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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C by GE smart LED bulb review: Not the right choice for enthusiasts

The C-Life is an inexpensive choice, but its value is undercut by the price of the C-Sleep.

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Nanoleaf Aurora Rhythm review: Now your fanciful wall lighting can respond to music

The first add-on for the Nanoleaf Aurora smart lighting system is a music visualizer.

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Yale Real Living Assure SL Lock review: Yale’s next-gen lock makes significant strides

While the new Assure looks great on the outside, its smart home capabilities remain lacking.

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First Alert Onelink review: This Homekit smoke alarm can smell a fire, but its push alerts need work

What good is a smart smoke alarm if the smart component isn’t fully baked?

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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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Halo+ Smart Smoke & CO Alarm with Weather Alerts review: A pricey alternative to the Nest Protect

This smoke detector packs all the bells, whistles, and a weather radio, too.

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Nest Protect review: No-nonsense “smart” smoke and carbon-monoxide detection

The best smart smoke detector on the market is also the most expensive.

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Eufy Lumos Smart Bulb review: Alexa-ready and budget-friendly smart lighting from Anker

Available in tunable- or fixed-white models, these smart bulbs deliver quality lighting at low prices.

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Feit IntelliBulb Battery Backup review: The light bulb that can’t go out

With a built-in battery, it’s a perfect bulb for always-on applications.

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Cree BR30 and R20 Replacement Floods review: Very bright LED bulbs for canister environments

These LED bulbs deliver mega lumens for cans in high ceilings.

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Friday Lock review: A competitor to the August retrofit smart lock arrives at last

Friday Labs' debut smart lock makes a positive first impression, but in use it comes across as undercooked.

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Ikea Tradfri Gateway Kit and Motion Sensor Kit reviews: Does the megastore deliver on smart lighting?

Ikea's Tradfri Gateway Kit and Motion Sensor Kit blend the Swedish retailer's confounding instruction style with average smart-lighting abilities.

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GreenIQ Smart Garden Hub Gen 3 review: A pricey sprinkler with some unique add-ons

Want to control watering, fertilizing, and lighting from a single device? Meet GreenIQ.

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Orbit B-hyve Wifi Sprinkler Timer review: Two ways to control your watering system

With onboard manual controls, B-hyve adds flexibility, but at the expense of simplicity.

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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.