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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Wyze Sprinkler Controller review: 8 zones, 50 bucks

A dirt-cheap way to take care of what’s in your dirt.

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Best smart smoke detector to keep your home safe

Smart smoke and carbon monoxide detectors don’t just sound the alarm, they also alert your smart phone and more.

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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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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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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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The best smart lock for a keyless home

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

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BrillLock Fingerprint Door Lock review: Biometric security on a budget

This fingerprint-scanning lock lacks smart features, and it has more bugs than I’d want on my front door.

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Best smart home systems for a connected domicile

Your home is only as smart as the hub that orchestrates everything behind the scenes. We help you choose the right system for your home-automation needs.

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Smart home guide for beginners: Make your home more convenient to live in without spending lots of time or money

You don’t need to be an expert or spend a fortune on cutting-edge gear, these first steps will lay a foundation you can build on.

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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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Wemo WiFi Smart Outdoor Plug review: This plug’s performance problems kill it from the start

Scheduling is in the Wemo app is dead on arrival with this outdoor smart outlet.

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Emporia energy-monitoring smart plug review: Power management on a budget

This bargain-priced smart plug offers some features its better-known competitors don’t.

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The best smart garage door controllers deliver convenience and peace of mind

Even if you use your garage only as an oversized storage locker, you’ll wonder how you ever got along without a smart controller for your existing garage door opener.

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Meross Smart Wi-Fi Garage Door Opener review: A budget price makes this system worth the setup hassles

If you need a wired controller, Meross’ option should be on your shopping list.

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Connected Max Smart LED review: Cree Lighting ups its game with a new line of color tunable bulbs

And at just $10 each for color-changing bulbs, it’s aggressively attacking the value space.