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An Architect Lost His Sight and Kept Working Thanks to Breakthrough Technologies for the Blind

As one of the few blind practicing architects in the world, Chris Downey occupies a unique place in design. When he lost his sight in 2008, Downey, who is based in San Francisco, began using his own experiences to transform interior and exterior spaces for those with—and without—visual impairments. Here, he shares his expertise on new and emerging technologies that could improve life for all of us.
July 5, 2015
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From Vinyl to Streaming, An Audio Expert Takes Us Through More Than 100 Years of Sound Tech

Sound and vision coalesce to create the ultimate acoustic experiences.
July 3, 2015
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DIY Electronics Company Aims to Turn Even the Least Savvy Users Into Smart Tech Wizards

Through her company littleBits, MIT-trained engineer Ayah Bdeir turns humble objects into remote-controlled, Internet-connected tweeting machines.
June 28, 2015
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This Elegant Router Inspired by Eero Saarinen Will Declutter Your Desk

Elevating the world of wi-fi, in both function and appearance.
June 28, 2015
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On a Peaceful Wooded Lot, a Futuristic Toronto Home is Buzzing with Smart Tech

In a leafy Toronto neighborhood, a Cor-Ten–clad family home is wired for the future.
June 27, 2015
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Myfox Security Camera Protects Your Home—And Privacy

Smart tech security systems let homeowners monitor their houses while away, but also give hackers a window of opportunity to infiltrate them. It's a concern we address in the new "Home Security" series in our
June 25, 2015
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8 Green Beach Getaways

These homes take advantage of their sunny, breezy locations and incorporate a multitude of green living strategies.
June 11, 2015
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A Smart Tech Tool That Will Help Novice Gardeners Kill Fewer Plants

Edyn aims to help gardeners keep tabs on their plants' health with a sensor and accompanying app—a water valve that controls irrigation is also shipping later this summer. The products were designed by Yves Behar of fuseproject. Below, Edyn CEO and founder Jason Aramburu shares his thoughts on the target demographic for intelligent garden tools and what the future of the smart tech holds.
June 11, 2015
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Brewing Coffee From Bed, and Other Reasons Americans Want Smart Homes

Smart tech has leapt off the pages of science fiction, wowed early adopters, and, according to a recent study, is on the verge of cracking the mainstream. Porch and Lowe's
June 11, 2015