Christopher NullFreelance Contributor, TechHive
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.
Mar 13, 2019 3:00 AM | By Christopher Null
TP-Link Kasa Smart Wi-Fi Power Outlet review: The Kasa Smart KP200 covers all the basics
You won’t need a smart home hub to control this smart outlet, but it will work with smart speakers running Alexa, Google Assistant, or Cortana.
Mar 12, 2019 3:00 AM | By Christopher Null
Safe by HUB6 review: Upcycle your old alarm system into a smart alarm
With a little wiring work, you can give your outdated alarm system a DIY upgrade.
Mar 11, 2019 12:50 PM | By Christopher Null
Best universal remote control
Which remote control is the best companion for your smart TV and the rest of your entertainment system.
updated Mar 5, 2019 9:00 AM | By Christopher Null
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.
updated Feb 19, 2019 3:53 PM | By Christopher Null
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.
Feb 19, 2019 3:00 AM | By Christopher Null
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?
updated Feb 15, 2019 11:54 AM | By Christopher Null
Best smart lock for a keyless home
Keys are yesterday’s tech, your smart home needs a smart door lock.
Feb 13, 2019 3:00 AM | By Christopher Null
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.
Feb 12, 2019 10:18 AM | By Christopher Null
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.
Feb 11, 2019 2:31 PM | By Christopher Null
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.
Feb 11, 2019 2:19 PM | By Christopher Null
LIFX A19 (2018) smart bulb review: The Wi-Fi bulb to beat keeps getting better
Shine on, you crazy lightbulb.
Feb 11, 2019 1:36 PM | By Christopher Null
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.
Feb 11, 2019 1:23 PM | By Christopher Null
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.
Feb 11, 2019 3:00 AM | By Christopher Null
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.
Feb 8, 2019 7:19 AM | By Christopher Null
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.