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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The first soundbar to support DTS Virtual:X sound is $95 off for Amazon Prime Day

Feast your ears on the Yamaha YAS-207BL, a top-notch soundbar with a wireless subwoofer, Bluetooth, and best of all, support for DTS’s answer to Dolby Atmos.

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Vizio’s discounted Dolby Atmos soundbar turns your living room into a sonic showcase

There’s no easier way to add object-based 3D sound to your living room than with a Dolby Atmos-enabled soundbar, and this 3.1.2 model from Vizio is selling for a $200 discount.

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Amazon Prime Day TV deals kick off with LG 4K OLED sets, Sony 4K TVs

Whether you’ve been eyeing your first 4K TV or thinking of trading up for a newer model, this year’s crop of Prime Day television deals is shaping up to be an enticing one. 

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iRobot Roomba robot vacuums get steep discounts on Amazon Prime Day

It’s never been cheaper to bust dust with this trio of iRobot Roomba robot vacuums, each of which are selling for all-time lows during Amazon Prime Day.

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Kangaroo Motion + Entry Sensor review: This motion-sensing entry detector needs more tricks up its sleeves

Kangaroo’s new sensor is an enticing entry-level choice given its no-tools, no-hub setupd and $30 price tag. But sensors on their own can't provide a complete picture of what’s happening in your home.

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LifeShield announces a $199 video doorbell with two-way audio and people detection

Owners of the LifeShield home security system can now add an HD video camera with two-way audio and people-detection technology to their security setups.

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Why your next smart bulb might have Bluetooth inside

While the Zigbee wireless standard has traditionally ruled the roost when it comes to wireless smart bulb protocols, Bluetooth appears to be gaining momentum.

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Nokia’s new Beacon 1 mesh Wi-Fi router learns which wireless channels are the least congested

The Beacon 1 mesh router uses the same mesh technology that powers the pricier Beacon 3, and it also boasts an intelligent channel-hopping feature and a bridge mode for compatibility with an existing router.

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6 ways to find the perfect TV show or movie on Netflix

Picking just the right Netflix video for a given night isn’t the chillaxing experience it could be. Find out how to take a deep dive into Netflix’s collection of movies and TV episodes, slicing and dicing its categories to pinpoint the perfect video.

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6 gotta-know Spotify tips for Android and iOS

Save Spotify radio stations for offline listening, snip out the gaps between songs, keep the music playing when your playlist runs out, and more.

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8 nifty Chromecast tricks for Android and iOS users

Controlling your new Chromecast also goes beyond the Chromecast app itself. There are dozens of Android and iOS apps that'll work hand-in-hand with Chromecast. All you need to know is which button to tap. Learn how to find videos with your voice, "cast" your screen to your TV, share your Chromecast with guests, and more.