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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How to watch the NBA Playoffs without cable

How to watch all the hardwood heroics without paying for a cable subscription.

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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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Arlo Ultra review: This very expensive security camera delivers super-sharp 4k video

It stumbled out of the gate, but Arlo's high-end, high-res indoor/outdoor security camera is another winner.

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The best second-screen apps for watching Major League Baseball

Geek up the grand old game with data feeds, social media, and other interactive enhancements.

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How to watch Major League Baseball online

Watching Major League Baseball without a cable subscription can be as difficult as hitting a hard slider. Our cord-cutting guide will help you find the sweet spot.

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The best Google Home-compatible smart home devices

It's the third-party smart devices that put the "home" in Google Home. Here are our favorites.

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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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Amarey A800 robot vacuum cleaner review: This budget robot vac delivers premium performance

Your floors won't collect dust but your stand-up vacuum might.

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Swann Outdoor Security Camera review: a straightforward way to monitor the exterior of your home

With only the most essential features, this weatherproof camera is ideal for security novices.

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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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Summer Baby Pixel Cadet Video Monitor review: A virtual boundary provides a "safe space" for your infant

This baby monitor will alert you when your child moves to an unsafe position.

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EZVIZ DP1 Smart Video Door Viewer review: A viable video doorbell alternative

The DP1 peephole replacement lets you receive visitors whether you're home or not.

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Swann Indoor Security Camera review: Advanced performance at an affordable price

This easy-to-use security camera includes advanced motion detection, full HD video and smart home integration, all for less than $100.

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How to catch March Madness without paying for cable TV

Our cord-cutter's guide to March Madness shows you how you can watch every game in the tournament at the lowest possible cost.

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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.