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.

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The IControl One adds new capabilities to old home-security systems

Swapping out a single module can convert a soon-to-be-obsolete panel into a state-of-the-art home-control system.

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HBO Now

Cablevision becomes the first cable-TV company to offer standalone HBO Now

Customers who purchase Cablevision's Internet service will also be able to subscribe to HBO Now, but pricing and availability are yet to be announced.

netgear asus lawsuit

Yes, Asus cheated: The FCC fined the router maker last year

Asus and Netgear settled their lawsuit the same month, so why are we hearing about all this only now?

Smart home

Selling your smart home? Don’t expect to command a premium

Coldwell Banker surveyed 500 of its agents to gauge homebuyers’ interest in high-tech homes. Interest is high with some demographics, but those features won't help your sell faster.

South by Southwest

South by Southwest launches an original video network

Programming will be available on Roku players and Roku TV models.

Samsung Milk Music

Samsung’s Milk streaming music service now available through a free web client

Once limited to Samsung smartphones, tablets, and smart TVs, now you can listen to Milk on any computer’s web browser.

Bison Airlighter

Bison Airlighter review: No ordinary lighter, it’s the Swiss Army knife of fire

This handy device will light your fire, and a whole lot more. If only the Bison Airlighter wasn’t so expensive.

Switchmate

Switchmate makes your home lighting smart without any changes to your wiring

Hardware startup kicks off crowd-funding campaign with plans to expand its product offering.

Panasonic Nubo security camera

Panasonic announces Nubo, a ‘Dropcam killer’ at Mobile World Congress

The Nubo IP security camera can run in locations where Dropcam can't, but it won’t be available in the U.S. until 2016.

Nyrius Aries Home+

Nyrius Aries Home+ review: Now you can cut the HDMI cord, too

With this transmitter/receiver pair, you can stream uncompressed 1080p video and Dolby Digital audio up to 100 feet without wires.

EnGenius eds8015

EnGenius launches new outdoor networking and video surveillance systems

Products include weatherized 802.11ac access points and night-vision cameras.

Neo smart jar

The Neo smart jar joins the increasingly connected kitchen

This crowd-funded product lends a whole new meaning to the phrase “bean counter.”

Chromecast vlc

VLC media player to support Chromecast soon

The free and open-source software is about to become even more versatile.

Eero Wi-Fi router

Eero shakes up the Wi-Fi market, announces $1 million in preorders for its new wireless mesh router

The company will end its significant pre-sale discounts on February 15.

Linksys EA9200

Linksys EA9200 802.11ac Wi-Fi router review: Rich features, poor performance

Networking newbies will find this router easy to set up and use, but its performance doesn’t justify its high price tag.