For decades, humans have been obsessed with smart home technology that: opens automated window blinds when we wake up, orders pizza with the push of a button, creates custom entertainment and lightning experiences based on the user, and orders food automatically when our refrigerators are depleted. These are the tenets of the smart home past, […]Read More Microsoft’s 1999 home of the future video has just about come true
How Looney Tunes imagined the automated home of the future 60 years ago… “Design for Leaving” is a Looney Tunes short from 1954 parodying smart home technology of the day, including the Design for Living House in the Homes of Tomorrow Exhibition at the 1933 World’s Fair in Chicago. Daffy plays a salesman from the […]Read More Daffy Duck and Elmer Fudd’s version of the automated home, circa 1954
As Google buys Nest today, it increases the pressure for consumers to decide what type of operating system they want their home to run. And what types of off-the-shelf and add-on devices they should buy. Is your connected home a Mac or a PC? Apple or Android? The internet of things works best when the […]Read More Is your automated home a Mac or a PC?