Michael BrownExecutive Editor, TechHive

Michael is TechHive's lead editor and covers the smart home and home entertainment markets. He built his own smart home in 2007, which he uses as a real-world test lab when reviewing new products. Michael also reviews routers and networking products for TechHive and PCWorld.

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Grab a pair of AKG Y500 wireless headphones for 67% off

These were our favorite on-ear cans for a very long time.

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Best Bluetooth speakers: Reviews and buying advice

We'll help you find the best wireless speakers for pairing with your smartphone or tablet—whatever your budget, and whatever music floats your boat.

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Best of CES 2022: The smart home and home entertainment products that captivated us

We covered the show from afar out of an abundance of caution, but that didn’t prevent us from seeing the most intriguing and exciting new product announcements.

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Ring adds a glass-break sensor to its Ring Alarm home security system

Raise your hand if you thought Ring already offered a glass-break sensor—we certainly did.

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Samsung's evolving SmartThings platform appears to eschew Z-Wave

As the SmartThings Hub moves from a discrete device to software integrated in Samsung appliances, the company has so far refused to confirm that it will continue to support Z-Wave.

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Abode expands its smart home footprint with a video doorbell and a color smart bulb

One of our favorite smart home system builders is adding some enticing new products to its collection.

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Roborock shows off a pair of impressive floor cleaners at CES 2022

Debuting this week at CES, the Roborock S7 MaxV Ultra mops, vacuums, and cleans itself up, while the Roborock Dyad is a powerful wet/dry stick vac.

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Labrador's Retriever personal robot can make life easier for people with mobility issues or chronic pain

This robot won’t clean your floors, but it will deliver a snack from the fridge, tote your laundry basket, and perform other chores.

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Kohler teams with Phyn to offer home water leak protection

Kohler’s H2Wise Powered by Phyn products monitor an entire home’s water consumption.

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Eve Systems' CES focus is on HomeKit, Matter, and Thread

The German manufacturer is showing a home security camera and smart window shades developed with Coulisse.

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The best smart shades: These luxurious window treatments blend high tech with high fashion

Smart, motorized shades and blinds cost a pretty penny, but do they ever bring the wow.

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The best smart light switches and dimmers: Lighting is the foundation of the smart home

In-wall lighting controls bring convenience, security, luxury, and sophistication into your home.

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Cree Connected Max Retrofit Downlight review: An elegant, smart upgrade for ceiling cans

These full-color downlights are smarter and better-looking than the generic cans you have now.

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Eufy Security's Floodlight Cam 2 Pro gets a $101 Black Friday discount

You can snap up this home security camera/floodlight mashup for just $198.99 once you apply the $11 coupon.

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Best Black Friday security camera deals 2021: Sales on Arlo, Nest, Ring, and more

Now's the time to pick up a new camera so you can keep an eye on the homestead.