Christopher NullFreelance Contributor, TechHive

Christopher Null is a veteran technology and business journalist. He contributes regularly to TechHive, PCWorld, and Wired, and operates the websites Drinkhacker and Film Racket. Disclosure: He also writes for Hewlett-Packad's marketing website TechBeacon.

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Best smart lock for a keyless home

Keys are yesterday’s tech, your smart home needs a smart door lock.

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Best smart bulbs for your connected home

Today’s smart bulbs are brighter and easier to control than ever, but choosing the right one for your environment remains a challenge.

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C by GE Tunable White and Full Color smart bulb reviews: Pretty lights hampered by incomplete software

GE intended these bulbs to be easy to use, but they're just the opposite.

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Best smart plugs: These gadgets will turn any electrical outlet into a smart socket

With models from Lutron, Wemo, Leviton, iDevices, and others, it can be difficult to know which easy and inexpensive device is best for controlling the lamps and small appliances in your smart home. We’ll help you find the right one.

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C by GE Smart Plug review: This smart home gadget disappoints

Adding one to your Wi-Fi network is easy enough, but GE falls short of delivering on its promise of easy integration with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa.

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Xiaomi Mi Smart Plug WiFi review: A commodity add-on outlet with more flaws than features

Don’t be enticed by the low price: This smart plug is a me-too wannabe.

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Schlage Connect review: The Z-Wave version of Schlage’s smart deadbolt is big on brawn, not brains

You'll want to run a smart home hub to get the most benefit from this strong smart lock.

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Eve Energy Strip review: HomeKit support is a plus, to be sure, but this surge protector is absurdly priced

A hundred bucks for three HomeKit outlets? You do the math.

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Best universal remote control

Which remote control is the best companion for your smart TV and the rest of your entertainment system.

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Caavo Control Center (May '19 update) review: The universal remote innovator stuffs its system with new features

Caavo has also chopped the price of its hardware, but increased the cost of its subscription—and the whole package still needs polish.

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Orro Light Switch review: This savvy smart switch bristles with sensors

This deluxe switch knows when you’re in the room and automatically adjusts the light level based on ambient brightness.

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Best smart sprinkler controller

Whether you’re motivated by water conservation, saving money, a drive to render every aspect of your home smart, or all the above, a smart irrigation controller will scratch that itch.

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Igloohome Smart Deadbolt 2S review: The industry’s most handsome lock remains the most aggravating to install

The smart lock maker shrinks down its beautiful deadbolt, but it remains a frustrating experience.

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TP-Link Kasa Smart KL-series Wi-Fi light bulb review: Three new smart bulbs offer mostly great results

This trio of smart bulbs offer a little light for any type of user.

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TP-Link Kasa Smart Wi-Fi Outdoor Plug review: Individual outlet control makes this the outdoor smart plug to beat

This outdoor outlet’s upscale feature set makes it well worth the price.