Home Tech 122 Ideabooks
Not long ago a friend let us borrow her hybrid car so we could travel from Port Angeles, Washington, to Seattle. The car was amazingly energy efficient. A really cool feature was the dashboard display, which provided constant feedback on energy use and source. For example, when we were waiting at a drawbridge, we could...
The Future of Home Automation: Cheap, Wearable and Mobile!
Look for smart watches and glasses that can control your smart-phone apps, which in turn automate your home equipment
Harness the Cloud: 8 Ways to Automate Your Housekeeping
Make life easier by scheduling regular deliveries, managing appliances, simplifying meal planning and more via the web
Cook Smarter With New Wi-Fi Kitchen Gadgets
Whip up meals with high-tech help, thanks to a phone-connected oven and teakettle, plus a web-surfing cutting board
In Rarefied Air: Meet 3 Cutting-Edge Home Sensors
These new all-purpose sensors send alerts to your smart phone about temperature, air quality and a whole lot more. Why not?
Hide All Those Wires in a DIY Charging Station
Going Solar at Home: Solar Panel Basics
Save money on electricity and reduce your carbon footprint by installing photovoltaic panels. This guide will help you get started
Off the Grid: Ready to Pull the Plug on City Power?
What to consider if you want to stop relying on public utilities — or just have a more energy-efficient home
How to Get That Built-in Media Wall You Really Want
New project for a new year: Tame clutter and get a more stylish display with a media unit designed to fit your space just right
Why Google Just Paid $3.2 Billion for a Company That Makes Thermostats
3 Kitchen Contraptions You Won’t Believe
Pizza hot from the printer, anyone? These cooking gadgets harness imagination and high tech — and have price tags to match
Ice Cubes Are Obsolete! New Technology Is Way Cooler
Here Come the Home Robots — for Real
This is the droid you're looking for. Humanoid servants are poised to finally be of service around the home
New Strategies for Hiding the TV
Better, Smarter Smoke Detectors Push All the Right Buttons
No more bashing in that smoke detector with a broomstick at 3 a.m. — if you haven't already yanked it out. Welcome the new, civilized breed