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.

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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
4 Easy Ways to Make Your Home Smarter Today
These low-fuss products bring automation into your home without compromising on design.
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.
Get Smarter
The story of the smart home has yet to be written—one early adopter explains why.
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.
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...
How to Talk to an Architect About Getting Smart Tech
We asked the principal of DRAW in Kansas City.
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.
5 Ways to Make Your Home Smarter
Interior designer Wendy Raizin shares her top tips for raising your home’s intelligence quotient.
Would You Live in a Smart Home?
Our July/August 2015 issue is all about home automation.
6 Ways Smart Lighting Can Help You Take Control of Your Home
From customized presets to voice commands, these intelligent features promise added comfort, safety, and sustainability in the modern home.
Two Silicon Valley Vets Master the Smart Home Without Going Full “Jetsons”
A freshly blackened veneer is the face of a San Francisco tract house’s Cloud-based reinvention.
Meet the Good Guys Trying to Hack Your Smart Home
Hidden among the many benefits of a Smart Home are subtle vulnerabilities that today’s security researchers are just beginning to understand.
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.
Smart Tech Makes this Modern Home Ultra Energy Efficient
Using a combination of passive design principles and active technologies, LGA Architectural Partners forges a smart, energy-efficient Toronto home designed for aging-in-place.
Home Smart Home
Energy-monitoring and smart technologies have set up shop in the home, transforming machines for living into veritable living things—with all the bells, whistles, frills, and...