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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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.

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Philips Hue Lily outdoor spotlight review: The perfect highlight for your outdoor landscaping

This addition to the outdoor Hue line will really draw attention to your garden (so make sure your plants look their best).

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The first Sonos architectural speakers are available for preorder

The Sonos multi-room audio company has partnered with Sonance to design in-wall and outdoor passive speakers for its Sonos Amp.

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Traeger Timberline 850 Wi-Fi grill review: The ideal smoker/barbecue for the smart home

High-end materials, smart design, and quality construction combine with Wi-Fi connectivity and a strong app to make a first-class grill/smoker combo.

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Abode’s new Gen 2 gateway comes with 4G cellular and Z-Wave Plus

The latest iteration of the Abode home security system includes the Z-Wave Plus technology.

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Best of CES: The coolest smart home and home entertainment gear we saw

From a smart wall outlet to a new range of smart lights to an amazing roll-up TV—and more!—we name the most impressive connected home and home entertainment gear of CES 2019.

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Black & Decker is moving into the smart home with a mesh Wi-Fi router and an innovative home healthcare assistant

Pria is designed to help the elderly age in place, while the Omni mesh Wi-Fi router could be useful for everyone.

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Cambridge Audio’s exquisite Alva TT turntable is the first to support aptX HD for wireless streaming

The British high-end audio manufacturer shows off the most convenient way to enjoy your vinyl collection.