Michael Ansaldo

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

AmazonBasics USB-Powered Computer Speakers with Dynamic Sound review: Balanced sound for a budget price

AmazonBasics USB-Powered Computer Speakers with Dynamic Sound review: Balanced sound for a budget price

AmazonBasics’ USB-Powered Computer Speakers offer legitimate value, with balanced sound, smart looks, and quality construction.

TP-Link Kasa Cam Outdoor KC200 review: an affordable, easy-to-install outdoor security camera

TP-Link Kasa Cam Outdoor KC200 review: an affordable, easy-to-install outdoor security camera

This weather-resistant camera delivers great video and accurate event detection.

Wyze Sense review: This $20 sensor system is a steal for security DIYers

Wyze Sense review: This $20 sensor system is a steal for security DIYers

This starter kit of two contact sensors and one motion sensor extends the capabilities of Wyze's affordable security cameras.

Tineco Pure One S12 review: This smart cordless vacuum detects dust

Tineco Pure One S12 review: This smart cordless vacuum detects dust

The Pure One S12 adapts its suction power to the amount of dust on your floors and furniture.

Ecovacs Winbot X review: This robot window cleaner is novel, but not entirely practical

Ecovacs Winbot X review: This robot window cleaner is novel, but not entirely practical

It's a capable cleaner, but its expensive and demands a lot of attention.

Roborock Xioawa Plus E35 review: a budget-priced robot that mops as well as vacuums

Roborock Xioawa Plus E35 review: a budget-priced robot that mops as well as vacuums

Erroneous error interruptions hampered this otherwise powerful cleaner.

Narwal Robotic Cleaner review: This self-cleaning robot mop/vacuum combo frees you from dirty work

Narwal Robotic Cleaner review: This self-cleaning robot mop/vacuum combo frees you from dirty work

This combination floor sweeper and wet mopper automates your hard floor cleaning.

Amarey A900 robotic vacuum review:  a powerful, efficient cleaner

Amarey A900 robotic vacuum review: a powerful, efficient cleaner

Camera navigation enables more complete cleaning while conserving battery life.

iRobot Braava Jet 240 review: a mopping robot for small spaces

iRobot Braava Jet 240 review: a mopping robot for small spaces

This household helper expertly maneuvers tight spots in kitchens and bathrooms.

Logitech Z606 5.1 Surround Sound Speaker System review: Affordable immersive audio

Logitech Z606 5.1 Surround Sound Speaker System review: Affordable immersive audio

The Logitech Z606 5.1 Surround Sound Speaker System lets you wirelessly stream audio from Bluetooth-enabled devices

How to watch the NBA playoffs—and championship series—without cable
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How to watch the NBA playoffs—and championship series—without cable

How to watch all the hardwood heroics without paying for a cable subscription.

Arlo Ultra review: This very expensive security camera delivers super-sharp 4k video

Arlo Ultra review: This very expensive security camera delivers super-sharp 4k video

It stumbled out of the gate, but Arlo's high-end, high-res indoor/outdoor security camera is another winner.

Amazon All-new Kindle review: Front lighting and a better screen elevate this entry level e-reader

Amazon All-new Kindle review: Front lighting and a better screen elevate this entry level e-reader

Amazon’s All-new Kindle adds glare-free, adjustable front lighting, giving users a more comfortable reading experience day or night.

Arteck 2.4G Wireless Stainless Steel Keyboard review: A sleek alternative to your desktop slab

Arteck 2.4G Wireless Stainless Steel Keyboard review: A sleek alternative to your desktop slab

The Arteck 2.4G Wireless Stainless Steel Keyboard offers a roomy layout, quiet keys, and a sleek design.

How to watch Major League Baseball online
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How to watch Major League Baseball online

Watching Major League Baseball without a cable subscription can be as difficult as hitting a hard slider. Our cord-cutting guide will help you find the sweet spot.

The best Google Home-compatible smart home devices
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The best Google Home-compatible smart home devices

It's the third-party smart devices that put the "home" in Google Home. Here are our favorites.

Amarey A800 robot vacuum cleaner review: This budget robot vac delivers premium performance

Amarey A800 robot vacuum cleaner review: This budget robot vac delivers premium performance

Your floors won't collect dust but your stand-up vacuum might.

Swann Outdoor Security Camera review: a straightforward way to monitor the exterior of your home

Swann Outdoor Security Camera review: a straightforward way to monitor the exterior of your home

With only the most essential features, this weatherproof camera is ideal for security novices.

Summer Baby Pixel Cadet Video Monitor review: A virtual boundary provides a

Summer Baby Pixel Cadet Video Monitor review: A virtual boundary provides a "safe space" for your infant

This baby monitor will alert you when your child moves to an unsafe position.

EZVIZ DP1 Smart Video Door Viewer review: A viable video doorbell alternative

EZVIZ DP1 Smart Video Door Viewer review: A viable video doorbell alternative

The DP1 peephole replacement lets you receive visitors whether you're home or not.

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