Michael BrownExecutive Editor, TechHive

Michael is TechHive's lead editor and covers the smart home and home entertainment markets. He built his own smart home in 2007, which he uses as a real-world test lab when reviewing new products. Michael also reviews routers and networking products for TechHive and PCWorld.

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Rise Gardens Double Family Garden review: This smart indoor greenhouse doesn’t need the sun

You can produce enough fresh veggies to feed a small army with this foolproof hydroponic growing system.

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Best mesh Wi-Fi routers: Reviews and buying advice

Few elements of your home’s infrastructure have a bigger impact on your tech life. We recommend mesh Wi-Fi routers for most people, and we’ll help you find just the right one for your needs.

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Nokia Smart Lighting: Insteon reborn

This new line of Nokia smart dimmers, switches, and outlets is based on one of the oldest DIY smart home platforms on the market.

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Sony brings its 360 Reality Audio tech to two new high-end home theater products

Sony will ship a new home theater audio system and a new flagship soundbar, both of which support Sony's 360 Reality Audio format as well as Dolby Atmos and DTS:X.

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Ring Video Doorbell 4 review: Great for people deep in the Ring ecosystem; just good for everyone else

You’ll need a subscription to get all the features, but the long list of them justifies that cost.

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Phyn Smart Water Sensor review: This battery-powered sentinel warns of dangerous water leaks

Used alone, it can warn you of leaky pipes, failing appliances, and more. Used in conjunction with the Phyn Plus smart water valve, it will actively protect your home from those threats.

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CookingPal Multo review: This beastly smart appliance wants to take over your kitchen

Promising to automate meal prep for novice chefs and people who are too busy to cook, the Multo and its companion tablet handles most of your food prep and cooks everything, too.

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Pick up an Eero 6 Wi-Fi mesh system today for 35% off

A mesh network will dispense with any dead spot problems you might have in your home, and this Eero package is based on Wi-Fi 6 technology.

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Best Prime Day 2021 deals on home security cameras and video doorbells

Amazon is offering big discounts on the hardware you need to keep a close eye on your property.

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Ring Alarm sets are 40% off ahead of Prime Day

This is a great DIY home security system, and nobody beats Ring on the price of professional monitoring.

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Ring Wall Light Solar review: Shine a light where you need it

It’s a great smart light, just don’t install it in the shadow of a roof eave if you expect its solar panel to do its job.

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Amazon is offering cord-cutters great deals on premium streaming channels ahead of Prime Day

Prime members can get two months of AMC+, BET+, Discovery+, Epix, and/or Motor Trend for just 99 cents each.

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Germany’s Devolo to bring new hybrid powerline/mesh-network systems to North America

The Devolo Magic series of home networking products is based on the ITU G.hn standard widely embraced in Europe.

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Amazon Echo Show 8 (2nd Gen) review: A worthy mid-range smart display

There are some big improvements here, but probably nothing to convince a Google Assistant user to switch.

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Eufy Security launches a new line of outdoor security cams, hoping to put its privacy debacle in the past

Five new self-contained cameras and a camera/floodlight combo store recordings in onboard memory, not the cloud.

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