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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Flo Technologies adds a stand-alone water sensor to its lineup at CES

The new Flo by Moen Smart Water Detector unveiled at CES can help prevent catastrophic water damage.

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The Orbit B-hyve XR smart sprinkler controller features a 900MHz radio that promises extreme range

Orbit announced the B-hyve XR smart sprinkler controller, powered by a 900MHz radio that greatly extends the controller’s reach.

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Charmin—yes, the toilet paper company—is showing smart home devices at CES

What's Charmin doing at CES? Showing bathroom-oriented robots, sensors, and VR concepts.

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Phyn expands its water leak-detection system to protect larger homes and commercial properties

Phyn wants to help owners of large homes and small businesses conserve water and protect against water damage.

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D-Link to unveil a host of new routers at CES, including four Wi-Fi 6 mesh systems

The networking company will also ship several new range extenders in 2020.

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New D-Link home security cameras feature onboard AI

Features like person detection aren’t new, but the cameras D-Link will show at CES next week don’t need to send video to the cloud to do the job.

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Best Ultra HD Blu-ray players

An Ultra HD Blu-ray player brings you one step closer to bringing the movie theater experience into the home. Our top pick has all the features most people will need, and it's also the least expensive.

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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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Z-Wave to become an open and multi-source wireless smart home standard in 2020

Reacting to Project Connected Home over IP, Silicon Labs says it will soon allow other semiconductor manufacturers to build Z-Wave chips.

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Alexa joins the Mickey Mouse Club with a new version of the Amazon Echo Wall Clock

Unlike Samuel L. Jackson, however, you won’t be able to replace Alexa’s voice with Mickey’s.

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Leviton Type A & Type C USB Charger Outlet review: Not smart but handy as a pocket on a shirt

This outlet features built-in USB charging ports and is available in both 15- and 20-amp configurations.

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Amazon Echo Dot with Clock review: The display—limited as it is—justifies the $10 upcharge

Love is never having to say, “Alexa, what time is it?”

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Resideo Home app promises whole-home system monitoring

A new app monitors a home’s water, HVAC, power, and security systems—provided you go all in with Resideo Technologies’ hardware.

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Qobuz review: A music streaming service on the verge of greatness

And the U.S. version is now integrated with the Sonos multi-room audio system.

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Austere VII Series surge protector review: Beautiful protection preciously priced

You can buy a great surge protector for less than $50, so what makes this one worth $200?