Home Gadgets

Home gadgets can revolutionize the way you live by simplifying everyday activities. Home gadgets range from robotic vacuums to high-tech security cameras. Check out this great collection of home gadgets at HowStuffWorks.


Google Home Speakers Argue, Talk About Their Feelings on Twitch

And it's strangely entertaining.

Why Some People Are Refusing 'Smart' Utility Meters in Their Homes

The utility industry and environmentalists see smart utility meters as modernizing the nation, but some claim privacy and health risks. Is that just paranoia?

The Uber-popular Aeron Chair Was First Made for Grandma

Swiveling around in an Aeron chair can make a lowly assistant feel like an executive. But how did it get so big?

Here's the Scoop on HDR TVs

TV technology always gets a lot of play at CES. This year the hyper centered on HDR TVs. But don't go rushing out to buy one just yet.

How Virtual Windows Work

Being trapped in a windowless room doesn't mean you have nothing to see. Virtual windows can give the illusion of an exterior wall, and they can provide therapeutic benefits.

How a Clothes Steamer Works

A wise man once said, "There's a time to iron and a time to steam." OK, maybe no prophet said it, but it's true. Certain fabrics perform better when steamed rather than ironed.

Inside a Handheld Carpet Cleaner

The Little Green Carpet Cleaner is ideal for those tacky and stubborn carpet stains. Suction is necessary to clean. See how it works with these pictures.

Electric Toothbrush Pictures

An advantage of having an electric toothbrush is the fact that it does most of the work for you. Studies prove that brushing with an electric toothbrush produces a cleaner mouth. What's inside of these machines?

How the Dyson Bladeless Fan Works

The Dyson Air Multiplier works like a fan, but it has no blades. Can it be as effective as a traditional fan? What's so different about it?

How Weather Gadgets Work

Temperature rules our lives. We dress according to it, cook our meals with it in mind and chronically complain about it at work. Isn't it about time you learned about the device behind measuring temperature and its peers?