Michael Ansaldo

Freelance contributor

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

Roborock S6 review: This premium robot vac/mop combo features Increased suction, carpet recognition, and more

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.

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

Hive View Outdoor review: The Hive smart home system gets an outdoor camera

Hive View Outdoor review: The Hive smart home system gets an outdoor camera

Hive users will welcome this solid performer, but its standard features may not be enough to wow the unconverted.

Best PDF editors: Reviewed and rated
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Best PDF editors: Reviewed and rated

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

PDFelement Pro 7 review:  A full-featured Acrobat Alternative

PDFelement Pro 7 review: A full-featured Acrobat Alternative

With a refreshed interface, this elegant PDF editor makes it even easier to modify, secure, and share documents.

iLife Shinebot W400 review: this robot mop is a diligent scrubber

iLife Shinebot W400 review: this robot mop is a diligent scrubber

This bot brings the elbow grease many robot floor mops lack.

Ecovacs Deebot 500 review: This budget-priced household helper is a solid choice

Ecovacs Deebot 500 review: This budget-priced household helper is a solid choice

With app control plus Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant support, this robot vacuum packs a punch for the price.

The best indoor air quality monitors: Identify the pollutants that can compromise your health and comfort
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The best indoor air quality monitors: Identify the pollutants that can compromise your health and comfort

Whether you suffer from allergies or asthma or just want to optimize your indoor environment, these devices will give you insight into the air you're breathing.

Airthings Wave Mini review: This is a great entry-level air quality monitor

Airthings Wave Mini review: This is a great entry-level air quality monitor

The radon-detecting Wave's little brother is a great way to start checking for airborne irritants.

Coway Aquamega 200C review: Cleanse contaminants and track your drinking-water consumption

Coway Aquamega 200C review: Cleanse contaminants and track your drinking-water consumption

This countertop water filter reduces nearly a dozen pollutants, but it's not worth the investment for everyone.

Eufy RoboVac 11s Max review: This popular budget vacuum gets increased suction

Eufy RoboVac 11s Max review: This popular budget vacuum gets increased suction

Eufy's latest robot vac is an even better dirt collector than its predecessor, thanks to more suction and a redesigned dustbin.

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