Michael AnsaldoFreelance contributor, TechHive

Michael Ansaldo is veteran consumer and small-business technology journalist. He contributes regularly to TechHive and PCWorld.

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Best home security camera: Keep an eye on the home front

A boom in wireless security cameras is inspiring a movement in DIY home surveillance. Follow our buying guide and read our reviews to find the best option for you.

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Foscam E1 review: This battery-powered camera detects people and pets

This cordless indoor/outdoor camera's intelligent motion detection can capture criminal activity, but it takes too long to get to the video evidence.

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Neato Botvac D7 Connected review: Building a better (but more expensive) mousetrap

With its advanced mapping, deep cleaning, and intuitive app, the D7 is our favorite high-end robot vacuum.

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Best robot vacuums: We name the most effective cleaners

Vacuuming is one of the most hated household chores. Here are your best choices for outsourcing it to some automated help.

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Eufy RoboVac 11s review: Our favorite budget robot vacuum gets an upgrade

The affordable carpet cleaner is now smaller and has more suction.

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The best budgeting apps for tracking and planning your financial life

Whether you want to save more, pay down debt, or become a better investor, there's a financial management app that can keep you on course.

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The best video baby monitors: Keep eyes—and ears—on your bundle of joy

Today's baby monitors are more capable—and more complex—than ever. Here's how to find the right one, so you and your baby can get some sleep.

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Mint review: Popular app focuses on the big financial picture

The popular Mint financial app lets you manage all your accounts from a personal financial hub, and as importantly, helps you focus on the big picture.

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Charlie review: An AI-driven penguin provides impressive financial advice

Charlie is an AI-driven financial app whose friendly penguin persona delivers actionable advice to help you save money and reach your financial goals.


Pocketguard review: Helping you spend your money safely

The Pocketguard app you lets you know how much money you have for everyday spending after your regular bills and subscriptions are paid.

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Goodbudget review: A better budget tracker

Goodbudget provides a simple method for managing household expenses and savings, but it would be more foolproof if it could sync with your accounts.

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Simple review: Breezy, branch-free banking and budgeting for people who live on their phone

Simple is a combination bank account and budgeting tool helps tech-savvy users spend (and save) smarter. But if your finances aren't simple, Simple will be, well, too simple for you.

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Trim review: This AI assistant finds ways to save you money

Trim is an AI-driven financial assistant that analyzes your bank accounts for expenses to cut, then cancels or negotiates bills on your behalf. The savings could be worth the small commission it charges.

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Wally+ review: It's actually enjoyable to track your spending with this app

Wally+ is far from a full-featured budgeting tool, but this free app makes it dead-simple—and even enjoyable—to track what, where, and with whom you spend your money.

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Ooma Butterfleye review: This security camera keeps recording without AC power or an internet connection

With a built-in battery and onboard storage, the Butterfleye preserves video evidence during power and internet outages.

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