Michael SimonStaff Writer, TechHive

If it has a screen, battery or a plug, Michael Simon wants to play with it. He has been obsessed with technology since he bought his first ThinkPad—the one with the lift-up keyboard that let you swap out the drive. He's still waiting for that to come back in style.

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Ring Solar Floodlight review: What a difference the sun makes

Ring adds solar power and a rechargeable battery to its smart floodlight, and the results are sunny and bright.

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Amazon kills its coolest Dash product after ignoring it for years

Amazon has informed users that the Dash Wand barcode scanner will no longer work as of July 20.

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The Beats Solo3 wireless headphones are cheaper than they’ve ever been on Amazon

Amazon is selling the Beats Solo3 wireless headphones in black or red for $159, the lowest they've ever been.

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Did you pass on the last AirPods Pro deal? Now they’re even cheaper

Amazon is selling Apple’s AirPods Pro for $228, the lowest they've ever been there.

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Best Buy is selling HomePod for $100 off today

Best Buy is selling Apple's HomePod smart speaker for $200 today, $100 off its already discounted price and one of the best prices we've ever seen.

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Amazon’s Fire HD 8 tablet refresh brings faster speeds and slimmer bezels for slightly more

Amazon's new Fire HD 8 tablets bring more speed and a better design for $10 more.

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Cord-cutting myths busted: Why you should stop worrying and dump cable

If you're not sure if cord-cutting is for you, we've broken down, busted, and dispelled the biggest myths that might be holding you back from saving serious money.

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How to survive homeschooling with nothing more than an Echo, Roku, and a Disney+ subscription

Homeschooling can be a pain for everyone involved, but with the help of a few smart devices, it can be much more pleasant.

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Apple unlocks full seasons of Apple TV+ shows for free during quarantine

Apple is offerings several of its TV+ shows for free during a limited-time promotion.

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Why I spent a bundle on a Wi-Fi 6 router for my work-from-home setup: Speed, speed, speed

You might balk at buying a high-end Wi-Fi 6 router because they cost so much than Wi-Fi 5 models, but you'll find it's worth the investment.

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Six unfortunate truths cord-cutting newbies should know

I've encountered a few drawbacks in the year since I cut the cable TV cord.

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How to make voice and video calls using Alexa and your Amazon Echo

You can use Alexa on your Amazon Echo to make calls without a mobile number or landline? Here's how.

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A bunch of Amazon kids shows are now free even if you're not a Prime member

Amazon has removed the Prime paywall for dozens of popular family-friendly shows.

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First-gen Philips Hue bridges will lose support next month

Signify has announced that the first-gen Hue Bridge will no longer receive updates after April.

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Ring beefs up its security with mandatory 2FA, suspends third-party trackers in mobile app

Ring flips on mandatory two-factor authentication in an effort to clean up its image.