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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

The 10 Best-Designed Speakers For at Home and On-the-Go

For our first-ever smart home issue, audio expert Bill Leebens recapped more than one hundred years of sound technology. As an encore, we bring you 10 modern speakers that pair top acoustic performance with elegant design.
June 11, 2015
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Exclusive Photo Tour: See How a Respected Audio Company Manufactures Its Signature Amplifiers

McIntosh Laboratory, long revered by audiophiles, maintains a dedication to American manufacturing.
June 10, 2015
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8 Homes with Space-Saving Digital Projectors

Short on space but big on digital entertainment? Check out how these eight spaces creatively incorporated a projector in their home.
June 9, 2015
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Susan Paley on Game-Changing Technology

At Dwell on Design, Susan Paley, the entrepreneur and strategic advisor behind such brands as Beats by Dre and JBL, shares her insider perspective on what's on the home tech horizon. We preview the panel, which takes place Sunday, May 31, at 12:30 p.m. Tickets are available here.
May 29, 2015