Michael BrownExecutive Editor, TechHive

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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.

Roomba 980 front

iRobot’s new Roomba 980 vacuum features room-mapping technology and Wi-Fi

The Roomba 980 will clean floors more methodically than previous Roomba models, using sensors to navigate around furniture and clutter.

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JBL Splash 2

JBL’s Pulse 2 Bluetooth speaker puts on a light show every time you play a tune

The speaker gets its name from its water-resistant enclosure—you can even rinse it off under a faucet.

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Netatmo wind gauge

Netatmo expands its Weather Station with instruments to measure rain and wind speed

You can now assemble an inexpensive meteorological station right in your backyard.

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Panasonic Nubo

Panasonic expands the feature set of its Nubo home-security camera

Equipped with both 4G and ZigBee radios, recording can be triggered by remote sensors as well as by motion.

hue lightstrip plus blue

Philips adds light strips to its Hue line of white and color LED lighting

Chain multiple strips together and you can decorate a room with up to 33 feet of tunable mood lighting.

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Panasonic Viera TX CZ950

Panasonic jumps into the OLED TV market with the first 4K TV to earn THX certification

The TV builder says OLED delivers better blacks than its best plasma TVs while avoiding plasma’s shortcomings.

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asus rt ac5300

This Asus router is a powerful rebuttal to Google OnHub's stark simplicity

On paper, the RT-AC5300U looks to be the most powerful consumer router ever built.

Botvac Connected with phone

Neato Robotics’ new Botvac Connected robot vacuum sports lasers and Wi-Fi

Lasers map the area to be cleaned, while Wi-Fi connectivity lets users control the robot from anywhere using a smartphone.

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onhubrouter beauty

Google OnHub Wi-Fi router review: It's designed to coddle novices and annoy power users

On the upside, it’s a very good performer. On the downside, it makes all networking decisions for you.

D-Link DWA-192

D-Link DWA-192 review: This 802.11ac USB Wi-Fi adapter was a ball to test

This portable 3x3 adapter was worth the wait.

Philips Hue dimmer

Philips Hue LED lighting gets a new dimmer control

Device can be mounted on the wall or detached and used as a handheld remote.

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yamaha musiccast

Yamaha unveils MusicCast, a high-fidelity multi-room audio system that will have 20-plus components by year's end

Will support for high-definition audio streams be enough to break Sonos’ iron grip on this market?

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OnHub Wi-Fi router

Google enters the Wi-Fi router market with the very different OnHub

What does the search-engine giant know about routers? We’re about to find out.

Ruark MR1 Bluetooth speakers

Ruark Audio MR1 Bluetooth speaker system review: Wired or wireless, these little speakers will rock your world

USB audio support would be the icing on this delicious cake, but it sounds terrific even without it.

TP-Link Archer C3200

TP-Link announces (and ships!) its first 802.11ac tri-band router, the Archer C3200

It’s priced right and early benchmarks promise good performance, but TP-Link’s new router is a wee bit light on features.