Michael Brown

Michael is TechHive's lead editor. He built his own smart home in 2007 and used it as a real-world test lab when reviewing new products. Following a relocation, he is in the process of converting his new home, an 1890 bungalow, into a modern smart home.

How to buy the best portable hard drive

Sometimes a USB key just isn't roomy enough. We describe the portable hard drive specs and features that matter most, and name five of our favorite models.
9 years ago

Design fail! Our top 10 PC product peeves

Some products are so poorly designed that you have to wonder what the manufacturer was thinking. Here's a list of design attributes that drive people nuts.
9 years ago