is also offering great deals on its Beam, Playbar, Playbase, and Sub speakers.

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Which Echo should I get? A buyer’s guide for Amazon’s dizzying array of Echo devices

Get help picking the right Amazon Echo device, from Echo and Echo Dot speakers to the Echo Show smart display and the new Echo Flex.

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Put an Amazon Echo Show 5 on your bedside table for $50 on Black Friday

Amazon's smallest smart display is also one of its best, and it's getting a $40 discount for Black Friday.

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3rd-generation Google Nest Learning Thermostat gets a $70 Black Friday discount

Now’s the perfect time to jump on the Nest thermostat bandwagon.

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The easy-to-install August Smart Lock Pro + Connect is $130 off for Black Friday

Our favorite retrofit smart lock comes with a Wi-Fi bridge included, and it works with Alexa, Google Assistant, and Apple HomeKit.

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You can buy the Google Nest Hub for 50% off on Black Friday, provided you get two

Sam’s Club is offering a two-for-one Black Friday deal for Google’s 7-inch smart display.