Martyn WilliamsSenior Correspondent, TechHive

Martyn Williams covers technology news in text and video for PC World, Macworld and TechHive and is based in San Francisco. He previously worked for IDG News Service as a correspondent in San Francisco and Tokyo and has reported on technology news from across Asia and Europe.

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Lynx Solar outdoor security camera review: This off-the-grid camera includes free cloud storage

This home security camera runs entirely on solar energy and will store footage locally if your Wi-Fi goes down.

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Amazon Echo Dot vs. Google Home Mini

Amazon and Google are both trying to get a foot through your door with their smart speakers. Here's what you need to consider before buying one.

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Wisenet SmartCam D1 video doorbell review: Great video quality, but its facial-recognition feature is a joke

The Wisenet Smartcam D1 video doorbell delivers one of the best pictures we've seen, but it's not without its faults.

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Arbor Instant Video Doorbell review: There are some great features here, but it needs work

The Arbor Instant Video Doorbell is a welcome addition to the battery-powered video doorbell market, but focus on its performance and not the company's inflated claims.

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How to change the Google Assistant voice

At Google's developer conference this year, the company introduced six new voices for Google Assistant. Here's how to select them.

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Monoprice is getting into the smart home market

Monoprice, known for its no-nonsense, low-cost tech products, is expanding into the smart home with a range of new devices.

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Netgear is expanding Arlo with security lights

The Arlo home security system is getting an upgrade with new LED lights.

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Ring Floodlight Cam vs. Maximus Camera Floodlight

Both these cameras are a great choice for outdoor monitoring, but they aren't equal.

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Ring Spotlight Cam vs. Ring Floodlight Cam: What's the difference?

Ring sells five outdoor security cameras. Here's how to choose the best one for you.

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How to check your Google Assistant history

Google lets you see everything Assistant heard and delete your history.

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How to link Nest Secure with Google Assistant

Linking your Nest Secure home security system with Google Assistant is very easy and once done, instantly enables voice control. Here's how to do it.

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What’s the difference between Ring’s Video Doorbell and Video Doorbell 2?

Ring's first-generation video doorbell is now half the price of its second-generation model, thanks to a recent price cut. So which one should you choose?

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Next-gen TV to usher in viewer tracking and personalized ads along with 4K broadcasts

The new US digital TV standard includes closer tracking of viewing habits and could be a privacy nightmare

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Ring slashes the price of its video doorbell to $100

Amazon has completed its acquisition of Ring and immediately cut the price of its popular video doorbell

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Nest Hello review: This is a great video doorbell

Nest Hello is one of the best video doorbells we've tested, boasting great image quality and integration with Google's smart home.