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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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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Logitech POP Smart Button Kit review: Press here to quickly control your smart home devices

Now integrated with HomeKit, Logitech’s POP button offers simple (but expensive) command over other devices.

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Geeni Energi energy-tracking Wi-Fi smart plug review: An affordable smart plug with a bonus feature

This smart plug will track and report on your energy consumption, and it’s compatible with the Amazon Echo and Google Home, too.

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Geeni Smart Bulb reviews: We put the budget-priced Lux 800 and Prisma 450 to the test

Can $25 Wi-Fi light bulbs compete with better-known but more-expensive offerings?

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Ooma Home Security review: The Ooma Telo VoIP telephone system gets a security upgrade

Just add sensors to turn your landline system into a simple security box.

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Wink Relay review: This smart switch is an oversized upgrade

Pair these switches with the Wink Hub, and you'll gain a touchscreen, an intercom, and… Uber?

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VeraPlus Advanced Home Controller review: This expensive hub fails to deliver

We can’t recommend this smart home hub to users with any level of experience.

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Wemo Wi-Fi Smart Dimmer review: Smart lighting, plus a snazzy dimmer

This in-wall dimmer switch gives your room an instant upgrade.

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