Michael BrownExecutive Editor, TechHive

Michael is TechHive's lead editor and covers the connected-home and home-entertainment markets. He built his own smart home in 2007, which he uses as a real-world test lab when reviewing new products. Michael also reviews routers and networking products for TechHive and PCWorld.

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Best of CES: The coolest smart home and home entertainment gear we saw

From a smart wall outlet to a new range of smart lights to an amazing roll-up TV—and more!—we name the most impressive connected home and home entertainment gear of CES 2019.

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Black & Decker is moving into the smart home with a mesh Wi-Fi router and an innovative home healthcare assistant

Pria is designed to help the elderly age in place, while the Omni mesh Wi-Fi router could be useful for everyone.

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Cambridge Audio’s exquisite ALVA TT turntable is the first to support aptX HD for wireless streaming

The British high-end audio manufacturer shows off the most convenient way to enjoy your vinyl collection.

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The Philips Hue lineup expands with three new outdoor fixtures and an outdoor sensor

The outdoor sensor could be a great home security offering, as well as a convenient way to turn on lights when you come home in the dark.

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Third-generation Meural Canvas is like having an art gallery in your home

Meural scales up the technology in its unique digital displays after being acquired by Netgear.

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Gjemeni USB couch review: You’ll get a charge out of this versatile convertible sofa

What better place for USB charging ports than the furniture you sit in every day? Gjemeni goes the extra mile to build 110-volt AC outlets into its tech-savvy couch.

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Amazon Echo Show vs Google Home Hub: One of these smart displays is better than the other

Which smart display belongs in your smart home? We put the Amazon Echo Show (2nd Gen) and Google Home Hub through the wringer to find out.

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Best smart speakers: Which deliver the best combination of digital assistant and audio performance?

With models based on Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Cortana, and others to come, we’ll help you find just the right model for you.

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Sony SRS-XB501G smart speaker review: Now you can take Google Assistant to your next rave

Sony's battery-powered outdoor speaker has it all: Google Assistant, Chromecast, Bluetooth, and multi-colored LED light bars.

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Roku TV Wireless Speakers review: A terrific sonic value for anyone rocking a Roku TV

Theser stereo speakers will tightly integrate with TVs based on Roku OS, and those are the only TVs they're compatible with.

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Philips Hue Calla outdoor pathway light review: A sophisticated outdoor lighting system

Philips takes its Hue smart lighting outdoors with this elegant and well-built pathway light.

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Kangaroo Motion Sensor review: This home security system only goes halfway

This home security system sure sounds inexpensive, but it's no bargain.

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Wi-Charge harnesses light to free Amazon Echo Dot and Google Home Mini smart speakers from power cords

Wi-Charge’s technology can eliminate power adapters and cords and keep the batteries in devices such as smart locks, smartphones, security cameras, and sensors permanently topped off.

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Flo smart water valve review: The high price of prevention

The Flo Water Damage Prevention System monitors and reports on your home’s water usage. It can also shut off the water supply to prevent catastrophic damage in the event of a leak.

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The best Amazon Echo add-ons and accessories

A few are goofy, but many are great: These mostly inexpensive gadgets can make Amazon’s smart speakers even better.

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