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Meet the Good Guys Trying to Hack Your Smart Home

Hidden among the many benefits of a Smart Home are subtle vulnerabilities that today’s security researchers are just beginning to understand.
July 13, 2015
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How Secure Is the Modern Smart Home? We Ask a Professional

The burglars’ tools of tomorrow will look more like robots and radios than lockpicks and crowbars. A security expert weighs in.
July 13, 2015
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Smart Home Experts Help You Decide What Tech You Need, and What's Just Bells and Whistles

Savvy advice from home automation experts on better livability through technology.
July 12, 2015
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A Children's Toy Could Potentially Break Into Your House

A team of graduate student researchers at the University of Washington, led by Tamara Denning, now an assistant professor at the University of Utah, wrote what is known in their field as an “attack paper”—an attempt to find vulnerabilities in everyday products or services before the bad guys do. Denning and her team discovered that specific combinations of remote-control children’s toys could be hacked by ambitious burglars to do everything from watching you leave on your next vacation to searching your home for hidden valuables.
July 12, 2015
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Everything You Need to Know About Security in the Age of Smart Homes

It’s no longer sufficient simply to lock your front door and close your windows before leaving your house. Criminals have found new ways into the most private realms of your living space—in fact, they might already be there, watching you through wireless cameras you installed. The future of crime is nothing if not high tech.
July 11, 2015
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Modern, Open-Plan California Houses by Architect Ray Kappe

SCI-Arc founder Ray Kappe is among the O.G. architects of the open-plan home. We've pulled a few favorites from our pages worth a second look.
July 10, 2015
A square hole in the ground and a concrete slab are all that demarcate Byoung Cho’s Earth House from the surrounding countryside.

7 Ingenious Concrete Buildings

These beauties are a great reminder why architects love the hard stuff. Employed in everything from towering skyscrapers to underground lairs, concrete is the material of choice for eccentric modernists—click through for a few highlights.
July 9, 2015