Ben PattersonSenior Writer, TechHive

Ben has been writing about technology and consumer electronics for more than 20 years. A PCWorld contributor since 2014, Ben joined TechHive in 2019, where he covers smart speakers, soundbars, and other smart and home-theater devices.

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Samsung’s 76-inch MicroLED TV will be its smallest yet

Samsung’s pricey MicroLED line is about to get more affordable, but it certainly won't be cheap.

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Don’t worry, Spotify Free users: You can still cast to Google speakers

The “Premium only” error that Spotify Free users saw while trying to cast music to Google Assistant-powered speakers was just a bug, Spotify says.

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HP Spectre x360 14 review: Luxurious, with long battery life

The HP Spectre x360 14 is the first of its family to sport a 3:2 display. It also delivers sizzling performance and great battery life.

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How to connect a new soundbar to an old TV that doesn't support HDMI

Just because you have an aging TV that lacks HDMI ports doesn’t mean you can’t upgrade its audio with a soundbar.

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Netflix’s latest feature downloads recommended movies and shows automatically

No internet? You’ll still have new videos to watch thanks to Netflix’s “Downloads For You” feature.

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Nanoleaf Essentials Lightstrip review: A bright, affordable and Thread-enabled LED light strip

Nanoleaf’s smart LED lightstrip comes loaded with promise, although you'll need a HomePod Mini to unlock its full potential.

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Sonos will show off new audio hardware on March 9

A new, smaller Move speaker could become a reality at a Sonos product event next month.

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A new Sonos product arriving in March. Could it be a smaller Move?

A recent FCC filing from Sonos hints at a compact portable speaker, although there’s been chatter about wireless headphones, as well.

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Got a Roomba? Clean these filthy components right now

If your Roomba is having trouble docking or has slowed to a crawl, a good scrub might make things right.

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Yamaha SR-B20A review: This all-in-one soundbar boasts great audio for the price

If you can do without Wi-Fi streaming, the swell-sounding SR-B20A is an excellent value.

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Sylvania A19 Smart+ Full Color review: This sensible no-hub bulb works with Alexa and Google Assistant

Sylvania’s Wi-Fi-enabled A19 color smart bulb boasts powerful customization features, but its app can be difficult to navigate.

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Porsche Design Acer Book RS review: This stylish, blazingly fast laptop lives up to its name

The Porsche Design Acer Book RS is a slim, light laptop that replaces the flash of its predecessor for sheer performance.

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5 things I learned while setting up my first media server

Sure, you can spend a fortune setting up a media server for your music and videos, but it turns out you don’t have to.

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Nanoleaf Essentials A19 review: A Thread-enabled smart bulb with 120 sides

The first standard light bulb from Nanoleaf, the Essentials A19 connects to Thread networks and will support a variety of nifty features—eventually, anyway.

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Ring's $60 Video Doorbell Wired aims to take on Wyze

The new Video Doorbell Wired marks Ring’s smallest doorbell yet, and at $60, it’s also its least expensive.

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