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Logitech officially discontinues its line of Harmony universal remotes

Well, the other shoe finally dropped. After years of speculation about the fate of its Harmony line of universal remotes, Logitech has announced that it will stop making the devices effective immediately.In a post on its support site, Logitech said that its remaining stock of Harmony remotes will continue to be available through retail channels until...

How to hide songs on Spotify, including Taylor Swift’s old 'Fearless' albums

Fearless (Taylor’s Version) just dropped on the big music streaming services, including Spotify, and with it, the chance for Swifties the world over to stick it to the greedy business interests buying and selling the studio masters of some of Taylor Swift’s earliest big hits.The first salvo in Tay Tay’s effort to effectively regain control of her back...

Pioneer DJ VM-70 powered speaker review: This versatile speaker delivers accurate sound at a reasonable price

TechHive doesn’t typically cover monitor speakers—powered or otherwise—but Pioneer DJ pitched its new VM series as versatile powered speakers good for both work and play. Intrigued, we kicked the the tires on a pair of the middle-of-the-range VM-70.It didn’t take long to conclude that these speakers deliver very good performance in both categories,...

Wyze Home Monitoring review: A tremendous value for the price, if you can live with its limitations

Wyze Labs has adopted the old razor-and-blades business model to enter the home security market: It’s giving away its Wyze Home Monitoring starter kit to consumers who commit to one year of its professional monitoring service. As is its wont, however, Wyze is severely undercutting the competition on price: $60 buys the hardware and a full year of monitoring.At...

Got the Fire TV update? Cord-cutters can make the most of it with these tips

As promised in February, Amazon has started rolling out a major update to more Fire TV devices.The update significantly changes the look of the Fire TV home screen, and while it already launched in December for Amazon’s latest Fire TV Stick and Fire TV Stick Lite, it’s now arriving on the Fire TV Stick 4K, Fire TV Cube, and pendant-shaped Fire TV. (Support...

Spotify now has its own hands-free voice assistant

If you’re looking to take charge of Spotify with your voice minus the hassle of Alexa or Google Assistant, you can now ask the Spotify mobile app to tee up your favorite tunes without lifting a finger.As first reported by GSMArena, Spotify just started rolling out a hands-free voice assistant on both its Android and iOS apps.Once enabled, you can simply...

It's a big deal: An Alienware laptop will pack an AMD CPU for the first time

An AMD CPU in an Alienware laptop is another crowning achievement for Ryzen 5000.

Ring unveils the Floodlight Cam Wired Pro, with radar-powered bird’s-eye view

Just a couple of months after Ring unwrapped its new, radar-enabled aerial view for the Video Doorbell Pro 2, the Amazon-owned smart brand is now rolling out the clever technology to its updated wired floodlight. At the same time, Ring says it’s bringing a color version of its pre-roll video feature to a fourth generation of its battery-powered video...

Alienware m15 and Dell G15 gaming laptops feature AMD Ryzen for the very first time

An AMD CPU in an Alienware laptop is another crowning achievement for Ryzen 5000.

Blueair HealthProtect 7410i air purifier review: A silent operator for scrubbing your air

That’s not a robot extra from a Star Wars movie. It’s another smart air purifier, Blueair’s HealthProtect 7410i.The HealthProtect 7410i is a sizeable unit, measuring more than two feet tall and weighing nearly 28 pounds. Its upright design makes it a bit awkward to move around, but two wheels on the back of the unit let you drag it like a vacuum cleaner,...

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