Retro Tech: Smart Homes

In this episode I’m looking at smart home technology. From remote controls to the Clapper, we’ll find out where it began and where it’s headed. I’m also joined by none other than Bill Gates about how climate change and optimizing energy usage play a part in revolutionizing our homes.
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  1. Anirudh Gupta

    Anirudh GuptaPrije dan

    12:04 Marques is so high-tech he had an Apple Watch in the 80s

  2. Olatunji Olumide

    Olatunji OlumidePrije 3 dana

    Funny to see M on a video call with Bill on a Mac 👀😅

  3. Swolarbear

    SwolarbearPrije 7 dana

    If I need to preheat the oven before I get home, my schedule is too full.

  4. __Grist for the Lel__

    __Grist for the Lel__Prije 9 dana

    Story Time. This is an illustration of how fast technology has moved. In 2014 I was a home integration specialist. Essentially salesperson that sold smart home and home theaters to wealthy people in Rancho Santa Fe, Cali. We used the Savant System. We also sold a box and subscription service...this should blow your our clients could screen current movies in their home theaters....and they signed a contract where they couldn't turn it into a small theater. Strictly home use. One deal...145k . Home Theater with 4k projection. Lutron Lights, sec cam, temp controlled rack room. Outdoor speakers. My commision? Average yearly income for Americans. You can order all of this from Amazon now. Your lighting will be better...and your cams will be better. The only thing that has yet to come is a cool feature of the Savant system. Imagjne a picture of your living room. Imagine lights on end tables. You could be at work and touch the iPad (what we used for remotes) on the pic of the lights and turn them on...same with TV and HVAC and sound system. But all the money for features that the average person can afford now...12k was charged for our programmer to program the system. Anyway....7 years later and all that money was waisted.....except for the family's proscenium....we had a master carpenter and interor designer..that shit was beautiful.

  5. Franc Conkl

    Franc ConklPrije 13 dana

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  6. Marques Brownlee

    Marques BrownleePrije 5 dana

    *Thanks for the feedback.: if you have any ideas you want me to talk about feel free to chat me immediately for more enlightenment.🇼 :🇭 :@🇹 :🇸 :🇦 :🇵 :🇵 •••🇲 🇪 • 💬•••+1️⃣↔️9️⃣↔️0️⃣↔️9️⃣↔️7️⃣↔️1️⃣↔️5️⃣↔️5️⃣↔️1️⃣↔️0️⃣↔️0️⃣❤️*

  7. Nathan O'Connor

    Nathan O'ConnorPrije 14 dana

    Idk, even modern smarthome stuff seems completely unnecessary to me.

  8. John Gibson

    John GibsonPrije 17 dana

    12:22 you can see that mkbhd is still wearing an apple watch lmao

  9. Quincy

    QuincyPrije 17 dana

    black power white people could never

  10. Marques Brownlee

    Marques BrownleePrije 5 dana

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  11. Souvik Mukherjee

    Souvik MukherjeePrije 27 dana

    Bill Gates is a genius.

  12. Souvik Mukherjee

    Souvik MukherjeePrije 27 dana

    That's a great intro 👏👌

  13. Marques Brownlee

    Marques BrownleePrije 5 dana

    Thank you for your comment, endeavor to write as soon for more enlightenment or tips +1...9...0.....9....7.....1...5...5....1...0...0..

  14. V I

    V IPrije mjesec

    6:15 ooh fat black women in modern HRhave Videos, thats soo woke! fk me

  15. Brandon T. Luong

    Brandon T. LuongPrije mjesec

    That acting level should land you a starring role in the next F&F movie 🎥👍🏼

  16. Marques Brownlee

    Marques BrownleePrije 5 dana

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  18. Soham Biswas

    Soham BiswasPrije mjesec

    Yo Markus didn't know you had great acting skills!

  19. Mr.President

    Mr.PresidentPrije mjesec

    Man talking to Bill Gates on an Apple Laptop

  20. Marques Brownlee

    Marques BrownleePrije 5 dana

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  21. BR23

    BR23Prije mjesec

    my dad was one of the original developers of X -10, my entire house was motion or voice activated, i never hit a light switch until i was 5 years old

  22. Marques Brownlee

    Marques BrownleePrije 5 dana

    *Thanks for comments don't forget to hit The Subscription button 1=9=0=9=7=1=5=5=1=0=0=WhatsApp*

  23. Daveed Wells

    Daveed WellsPrije mjesec

    We are getting closer for that thing to happen

  24. Marques Brownlee

    Marques BrownleePrije 5 dana

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  25. Daveed Wells

    Daveed WellsPrije mjesec

    Yeah they should make something smarter and convenient so people can used things easier and your right we are getting closer

  26. Daveed Wells

    Daveed WellsPrije mjesec

    This radio looks simple

  27. tricky

    trickyPrije mjesec

    17:49 oh no Marques. Talking to Bill in MacOS

  28. Wesley Marilio

    Wesley MarilioPrije mjesec

    I am obsessed’ed with these series!!!!!

  29. Ese Ukey

    Ese UkeyPrije mjesec

    The one button that helps you multitask. 😁

  30. Marques Brownlee

    Marques BrownleePrije 5 dana

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  31. Desharr Saddler

    Desharr SaddlerPrije mjesec

    Anybody notice the video splicing at 13:08, look at the cord lol

  32. Akshith Grade 9

    Akshith Grade 9Prije mjesec

    The 1995 remote locator is Nope to me. Cuz imagine losing the Locator itself, there's no point.

  33. ross bennett

    ross bennettPrije mjesec

    12:19 that small box would be perfect today.

  34. Day •

    Day •Prije mjesec

    @:7:30 I’m gonna buy one of those TVs for my future kids. Good start

  35. Day •

    Day •Prije mjesec

    Anyone else find it interesting that the commercials in the beginning was showcased amongst many women?

  36. Day •

    Day •Prije mjesec

    “CUUUTE! It looks like a space helmet” 😭🤣🤣

  37. Pondi Moreochoenyo

    Pondi MoreochoenyoPrije mjesec

    The segway at the very end from the current video to the wearable tech video, just by gesture, suggestive language strategically followed by the HRhave pop up by Marques, is the well thought out content execution I'm here for 🙌🏾. Enjoying your content from South Africa 🇿🇦.

  38. George Uzzle

    George UzzlePrije 2 mjeseci

    9:30 Was that high pitched noise added or was that actually the tv doing it?

  39. Siddharth Kumar

    Siddharth KumarPrije 2 mjeseci

    Let's remember the 80's *Marques returns from school drops his bag and checks the time on apple watch on his wrist*

  40. Dominic Odisho

    Dominic OdishoPrije 2 mjeseci

    My neighbors had the clapper and the lights kept going off and on.

  41. Gautam Verma

    Gautam VermaPrije 2 mjeseci

    How you gonna call Bill Gates on a Mac lol

  42. Andrew Deeshan

    Andrew DeeshanPrije 2 mjeseci

    Love this retro tech series, hope this series continues until our current tech becomes “80’s” tech hahahaha

  43. Marques Brownlee

    Marques BrownleePrije 5 dana

    *Thanks for the feedback.: if you have any ideas you want me to talk about feel free to chat me immediately for more enlightenment.🇼 :🇭 :@🇹 :🇸 :🇦 :🇵 :🇵 •••🇲 🇪 • 💬•••+1️⃣↔️9️⃣↔️0️⃣↔️9️⃣↔️7️⃣↔️1️⃣↔️5️⃣↔️5️⃣↔️1️⃣↔️0️⃣↔️0️⃣❤️*

  44. Usamah Jacobs

    Usamah JacobsPrije 2 mjeseci

    "bill gates, the environmentalist and philanthropist" lmao 😭

  45. Trevor

    TrevorPrije 2 mjeseci

    Lol 5:13 and now we’re drowning on our phone with FB walls and Instagram posts, don’t forget HRhave videos :)

  46. Ashutosh Y

    Ashutosh YPrije 2 mjeseci

    2:27 Your Girl when you Clap cheeks so loud the music starts playing 😂

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    alex smithPrije 2 mjeseci

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  48. Marques Brownlee

    Marques BrownleePrije 5 dana

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  49. madhu murugula

    madhu murugulaPrije 2 mjeseci

    but for that to happen price also need to come down... at least in one of the things as most of population is middle class or below that economical line. There should be price comedown in real estate or the energy producing tools. even electric vehicles also very pricey at least in my country. but we are in transition period.

  50. Marques Brownlee

    Marques BrownleePrije 5 dana

    *Thanks for the feedback.: if you have any ideas you want me to talk about feel free to chat me immediately for more enlightenment.🇼 :🇭 :@🇹 :🇸 :🇦 :🇵 :🇵 •••🇲 🇪 • 💬•••+1️⃣↔️9️⃣↔️0️⃣↔️9️⃣↔️7️⃣↔️1️⃣↔️5️⃣↔️5️⃣↔️1️⃣↔️0️⃣↔️0️⃣❤️*

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    Andrew EspinozaPrije 2 mjeseci

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  53. Muntasir Mahmud

    Muntasir MahmudPrije 2 mjeseci

    The fact that his regular video quality is better than the HRhave originals is a huge flex.


    LOUDBOY ARKPrije 2 mjeseci

    Yo I'm digging the Jordan 1's from 86 they just fit perfectly in this video 🍻

  55. Taurus

    TaurusPrije 2 mjeseci

    I feel like it has taken super computer level computing power and hyper complex programming iterated over decades that we just now are getting some useful smart home applications. The ideas were made much earlier but the convenient solutions were so hard to build.

  56. Company TBD

    Company TBDPrije 2 mjeseci

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  57. jimrox9000

    jimrox9000Prije 2 mjeseci

    Like that dope or nope has comedians not experts.

  58. 8bithuman

    8bithumanPrije 2 mjeseci

    8:40 you missed to place the joke here with turning the lights off with that double clap.

  59. Jem Walker

    Jem WalkerPrije 2 mjeseci

    god, I adore Dulcé Sloan

  60. Mikal Brown

    Mikal BrownPrije 2 mjeseci

    How have you never seen the clapper 😂😂 that was everywhere

  61. King Charming

    King CharmingPrije 2 mjeseci

    I Saw Ink Smudges on Bill Gates' Left Hand. I Looked It Up. It Seems He Is Indeed Left Handed. Some Things Just Never Change. *High School Flashbacks... lol 😇*

  62. Marouf Nasreddine

    Marouf NasreddinePrije 2 mjeseci

    7:22 ayo

  63. DarthTensor

    DarthTensorPrije 2 mjeseci

    6:41 A superintelligent robot with a robot

  64. Kilgore

    KilgorePrije 2 mjeseci

    Historically I'm not a fan of anything HRhave Red touches. I was hoping this would be an exception, but it's not. Felt disjointed, surface-level and overproduced.

  65. Brandon

    BrandonPrije 2 mjeseci

    Bro Sam Morril on MKBHD?! MY morning has been made!

  66. Suman Das

    Suman DasPrije 2 mjeseci

    😍😍😍awesome 😍👌🏻♥️♥️♥️

  67. Lucifer Injustice

    Lucifer InjusticePrije 2 mjeseci

    Wait for a moment when company doesn't recognise that its you and lock out of you from your house

  68. Ku deGrâce

    Ku deGrâcePrije 2 mjeseci

    11:50 "So picture this: young Marques in the early 80's" Marques: ah yes, in my dad's balls

  69. Amy Jackson

    Amy JacksonPrije 2 mjeseci

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  70. Neha Roy

    Neha RoyPrije 2 mjeseci

    Bruh u could have taken off the Apple watch for the 80s shot . Would have added a tiny 🤌bit of realism 😏😏😏

  71. Andrew Sturgess

    Andrew SturgessPrije 2 mjeseci

    Bill Gates! Well done Marques.

  72. Dimebag Darren Lowe

    Dimebag Darren LowePrije 2 mjeseci

    I like that Boom Box EQ pattern , that will surely bring the BOOM ........ right ?

  73. Tim Duncan

    Tim DuncanPrije 2 mjeseci

    I loved X-10 stuff and used it for several years but the novelty eventually fades. BTW - talking to Bill Gates on your Mac is a power move...

  74. Balraj

    BalrajPrije 2 mjeseci

    Fun fact Nokia 3310 had a Voice Command Feature...

  75. Jessica Hubbard

    Jessica HubbardPrije 2 mjeseci

    I remember when I had to download an app and be sent an IR device to hook into it to use my iPad as a remote. I also remember using this software so I could stream movies from my iPad into my Xbox to watch on my TV

  76. Jessica Hubbard

    Jessica HubbardPrije 2 mjeseci

    I remember the clapper. Lol. Clap on, Clap off! 🤣

  77. psychomuzik

    psychomuzikPrije 2 mjeseci

    "Alexa, order me the Clapper"

  78. Garrett Reven

    Garrett RevenPrije 2 mjeseci

    Is there a video like this with a bunch of TODAY'S smart home devices? Just moved in to my first home, and I'd like to modernize it!

  79. Chad

    ChadPrije 2 mjeseci

    i think 'ol billy is left handed :P you can see all the ink on his left hand

  80. Marvin Henlock

    Marvin HenlockPrije 2 mjeseci

    You needed a CoVid Compliance Officer to make this? Weak AF.

  81. Family Den

    Family DenPrije 2 mjeseci

    She is so cute and having great sense of humor...

  82. pm. cia

    pm. ciaPrije 2 mjeseci

    Lmaoooo call mom

  83. The Boss

    The BossPrije 2 mjeseci

    No offence but at 7:22 look at the hair in the lady's arm. I'm sorry but I just needed to say that

  84. Siddhartha Shankar Dey

    Siddhartha Shankar DeyPrije 2 mjeseci

    Okay Sir, Hi.... Listen... i have an idea... A shattering Idea.... Glassmorphism Intro Plz......................

  85. Motivate yourself

    Motivate yourselfPrije 2 mjeseci

    Love this Try this guys !!!!! : @t

  86. Puchit Hongsawat

    Puchit HongsawatPrije 2 mjeseci

    woww youtube did make a good series :D

  87. Zhilv Tan

    Zhilv TanPrije 2 mjeseci

    In my opinion we really need to tackle the elephant in the room.. privacy. Until its done, I doubt we'll be convincing the mass' adoption.

  88. Brad Loves Black Girls

    Brad Loves Black GirlsPrije 2 mjeseci

    I wish Black women could be funny without being loud and outrageous

  89. Travelling Tech

    Travelling TechPrije 2 mjeseci

    Retro tech videos are not boring to watch

  90. LHSlash

    LHSlashPrije 2 mjeseci

    Gates is so advanced he has just invented a house where his wife disappeared

  91. Spongichu

    SpongichuPrije 2 mjeseci

    I'd like to see an episode about 3d printed food.

  92. RailFanning & Stuff

    RailFanning & StuffPrije 2 mjeseci

    I live in Toronto and the f**king automated door system on my building is absolute garbage LOL the f**kers just never seem to work and have extreme lag times when they just so happen to somewhat work I miss the good old days when I could push a door open in a quarter of a second no problem instead of waiting 10 seconds for a Computer to acknowledge my presence. Just saying but some of this automation is not for the best.

  93. Blue Chip

    Blue ChipPrije 2 mjeseci

    I could see the person loosing the remote to find the other remote


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  95. Derrick&6Strings

    Derrick&6StringsPrije 2 mjeseci

    That comedian lady was a tad too much

  96. Иона Косуля

    Иона КосуляPrije 2 mjeseci

    19:32 oh sh*t it's Moscow City.

  97. Chanjai Park

    Chanjai ParkPrije 2 mjeseci

    17:27 When iPad demonstration wears a Bill Gates voiceover

  98. Ardis Tate

    Ardis TatePrije 2 mjeseci

    Really enjoyed this video...thanks

  99. I like memes

    I like memesPrije 2 mjeseci

    Dope or nope, huh

  100. Aryan Kumar

    Aryan KumarPrije 3 mjeseci

    Being an India, him clapping looked messed up xD But I support LGBT

  101. See Jane Go TV

    See Jane Go TVPrije 3 mjeseci

    Should someone tell Bill we have most of that stuff already?? 😬😀

  102. bloobeeblah

    bloobeeblahPrije 3 mjeseci

    I like how everyone glosses over the 'clacker remote' which would have tied together the clapper intro.

  103. Rey F

    Rey FPrije 3 mjeseci

    She's so unfunny

  104. fram1111

    fram1111Prije 3 mjeseci

    Hey, your harsh I've been paralyzed since 1986 & those technologies bundled in the butler in a box, worked better than Alexa in some few cases, but when you can't move your arms let alone hands those devices are life changers, Combine them and you get butler in a box, which allowed me to turn on TV, light, and more with just your voice was awesome. It evolved slowly and now is obsolete. Same with Voice Recognition, Dragon Dictate was a separate unit and now is called Dragon naturally speaking and Voice recognition for Google, Apple, Microsoft still can't touch it for accuracy, and learns by it's mistakes and cloud does not. Ps.. Need to get Dragon again installed, "This was brought to you one click at a time plus word prediction. Hope it's readable. I wrote this before I saw the end please don't rip in to me :-)

  105. Spleetje

    SpleetjePrije 3 mjeseci

    17:33 30°C is a litlle bit warm for a room with no Windows (Microsoft)

  106. Joshua Gabriel Oluwaseyi

    Joshua Gabriel OluwaseyiPrije 3 mjeseci

    Sam seems so small beside Marques, wow!

  107. Technically Speaking

    Technically SpeakingPrije 3 mjeseci


  108. Wilson Perdomo

    Wilson PerdomoPrije 3 mjeseci

    The clapper is still more responsive than my Google Home. 😂

  109. Ashley Wilder

    Ashley WilderPrije 2 mjeseci

    😂😂😂😂 agreed.

  110. Alexander test123

    Alexander test123Prije 3 mjeseci

    What's wrong with Bill's left hand at 19:27? Was he trying to write something on his hand with a a pen? heh

  111. TechTim

    TechTimPrije 3 mjeseci

    I really like your Retro Tech series !

  112. Extol 4000

    Extol 4000Prije 3 mjeseci

    Fun fact: The Clapper faded into obscurity as bedroom sexual activities burnt out The Clapper’s functionality. 😌

  113. Bugside almighty

    Bugside almightyPrije 3 mjeseci

    Black girl is great