Michael Ansaldo

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

Blink Mini review: Amazon jumps into the budget security camera fray

Blink Mini review: Amazon jumps into the budget security camera fray

Amazon’s new Blink Mini is a compact indoor camera that combines solid baseline features, easy operation, and a wallet-friendly $35 price tag. That naturally pits it against a growing group of budget-priced compact cams, including...

5 apps to prepare you for any emergency

5 apps to prepare you for any emergency

Turn your phone into a life saver before the next natural disaster or pandemic hits.

How to organize your Kindle library

How to organize your Kindle library

Whether you corral your ebooks into Collections for or use a desktop organizer to impose order, now is the time to streamline you library.

Skype vs. Zoom: Which is best for working from home?

Skype vs. Zoom: Which is best for working from home?

Videoconferencing apps are essential for staying connected with your team during the shutdown. Here's what you need to know to pick the best for you.

Blurams Outdoor Pro review: an affordable outdoor security camera with excellent AI features

Blurams Outdoor Pro review: an affordable outdoor security camera with excellent AI features

With strong human detection and facial recognition that trumps bigger camera brands, the Blurams Outdoor Pro is a great (and affordable) security camera.

Awair Element indoor air-quality monitor review: New look, lower price tag, same accurate readings

Awair Element indoor air-quality monitor review: New look, lower price tag, same accurate readings

Awair's latest indoor air-quality monitor has an updated design, but still makes it easy to track indoor pollutants.

How cord-cutters can watch March Madness without paying for cable TV
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How cord-cutters can watch March Madness without paying for cable TV

Our cord-cutter's guide to March Madness shows you how you can watch every game in the tournament at the lowest possible cost.

Basketball without cable: A cord-cutter's guide to the NBA
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Basketball without cable: A cord-cutter's guide to the NBA

Cord-cutters can get their fill of big nationally televised games, but local broadcasts are still left on the bench.

iClever Indoor Air Quality Monitor review: App issues spoil this indoor air quality monitor

iClever Indoor Air Quality Monitor review: App issues spoil this indoor air quality monitor

While the monitor itself works well, its companion app provided inconsistent readings.

Kami Outdoor Battery Camera review: A wire-free solution for keeping an eye on your property

Kami Outdoor Battery Camera review: A wire-free solution for keeping an eye on your property

Simple, flexible installation and intuitive controls make this outdoor camera a winner for most users.

Toucan Wireless Outdoor Security Camera review: Battery-powered and budget priced

Toucan Wireless Outdoor Security Camera review: Battery-powered and budget priced

All the security essentials and an easy installation make this weather-resistant camera a great value.

EufyCam 2 review: This outdoor security camera promises year-long battery life
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EufyCam 2 review: This outdoor security camera promises year-long battery life

And if you in an area subject to extreme weather conditions, this camera is heavily protected.

Roborock S5 Max review: Precision water control sets this robot vacuum/mop hybrid apart

Roborock S5 Max review: Precision water control sets this robot vacuum/mop hybrid apart

New mopping options--and powerful suction--make this a complete cleaner.

EZVIZ C6CN pan-and-tilt security camera review: Motion tracking keeps intruder in this camera's sights

EZVIZ C6CN pan-and-tilt security camera review: Motion tracking keeps intruder in this camera's sights

EZVIZ says a built-in motor helps this baseball-sized home security camera keep intruders in sight.

Best wireless keyboards: Hand-tested reviews of Bluetooth and USB models
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Best wireless keyboards: Hand-tested reviews of Bluetooth and USB models

You’re not using the crummy keyboard that came with your PC, are you? Are you? We hand-tested these wireless models to find better options for your daily driver.

Logitech Ergo K860 review: This ergonomic keyboard delivers a more comfortable typing experience

Logitech Ergo K860 review: This ergonomic keyboard delivers a more comfortable typing experience

Its split, curved design puts you in a more relaxed typing posture.

The best budgeting apps for tracking and planning your personal finances

The best budgeting apps for tracking and planning your personal finances

Whether you want to save more, pay down debt, or become a better investor, there's a financial management app that can keep you on course.

The best Google Home-compatible smart home devices
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The best Google Home-compatible smart home devices

It's the third-party smart devices that put the "home" in Google Home. Here are our favorites.

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.

The best budget computer speakers: Surprisingly sound choices for $100 or less
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The best budget computer speakers: Surprisingly sound choices for $100 or less

Budget computer speakers have come a long way since the tinny-sounding beige boxes of yore. Our top picks are surprisingly good—and surprisingly affordable.

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