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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Marshall true wireless earphone lineup expands with the Minor III and Motif ANC

The third-gen Minor loses the wires, while the all-new Motif marks the brand’s entry to the in-ear noise-cancelling headphone market.

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Reolink Duo security cameras use twin lenses for an extra-wide field of view

Available in Wi-Fi, PoE, and 4G configurations, Reolink's dual-lens cameras offer a 150-degree field of view for larger properties.

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Sennheiser's CX Plus true wireless earphone promises audiophile performance for less

The new earphones offer active noise cancellation, transparency mode, and support for aptX Adaptive, all for a surprisingly affordable price.

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Sony Electronics’ new HT-A5000 soundbar supports Dolby Atmos and DTS:X

The 5.1.2-channel soundbar can also tap the speakers in select Sony Bravia TVs to produce a genuine center channel.

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Focal adds bookshelf, center units to its Aria K2 speaker line

The French manufacturer also launched the On Wall 300-series of loudspeakers this week.

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Focal’s new On Wall 300 series could be the next best thing to in-wall speakers

Measuring just over 3.5 inches deep, Focal’s latest loudspeakers can be mounted to the wall next to your TV, or mounted on optional stands slightly in front of it.

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Yale Assure smart locks get an enticing upgrade

This upgrade to Z-Wave 700-series wireless modules is a big deal, but your smart home hub must have the same tech to reap all the benefits.

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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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Rise Gardens Double Family Garden review: This smart indoor greenhouse doesn’t need the sun

You can produce enough fresh veggies to feed a small army with this foolproof hydroponic growing system.

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Legrand’s latest smart lighting offerings leverage Zigbee and Netatmo smart home tech

These new battery-powered smart switches can create 3-way circuits without any new wires, provided you have Legrand’s Zigbee-compatible smart switches in your walls.

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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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Best mesh Wi-Fi routers: Reviews and buying advice

Few elements of your home’s infrastructure have a bigger impact on your tech life. We recommend mesh Wi-Fi routers for most people, and we’ll help you find just the right one for your needs.

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Best smart speakers: Which deliver the best combination of digital assistant and audio performance?

With models based on Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, and others to come, we’ll help you find just the right model.

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Nokia Smart Lighting: Insteon reborn

This new line of Nokia smart dimmers, switches, and outlets is based on one of the oldest DIY smart home platforms on the market.

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Sony brings its 360 Reality Audio tech to two new high-end home theater products

Sony will ship a new home theater audio system and a new flagship soundbar, both of which support Sony's 360 Reality Audio format as well as Dolby Atmos and DTS:X.