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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YI 1080p Dome Camera review: HD panoramic security

This pan-and-tilt home security camera provides near 360-degree views, motion tracking, and even cruise control.

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Foscam E1 review: This battery-powered camera detects people and pets

This cordless indoor/outdoor camera's intelligent motion detection can capture criminal activity, but it takes too long to get to the video evidence.

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Eufy RoboVac 11s review: Our favorite budget robot vacuum gets an upgrade

The affordable carpet cleaner is now smaller and has more suction.

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Ooma Butterfleye review: This security camera keeps recording without AC power or an internet connection

With a built-in battery and onboard storage, the Butterfleye preserves video evidence during power and internet outages.

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D-Link HD Wi-Fi Camera (model DCS-8010LH) review: An entry-level camera with a steep learning curve

Beginners may have a tough time navigating this otherwise solid camera's complex app.

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Roidmi F8 Storm review: This cordless smart vacuum makes cleaning a joy

It's not a robot, but this lightweight and powerful device transforms a once cumbersome chore.

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Lighthouse review: a smarter security camera

This AI-driven home security camera can tell you who is in your homeā€”just ask it.

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Brinno SHC1000 Peephole Camera review: Combat porch pirates with this concealed camera

With integrated knock and motion sensors, this upgraded peephole camera will detect wrongdoers darkening your door.

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Canary's new Safety Button turns your smartphone into a personal hotline to first responders

Canary Membership subscribers now have one-touch access to local emergency services when they're away from home, too.

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Shark Ion Robot 750 review: Shark's first robot vacuum is a mixed bag

Shark's budget-friendly robot vacuum navigates obstacles well and has an elegant app, but falls surprisingly short on the cleaning quality.

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Wyze Cam Pan review: Premium features, budget price

Wyze Labs' $30 pan-and-tilt camera can hold its own with the big brands.

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Safety 1st HD WiFi Baby Monitor review: This camera system alerts you to your child's sounds and movements

This smart device lets parents check on their little ones from anywhere they have internet access.

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How a robot vacuum navigates your home

Its movements might seem random, but there's a method to how these machines get around.

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Xiaomi Mi Home Security Camera review: An exceptionally inexpensive full-featured choice

This budget-priced 1080p security camera has all the features of those three times its price, plus a few more.

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VTech VC931 HD Pan and Tilt Home Monitoring Camera review: Solid security at an affordable price

It lacks some sexier features, but it has nearly all the ones that matter most.