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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Ecovacs Winbot X review: This robot window cleaner is novel, but not entirely practical

It's a capable cleaner, but its expensive and demands a lot of attention.

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Roborock Xioawa Plus E35 review: a budget-priced robot that mops as well as vacuums

Erroneous error interruptions hampered this otherwise powerful cleaner.

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Narwal Robotic Cleaner review: This self-cleaning robot mop/vacuum combo frees you from dirty work

This combination floor sweeper and wet mopper automates your hard floor cleaning.

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Amarey A900 robotic vacuum review: a powerful, efficient cleaner

Camera navigation enables more complete cleaning while conserving battery life.

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iRobot Braava Jet 240 review: a mopping robot for small spaces

This household helper expertly maneuvers tight spots in kitchens and bathrooms.

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How to watch the NBA playoffs—and championship series—without cable

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

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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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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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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.