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.

We Charge Our Phones and Our Cars. Is it Time to Charge Our Homes?
We Charge Our Phones and Our Cars. Is it Time to Charge Our Homes?
The latest smart home energy storage systems pack plenty of power into sleek, barely visible forms.
By Jennifer Pattison Tuohy - 17 days ago
Are High-Tech Tabletop Farms the Future of Food?
A new generation of pantry gardens takes local produce to the next level—but do they have a future in every kitchen?
This 3D-Printed Village Aims to House 40% of Austin’s Homeless Population
Last fall, ICON 3D-printed a welcome center for a new type of community in Austin, Texas—and now the first homes are complete.
Breathe Easy With These Tried-and-True Solutions for Indoor Air Pollution
Breathe Easy With These Tried-and-True Solutions for Indoor Air Pollution
It’s a global crisis, but there are ways to protect yourself.
- 4 months ago
This Shape-Shifting Pad in Hong Kong Challenges What You Think of Smart Homes
Sim-Plex Design Studio transforms a tiny apartment into a flexible, four-bedroom home whose Zen-inspired interiors belie high-tech features.
9 Home Gadgets From CES 2020 You Won’t Want to Miss
From an adorable robot shaped like a ball to an invisible smart door lock, here are nine fun, useful, and stylish gadgets we spotted at CES 2020.
Here’s Everything You Need to Know About IKEA’s Big Bet on the Smart Home
As big tech dominates the smart home realm, IKEA is flanking the industry with an approach all its own.
What Does Opting Into Home Automation Mean for Privacy?
With the rapid evolution of the smart home, has privacy become just another setting?
How Human-Centric Lighting Is Changing the Way We Illuminate Our Homes
Read what experts and designers say about our body’s response to light as an aesthetic experience.
Vitruvi’s Diffuser Looks as Good as it Makes Your Room Smell
Give your home a sensory lift with this sculptural stone diffuser.
About Face
About Face
Solar panels have a reputation as being unsightly, but this U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon show home sheds the stereotype that photovoltaic arrays are eyesores.
- 8 years ago
This Tiny Home Was 3D Printed in Half a Day For Less Than $2,000
SQ3D just 3D printed an entire home in less than 12 hours—and the process used about as much current as a standard hair dryer.
28 Marvelous Amazon Prime Day Deals For Your Home
It's that time of the year—bask in the glow of the best deals for Amazon Prime Day 2019.
12 Pendant Lights We Really, Really Want From Lumens' Sale—Ending Sunday
No matter what your style is, we guarantee you'll love one of the hundreds of lighting fixtures that are up to 75 percent off until Sunday, June 30.
The 22 Best Air Purifiers to Help You Breathe Easy
Zap dust, bacteria, smoke, and other pollutants with these state-of-the-art air purifiers that are also easy on the eyes.
A LEGO-Like Home Powered Entirely by the Sun Pops Up in Times Square
Prefabricated, solar-powered, and filled with cutting-edge technology, the FutureHAUS is the smart, sustainable home of tomorrow.
The World’s First 3D-Printed Village Is Coming to Latin America This Summer
The walls of each home can be printed in just 24 hours with nearly zero waste.
NASA Unveils​ Top Designs For 3D-Printed Homes on Mars
NASA's 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge asked architects to design homes that can be built on Mars—and they delivered.
A Fly-Down Warning Device, and Other Hilarious Smart Tech Ideas from an Artist
British artist and designer Dominic Wilcox illustrates inventive—and admittedly outlandish—ways technology can potentially streamline our lives.
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.
This Rural Retreat Brings a Family Together, Without Making Them Give Up Their Gadgets
A smart vacation home fosters connectivity in every sense of the word.
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.
This Elegant Router Inspired by Eero Saarinen Will Declutter Your Desk
Elevating the world of wi-fi, in both function and appearance.
As the Cost of Panels Plummets, Energy Utilities Rethink Solar
Tech breakthroughs are bringing solar power to the people, and upsetting electric utilities' business models.
Shop the 8 Best Smart Cameras Out There (and Which One to Pick For Your Home)
We outline the pros and cons of the best WiFi camera systems available today—and help you decide the best fit based on your needs.
The Former Barn Reborn As a Community Hub
A New England barn is wired to provide power and produce to the community.
Automation Eliminates Tedious Chores for Dallas Homeowners
Closing the blinds for 29 windows? No longer an issue for this couple.
How One Aspen House Lives Up to LEED
Smart technology helps a house in Aspen, Colorado, stay on its sustainable course.
The New Home on the Block That Uses 90% Less Energy
A Seattle engineer builds an energy-efficient house with an assist from a prototype smart-home system.