Michael BrownExecutive Editor, TechHive

Michael is TechHive's lead editor and covers the connected-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.

UHD Blu-ray Player comparison

Best Ultra HD Blu-ray players

An Ultra HD Blu-ray player brings you one step closer to bringing the movie theater experience into the home. Our top pick has all the features most people will need, and it's also the least expensive.

Echo-compatible smart home devices

The best smart home devices that work with Alexa

Amazon’s Echo smart speakers are most powerful when paired with third-party smart home hardware. These products earned our highest raitings.

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Ninety7 Sky Tote Portable Battery Base review: Take your second-gen Amazon Echo anywhere

Here’s an inexpensive way to carry the Alexa digital assistant with you everywhere.

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Lutron Caséta Fan Control review: Smart control for your dumb ceiling fan

The latest addition to the Lutron Caséta family delivers an excellent way integrate ceiling fans into your smart home.

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LG announces pricing and availability of its 2019 OLED smart TV lineup

The company’s 55- and 65-inch E9 and C9 models will arrive in April, with additional models to follow in May and June.

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Qobuz review: A music streaming service on the verge of greatness

And the U.S. version is now integrated with the Sonos multi-room audio system.

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Sonos is shipping a second-generation Sonos One smart speaker

The Sonos One (Gen 2) features Bluetooth LE connectivity, a faster processor, and more memory.

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Philips Hue Outdoor Motion Sensor review: A must-have accessory for Hue smart lighting owners

This easy-to-install smart home tool adds tremendous security and convenience features to Philips Hue smart bulbs and fixtures.

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Momentum Aria LED Floodlight with Wi-Fi Camera review: Cheap, but far from the best value

This camera/floodlight combo will save you a few bucks, but you’ll give up a lot.

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Flo by Moen smart water valve review: The high price of prevention

The Flo Water Damage Prevention System monitors and reports on your home’s water usage. It can also shut off the water supply to prevent catastrophic damage in the event of a leak.

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Philips Hue Lily outdoor spotlight review: The perfect highlight for your outdoor landscaping

This addition to the outdoor Hue line will really draw attention to your garden (so make sure your plants look their best).

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The first Sonos architectural speakers are available for preorder

The Sonos multi-room audio company has partnered with Sonance to design in-wall and outdoor passive speakers for its Sonos Amp.

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Traeger Timberline 850 Wi-Fi grill review: The ideal smoker/barbecue for the smart home

High-end materials, smart design, and quality construction combine with Wi-Fi connectivity and a strong app to make a first-class grill/smoker combo.

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Abode’s new Gen 2 gateway comes with 4G cellular and Z-Wave Plus

The latest iteration of the Abode home security system includes the Z-Wave Plus technology.

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Best of CES: The coolest smart home and home entertainment gear we saw

From a smart wall outlet to a new range of smart lights to an amazing roll-up TV—and more!—we name the most impressive connected home and home entertainment gear of CES 2019.

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