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. Mr.President


    4 일 전

    Man talking to Bill Gates on an Apple Laptop

  2. BR23


    4 일 전

    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

  3. Daveed Wells

    Daveed Wells

    5 일 전

    We are getting closer for that thing to happen

  4. Daveed Wells

    Daveed Wells

    5 일 전

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

  5. Daveed Wells

    Daveed Wells

    5 일 전

    This radio looks simple

  6. tricky


    6 일 전

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

  7. Wesley Marilio

    Wesley Marilio

    8 일 전

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

  8. Ese Ukey

    Ese Ukey

    9 일 전

    The one button that helps you multitask. 😁

  9. Desharr Saddler

    Desharr Saddler

    11 일 전

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

  10. Akshith Grade 9

    Akshith Grade 9

    11 일 전

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

  11. ross bennett

    ross bennett

    11 일 전

    12:19 that small box would be perfect today.

  12. Day •

    Day •

    14 일 전

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

  13. Day •

    Day •

    14 일 전

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

    • Day •

      Day •

      14 일 전

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

  14. Mango


    15 일 전

    Plz can we have a new Retro tech episode these are really entertaining

  15. Pondi Moreochoenyo

    Pondi Moreochoenyo

    17 일 전

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

  16. George Uzzle

    George Uzzle

    19 일 전

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

  17. Siddharth Kumar

    Siddharth Kumar

    20 일 전

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

  18. Dominic Odisho

    Dominic Odisho

    20 일 전

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

  19. Gautam Verma

    Gautam Verma

    21 일 전

    How you gonna call Bill Gates on a Mac lol

  20. Andrew Deeshan

    Andrew Deeshan

    24 일 전

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

  21. Usamah Jacobs

    Usamah Jacobs

    26 일 전

    "bill gates, the environmentalist and philanthropist" lmao 😭

  22. Trevor


    26 일 전

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

  23. Ashutosh Y

    Ashutosh Y

    26 일 전

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

  24. alex smith

    alex smith

    29 일 전

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  25. madhu murugula

    madhu murugula

    개월 전

    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.

  26. Andrew Espinoza

    Andrew Espinoza

    개월 전

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  27. John Webb

    John Webb

    개월 전

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  28. Muntasir Mahmud

    Muntasir Mahmud

    개월 전

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



    개월 전

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

  30. Taurus


    개월 전

    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.

  31. Company TBD

    Company TBD

    개월 전

    The sedate egg aditionally disappear because middle finally belong apud a remarkable sock. trashy, sick language

  32. jimrox9000


    개월 전

    Like that dope or nope has comedians not experts.

  33. 8bithuman


    개월 전

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

  34. Jem Walker

    Jem Walker

    개월 전

    god, I adore Dulcé Sloan

  35. Mikal Brown

    Mikal Brown

    개월 전

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

  36. King Charming

    King Charming

    개월 전

    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 😇*

  37. Marouf Nasreddine

    Marouf Nasreddine

    개월 전

    7:22 ayo

  38. DarthTensor


    개월 전

    6:41 A superintelligent robot with a robot

  39. Kilgore


    개월 전

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

  40. Brandon


    개월 전

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

  41. Suman Das

    Suman Das

    개월 전

    😍😍😍awesome 😍👌🏻♥️♥️♥️

  42. Lucifer Injustice

    Lucifer Injustice

    개월 전

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

  43. Ku deGrâce

    Ku deGrâce

    개월 전

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

  44. Amy Jackson

    Amy Jackson

    개월 전

    The unwritten dentist strikingly call because dugout synchronously move near a hurt truck. holistic, righteous actor

  45. Neha Roy

    Neha Roy

    개월 전

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

  46. Andrew Sturgess

    Andrew Sturgess

    개월 전

    Bill Gates! Well done Marques.

  47. Dimebag Darren Lowe

    Dimebag Darren Lowe

    개월 전

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

  48. Tim Duncan

    Tim Duncan

    개월 전

    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...

  49. Balraj


    개월 전

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

  50. Jessica Hubbard

    Jessica Hubbard

    개월 전

    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

  51. Jessica Hubbard

    Jessica Hubbard

    개월 전

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

  52. psychomuzik


    개월 전

    "Alexa, order me the Clapper"

  53. Garrett Reven

    Garrett Reven

    개월 전

    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!

  54. Chad


    개월 전

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

  55. Marvin Henlock

    Marvin Henlock

    개월 전

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

  56. Family Den

    Family Den

    개월 전

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

  57. pm. cia

    pm. cia

    개월 전

    Lmaoooo call mom

  58. Vanshi Chauhan

    Vanshi Chauhan

    개월 전

    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

  59. Siddhartha Shankar Dey

    Siddhartha Shankar Dey

    개월 전

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

  60. Motivate yourself

    Motivate yourself

    개월 전

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

  61. Puchit Hongsawat

    Puchit Hongsawat

    개월 전

    woww youtube did make a good series :D

  62. Zhilv Tan

    Zhilv Tan

    개월 전

    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.

  63. Brad Loves Black Girls

    Brad Loves Black Girls

    개월 전

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

  64. Travelling Tech

    Travelling Tech

    개월 전

    Retro tech videos are not boring to watch

  65. LHSlash


    개월 전

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

  66. Spongichu


    개월 전

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

  67. RailFanning & Stuff

    RailFanning & Stuff

    개월 전

    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.

  68. Blue Chip

    Blue Chip

    개월 전

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

  69. NAZARBEK HAYDAROV (Football highlights HD)

    NAZARBEK HAYDAROV (Football highlights HD)

    개월 전

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  70. Derrick&6Strings


    개월 전

    That comedian lady was a tad too much

  71. Иона Косуля

    Иона Косуля

    개월 전

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

  72. Chanjai Park

    Chanjai Park

    개월 전

    17:27 When iPad demonstration wears a Bill Gates voiceover

  73. Ardis Tate

    Ardis Tate

    개월 전

    Really enjoyed this video...thanks

  74. I like memes

    I like memes

    개월 전

    Dope or nope, huh

  75. Aryan Kumar

    Aryan Kumar

    개월 전

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

  76. See Jane Go TV

    See Jane Go TV

    개월 전

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

  77. bloobeeblah


    개월 전

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

  78. Rey F

    Rey F

    개월 전

    She's so unfunny

  79. fram1111


    개월 전

    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 :-)

  80. Spleetje


    개월 전

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

  81. Gen Z Techie

    Gen Z Techie

    개월 전

    Sam seems so small beside Marques, wow!

  82. Technically Speaking

    Technically Speaking

    개월 전


  83. Wilson Perdomo

    Wilson Perdomo

    개월 전

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

    • Ashley Wilder

      Ashley Wilder

      개월 전

      😂😂😂😂 agreed.

  84. Alexander test123

    Alexander test123

    개월 전

    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

  85. TechTim


    개월 전

    I really like your Retro Tech series !

  86. Extol 4000

    Extol 4000

    개월 전

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

  87. Bugside almighty

    Bugside almighty

    개월 전

    Black girl is great

  88. Brianna


    개월 전

    Brave new world will rise....

  89. Andi Kastner

    Andi Kastner

    개월 전

    Can we just make Nebula the new better KOdron. so we can leave google pls?

  90. nehemiah bowens

    nehemiah bowens

    개월 전

    Bill Gates let go

  91. Afro Billionaires

    Afro Billionaires

    개월 전

    OK. It's official. Marques has Bill's personal number. Awesome...

  92. MArEaZi photos

    MArEaZi photos

    개월 전

    Dulcé is awesome 🤣🤣🤣🤣❤️❤️❤️

  93. Naeem Chakera

    Naeem Chakera

    개월 전

    6:21 Actor: It looks like Alexa didn't start the game Marques: fake laugh (you crazy) 6:30 Actor: this went to space! Marques: fake laugh (Is she really a comedian?)

  94. Joe Exotic

    Joe Exotic

    개월 전

    mark ass browny

  95. quammie digital

    quammie digital

    개월 전

    Late comment. But you need a Retro Tech on shoes. From L.A. Gear to Nike self lacing shoes. It’ll be your most watched retro tech.

  96. ThreeDaysOfDan


    개월 전

    Smart homes are the diet soda of helping the environment. Oh wow your house has better insulation so you don't have to run the AC . How about YOU DON't run the AC . Here in so cal we lived in a home with no AC for the better part of 15 years and go through the summer just fine by going to the local pool etc. Give things up instead of finding out how to extract more out of the same resources.

  97. Mr. Orr

    Mr. Orr

    개월 전

    The moment they say 1995 and I think that was a good year! I was a jr. in High School life was good then Marques says... "Yeah, I was two. I don't remember that year, AT ALL." and all of a sudden I felt like Carl Fredrickson. lol

  98. caivs


    개월 전


  99. Luke Kraus

    Luke Kraus

    개월 전

    I install smart home control systems and it keeps me so interested how the industry just keeps evolving

  100. Rae Peronneau

    Rae Peronneau

    개월 전

    It’s frightening that these were all new brilliant ideas during my lifetime. I remember when we had rotary phones and no voicemail thus the concept of waiting by the phone. Lol If you missed the call... you missed it.

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