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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Yale says its new smart delivery box will foil porch pirates

The lock manufacturer also has a new smart lock to secure interior cabinets.

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APC targets console and PC gamers with its Back-UPS Pro Gaming uninterruptible power supply

The UPS protects sensitive electronics from power surges and produces a pure sine wave while operating on battery power in the event of a blackout.

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‘The Mandalorian’ soundtrack composer is curating a Sonos Radio show

Ludwig Göransson is also responsible for the music in the films ‘Black Panther’ and ‘Tenet.’

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Amazon’s Alexa Guard Plus strengthens the Echo family’s home security capabilities

The added features, coming this fall, will cost you $4.99per month or $49 per year.

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Eero to ship a pair of Wi-Fi 6 mesh routers later this year

This is Eero’s first all-new product since Amazon acquired the router manufacturer in early 2019.

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Amazon’s Echo Show 10 features a motorized display

The 10-inch screen rotates around its base so it always faces you.

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Abode Security Systems to offer Amazon’s new Alexa Guard Plus service

Alexa Guard Plus allows you to summon emergency medical, fire, or police help by saying “Alexa, call for help.”

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Senic’s wireless outdoor switch can control everything from Philips Hue lights to Sonos speakers

The weatherized two-button gadget doesn’t need wiring or batteries; it harvests its own energy.

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Alexa users can say “Hey Samuel” to summon Samuel L. Jackson’s voice

The option of hearing the actor's voice was already available, but you had to say "Alexa, ask Sam..." first.

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Arlo adds a wireless video doorbell to its home security offerings

The Arlo Essential Wire-Free Video Doorbell will arrive in early 2021.

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Naim Audio, Focal, and Bentley Motors join forces to design high-end home audio components

The three-way collaboration results in the Naim Mu-so for Bentley Special Edition all-in-one audio system, and the Focal for Bentley Radiance headphone.

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Leviton’s new Zigbee smart lighting controls are already available to Xfinity Home users

Smart-home owners, including Xfinity Home users, have new options in smart lighting control.

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Z-Wave technology gets new long-range capabilities

The new Z-Wave Long Range specification delivers 4x increase in range, 10x increase in smart-home network size.

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The Philips Hue Iris table lamp is making a comeback

Signify says the first Philips Hue product designed for indirect ambient lighting has been redesigned will and go on sale in October.

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Bowers & Wilkins’ 600 Series Anniversary Edition speakers feature component and cabinet upgrades

The full range includes bookshelf, center, and tower speakers; plus a complete home theater bundle.