Michael AnsaldoFreelance contributor, TechHive

Michael Ansaldo is veteran consumer and small-business technology journalist. He contributes regularly to TechHive and PCWorld.

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Best home security camera: Keep an eye on the home front

A boom in wireless security cameras is inspiring a movement in DIY home surveillance. Follow our buying guide and read our reviews to find the best option for you.

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Deep Sentinel Home Security review: More than just cameras that document crime, this system actively deters it

Real people monitor these security cameras on your behalf, and they'll let any potential intruder know they're being watched.

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Reolink E1 Pro review: This indoor home security cam delivers a great picture at great price

This 4MP Super HD pan-and-tilt smart home security camera offers amazing image quality and premium features for less than $100.

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Best robot mops: We review the most scrupulous scrubbers for your home's hard surface floors

Skip the bucket and the back-bending labor and let one of these specialized robots scour the stains from your hardwood, laminate, tile, vinyl, linoleum, and other solid surface flooring.

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Best robot vacuums: We name the most effective cleaners

Vacuuming is one of the most hated household chores. Here are your best choices for outsourcing it to some automated help.

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Eufy RoboVac 15C Max review: This machine is a budget-friendly super sucker

The latest robot vacuum in Eufy's Max series includes app control, smart home integration, and a modest price tag.

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Awair Glow C review: Automating "dumb" appliances remains this air-quality monitor's best trick

This air-quality monitor will activate an existing appliance—a fan or an air condition, for example—can improve your home's indoor air quality whenever it's needed.

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The best indoor air-quality monitors: Identify the pollutants that can compromise your health and comfort

Whether you suffer from allergies or asthma or just want to optimize your indoor environment, these devices will give you insight into the air you're breathing.

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Roborock S6 review: This premium robot vac/mop combo features Increased suction, carpet recognition, and more

It also improves the navigation and mopping function of its predecessor.

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Hive View Outdoor review: The Hive smart home system gets an outdoor camera

Hive users will welcome this solid performer, but its standard features may not be enough to wow the unconverted.

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iLife Shinebot W400 review: this robot mop is a diligent scrubber

This bot brings the elbow grease many robot floor mops lack.

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Ecovacs Deebot 500 review: This budget-priced household helper is a solid choice

With app control plus Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant support, this robot vacuum packs a punch for the price.

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Airthings Wave Mini review: This is a great entry-level air quality monitor

The radon-detecting Wave's little brother is a great way to start checking for airborne irritants.

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Coway Aquamega 200C review: Cleanse contaminants and track your drinking-water consumption

This countertop water filter reduces nearly a dozen pollutants, but it's not worth the investment for everyone.

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Eufy RoboVac 11s Max review: This popular budget vacuum gets increased suction

Eufy's latest robot vac is an even better dirt collector than its predecessor, thanks to more suction and a redesigned dustbin.