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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Ring Video Doorbell Pro review: For some, its performance will justify its higher price tag

It's more expensive than its battery-powered stablemates, and it requires electrical wiring, but it produces fewer false alerts.

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Samsung's Galaxy Home smart speaker will combine Bixby with SmartThings

Samsung says its Galaxy Home smart speaker will deliver high-quality audio with an integrated smart home hub.

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Alexa Cast: What it is and how to use it

Alexa Cast is a new feature on Amazon products for streaming and control of media content. Similar to Google's Chromecast and Apple's AirPlay, it allows users to transfer the playback of media from a phone to a compatible device.

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Netgear is planning an Arlo doorbell

Netgear is expanding its Arlo home security range with a doorbell—a move that positions Arlo more aggressively against competitors such as Nest and Ring.

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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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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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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