The New York-based design duo behind Extrapolation Factory hosted a pop-up workshop yesterday afternoon in our own pop-up space here—everything popping up!— at the Gizmodo Home of the Future in New York City, where a group of twenty or so participants put together visions of the domestic objects of tomorrow.
Now, we may be closing down our Home of the Future this afternoon, but we just added another fresh product to our catalog: a brand, spanking new Microsoft Surface Pro 3. And Home of the Future is the only place you can come see it.
Last week, in collaboration with Disquiet, we turned our ears to the future of the domestic environment, tuning into the speculative sounds of the appliances of the future. The results, here on our last day of the Home of the Future, are worth a listen as you tour the home either virtually or in person.
If you aren't in New York to experience our Home of the Future, here is bit of first-person perspective. The space is abuzz with guests experiencing bits and pieces of awesome future-tech and design.
The future is fit, and our Home of the Future is stuffed to the gills with high-tech workout gear for all four seasons. It seemed only right to spend some time getting physical and fit in the present.
Our Home of the Future is in full swing, and we kicked off the week with an opening party on Friday where guests got to experience the home and see its kinetic computer desk, spinning hydroponic towers, and telepresence robots in action.
If you've been following our Home of the Future, or if you've visited us here, you've probably noticed that a lot of what we feature here seems to carry a slightly retro tinge. That might seem counterintuitive, but it's not unintentional—in fact, it's often by design.
This is a look at what's happening right now at the Home of the Future: our very own Jesus Diaz has taken control of the telepresence robot and is (unsurprisingly) screwing with people. Come visit, and you, too, can play robot tag with your Gizmodo pals.
Over the course of Gizmodo's Home of the Future, I've occasionally overheard someone say that a certain item doesn't seem like a product of tomorrow. But that's the beauty of the future—it has a place for classic items, too. Especially in the kitchen.
These tiny little speedsters are Anki DRIVE, the awesome 21st century take on the classic slot car. They use your iPhone as both a remote control and an artificial intelligence brain, so you can race against human or a computer opponent. And did I mention these cars also have laser guns and tractor beams?
An aeroponics system called the Replenishing Tower is living in our kitchen, and it just gave me fresh-from-the-roots lettuce and basil for a sandwich. Fresh vegetables are within reach all year long in the future.
These hot red Sennheiser Momentum headphones used to live in the bedroom of the future and now they live on my head. I picked them up a few days ago and haven't been able to take them off.
Herman Miller couches! Edible glasses! Telepresence robots! Here is everything we have in our Home of the Future and where you can buy these things.
If there's one thing that humans can't afford to stop doing with each other, it's having sex. And as long as machines that make it feel even better are available, you're going to want those machines in your bedroom. Naturally, the bedroom in Gizmodo's Home of the Future is full of them.