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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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WiZ Connected Lights Color A E26 Light Kit review: Wi-Fi smart bulbs on a budget

This new smart lighting player offers plenty of flexibility at a price that makes sense.

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Sylvania Smart+ Color Light Bulb review: Supports HomeKit, ditches hub

Smart+ earns bonus points for seamless setup, but loses marks for buggy controls and poor responsiveness.

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Oomi Home review: Semi-smarten your home, at a steep price

This smart home kit doesn’t come cheap, and it doesn’t do much, either.

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Best white LED smart bulbs

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Color smart bulbs are fun, but white bulbs are a lot more practical. We’ll help you find the right one for your needs.

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Feit Electric Intellibulb review: ColorChoice, Switch to Dim, Dusk to Dawn, and Motion Activated

These four bulbs give you a degree of control over color temperature, brightness, and other settings without need for a hub or a smartphone app.

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