Ben PattersonSenior Writer, TechHive

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.

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You just bought a new Amazon Echo device? Do these 6 things first

Get the scoop on how to train Alexa to recognize your voice, prevent unauthorized purchases from Amazon, tell it where you live and work, and more.

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Samsung’s post-Prime Day TV and soundbar deals include its gorgeous 8K QLED TV

Think 4K video looks amazing? Wait until you feast your eyes on Samsung’s 8K QLED TV, which is getting an impressive discount in the wake of Amazon Prime Day.

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The Beats Solo3 Bluetooth headset is more than 50% off during Amazon Prime Day

When it comes to Bluetooth headphones, “Beats” and “bargain” aren’t words you expect to see in the same sentence. But during this year’s Amazon Prime Day, the Beats Solo3 on-ear headset is selling for its lowest price ever.

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Vizio’s discounted Dolby Atmos soundbar turns your living room into a sonic showcase

There’s no easier way to add object-based 3D sound to your living room than with a Dolby Atmos-enabled soundbar, and this 3.1.2 model from Vizio is selling for a $200 discount.

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Kangaroo Motion + Entry Sensor review: This motion-sensing entry detector needs more tricks up its sleeves

Kangaroo’s new sensor is an enticing entry-level choice given its no-tools, no-hub setupd and $30 price tag. But sensors on their own can't provide a complete picture of what’s happening in your home.

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Why your next smart bulb might have Bluetooth inside

While the Zigbee wireless standard has traditionally ruled the roost when it comes to wireless smart bulb protocols, Bluetooth appears to be gaining momentum.

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6 ways to find the perfect TV show or movie on Netflix

Picking just the right Netflix video for a given night isn’t the chillaxing experience it could be. Find out how to take a deep dive into Netflix’s collection of movies and TV episodes, slicing and dicing its categories to pinpoint the perfect video.

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The best GPS trackers for kids: Locate your little ones with ease

Our top picks allow you to easily keep tabs on the munchkins in your life.

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Logitech MK540 Advanced wireless keyboard and mouse review: Snappy typing, no noise

Quiet yet snappy, roomy and programmable, the reasonably priced Logitech MK540 Advanced keyboard will appeal to typists looking for tactile typing experience without making too much of a racket, while the bundled mouse impresses with its smooth, solid scrolling and programmable gestures.

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Become an expert at Safari for iOS with these 8 tips and tricks

Hide your frequently visited sites, remotely close Safari tabs on other devices, turn web pages into PDFs, and more.

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6 great Android features missing from iOS 11

Sure, iOS 11 looks cool, but when you compare it to Android it still comes up short in some key ways, from multiple user profiles to one-touch Google searches. Read all about it here.

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5 things to do before giving an old iPhone or iPad to your kid

Don't hand over an aging iOS device to your eager youngster before doing a little kid-proofing first.

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10 basic iOS tricks every iPhone owner should know

From message stickers and 3D Touch to Live Photos and Apple Pay, iOS is stuffed with features that grab headlines. But some of iOS's most useful features are the oldest ones—and they're easily overlooked.

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6 ways to lock down your iPhone’s lock screen

Just because your iPhone is locked with a passcode or Touch ID doesn’t mean it’s safe from prying eyes and fingers. These iOS settings can help lock down your phone’s lock screen.

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6 ways to make the most of 1Password for iOS and Android

You'll be a happier 1Password user once you master these mobile tips and tricks, from unlocking 1Password with your fingerprint to entering passwords with the 1Password keyboard.