Christopher Null

Freelance Contributor

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.

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

Best smart bulbs for your connected home
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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.

Best smart lock for a keyless home
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Best smart lock for a keyless home

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

Best smart home systems for a connected domicile
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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. Whether you want a generalist automation kit or a security-savvy alarm system, these DIY tools are the best of the bunch.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Best universal remote control
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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.

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

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

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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