Ben PattersonSenior Writer, TechHive

Ben has been writing about technology and consumer electronics for more than 20 years. A PCWorld contributor since 2014, Ben joined TechHive in 2019, where he covers smart speakers, soundbars, and other smart and home-theater devices.

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The Ring Doorbox is revealed, but what is it for?

The leaked Ring Doorbox looks like it may be for securing a key, but would the key unlock a door, a package box, or something else?

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How to turn your Wyze cam into a webcam

Can’t snag a webcam on Amazon? In a pinch, you can use your Wyze cam as a webcam. Here’s the trick.

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Sony’s new mid-range Bluetooth headphones let you install either Alexa or Google Assistant

The $200 WH-CH710N headset boasts active noise cancellation; Sony also announced the $130 WF-XB700 true wireless earbuds.

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Spotify Kids beta app finally arrives in U.S., Canada, and France

Available for months in other territories, the family-friendly Spotify Kids music app is making its stateside debut.

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Sling TV serves up 14 days of free Sling Blue service for new subscribers who are stuck at home

Watch CNN, MSNBC, FOX News, AMC, FX, and more for free, no credit card or subscription required.

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How to turn off (or simply pause) news headlines on your Amazon Echo Show or Google Nest Hub display

If all the grim coronavirus bulletins are taking a toll on your sanity, consider taking a break from news headlines on your Echo Show and Google Nest smart displays.

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Now you can ask Alexa if you’re at risk for COVID-19

Just ask, and Alexa will quiz you to determine whether it’s likely you’ve been exposed to the novel coronavirus.

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These 16 movies will be available online early to help ease your coronavirus anxiety

Emma, The Invisible Man, Birds of Prey, and more will be available to rent or buy from streaming services way ahead of schedule.

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WiZ Connected BR30 Colors smart bulb review: An affordable Wi-Fi floodlight that doesn’t require a hub

WiZ’s smart BR30 floodlight is easy to set up, boasts more than a dozen dynamic color lighting modes, and it can even turn “dumb” light switches into smart ones.

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YouTube Music now displays song lyrics for selected tracks

Both the iOS and Android versions of the YouTube Music app now display song lyrics, although real-time lyrics aren't supported yet.

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5 of the most relaxing Spotify white noise playlists for working from home

If you’re stuck at home and stressing out about the coronavirus crisis, these soothing Spotify playlists can help lower your blood pressure.

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Amazon Prime Video is finally getting hip to viewer profiles

The new Profile Picker for Amazon Prime Video supports up to six profiles, although it's not available in all territories yet.

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LG Gram 14 review: This thin, light 2-in-1 boasts exceptional battery life

The Gram strikes a nice balance between performance, weight, and battery life.

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Chris Martin, John Legend, and other artists are performing impromptu live concerts online amid the coronavirus crisis

While the growing coronavirus crisis forces the cancellation of one concert after another, musicians have taken to Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to bring their fans together.

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How to delete your Alexa and Google Assistant voice recordings automatically

Sure, you can manually delete events from your Alexa and Google Assistant voice histories, but it’s easier to let Alexa and Assistant do it for you.

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