Michael AnsaldoFreelance contributor, TechHive

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

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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.

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How to watch the MLB playoffs and the World Series without cable

Don't miss a postseason pitch, read our cord-cutter's guide to the 2018 MLB playoffs and the World Series.

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The best free Microsoft Office alternatives

Microsoft Office isn't the only game in town—many online office suites offer comparable document, spreadsheet, and presentation programs that are not only compatible with Microsoft Office files, but also free.

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FreeOffice 2018 review: Microsoft Office alternative gets some welcome upgrades

With a revised interface, touchscreen support, and additional app features, FreeOffice is a truly viable Office replacement.

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Ecovacs Deebot 901 review: an affordable floor-mapping robot vacuum

This competent cleaner boasts laser navigation and Google Home and Amazon Alexa integration at a fraction of premium-model prices.

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

A boom in wireless security cameras is inspiring a movement in DIY home surveillance. Follow our buying guide and read our reviews to find the best option for you.

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D-Link Full HD Pan & Tilt Wi-Fi Camera review: This one is for smart-home buffs only

D-Link delivers another solid camera, but its app's emphasis on smart-home automation may limit its appeal.

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Roborock S5 Robot Vacuum Cleaner review: This premium vacuum busts dust and mops, too

Powerful suction, laser mapping, and an elegant app justify the high price.

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VAVA Home Cam review: This crowd-funded camera delivers solid security

Customizable motion detection and a 12-month rechargeable battery are this indoor/outdoor camera's strengths.

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NFL without cable: A cord-cutter’s guide for the 2018 pro football season

Whether you've cut the cord or are sticking with cable, our guide will show you all the ways you can watch America's favorite sport on TV, including Monday Night Football and NFL RedZone.

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Eufy RoboVac 30 review: A robot vacuum for beginner budgets

It's an excellent cleaner, but Eufy's latest robot vac doesn't distinguish itself enough from the 11s to justify its higher price tag.

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Best PDF editors: Reviewed and rated

When you need to edit a PDF file, these tools are your best friends.

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PDF Complete Office Edition 4.2 review: A quietly capable PDF editor

This solid Acrobat alternative has all the editing and review tools you need along with great support options.

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Wisenet 8-channel, 4-camera 5MP DVR Kit review: Wired, multi-camera security

This four-camera kit provides comprehensive coverage for your home or small business.

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YI 1080p Dome Camera review: HD panoramic security

This pan-and-tilt home security camera provides near 360-degree views, motion tracking, and even cruise control.

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