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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Belkin teams with Devialet to build the SoundForm Elite smart speaker and wireless charger

It’s no surprise that Belkin would make a device charger, but a high-end speaker is something else entirely.

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Netgear brings mesh networking technology to its Nighthawk router line

This is the first router in the Nighthawk family that doesn’t look like its stealth attack aircraft namesake.

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Netgear adapts its Orbi mesh router to 4G LTE

The new network device unveiled at CES targets people living in areas that are unlikely to ever get fiber or cable broadband.

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The Weber Connect Smart Grilling Hub can render your old barbecue high tech

Probes monitor the ambient temperature inside your grill as well as that of the food you’re cooking.

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Smart home system builder Abode announces its first stand-alone home security camera

The modular Abode Outdoor/Indoor Smart Camera can also be integrated with any existing Abode security system.

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Lutron expands its Caséta Smart Lighting system with a motion sensor and a range-extending signal repeater

The new gadgets announced at CES also work with Lutron’s Serena smart shades.

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Flo Technologies adds a stand-alone water sensor to its lineup at CES

The new Flo by Moen Smart Water Detector unveiled at CES can help prevent catastrophic water damage.

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The Orbit B-hyve XR smart sprinkler controller features a 900MHz radio that promises extreme range

Orbit announced the B-hyve XR smart sprinkler controller, powered by a 900MHz radio that greatly extends the controller’s reach.

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Charmin—yes, the toilet paper company—is showing smart home devices at CES

What's Charmin doing at CES? Showing bathroom-oriented robots, sensors, and VR concepts.

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Phyn expands its water leak-detection system to protect larger homes and commercial properties

Phyn wants to help owners of large homes and small businesses conserve water and protect against water damage.

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D-Link to unveil a host of new routers at CES, including four Wi-Fi 6 mesh systems

The networking company will also ship several new range extenders in 2020.

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New D-Link home security cameras feature onboard AI

Features like person detection aren’t new, but the cameras D-Link will show at CES next week don’t need to send video to the cloud to do the job.

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Best 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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Best mesh Wi-Fi routers: Reviews and buying advice

Few elements of your home’s infrastructure have a bigger impact on your tech life. We recommend mesh Wi-Fi routers for most people, and we’ll help you find just the right one for your needs.

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Z-Wave to become an open and multi-source wireless smart home standard in 2020

Reacting to Project Connected Home over IP, Silicon Labs says it will soon allow other semiconductor manufacturers to build Z-Wave chips.