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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A new Sonos product arriving in March. Could it be a smaller Move?

A recent FCC filing from Sonos hints at a compact portable speaker, although there’s been chatter about wireless headphones, as well.

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Got a Roomba? Clean these filthy components right now

If your Roomba is having trouble docking or has slowed to a crawl, a good scrub might make things right.

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Yamaha SR-B20A review: This all-in-one soundbar boasts great audio for the price

If you can do without Wi-Fi streaming, the swell-sounding SR-B20A is an excellent value.

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Sylvania A19 Smart+ Full Color review: This sensible no-hub bulb works with Alexa and Google Assistant

Sylvania’s Wi-Fi-enabled A19 color smart bulb boasts powerful customization features, but its app can be difficult to navigate.

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Porsche Design Acer Book RS review: This stylish, blazingly fast laptop lives up to its name

The Porsche Design Acer Book RS is a slim, light laptop that replaces the flash of its predecessor for sheer performance.

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5 things I learned while setting up my first media server

Sure, you can spend a fortune setting up a media server for your music and videos, but it turns out you don’t have to.

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Nanoleaf Essentials A19 review: A Thread-enabled smart bulb with 120 sides

The first standard light bulb from Nanoleaf, the Essentials A19 connects to Thread networks and will support a variety of nifty features—eventually, anyway.

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Ring's $60 Video Doorbell Wired aims to take on Wyze

The new Video Doorbell Wired marks Ring’s smallest doorbell yet, and at $60, it’s also its least expensive.

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Netflix's long-awaited shuffle button will arrive this year

After months of testing a “shuffle play” button, Netflix will roll out the feature in the first half of 2021.

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Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro: Unboxing and ears-on impressions

Available now, the $199 Galaxy Buds Pro earbuds are poised to take on the AirPods Pro.

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Best of CES 2021: The smart home and home entertainment products that captured our attention

Attending a virtual tradeshow is a suboptimal experience, but these new offerings still made an impression.

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Ring rolls out end-to-end encryption for select doorbells and security cameras

Available starting today, end-to-end encryption adds another layer of protection for your Ring video recordings, although implementing it also means giving up some key features.

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Your Lenovo laptop will soon double as an Amazon Echo Show

Lenovo’s upcoming Show Mode will bring the Alexa-powered Echo Show interface to Lenovo PCs and laptops.

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New Nest cameras on tap for 2021 as Nest Cam IQ Outdoor sells out

Google says a “new lineup of security cameras” is on the way as soon as this year.

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Nanoleaf Shapes – Triangles review: Nanoleaf adds variety to its new line of light panels

Nanoleaf’s impressive Hexagons light panels just got some company.

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