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Michael manages PCWorld's hardware product reviews and contributes to TechHive's coverage of home-control systems and sound bars.

Nest acquires Revolv and immediately stops sales of one of the top smart-home hubs

This is great news on the one hand, and a sad turn of events on the other.

Amazon Fire TV

Amazon triples the number of games and apps available for its Fire TV media streamer

The e-commerce giant and aspiring media mogul wants investors to forget about yesterday's earnings report and lowered holiday-season sales forecast.

Homeboy camera

Hands-on with Homeboy: This could be the best home-security camera yet

This tiny device has the potential to shake up the home-security market.

Roost Smart Battery

Last week, the Roost Smart Battery was a great idea

A $35 battery that sends smoke-alarm notifications to your phone would have been terrific if the $99 Leeo hadn’t been invented.

Leeo Smart Alert Nightlight

Leeo Smart Alert Nightlight review: $99 is cheap if it saves your house from burning down

It plugs into an AC outlet, alerts you to smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, and contacts you via an app with a recording of the sound. A few false alarms aside, this security device is a smart buy for any home.

qualcomm4kdongle

Qualcomm pushes 4K video streaming with prototype TV dongle

The chip maker is keen on 4K video, but needs manufacturing partners to get on board

Linksys routers

Linksys jumps into the 4x4 and tri-band Wi-Fi frays with its new E8350 and EA9200 routers

The E8350 and EA9200 join the WRT 1900AC. Confused by the company’s E, EA, and WRT branding? We’ll sort it out for you.

Alpine Headphones

Alpine Electronics launches headphones that literally rock your cabeza

Headphones with haptic feedback? Hey, I'll try anything once.

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Ubi computer

Meet Ubi, the tiny voice-activated computer that wants to control your smart home

Ubi responds to voice commands to adjust your thermostat, answer trivia questions, send text messages, and more.

Sonos Boost

Sonos Boost promises to eliminate network dead spots on a Sonos network

The streaming audio company continues to stay one step ahead of the competition.

Linksys SE4008 WRT switch

Linksys expands its WRT product line with a slick, stackable Ethernet switch

The WRT SE4008 8-port gigabit switch is the perfect mate for the Linksys WRT1900AC Wi-Fi router.

Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 14

Lenovo recruits Ashton Kutcher to unveil its new Yoga 3 Pro and ThinkPad Yoga 14

Lenovo aims its limber laptops at consumers (with the Yoga 3 Pro) and the small-business crowd (with the ThinkPad Yoga 14), and the Yoga 3 Pro uses Intel's long-awaited Core M-70 processor.

Mass Fidelity Core Speaker

It’s all about that bass for Mass Fidelity: Speaker manufacturer adds a subwoofer to its Core wireless speaker line

Company extends its crowdfunding campaign after raising 1425% of its original goal.

Zuli Smartplug

The Zuli Smartplug shrinks geo-fencing to room-fencing, for precision control of your home lighting system

Bluetooth is ubiquitous for headsets and speakers; Zuli uses it to build a super-cheap mesh network for home control.

Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M GeForce GTX 970M

Nvidia raises the curtain on its latest mobile GPUs: the GeForce GTX 970M and the GeForce GTX 980M

This mobile architecture boasts all the same features as the desktop version of “Big Maxwell,” but in a smaller package that sips even less juice.