Michael Ansaldo

Freelance contributor

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

Best robot vacuums: We name the most effective cleaners

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

The best free Microsoft Office alternatives
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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.

FreeOffice 2018 review: Microsoft Office alternative gets some welcome upgrades

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

Eufy RoboVac 30 review: A robot vacuum for beginner budgets

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.

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.

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

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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