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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The iconic Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin wireless speaker is back—and entirely new

The new speaker boasts Alexa onboard, and it will support multi-room configurations with a firmware update promised for 2022.

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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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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 water leak detectors for smart homes

Fires can be devastating, but water damage is a far more common risk. These smart devices will alert you if your home springs a leak, so you can take action quickly.

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Beyerdynamic introduces new headphones for content creators

The high-end audio device manufacturer’s new Pro X line also includes new microphones.

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THX and Qobuz partner to drive high-res audio adoption

Buy a THX Onyx DAC/headphone amp and get three months of Qobuz's high-res music-streaming service for free.

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Amazon’s vision of the smart home revolves around A.I.

To address growing privacy concerns, it’s pushing some processing down from the cloud to the hardware in the home.

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Amazon’s Astro puts Alexa on wheels

The company’s first household robot features a smart display and a periscope camera, but no tail.

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Ring Alarm professional monitoring is about to become a lot more expensive

Ring has long offered the industry’s least-expensive service plan. Its new Ring Protect Pro program costs more, but still packs a lot of value.

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Amazon enters the smart thermostat market

Priced at just $59, Amazon’s latest smart device will integrate tightly with Alexa.

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LG’s mammoth Extreme Home Cinema Displays come in screen sizes up to 325 inches

LG will compete with Samsung's The Wall and Sony's Crystal micro-LED displays.

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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.