Michael Ansaldo

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Michael Ansaldo is veteran consumer and small-business technology journalist. He contributes regularly to TechHive and PCWorld.

Best home security camera: Keep an eye on the home front

Foscam E1 review: This battery-powered camera detects people and pets

Foscam E1 review: This battery-powered camera detects people and pets

This cordless indoor/outdoor camera's intelligent motion detection can capture criminal activity, but it takes too long to get to the video evidence.

Neato Botvac D7 Connected review: Building a better (but more expensive) mousetrap
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Neato Botvac D7 Connected review: Building a better (but more expensive) mousetrap

With its advanced mapping, deep cleaning, and intuitive app, the D7 is our favorite high-end robot vacuum.

Best robot vacuums: We name the most effective cleaners
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Best robot vacuums: We name the most effective cleaners

Vacuuming is one of the most hated household chores. Here are your best choices for outsourcing it to some automated help.

Eufy RoboVac 11s review: Our favorite budget robot vacuum gets an upgrade

Eufy RoboVac 11s review: Our favorite budget robot vacuum gets an upgrade

The affordable carpet cleaner is now smaller and has more suction.

The best video baby monitors: Keep eyes—and ears—on your bundle of joy
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The best video baby monitors: Keep eyes—and ears—on your bundle of joy

Today's baby monitors are more capable—and more complex—than ever. Here's how to find the right one, so you and your baby can get some sleep.

Ooma Butterfleye review: This security camera keeps recording without AC power or an internet connection

Ooma Butterfleye review: This security camera keeps recording without AC power or an internet connection

With a built-in battery and onboard storage, the Butterfleye preserves video evidence during power and internet outages.

D-Link HD Wi-Fi Camera (model DCS-8010LH) review: An entry-level camera with a steep learning curve

D-Link HD Wi-Fi Camera (model DCS-8010LH) review: An entry-level camera with a steep learning curve

Beginners may have a tough time navigating this otherwise solid camera's complex app.

Roidmi F8 Storm review: This cordless smart vacuum makes cleaning a joy

Roidmi F8 Storm review: This cordless smart vacuum makes cleaning a joy

It's not a robot, but this lightweight and powerful device transforms a once cumbersome chore.

Lighthouse review: a smarter security camera

Lighthouse review: a smarter security camera

This AI-driven home security camera can tell you who is in your home—just ask it.

Brinno SHC1000 Peephole Camera review: Combat porch pirates with this concealed camera

Brinno SHC1000 Peephole Camera review: Combat porch pirates with this concealed camera

With integrated knock and motion sensors, this upgraded peephole camera will detect wrongdoers darkening your door.

Canary's new Safety Button turns your smartphone into a personal hotline to first responders

Canary's new Safety Button turns your smartphone into a personal hotline to first responders

Canary Membership subscribers now have one-touch access to local emergency services when they're away from home, too.

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