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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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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Nest Secure review: This security offering carries a premium price tag despite missing some key features

Save your pennies if you want to adopt Nest’s sleek—yet limited—security offering.

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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.

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Foobot Home Air Quality Monitor review: A pricey way to keep an eye on indoor pollution

This smart appliance examines the air you breathe, but do you need that analysis?

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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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Eaton Halo RL56 review: Upgrade your existing canisters to smart and efficient LED lighting

If you have recessed lighting, this is a superior solution to replacing the bulbs.

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Best smart lock for a keyless home

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

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Kwikset Obsidian touchscreen deadbolt review: Slim and sexy, but not entirely smart

As electronic lock manufacturers up their design game, Kwikset gets to work.

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Best smart home system

Your home is only as smart as the hub that orchestrates everything behind the scenes. These DIY tools are the best of the bunch.

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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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