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.

A Meadow With Amenities
A Meadow With Amenities
The owners of an airy woodland retreat can fit its caretaker in a pocket.
- 4 years ago
This Battery-Powered House Never Runs Out of Juice
A high-tech house in rural Finland offers a family a place to recharge—in more ways than one.
Self-Regulating Technology Makes Managing This Compound a Breeze
A Colorado retreat built for extended family gatherings makes the most of smart tech.
Four Floors of Gadgets and Gardens in Chicago
Four Floors of Gadgets and Gardens in Chicago
A strategic rewire enhances a spec house’s gut renovation.
- 4 years ago
Robots Built This Futuristic House That Generates More Energy Than it Needs
The DFAB House is the world’s first home designed, planned, and built with mainly digital processes—and it's entirely powered by the sun.
IKEA's New GUNRID Curtains Will Clean the Air in Your Home
Global furniture giant IKEA announces a line of air-purifying curtains.
9 Smart Home Devices For Aging in Place
With these systems and connected devices installed, your smart home can help take care of you in your golden years.
Welcome to Your Forever Home: Smart Tech For Aging in Place
The smart tech revolution holds particular promise for aging in place.
Ori’s New Robotic Furniture Is a Game Changer For Tiny Apartments
A king-sized bed and a walk-in closet in 400 square feet? Ori's new robotic furniture can make your apartment dreams come true.
Casper’s New $89 Lamp Promises to Help You Get a Better Night’s Sleep
Mattress startup Casper introduces a smart lamp designed to promote healthier sleep.
10 Home Gadgets at CES 2019: Talking Toilets, Beer-Ordering Fridges, and More
10 Home Gadgets at CES 2019: Talking Toilets, Beer-Ordering Fridges, and More
Sleek design meets smart technology. Innovative solutions produce stylish results. And of course, there are robots and talking toilets.
- a year ago
Tech Talk: 4 Smart Devices to Make Pet Care a Breeze
Connect your pets to the Internet to help you monitor, feed, and care for them when you can’t be there.
Tech Talk: Start Your Smart Home For Under $200
A smart home doesn’t have to be an expensive home. Here are three ways you can add some cool, connected capabilities for under $200.
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
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.
Google’s Newest Smart Speaker Boasts a Chameleon-Like Screen
Today, Google announces the newest addition to its home lineup—Google Home Hub.
Tech Talk: 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.
Tech Talk: 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.
Will We Innovate a Solution to Water Scarcity?
Ancient and emerging technologies promise sustainable answers to water shortages.
Will 3D Printing Solve the Affordable Housing Crisis?
3D printing’s impact on construction is slowly materializing.
Will Algorithms Be the New Architects?
Architecture is the latest field to feel the double-edged sword of computerization.
Will Your First Smart Home Arrive on a Flatbed?
Factory-made houses may have an advantage when it comes to automation.
Will We Ever Really Own Flying Cars?
Our undying obsession soars into the 21st century.
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.
The Things a Smart-Tech Reviewer Actually Uses
We asked an early adopter to tell us what her top devices are.
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.
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.
50 New Smart Home Products That Caught Our Eye
We survey the latest in connected gadgets, from thermostats to toothbrushes.
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.