Michael Brown

Executive Editor

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.

Vivint Smart Home bundles two Google Minis with its starter kits, nudging users toward voice control

TP-Link Deco M9 Plus review: This mesh router doubles as a smart home hub

TP-Link Deco M9 Plus review: This mesh router doubles as a smart home hub

There's dedicated wireless backhaul along with Wi-Fi, ZigBee, and Bluetooth radios inside, but Z-Wave gets no love.

Ring Alarm home security system now available for presale and will ship on July 4

Ring Alarm home security system now available for presale and will ship on July 4

The long-delayed DIY home security system costs $199, with optional professional monitoring for $10 per month.

Great Father’s Day gifts for tech-loving dads

Great Father’s Day gifts for tech-loving dads

Skip the slippers and the tie—give dad the gift of technology this year.

ZVOX AccuVoice AV200 TV Speaker review: This compact soundbar accentuates voices

ZVOX AccuVoice AV200 TV Speaker review: This compact soundbar accentuates voices

Say what? The ZVOX AccuVoice AV200 TV Speaker's hearing-aid technology makes voices easier to hear.

The Sonos Beam smart soundbar will support Amazon’s Alexa and Apple’s AirPlay 2 when it ships in July

The Sonos Beam smart soundbar will support Amazon’s Alexa and Apple’s AirPlay 2 when it ships in July

Smaller and cheaper than Sonos’ previous TV-oriented speakers, the Beam looks like it will be a winner.

Naim Audio Uniti Atom review: This is a magnificent music streamer

Naim Audio Uniti Atom review: This is a magnificent music streamer

Exquisite design plus impeccable craftsmanship on the Naim Audio Unit Atom equal sonic bliss.

X-Fi Sonic Carrier review: Home theater of the absurd

X-Fi Sonic Carrier review: Home theater of the absurd

Creative Technology's X-Fi Sonic Carrier is without reservation the finest soundbar on the market. But for the money, is it better than conventional surround sound?

Wi-Fi Alliance’s Wi-Fi EasyMesh certification aims to standardize mesh networks

Wi-Fi Alliance’s Wi-Fi EasyMesh certification aims to standardize mesh networks

The new certification program will ensure that wireless mesh network routers, gateways, and access points from different manufacturers will all work together.

6 great gifts for tech-loving moms

6 great gifts for tech-loving moms

Flowers? Candy? Boring! Surprise mom with one of these awesome tech-centric gifts this year.

PillDrill review: A high-tech medication-tracking system

PillDrill review: A high-tech medication-tracking system

This is a great tool for medication compliance, and it can help you care for your elderly parents, too.

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