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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Next-generation Bluetooth LE Audio improves sound quality and battery life, and adds audio sharing

The Bluetooth SIG unveiled Bluetooth LE Audio, a new set of Bluetooth capabilities coming to devices and public venues within the next 12 to 18 months.

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Denon DHT-S716H soundbar review: This pricey 3.0-channel soundbar packs an impressive punch

While it lacks Dolby Atmos and DTS:X support, this Denon soundbar boasts rich, detailed, and surprisingly deep sound given its lack of a subwoofer.

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LG SL10RG soundbar review: Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, and Google Assistant can’t make up for dull, listless audio

Feature-packed though it may be, this pricey 7.1.2 soundbar doesn’t sound as sweet as its competitors.

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Put an Amazon Echo Show 5 on your bedside table for $50 on Black Friday

Amazon's smallest smart display is also one of its best, and it's getting a $40 discount for Black Friday.

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3rd-generation Google Nest Learning Thermostat gets a $70 Black Friday discount

Now’s the perfect time to jump on the Nest thermostat bandwagon.

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The easy-to-install August Smart Lock Pro + Connect is $130 off for Black Friday

Our favorite retrofit smart lock comes with a Wi-Fi bridge included, and it works with Alexa, Google Assistant, and Apple HomeKit.

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Snap up a Google Home Mini for $19 during Black Friday

Google’s original Home Mini is still one of the smartest small speakers around, and for Black Friday, it’s a steal.

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Arlo Pro 2 four-camera bundle is selling at a $250 discount during Black Friday week

No home security cameras yet? Snap up this Arlo Pro 2 starter kit while it’s on sale.

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Put three Amazon Echo Dots in your house for $65 with this early Black Friday deal

We also found early Black Friday deals on the Echo Sub, the Echo Input, and the Echo Plus.

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Best Black Friday TV deals: 4K TVs from LG, Samsung, Sony, Vizio, and more

These eye-popping and deeply discounted 4K HDR TVs are calling your name.

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Anker Soundcore Liberty 2 Pro review: Dual drivers deliver exceptional sound for a reasonable price

There’s no active noise cancellation, but the dual drivers in these comfortable wireless earbuds sound exquisite given the $150 price tag.

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Amazon Echo Show vs. Google Nest Hub Max: Which 10-inch smart display should you buy?

The two top smart displays from Amazon and Google go head-to-head.

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Logitech’s Circle 2 camera gets support for Apple HomeKit Secure Video

A just-released beta firmware update for the camera, which is among the first to support HomeKit Secure Video, allows users to securely store recorded video clips in iCloud.

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Innr Smart Plug review: A cheaper way for Philips Hue users to take control of their “dumb” lights

Small, sturdy, and reliable, the Innr Smart Plug makes for an inexpensive alternative to the new Philips Hue Smart plug.

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Google Nest Hub Max review: This surprisingly svelte smart display is a great cook’s companion

Capable of controlling your smart home gadgets while showing off your photos in style, the Nest Hub Max boasts robust sound and even a Nest camera.

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