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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Momentum Cori review: this budget-priced two-pack offers an instant security solution

Having a tight budget doesn't mean you can't have pretty good video surveillance at home.

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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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Ecovacs Deebot 601 review: Mapping features are missed in this otherwise capable cleaner

This budget robot vacuum has some good features, but navigation skills aren't among them.

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Brinno Duo review: Our favorite peephole camera adds live remote viewing

This security camera mounts to your door's peephole and streams live video to your smartphone and to its own display on the interior side of your door.

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Neato Botvac D7 Connected review: Building a better (but more expensive) mousetrap

With its advanced mapping, deep cleaning, and intuitive app, the D7 is our favorite high-end robot vacuum.

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Neato Botvac D4 Connected review: Top-end features at a mid-range price

The D4 Connected makes advanced capabilities like floor mapping and smart home integration available to modest budgets.

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The best video baby monitors: Keep eyes—and ears—on your bundle of joy

Today's baby monitors are more capable—and more complex—than ever. Here's how to find the right one, so you and your baby can get some sleep.

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Eufy SpaceView Baby Monitor review: Simple security for your small fry

This video baby monitor comes with an attachable wide-angle lens to give you a full view of your child's nursery once they're old enough to be out of their crib.

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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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iRobot Roomba i7+ review: This robot vacuum empties its own dustbin

Robot vacuums are great timesavers—at least until their small dustbins fill up. The Roomba i7+ is smart enough to empty its own.

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Airthings Wave Plus review: real-time radon detection is this all-purpose air quality monitor's best feature

Newly added carbon-dioxide, volatile organic compound, and air-pressure sensors are good to have, but radon detection remains the primary attraction of this air-quality monitor.

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Coral One review: This 2-in-1 robot vacuum promises more complete cleaning

Combining a self-propelled vacuum with a handheld unit yields a tool that can clean more than your floors.

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Eve Room review: a smart air-quality monitor for Apple enthusiasts

This HomeKit-enabled accessory tracks indoor temperature, humidity, and volatile organic compounds over time.

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Ecovacs Deebot N79S robot vacuum review: Some advanced features at an affordable price

This budget-priced robot vacuum includes some advanced features, including voice control via Amazon Alexa and a robust smartphone app.

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SpotCam Sense Pro HD review: expanding the idea of home monitoring

Spotcam's new indoor/outdoor camera keeps tabs on your home's security as well as environmental changes.