smart homes

Spill Smarts

'Rumu' Is a Creepy Game About a Love-Powered Roomba

The new puzzle-based video game from developer Robot House is part 'Portal 2,' part Roman Polanski thriller.
Matthew Gault
12.18.17
Terraform

Home Visit

So AI probably won't arrive from malignant mainframes after all—perhaps the future of sentient machines is something closer to home.
​Naomi Libicki
11.11.16
death

Technology Isn't Magic—It's Haunted

An upcoming conference discusses the perils of calling technology “magic.”
Victoria Turk
2.18.15
Design

A Tour Through the Downloadable, DIY Smart Home

It’s just a little more complex than an Ikea project.
Victoria Turk
9.19.14
environment

Honda Wants You to Build Your Own Home So They Can Make It Smart

Honda open sourced its smart home—except for the part that actually makes it smart.
Jason Koebler
7.10.14
Google

The Internet of Your House: What's the Worst That Could Happen?

Nest gets cozier with its parent company and introduces the Nest Developer program. We imagine the worst and best case scenarios.
Ben Richmond
6.25.14
Features

Robots Are Caring for Elderly People in Europe

The machine uprising looks a lot less threatening when their main task is to care for old people.
Victoria Turk
5.6.14
Art

The Mirror that Shows Your Insides

This "digital mirror" is a glimpse of future personalized medical tools.
Katherine Templar Lewis
4.25.14
earth

How Car Companies Are Steering the Future Towards Smart Homes

Can home automation offset the demand electric vehicles are putting on the energy grid?
Meghan Neal
4.14.14