Michael AnsaldoFreelance contributor, TechHive

Michael Ansaldo is veteran consumer and small-business technology journalist. He contributes regularly to TechHive and PCWorld.

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Basketball without cable: A cord-cutter's guide to the NBA

Cord-cutters can get their fill of big nationally televised games, but local broadcasts are still left on the bench.

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Ecovacs Deebot 661 robot vacuum review: This is a budget friendly vacuum/mop hybrid

Despite a few navigation hiccups, this convertible robot is an affordable entry point for those who want their vacuum to do double duty as a mop.

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Best robot vacuums: We name the most effective cleaners

Vacuuming is one of the most hated household chores. Here are your best choices for outsourcing it to some automated help.

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Kami Indoor Camera review: An affordable, AI-enabled security solution

Packed with features like motion tracking and intelligent activity detection, this home security camera makes advanced features available to folks with modest budgets.

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Roborock S4 review: This robot vac delivers advanced features at an affordable price

With improved navigation and a refreshed design, the latest Roborock takes another step forward.

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How to watch the MLB playoffs and the World Series without cable

Don't miss a postseason pitch, read our cord-cutter's guide to the 2018 MLB playoffs and the World Series.

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The best video baby monitors: Keep eyes—and ears—on your bundle of joy

Today's baby monitors are more capable—and more complex—than ever. Here's how to find the right one, so you and your baby can get some sleep.

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Smart Beat video baby monitor review: This breath-detecting baby monitor should put parents at ease

This video baby monitor can also track your child's breathing and will alert you if his or her respiration pattern changes.

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Kami Wire-Free Camera Kit review: Inexpensive, but you'll get what you paid for

This indoor/outdoor camera seems like a good value, but factor in the cost of a cloud storage subscription before you consider buying it.

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Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo 920 review: this combo robot vacuum/mop is great for multi-level homes

This robot vac can remember multiple floor plans, which is great for folks who live in multi-level homes (but no, it can't climb stairs).

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Lorex 1080p Wire Free Camera System review: Connectivity problems sink this security solution

This wireless security system operates just fine on a local level, but its problematic mobile app can't consistently stream video to your mobile device when you're away from home.

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It's football season! These second-screen apps make NFL games even more fun to watch

Bringing you everything from stats to game-time snacks, these apps are as indispensable as your TV remote.

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NFL without cable: A cord-cutter’s guide for the 2019 pro football season

Whether you've cut the cord or are sticking with cable, our guide will show you all the ways you can watch America's favorite sport on TV, including Monday Night Football and NFL RedZone.

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Blink XT2 review: Second time's the charm for this indoor/outdoor camera

Two-way talk and enhanced motion detection make this simple security camera a marked improvement over its predecessor.

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EZVIZ CTQ6C pan-and-tilt camera review: Smart motion tracking keeps intruders in sight

This camera locks on to movement while recording to capture more complete evidence of a crime.

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