Jon PhillipsEditor-in-Chief, TechHive

Jon is the Editor-in-Chief of PCWorld, Macworld and TechHive. He's been covering all manner of consumer hardware since 1995.

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The Pico Model C is the beer-brewing appliance for price-conscious beginners

At just $279 for early Kickstarter backers, the Model C is practically an impulse buy. This Picobrew machine also makes sanitization even easier, and is supported by iOS and Android apps.

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The Ring Floodlight Cam uses Wi-Fi video recording and a 100dB siren to thwart crooks

For $249, the Ring Floodlight Cam may be Ring's most bad guy-unfriendly smart camera yet.

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The LG Levitating Portable Speaker plans to go airborne at CES

Now here's a product that does what it says it will do. It levitates. Apparently with aplomb.

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Google Home review: Google puts its A.I. on a nightstand for the win

There's no way to review Google Home in isolation. This hyper-aware voice-activated speaker is an Amazon Echo clone, but improves upon the original concept.

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Hands on with Google Home: Your Google universe in a home-appliance wrapper

Beware, Amazon. You now have serious competition in the always-aware WiFi speaker game.