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.

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C by GE C-Start Smart Switch Motion Sensing+Dimmer review: GE stuffs this smart switch full of features

C by GE C-Start Smart Switch Motion Sensing+Dimmer review: GE stuffs this smart switch full of features

But do motion sensing, light sensing, and dimmer features justify the hefty price tag?

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 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.

GE Vintage LED bulbs review: 21st century lighting with a turn-of-the-last century aesthetic

GE Vintage LED bulbs review: 21st century lighting with a turn-of-the-last century aesthetic

These energy-efficient LED bulbs might be prettier than the lamps you’ll use them in.

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

LIFX+ color LED smart bulb review: This light bulb helps your security camera see in the dark

LIFX+ color LED smart bulb review: This light bulb helps your security camera see in the dark

The original LIFX bulb is one of our top picks. The LIFX+ packs LEDs that illuminate the area around it with infrared light even when the bulb is otherwise turned off.

LIFX A19 (2018) smart bulb review: The Wi-Fi bulb to beat keeps getting better

LIFX A19 (2018) smart bulb review: The Wi-Fi bulb to beat keeps getting better

Shine on, you crazy lightbulb.

LIFX Beam review: Six feet of decorative lighting that ties into your smart home

LIFX Beam review: Six feet of decorative lighting that ties into your smart home

This smart lighting kit will give your walls some dynamic visual flair.

LIFX Mini smart bulb series review: Not quite as bright, but smaller and cheaper than the LIFX A19

LIFX Mini smart bulb series review: Not quite as bright, but smaller and cheaper than the LIFX A19

We like the color-tunable bulb best, but all three are good values.

iClever Smart Plug Wi-Fi Mini Outlet review: Smart plug pricing nears rock bottom

iClever Smart Plug Wi-Fi Mini Outlet review: Smart plug pricing nears rock bottom

With a price tag of just $14, the road to commodity status for this product category is nearly complete.

Best smart smoke detector to keep your home safe
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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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