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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Amazon Echo Show 10 (3rd Gen) review: Alexa's got her eye on you

The rotating screen on Amazon’s latest smart display is the big attraction, but there’s plenty more to like about this excellent smart home hub.

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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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The exquisite Naim Mu-so 2nd Generation all-in-one audio system is now available dressed in wood

The new model’s enclosure is wrapped in sustainable Ayous hardwood.

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Reolink Go PT review: This home security camera can operate almost anywhere

You don’t need to worry about Wi-Fi range, because it connects via 4G LTE, and a solar panel keeps its battery charged.

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Sony’s 360 Reality Audio smart speakers are coming soon and can be pre-ordered today

The Sony SRS-RA3000 and SRS-RA5000 feature the company’s spatial sound technology and sell for $299 and $699 respectively.

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Amazon’s Blink offers new storage options for its home security camera line

Customers can choose between two cloud-storage subscription plans or a $35 local storage option.

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Astell&Kern offers a USB-C DAC for mobile high-res audio

The tiny USB-C Dual DAC Cable can be used with smartphones, tablets, laptops, and other mobile devices equipped with a USB-C port.

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The best smart shades: These luxurious window treatments blend high tech with high fashion

Smart, motorized shades and blinds cost a pretty penny, but do they ever bring the wow.

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Abode launches a budget-priced standalone home security camera

The $35 1080p camera can operate independently or be integrated into either of Abode’s DIY home security systems.

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New smart home products from Eve Systems put HomeKit, Thread, and the HomePod mini center stage

Eve is teeing up a smart plug, a hose-based sprinkler controller, and an outdoor weather monitor for the U.S. market.

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Enclave Audio offers add-on subwoofer upgrades for its CineHome Wireless Audio Systems

Besides adding more boom to your room, deploying multiple subwoofers can result in smoother and more accurate bass response.

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Roon 1.8 review: An unparalleled service for critical listening and music exploration

The barrier to entry can be steep, but the reward is oh so worth the investment.

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Enbrighten Outdoor WiFi Smart Yard Stake review: Six outdoor smart plugs in one

This six-outlet outdoor smart plug connects your landscape lighting, holiday lights, and more to your home Wi-Fi network.

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Legrand’s new GFCI outlets feature dual USB charging ports

These are the first such outlets to feature ground-fault interruption, and there’s a 20-amp version for kitchens and other locations that need more power.

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Ring and home builder Lennar Homes are collaborating on new smart homes

Lennar Communities Connected by Ring is a suite of smart home products managed by the Ring app.