Michael Brown

Executive Editor

Michael is TechHive's lead editor and covers the smart home and home entertainment markets. He built his own smart home in 2007, which he uses as a real-world test lab when reviewing new products. Michael also reviews routers and networking products for TechHive and PCWorld.

Kindle vs Fire: How to choose the right Amazon e-reader

5 awesome gifts for smart-home enthusiasts

5 awesome gifts for smart-home enthusiasts

Armed with this gift guide, you can transform an ordinary house into a smart and secure home for the modern age.

2010 CPU forecast: What's coming for desktop and mobile PCs

No one should be surprised that the big action in the CPU market this year will be in the mobile and low-power processor segments. Rapid growth in the power-saving all-in-one and small-form-factor desktop PC markets, continued strong...

2010 CPU forecast: What's coming for desktop and mobile PCs

What will be the big news in the desktop and mobile PC chip markets this year? From mighty six-core desktop chips to minuscule smartbook processors, here's a look at what's in the CPU cards this year.

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What will be the big news in the desktop and mobile PC chip markets this year? Here's what's in the CPU cards.

Home networking: How to avoid traffic jams

In many households today, broadband Internet connections are used not only for e-mail and Web browsing, but also to stream music and video, play online games and/or perhaps make voice calls using a VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol)...

Home networking: How to avoid traffic jams

Tweaking your Wi-Fi router's settings can improve your network's data-transfer and media-streaming performance. Here's how.

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Tweaking your Wi-Fi router's settings can improve your network's data-transfer and media-streaming performance.

How to build your own Windows Home Server rig

The attraction of a home server, such as Windows Home Server, is obvious for any household with several computers. But even if you have just one PC, the technology offers significant benefits -- such as automatic backups that will...

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Recycle an old PC or build out a bare-bones system with Windows Home Server.

How to build your own Windows Home Server rig

Windows Home Server makes light work of sharing files, streaming media and performing automatic backups from multiple PCs. We'll show you how to build your own home server by recycling an old PC or building out a bare-bones machine.

Mobile CPU buyer's guide: Quick reference charts

Find top specifications and pricing info for today's crop of mobile processors.

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