September 30th, 2008

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TG: Get the smartest house on the block

Tucked away on HP’s Cupertino campus is a small house that might look familiar. Once the Next Gen Home at CES 2006, this two-bedroom house was cut in half, trucked here from Las Vegas, and kitted out with a mix of digital home entertainment and home automation gear. HP’s Brian Burch showed me around what he calls “the home of now, not the future”. Read the rest at Tom's Guide

Speaking personally, the big difference between our house and this one is that everything is plugged in and working, and that the place is tidy - and indeed all the walls are painted. I do covet the video feed from the front door...