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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Sony brings its 360 Reality Audio tech to two new high-end home theater products

Sony will ship a new home theater audio system and a new flagship soundbar, both of which support Sony's 360 Reality Audio format as well as Dolby Atmos and DTS:X.

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Ring Video Doorbell 4 review: Great for people deep in the Ring ecosystem; just good for everyone else

You’ll need a subscription to get all the features, but the long list of them justifies that cost.

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Phyn Smart Water Sensor review: This battery-powered sentinel warns of dangerous water leaks

Used alone, it can warn you of leaky pipes, failing appliances, and more. Used in conjunction with the Phyn Plus smart water valve, it will actively protect your home from those threats.

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CookingPal Multo review: This beastly smart appliance wants to take over your kitchen

Promising to automate meal prep for novice chefs and people who are too busy to cook, the Multo and its companion tablet handles most of your food prep and cooks everything, too.

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Pick up an Eero 6 Wi-Fi mesh system today for 35% off

A mesh network will dispense with any dead spot problems you might have in your home, and this Eero package is based on Wi-Fi 6 technology.

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Get the all-new Ring Floodlight Cam Wired Plus for 25% off on Prime Day

If you’re in the Ring ecosystem—or plan to be—there is no better floodlight/security camera combo, and you can buy one today for 25% off.

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Best Prime Day 2021 deals on robot vacuums and air purifiers

Amazon is offering great deals on appliances that help you breathe better.

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Best Prime Day 2021 deals on home security cameras and video doorbells

Amazon is offering big discounts on the hardware you need to keep a close eye on your property.

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Ring Alarm sets are 40% off ahead of Prime Day

This is a great DIY home security system, and nobody beats Ring on the price of professional monitoring.

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Ring Wall Light Solar review: Shine a light where you need it

It’s a great smart light, just don’t install it in the shadow of a roof eave if you expect its solar panel to do its job.

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Amazon is offering cord-cutters great deals on premium streaming channels ahead of Prime Day

Prime members can get two months of AMC+, BET+, Discovery+, Epix, and/or Motor Trend for just 99 cents each.

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Level Home's new Level Lock is compatible with both Apple HomeKit and Amazon's Sidewalk network

The company’s entire product line is now compatible with Amazon Alexa and Ring smart home products in addition to Apple’s HomeKit ecosystem.

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Andover Audio announces a subwoofer companion for its SpinBase turntable speaker

The 100-watt SpinSub features anti-vibration technology to isolate it from the turntable.

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Germany’s Devolo to bring new hybrid powerline/mesh-network systems to North America

The Devolo Magic series of home networking products is based on the ITU G.hn standard widely embraced in Europe.

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Amazon Echo Show 8 (2nd Gen) review: A worthy mid-range smart display

There are some big improvements here, but probably nothing to convince a Google Assistant user to switch.