Michael BrownExecutive Editor, TechHive

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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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Terk Trinity Xtend review: This TV antenna tries to pull double-duty as a Wi-Fi range extender

Two taste treats in one? Or less than the sum of its parts?

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JBL Flip 4 Bluetooth speaker review: Better-than-expected sound in a compact, waterproof enclosure

$100 isn’t chickenfeed, but this small speaker sounds like it should cost a lot more.

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V-Moda Remix review: A little too much of a good thing

Thumbs up on the integrated headphone amp, thumbs down on the exaggerated bass.

UHD Blu-ray Player comparison

Best 4K 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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Canary review: A sophisticated home-security system packed inside a camera

This cloud-based security system delivers features galore, but it’s far from perfect.

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Libratone One Click Bluetooth speaker review: Fun design and very good sound

Swappable accessories make it easy to take the music with you.

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Tivoli Audio Model One Digital review: Big sound from a small footprint

Many won’t miss the extra features this tabletop radio is missing.

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Soundcast VG7 outdoor Bluetooth speaker review: A wonderful speaker, indoors or out

But you’ll have to pay to play. Bigly.

Smart Home

Wi-Fi Alliance introduces a certification program for new smart home construction

Wi-Fi Certified homes will feature integrated wireless networks designed with the same level of detail as the home’s electrical and plumbing systems.

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Logitech’s new Circle 2 home security cameras can be used indoors or out

Buyers will need to choose between wired and wire-free models, along with a host of accessories.

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Wink Bright aims to make smart lighting easier for consumers to adopt

The Wink Bright consists of a Wink Hub 2 and two pre-paired Sylvania dimmable LED smart bulbs.

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Nest Cam IQ marks a clean break from the Dropcam platform Nest acquired in 2014

The new indoor security camera boasts a 4K image sensor, HDR imaging, and the ability to recognize and remember faces.

DirecTV Now on Roku

DirecTV Now is now available on most Roku streaming devices

Compatibility goes back as far as the Roku 2.

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Meridian Audio Explorer2 USB DAC review: An inexpensive path to high-resolution audio

Decoding MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) tracks is this DAC’s raison d’être, but it can do more than that.

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Cinder Precision Grill review: It’s just like a sous-vide cooker, but with less water and more mess

This expensive high-tech griddle cooks your food to a precise temperature and sears it, too, but it weighs a ton and is difficult to clean.