Home Tech

The future is now: these smart homes showcase how cutting-edge home tech can serve the modern lifestyle. From security systems to smart lighting to intelligent kitchen appliances, these tech-savvy homes inspire us to integrate smart home solutions into our own living spaces.

GROHE’s Two New Smart Products Will Make Surprise Water Pipe Problems Disappear
GROHE’s Two New Smart Products Will Make Surprise Water Pipe Problems Disappear
The GROHE Sense and GROHE Sense Guard monitor all aspects of a home's water pipes—from discovering leaks to detecting frost.
HP Tango Combines Smart Tech and Style For a Printer That Transcends the Office
HP Tango Combines Smart Tech and Style For a Printer That Transcends the Office
We sit down with designer Ken Musgrave to chat about the changing landscape of technology and design—and how it all comes together in the HP Tango.
 - 25 days ago
Google’s Newest Smart Speaker Boasts a Chameleon-Like Screen
Google’s Newest Smart Speaker Boasts a Chameleon-Like Screen
Today, Google announces the newest addition to its home lineup—Google Home Hub.
 - a month ago
4 Smart Home Upgrades You Can Make in a Weekend
4 Smart Home Upgrades You Can Make in a Weekend
You've heard the phrase "work smarter, not harder." Here are quick, easy smart home upgrades you can knock out in one weekend.
 - 2 months ago
3 Smart Home Devices to Sell Your House Faster
3 Smart Home Devices to Sell Your House Faster
Offering new conveniences, energy savings, safety, and security, pre-installed home automation devices are quite appealing to buyers.
 - 2 months ago
Will We Innovate a Solution to Water Scarcity?
Will We Innovate a Solution to Water Scarcity?
Ancient and emerging technologies promise sustainable answers to water shortages.
 - 4 months ago
Will 3D Printing Solve the 
Affordable 
Housing Crisis?
Will 3D Printing Solve the Affordable Housing Crisis?
3D printing’s impact on construction is slowly materializing.
 - 4 months ago
Will Algorithms Be the New Architects?
Will Algorithms Be the New Architects?
Architecture is the latest field to feel the double-edged sword of computerization.
 - 4 months ago
Will Your First Smart Home Arrive on a Flatbed?
Will Your First Smart Home Arrive on a Flatbed?
Factory-made houses may have an advantage when it comes to automation.
 - 4 months ago
Will We Ever Really Own Flying Cars?
Will We Ever Really Own Flying Cars?
Our undying obsession soars into the 21st century.
 - 4 months ago
Will Smart Cities Make Life Easier For Everyone?
Will Smart Cities Make Life Easier For Everyone?
The Internet of Things has the power to make cities infinitely friendlier for seniors and people with disabilities.
 - 4 months ago
The Things a 
Smart-Tech Reviewer 
Actually Uses
The Things a Smart-Tech Reviewer Actually Uses
We asked an early adopter to tell us what her top devices are.
 - 4 months ago
Here’s How to Achieve Professional Lighting Design in Your Home With a Simple Switch
Here’s How to Achieve Professional Lighting Design in Your Home With a Simple Switch
NOON light switches let you coordinate all the lights in your home with one touch, meaning setting the mood for any occasion with scene-based lighting has never been simpler.
 - 4 months ago
Top 8 Products to Invest in For a Healthier Home
Top 8 Products to Invest in For a Healthier Home
Invest in these eight appliances and smart gadgets for a healthier, more pleasant home environment.
 - 4 months ago
50 New Smart Home Products That Caught Our Eye
50 New Smart Home Products That Caught Our Eye
We survey the latest in connected gadgets, from thermostats to toothbrushes.
 - 4 months ago
Smart Tech Lovers Take Note, Your Shower Needs an Update
Smart Tech Lovers Take Note, Your Shower Needs an Update
GROHE’s new SmartControl gives you complete control over water temperature, pressure, and output, meaning the perfect shower is at your fingertips with the push of a button.
 - 6 months ago
This Sleek Home Security System Blends in With Any Decor
This Sleek Home Security System Blends in With Any Decor
SimpliSafe’s exceptionally designed home security system is both powerful and beautiful, safeguarding every corner of the house while blending into the background.
 - 7 months ago
Can These Tiny, Modular Smart Homes Relieve the Demand For Affordable Housing?
Can These Tiny, Modular Smart Homes Relieve the Demand For Affordable Housing?
Prefabricated and stackable, Kasita's high-density units may be a solution to America’s affordable housing crisis—with tech-enabled, high-quality design to boot.
 - 7 months ago
Clueless About Gardening? These 5 Smart Planters Can Help
Clueless About Gardening? These 5 Smart Planters Can Help
You may not have a green thumb, but thanks to technology, you can still grow your own herbs and vegetables.
 - 9 months ago
5 of the Best-Looking Home Security Systems Out There
5 of the Best-Looking Home Security Systems Out There
It's common for homeowners to come to the realization that although they want to protect their homes from burglaries and similar issues that could result in property damage or...
 - a year ago
A Homeowner Uses Smart Technology to Manage His Napa Property from Anywhere
A Homeowner Uses Smart Technology to Manage His Napa Property from Anywhere
In Napa, a custom menu of apps helps a frequent traveler keep track of security—and his garden—from afar.
 - 3 years ago
4 Easy Ways to Make Your Home Smarter Today
4 Easy Ways to Make Your Home Smarter Today
These low-fuss products bring automation into your home without compromising on design.
 - a year ago
A Smart TV Controls the Layout of This Futuristic Beijing Home
A Smart TV Controls the Layout of This Futuristic Beijing Home
Demonstrating the fluid relationships between work, home, and technology, Chinese studio Dot Architects creates a haven for the young workforce.
 - a year ago
Get Smarter
Get Smarter
The story of the smart home has yet to be written—one early adopter explains why.
 - 2 years ago
How Working in Home Automation Inspired One Developer to Rethink Smart Tech
How Working in Home Automation Inspired One Developer to Rethink Smart Tech
Entrepreneur Shaun Springer turned 15 years of smart home experience into Astro, a hardware startup that aims to simplify the high-tech home.
 - 3 years ago
Must-have smart home tech gadgets from ISE 2017
Must-have smart home tech gadgets from ISE 2017
Looking to make your home just a little smarter? While still in its infancy, the number of smart home products—devices that let you control your appliances, lighting, window...
 - 2 years ago
How to Talk to an Architect About Getting Smart Tech
How to Talk to an Architect About Getting Smart Tech
We asked the principal of DRAW in Kansas City.
 - a year ago
How Secure Is the Modern Smart Home? We Ask a Professional
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.
 - 3 years ago
5 Ways to Make Your Home Smarter
5 Ways to Make Your Home Smarter
Interior designer Wendy Raizin shares her top tips for raising your home’s intelligence quotient.
 - 4 years ago
Would You Live in a Smart Home?
Would You Live in a Smart Home?
Our July/August 2015 issue is all about home automation.
 - 3 years ago