Christopher NullFreelance Contributor, TechHive

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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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Electric Jukebox Roxi review: Turn your TV into a music machine

Built for families and parties, Roxi can be slow on the draw, but it makes up for it in versatility.

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Nest x Yale Lock review: Nest’s first smart lock is a solid effort, but it needs refinement

Nest’s partnership with Yale is a rocky combination.

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Notion home monitoring (2nd Edition) review: Modest upgrades advance a winning formula

Improvements in battery life and wireless range, coupled with Nest integration, teach Notion some new tricks.

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GE Smart Lighting review: ZigBee or Z-Wave? In-wall or plug-in?

Jasco Products markets in-wall and plug-in ZigBee and Z-Wave lighting controls under the GE brand. Are they worthy of your smart home?

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Brightswitch review: This light switch plus Android smartphone adds up to a mess

You can watch YouTube on a light switch, not that you’ll want to.

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Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler Controller review: New tricks from the market leader

With onboard controls and cleaner connectors, this sprinkler system is better than ever.

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Lutron Caséta Smart Lighting Dimmer Switch Starter Kit review: This capable kit includes physical remote controls

The included Wi-Fi bridge can also control Lutron’s Serena motorized window shades.

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TrackNet Tabs review: Security and location tracking in one very capable system

A slick mobile app powers both a solid security offering and an impressive locator system.

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ConnectSense Smart Outlet review: A solid smart plug for the HomeKit set

The ConnectSense Smart Outlet for HomeKit stands out from the pack in looks and features.

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iHome iAVS16B review: This smart bedside clock radio gets Alexa in the mix

Though it has some growing to do, iHome + Alexa make for an impressive couple.

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Abode home security system review: Flexible, easy to install, and readily expandable

A basic home security system that you can expand into a powerful smart home system now or later.

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Hive Welcome Home System review: A U.K. smart home system crosses the pond

Hive ditches its subscription plan in favor of you-own-it hardware. Here’s how well it works.

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Noon Lighting System review: It’s the very best smart switch for your home, and it’s priced accordingly

The ability to create scenes using your room’s lighting is positively magical.

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Aura review: This home monitoring system is more trouble than it's worth

The system detects motions based on the disruption of radio signals inside your home, but our reviewer discovered that it also disrupted many of his other smart home devices.