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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Amazon Echo Dot vs. Google Home Mini

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

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SimpliSafe Video Doorbell Pro review: Sharp video leaves a positive impression

The SimpliSafe Video Doorbell Pro is a wired doorbell with infrared motion detection that produces a great picture. 

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Best video doorbell: Nest vs. Ring vs. August and all the rest

Video doorbells maintain a continuous watch over the most important part of your property but which one is best? We take a look at the field.

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Ring Stick Up Cam Wired (2018) review: Ring finally has an indoor security camera

The Ring Stick Up Cam Wired is a strong entry into the indoor security camera space from Ring.

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A first look at the new Ring Stick Up Cam Wired

Ring finally has an indoor home security camera in its smart home line-up, and TechHive got a chance to check it out.

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Here's Ring's new timeline feature

The timeline view makes it easier to find important video clips from your home security cameras.

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Best subscription-free smart home devices

Subscription fees can double the cost of a smart-home gadget after a few years. Shop smart and consider one that won't be a monthly drain on your finances.

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Google Home Hub review: The least-expensive smart display is one of the best

Google definitely got the price right, even if the Google Home Hub can't make video calls.

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The Meater smart meat thermometer gets a Bluetooth range boost

The Meater+ answers one of our few complaints about the original Meater smart meat thermometer.

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Apption Labs Meater review: This smart thermometer changed the way I grill

The Meater smart thermometer takes the guess work out of cooking meat and helps time cooks perfectly.

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Roku adds low-cost Premiere 4K players to its line up

Roku is expanding its streaming video player lineup with a 4K player that is half the price of its current 4K offering. The Roku Premiere will launch ahead of the year-end shopping season when 4K TVs are likely to be big sellers.

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Arlo Security Light review: These battery-powered, multi-colored LED lights are good companions for Arlo cameras

Arlo's motion-sensitive security lights complement Arlo security cameras, but they add another box inside the house.

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iRobot's Roomba i7+ is so smart it empties its own dirt bin

IRobot gave its newest Roomba robot vacuum cleaner extra smarts, so it learns and remembers your house for more efficient cleaning.

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How to add Z-Wave sensors to Ring Alarm

Adding a sensor to the Ring Alarm system is easy when you know how, but you should consider if it's really worth it.

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Netgear Orbi Voice is a hybrid mesh Wi-Fi access point and Alexa-powered smart speaker

Harman Kardon collarborated with Netgear to design the speaker portion of the new Orbi satellite, which was announced today at IFA in Berlin.