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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The first soundbar to support DTS Virtual:X sound is $95 off for Amazon Prime Day

Feast your ears on the Yamaha YAS-207BL, a top-notch soundbar with a wireless subwoofer, Bluetooth, and best of all, support for DTS’s answer to Dolby Atmos.

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Vizio’s discounted Dolby Atmos soundbar turns your living room into a sonic showcase

There’s no easier way to add object-based 3D sound to your living room than with a Dolby Atmos-enabled soundbar, and this 3.1.2 model from Vizio is selling for a $200 discount.

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Amazon Prime Day TV deals kick off with LG 4K OLED sets, Sony 4K TVs

Whether you’ve been eyeing your first 4K TV or thinking of trading up for a newer model, this year’s crop of Prime Day television deals is shaping up to be an enticing one. 

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iRobot Roomba robot vacuums get steep discounts on Amazon Prime Day

It’s never been cheaper to bust dust with this trio of iRobot Roomba robot vacuums, each of which are selling for all-time lows during Amazon Prime Day.

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Acer Aspire E15 E5-576-392H review: A bargain-priced laptop with plenty of productivity power

The budget version of 2018’s Acer Aspire E15 delivers great value for the price as well as a significant performance boost over its predecessor.

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Kangaroo Motion + Entry Sensor review: This motion-sensing entry detector needs more tricks up its sleeves

Kangaroo’s new sensor is an enticing entry-level choice given its no-tools, no-hub setupd and $30 price tag. But sensors on their own can't provide a complete picture of what’s happening in your home.

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Why your next smart bulb might have Bluetooth inside

While the Zigbee wireless standard has traditionally ruled the roost when it comes to wireless smart bulb protocols, Bluetooth appears to be gaining momentum.

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Nokia’s new Beacon 1 mesh Wi-Fi router learns which wireless channels are the least congested

The Beacon 1 mesh router uses the same mesh technology that powers the pricier Beacon 3, and it also boasts an intelligent channel-hopping feature and a bridge mode for compatibility with an existing router.

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6 ways to find the perfect TV show or movie on Netflix

Picking just the right Netflix video for a given night isn’t the chillaxing experience it could be. Find out how to take a deep dive into Netflix’s collection of movies and TV episodes, slicing and dicing its categories to pinpoint the perfect video.

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Logitech Wireless Keyboard K350 review: This ergonomic keyboard needs better keys

The Logitech Wireless Keyboard K350 could be just the thing for typists with aching wrists and tendons, provided you warm to the wave-like keyboard design.

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Asus ZenBook 13 UX331UA review: A thin, light, and peppy budget laptop with battery life to spare

The Asus ZenBook 13 is just the ticket for productivity on a budget. It shines when it comes to everyday computing chores, and its battery keeps going and going.

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Lenovo Legion Y530 review: An affordable gaming laptop saddled with an iffy graphics card

The inexpensive Lenovo Legion Y530 will tempt budget-minded gamers, but its middling graphics card struggles to keep up with today's games, let alone tomorrow's.

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Lenovo Legion Y920 review: A hefty gaming laptop with buttery graphics and a mechanical keyboard

Big and heavy though it is, the Lenovo Legion Y920 boasts some serious gaming firepower and a mechanical keyboard to boot, not to mention one-touch overclocking and Dolby sound.

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Dell G7 15 (7588) review: A six-core gaming laptop that won’t break the bank

Armed with a screamingly fast six-core CPU and a reasonably robust graphics card, the $1,200 Dell G7 15 packs in an impressive amount of processing and gaming power into a shell that’s less than an inch thick.

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Acer Aspire 5 A515-51-58HD review: Optane memory gives this budget laptop a boost

While it’s thicker and heavier than we’d like and it suffers from an iffy display, the Optane memory-equipped Acer Aspire 5 delivers impressive quad-core performance for hundreds less than its ultraportable competitors.