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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Snap up a Google Home Mini for $19 during Black Friday

Google’s original Home Mini is still one of the smartest small speakers around, and for Black Friday, it’s a steal.

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Arlo Pro 2 four-camera bundle is selling at a $250 discount during Black Friday week

No home security cameras yet? Snap up this Arlo Pro 2 starter kit while it’s on sale.

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Put three Amazon Echo Dots in your house for $65 with this early Black Friday deal

We also found early Black Friday deals on the Echo Sub, the Echo Input, and the Echo Plus.

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Best Black Friday TV deals: 4K TVs from LG, Samsung, Sony, Vizio, and more

These eye-popping and deeply discounted 4K HDR TVs are calling your name.

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Sony’s HT-Z9F 3.1 soundbar boasts Dolby Atmos and DTS:X support, and it’s $200 off for Black Friday week

We also found some sweet Black Friday soundbar deals from Samsung, Vizio, Yamaha, and more.

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Amazon Echo Show vs. Google Nest Hub Max: Which 10-inch smart display should you buy?

The two top smart displays from Amazon and Google go head-to-head.

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Wyze unwraps a $1.49-per-month cloud storage plan for its budget home security cameras

Wyze’s new plan undercuts the $3-per-month, per-camera cloud storage plans from rivals Ring and Arlo.

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Sling TV is now available on the Google Nest Hub and Nest Hub Max smart displays

Users of Google’s Nest Hub and Nest Hub Max just got another way to watch live TV.

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Spotify opens up free music streaming to Amazon Echo, Sonos, and Bose speakers

The move comes just a day after Amazon announced that it would allow iOS and Android users to listen to free Amazon Music tunes.

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Spotify’s new Your Daily Podcasts playlist queues up your favorite podcasts and mixes in some new ones

If you’re stuck in a podcast rut, Spotify’s auto-generated playlist can help steer you toward some new shows.

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Enclave Audio announces the first THX Certified and WiSA Certified wireless home theater speaker system

The $1,500 CineHome Pro system marks the first WiSA-enabled 5.1 speaker set to be THX-certified.

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PowerShades’s new smart shades can be controlled and powered using a single cable

The motor in these shades draws electricity from a low-voltage ethernet cable, eliminating the need for disposable batteries or an ugly wall wart.

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Logitech’s Circle 2 camera gets support for Apple HomeKit Secure Video

A just-released beta firmware update for the camera, which is among the first to support HomeKit Secure Video, allows users to securely store recorded video clips in iCloud.

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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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Ikea unwraps a $10 decorative smart filament bulb

The price is nice, but the new E26 filament bulb requires a wireless “steering” device to work.