Home Innovations

Keeping up with the Jones' has never been easier with all the new gadgets and gizmos out there. Check out this home innovations section and you'll be way ahead of the pack.

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10 Future Home Innovations ... That Weren't

Have you ever watched those old advertising videos from the '50s and '60s demonstrating futuristic home technologies? They're a hoot, but you have to wonder: How come those innovations didn't pan out?


Now You Can Actually Live in MIT's $10K Robotic Apartment in a Box

A robotic apartment that transforms tiny spaces into an office space, living room or bedroom upon command is finally making its way to market.

How Smart Communities Will Work

What's a smart community: a neighborhood chock-full of smart homes or really brainy folks? We explore the somewhat nebulous definition of this concept -- and how it's playing out in reality -- in this article.

5 Ways to Make My Home More Sustainable

You care not only about your generation but generations to come, so you want to make environmentally-conscious decisions. We’re here to help. Follow these tips and you’ll soon have the most sustainable home possible.

10 Future Home Innovations ... That Weren't

Have you ever watched those old advertising videos from the '50s and '60s demonstrating futuristic home technologies? They're a hoot, but you have to wonder: How come those innovations didn't pan out?

How the Nest Learning Thermostat Works

What if your thermostat could gather information about your climate and lifestyle, and then program itself to maximize your comfort and save energy? The Nest aims to do just that, but is it worth the cost?

7 Great Weekend Solar Power Projects

Looking for a fun project to take on this weekend? Looking to improve your skills with solar? Learn more about the 7 great weekend solar power projects.

Build a Hydrogen Fuel Cell in Your Kitchen

Build a hydrogen fuel cell in your kitchen. Learn more about how to build a hydrogen fuel cell in your kitchen.

Build a Solar Power Generator for Under $300

Build a solar power generator for under $300. In this article, learn about how to build a solar power generator for under $300.

I love it when people make things just to see if they can, especially alternative energy projects. Learn more about photovoltaic panels.

How to Choose a Home Energy Monitor

How to choose a home energy monitor. In this article, learn how to choose a home energy monitor.