Michael BrownSenior Editor, TechHive

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Michael is the lead editor of IDG's TechHive property, which is focused on the connected-home and home-entertainment markets. He's an early adopter of connected-home technology, having built his own smart home in 2007, which he uses as a real-world test lab when reviewing new products. Michael also reviews home-networking products for TechHive and PCWorld.

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.

Sound Blaster E5

Sound Blaster E5 review: This portable DAC and headphone amp is an audio powerhouse

The sound card is becoming a distant memory, but quality audio never goes out of style.

Dell XPS 18

Dell XPS 18 review: A near-perfect hybrid of Windows tablet and all-in-one desktop

This tabletop tablet has a couple of shortcomings, but it remains the best of its breed.

D-Link Connected Home Platform

D-Link Connected Home Platform review: This is no way to build a smart home

This smart-home system is built on a shaky foundation.

D-Link DCS-933L Wi-Fi camera

D-Link Day/Night Network Camera review: Delivers the basics for cheap

This IP camera is inexpensive enough, but you’ll need a D-Link router to take full advantage.

D-Dlink DSP-W215 smart plug

D-Link Wi-Fi Smart Plug review: Exceedingly basic home control

This controller will turn lights and other devices on and off—and that’s about it.

D-Link DCS-S150 motion detector

D-Link Wi-Fi Motion Sensor review: Wi-Fi wasn't made for this

Reliance on power-hungry Wi-Fi restricts where you can locate this sensor.

Belkin Thunderbolt 2 dock

Belkin’s pricey Thunderbolt 2 dock embodies PC users’ apathy toward Thunderbolt

Apart from breathtaking speed, this $300 docking station doesn’t deliver anything that docks costing half as much do.

hp stream 11 hp stream 13 stacked

HP thinks its $200 Stream notebook is the future of Windows computing

The 7-inch Stream tablet will be even cheaper: Just $100.

Samsung SD590c curved display

Samsung to offer PC gamers a 27-inch curved display

The 1080p monitor will sell for $430 when it goes on sale October 1.