Ben Patterson

Senior Writer

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.


Black Friday: Get a year of Peacock Premium for $0.99 a month

Black Friday: Get a year of Peacock Premium for $0.99 a month

Want to give Peacock a try? For Black Friday, new subscribers can snag a year's worth of Peacock Premium for a buck a month.

Black Friday: Philips Hue A19 color bulb 3-pack for 33% off

Black Friday: Philips Hue A19 color bulb 3-pack for 33% off

Add some color to your Philips Hue setup with this 3-bulb White and Color Ambiance A19 bundle, which is getting a steep $45 Black Friday discount.

Black Friday: Chamberlain myQ Smart Garage Hub for 43% off

Make your dumb garage door opener smart with this fantastic Black Friday deal from Chamberlain.

Black Friday deal: Amazon Smart Thermostat for 30% off

Black Friday deal: Amazon Smart Thermostat for 30% off

One of our favorite budget thermostats is an even better bargain with this $18 Black Friday discount.

Black Friday deal: Grab the second-gen Apple TV 4K for just $80

Black Friday deal: Grab the second-gen Apple TV 4K for just $80

One of our favorite streaming video players, the Apple TV 4K, just got a massive Black Friday discount.

Hulu’s Black Friday deal is back: $1.99 a month for a year

Hulu’s Black Friday deal is back: $1.99 a month for a year

One of the best Black Friday streaming deals returns, with Hulu offering 12 months of its ad-supported tier for 75% off.

Black Friday deal: Get two Blink Mini security cams for $29.99

Black Friday deal: Get two Blink Mini security cams for $29.99

Keeping an eye on your home has never been cheaper thanks to this steep Black Friday discount from Amazon’s Blink brand.

Walmart-exclusive Roku Premiere lets you stream 4K for $19

Walmart-exclusive Roku Premiere lets you stream 4K for $19

On sale only while supplies last, Walmart's Roku Premiere is the best 4K streaming bargain we’ve seen in the run-up to Black Friday.

Sonos speakers, soundbars are 20% off for Black Friday

Sonos speakers, soundbars are 20% off for Black Friday

Scoop up rare discounts on the Sonos Arc, Beam, One, Sub, and more.

Black Friday: Echo Dot with Clock plus two Hue bulbs for 56% off

Black Friday: Echo Dot with Clock plus two Hue bulbs for 56% off

Expand your smart home with a pair of dimmable white Philips Hue bulb and Amazon's latest clock-enabled Echo Dot.

Paramount+ slashes annual plans by 50% for Black Friday

Paramount+ slashes annual plans by 50% for Black Friday

Just in time for the NFL on turkey day, Paramount+ is offering a half-off deal on its annual Essential and Premium plans.

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