Michael BrownExecutive Editor, TechHive

Michael is TechHive's lead editor and covers the connected-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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Array by Hampton smart deadbolt review: It solves the battery problem, but falls short on integration

An onboard solar panel keeps the battery topped off, but you can’t use this smart lock with any smart home hub.

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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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The best smart home devices that work with Alexa

Amazon’s Echo smart speakers are most powerful when paired with third-party smart home hardware. These products earned our highest raitings.

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The best Amazon Echo add-ons and accessories

A few are goofy, but many are great: These mostly inexpensive gadgets can make Amazon’s smart speakers even better.

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Ninety7 Sky Tote Portable Battery Base review: Take your second-gen Amazon Echo anywhere

Here’s an inexpensive way to carry the Alexa digital assistant with you everywhere.

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Lutron Caséta Fan Control review: Smart control for your dumb ceiling fan

The latest addition to the Lutron Caséta family delivers an excellent way integrate ceiling fans into your smart home.

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Vivint Smart Home expands its services to protect your vehicle with Vivint Car Guard

A module that plugs into your car’s onboard diagnostics port can track its location and notify you if someone breaks in or bumps it, and it ties into your smart home service.

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LG announces pricing and availability of its 2019 OLED smart TV lineup

The company’s 55- and 65-inch E9 and C9 models will arrive in April, with additional models to follow in May and June.

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Traeger expands its line of Wi-Fi connected wood-fired grills for the smart home

Wi-Fi connectivity comes to the company’s Pro Series, and there’s an all-new Ironwood model too.

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Toast Google Home Wood Cover review: A pricey way to prettify your smart speaker

These wood-veneer skins will dress up your Google Home, but they’re not cheap.

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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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Sonos is shipping a second-generation Sonos One smart speaker

The Sonos One (Gen 2) features Bluetooth LE connectivity, a faster processor, and more memory.

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Philips Hue Outdoor Motion Sensor review: A must-have accessory for Hue smart lighting owners

This easy-to-install smart home tool adds tremendous security and convenience features to Philips Hue smart bulbs and fixtures.

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Momentum Aria LED Floodlight with Wi-Fi Camera review: Cheap, but far from the best value

This camera/floodlight combo will save you a few bucks, but you’ll give up a lot.

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Flo by Moen smart water valve review: The high price of prevention

The Flo Water Damage Prevention System monitors and reports on your home’s water usage. It can also shut off the water supply to prevent catastrophic damage in the event of a leak.