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Home Tech 121 Ideabooks
Solar-powered homes were a rarity as recently as a decade ago. But a plethora of federal and local tax incentives along with increasing worries about climate change have made them commonplace. Installing solar panels can decrease your household’s carbon footprint by an average of 35,180 pounds of carbon dioxide...
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
Facebook Meets Fido: Pet Connections for the Digital Age
Meet a High-Tech Home That Monitors Itself
Energy vampires have nowhere to hide in this LEED Platinum home, as energy efficient as it is architecturally beautiful