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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Black Friday deal: Save $90 on the Ring Alarm Starter Kit and get a free Echo Dot while you’re at it

Ring’s Black Friday deals went live a little early, and they include big savings on its easy-to-install starter kits.

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Snap up a Google Home Mini for $19 during Black Friday

Google’s original Home Mini is still one of the smartest small speakers around, and for Black Friday, it’s a steal.

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Arlo Pro 2 four-camera bundle is selling at a $250 discount during Black Friday week

No home security cameras yet? Snap up this Arlo Pro 2 starter kit while it’s on sale.

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Put three Amazon Echo Dots in your house for $65 with this early Black Friday deal

We also found early Black Friday deals on the Echo Sub, the Echo Input, and the Echo Plus.

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Best Black Friday TV deals: 4K TVs from LG, Samsung, Sony, Vizio, and more

These eye-popping and deeply discounted 4K HDR TVs are calling your name.

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Amazon Echo Show vs. Google Nest Hub Max: Which 10-inch smart display should you buy?

The two top smart displays from Amazon and Google go head-to-head.

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Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 6 14 (2019) review: A solid, bargain-priced 2-in-1 saddled with iffy battery life

Lenovo's IdeaPad 6 14 packs a quad-core CPU and a full-HD touchscreen into a 2-in-1 form factor. Its battery and display could be better, but for just $500, you’re still getting a lot.

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Lenovo IdeaPad S340-15IWL review: Peppy quad-core performance, but a cheap display

This bargain-priced laptop puts up impressive performance numbers, but make sure to get one with an IPS display rather than the iffy TN variety.

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Amazon Echo vs. Google Nest: Which of the two big smart platforms is right for you?

The choice between Amazon Alexa-powered Echo devices or Nest gadgets with Google Assistant can be a tough one. We'll help you pick.

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Innr Smart Plug review: A cheaper way for Philips Hue users to take control of their “dumb” lights

Small, sturdy, and reliable, the Innr Smart Plug makes for an inexpensive alternative to the new Philips Hue Smart plug.

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LG rolls out firmware update enabling G-Sync compatibility for its 2019 OLED TVs

LG’s B9, C9, and E9 OLED sets are getting the G-Sync update, which promises buttery gaming performance provided you’re using the right GeForce graphics card.

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Google Nest Hub Max review: This surprisingly svelte smart display is a great cook’s companion

Capable of controlling your smart home gadgets while showing off your photos in style, the Nest Hub Max boasts robust sound and even a Nest camera.

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Google Nest Mini review: Modest improvements make Google’s smallest smart speaker even better

Expect (slightly) more bass, a mounting hole, and refined controls, all for the same price as the older Home Mini.

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Innr Smart White A19 bulb review: This inexpensive smart bulb seamlessly connects with a Philips Hue Bridge

If you’re already invested in the Hue lighting ecosystem, these budget Zigbee bulbs can fill in your smart bulb gaps without breaking the bank.

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Google Nest Mini arrives with same design as Home Mini, better sound, and a wall mount

The Google Nest Mini is basically the old Home Mini with bigger bass, a wall mount, and more under-the-hood processing power.

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