Ben Patterson

Ben Patterson

Senior Writer

Ben has been writing about technology and consumer electronics for more than 20 years. A PCWorld contributor since 2014, Ben joined TechHive in 2019, where he covers smart speakers, soundbars, and other smart and home-theater devices. You can follow Ben on Twitter.

Articles by Ben Patterson

5 ways to keep Alexa from bugging you

5 ways to keep Alexa from bugging you

Does Alexa ever cut you off, pipe up at the wrong time, or annoy you with continual notifications? These settings will keep Alexa from driving you nuts.
2 weeks ago
Netflix adds a “two thumbs up” rating

Netflix adds a “two thumbs up” rating

It’s been five years since Netflix nixed five-star viewer ratings for a simple thumbs up or down. Now, users have a third option: two thumbs up.
1 month ago