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.

Take a Much-Needed Summer Vacation…From Vacuuming
Take a Much-Needed Summer Vacation…From Vacuuming
Summer living is all about long, leisurely days—and Roborock’s cleverly designed robotic vacuum cleaners will give you more time for the things that really matter.
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What It’s Really Like to Live in a 3D-Printed Home
The technology has been touted as a solution to the housing crisis—but how practical are 3D-printed homes for everyday living?
The Rooms in This Tiny Apartment Change Size at the Push of a Button
Enorme Studio’s high-tech Beyome system aims to make compact homes live larger than their square footage.
A Smart Bassinet and Better Baby Monitor Are Providing Parents With Peace of Mind in 2022
A Smart Bassinet and Better Baby Monitor Are Providing Parents With Peace of Mind in 2022
Also hear from Priya Patel and Esther Beke of Brooklyn-based interior design firm 4|MATIV, who are on a mission to make school environments more tactile and hands on.
Plugged-In Parenting: Expert Advice and the Latest Wave of Devices
We gathered a list of new gadgetry for growing families and organized it around common threads—from security to creativity.
The Tech Entrepreneur Behind Coursera Is Now Designing a Better Online Classroom
And—on the product front—new conduits of communication and emotional intelligence are designed to make kids feel closer at a time when so much in our lives is remote.
Former Toy Designer Dan Judkins Is Tackling Tech for the “Fourth Trimester” of Pregnancy
These technology companies have developed new gadgetry for the body and the mind—from eating well with ease to learning to meditate from an adorable turtle.
This Journalist and Mother of Three Says That When It Comes to Parenting Gadgetry, Less Is More
Sophie Brickman, a (mostly) parenting tech columnist at the Guardian, says it’s all about balance—and trusting your gut.
Boost Your Internet Speed With These New 5G Wi-Fi Routers
Home is where the Wi-Fi is. Whether you’re settled or nomadic, optimize your connectivity with the latest high-performance 5G routers.
The Frame by Yves Behar for Samsung
The Frame provides a new way to express yourself in your home that brings together art, entertainment, technology, and design.
8 Smart Gadgets to Supercharge Your Kitchen
8 Smart Gadgets to Supercharge Your Kitchen
Equip your kitchen with these smart home technologies for a boost in convenience, efficiency, and productivity.
Instantly Make Your Home Healthier With Airmega
Combining cutting-edge smart technology with sleek, modern design, Airmega’s air purifiers promote a healthy home environment without skimping on style.
A Dutch Couple Are the First Tenants of This Boulder-Shaped 3D-Printed Home
The Flintstones-style home in Eindhoven is the first legally habitable house in Europe with 3D-printed load-bearing walls.
How Technology Can Improve the Lives of Older Adults
Joseph Coughlin, the founder and director of MIT’s AgeLab, shares his insights on aging in place.
Make Over Your Home Office With These Game-Changing Goods
We’ve gathered an assortment of work-from-home items that are as attractive as they are functional.
Goodbye, Smart Home?
Is 2021 the year we give up on gadgetry and embrace a more elegant home intelligence?
How to Find the Best Home Security System to Suit Your Space
We’ve rounded up the best systems designed to secure your house—no matter your needs.
This Tiny 3D-Printed Cabin Makes a Big Statement About Sustainability
HANNAH utilizes salvaged materials, 3D printing, and robotic technology to create an otherworldly cabin in upstate New York.
This Los Angeles Bungalow Hides a (Nearly) Invisible Shield of High-Tech Home Protection
In Long Beach, California, a renovated Spanish bungalow integrates a powerful network of home security devices–but they won’t be the first thing you notice.
To See or Not to See? The Evolution of Whether and How to Hide Television Screens Comes Full Circle
What should you do when your flat screen feels like a big black hole swallowing your decor? TV makers are offering all kinds of solutions.
Mighty Buildings Makes Stylish, 3D-Printed Prefabs Starting at $115K
An Oakland startup combines prefab design and 3D printing to create cost-saving backyard 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.
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
It’s a global crisis, but there are ways to protect yourself.
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.