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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Basketball without cable: A cord-cutter's guide to the NBA

Cord-cutters can get their fill of big nationally televised games, but local broadcasts are still left on the bench.

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iClever Indoor Air Quality Monitor review: App issues spoil this indoor air quality monitor

While the monitor itself works well, its companion app provided inconsistent readings.

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Blurams Home Pro security camera review: Advanced features for any budget

Don't let the low price fool you. This indoor camera boasts advanced AI detection, smart home integration, and multiple video storage options.

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Kami Outdoor Battery Camera review: A wire-free solution for keeping an eye on your property

Simple, flexible installation and intuitive controls make this outdoor camera a winner for most users.

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Yeedi K600 robot vacuum review: Excellent cleaning without complexity

This no-frills robot vacuum is a great option for first-timers.

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Toucan Wireless Outdoor Security Camera review: Battery-powered and budget priced

All the security essentials and an easy installation make this weather-resistant camera a great value.

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How to watch the 2020 Super Bowl without cable

Options abound for checking out all the championship action on whatever screen you choose.

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EufyCam 2 review: This outdoor security camera promises year-long battery life

And if you in an area subject to extreme weather conditions, this camera is heavily protected.

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Roborock S5 Max review: Precision water control sets this robot vacuum/mop hybrid apart

New mopping options--and powerful suction--make this a complete cleaner.

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Amarey A980 robot vacuum review: Pet hair is no match for this super sucker

This inexpensive mapping robot vacuum is a fantastic option for animal owners.

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EZVIZ C6CN pan-and-tilt security camera review: Motion tracking keeps intruder in this camera's sights

EZVIZ says a built-in motor helps this baseball-sized home security camera keep intruders in sight.

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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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Defender Guard 2K-resolution Wi-Fi Camera review: No cloud subscription required

With local storage and straightforward surveillance features, Defender Guard makes a great a gateway to DIY home security.

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Dser RoboGeek 20T review: This basic, budget priced robot vacuum makes cleaning more bearable

Multiple cleaning modes and powerful suction keep your floors free of debris.

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EZVIZ C3WN outdoor security Camera review: Strong security and a bargain price

EZVIZ's latest weatherproof camera delivers crystal-clear audio and 1080p video for just $50.