Martyn WilliamsSenior Correspondent, TechHive

Martyn Williams covers technology news in text and video for PC World, Macworld and TechHive and is based in San Francisco. He previously worked for IDG News Service as a correspondent in San Francisco and Tokyo and has reported on technology news from across Asia and Europe.

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Roku adds low-cost Premiere 4K players to its line up

Roku is expanding its streaming video player lineup with a 4K player that is half the price of its current 4K offering. The Roku Premiere will launch ahead of the year-end shopping season when 4K TVs are likely to be big sellers.

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Verizon could provide the first 5G home Internet service in the United States, coming in October

Verizon is set to launch the first 5G wireless home Internet service in the United States on October 1 in four cities across the United States.

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Arlo Security Light review: These battery-powered, multi-colored LED lights are good companions for Arlo cameras

Arlo's motion-sensitive security lights complement Arlo security cameras, but they add another box inside the house.

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iRobot's Roomba i7+ is so smart it empties its own dirt bin

IRobot gave its newest Roomba robot vacuum cleaner extra smarts, so it learns and remembers your house for more efficient cleaning.

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How to add Z-Wave sensors to Ring Alarm

Adding a sensor to the Ring Alarm system is easy when you know how, but you should consider if it's really worth it.

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Netgear Orbi Voice is a hybrid mesh Wi-Fi access point and Alexa-powered smart speaker

Harman Kardon collarborated with Netgear to design the speaker portion of the new Orbi satellite, which was announced today at IFA in Berlin.

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Ring Video Doorbell Pro review: For some, its performance will justify its higher price tag

It's more expensive than its battery-powered stablemates, and it requires electrical wiring, but it produces fewer false alerts.

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Samsung's Galaxy Home smart speaker will combine Bixby with SmartThings

Samsung says its Galaxy Home smart speaker will deliver high-quality audio with an integrated smart home hub.

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Alexa Cast: What it is and how to use it

Alexa Cast is a new feature on Amazon products for streaming and control of media content. Similar to Google's Chromecast and Apple's AirPlay, it allows users to transfer the playback of media from a phone to a compatible device.

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Netgear is planning an Arlo doorbell

Netgear is expanding its Arlo home security range with a doorbell—a move that positions Arlo more aggressively against competitors such as Nest and Ring.

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Amazon Echo Dot vs. Google Home Mini

Amazon and Google are both trying to get a foot through your door with their smart speakers. Here's what you need to consider before buying one.

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Wisenet SmartCam D1 video doorbell review: Great video quality, but its facial-recognition feature is a joke

The Wisenet Smartcam D1 video doorbell delivers one of the best pictures we've seen, but it's not without its faults.

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Arbor Instant Video Doorbell review: There are some great features here, but it needs work

The Arbor Instant Video Doorbell is a welcome addition to the battery-powered video doorbell market, but focus on its performance and not the company's inflated claims.

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How to change the Google Assistant voice

At Google's developer conference this year, the company introduced six new voices for Google Assistant. Here's how to select them.

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Ring Spotlight Cam vs. Ring Floodlight Cam: What's the difference?

Ring sells five outdoor security cameras. Here's how to choose the best one for you.

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