Retro Tech: Smart Homes

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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
    преди 2 дни

    Man talking to Bill Gates on an Apple Laptop

  2. BR23
    преди 2 дни

    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
    преди 3 дни

    We are getting closer for that thing to happen

  4. Daveed Wells
    Daveed Wells
    преди 3 дни

    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
    преди 3 дни

    This radio looks simple

  6. tricky
    преди 4 дни

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

  7. Wesley Marilio
    Wesley Marilio
    преди 6 дни

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

  8. Ese Ukey
    Ese Ukey
    преди 7 дни

    The one button that helps you multitask. 😁

  9. Desharr Saddler
    Desharr Saddler
    преди 9 дни

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

  10. Akshith Grade 9
    Akshith Grade 9
    преди 9 дни

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

  11. ross bennett
    ross bennett
    преди 9 дни

    12:19 that small box would be perfect today.

  12. Day •
    Day •
    преди 12 дни

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

  13. Day •
    Day •
    преди 12 дни

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

    1. Day •
      Day •
      преди 12 дни

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

  14. Mango
    преди 13 дни

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

  15. Pondi Moreochoenyo
    Pondi Moreochoenyo
    преди 15 дни

    The segway at the very end from the current video to the wearable tech video, just by gesture, suggestive language strategically followed by the BGvideo 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
    преди 17 дни

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

  17. Siddharth Kumar
    Siddharth Kumar
    преди 18 дни

    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
    преди 18 дни

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

  19. Gautam Verma
    Gautam Verma
    преди 19 дни

    How you gonna call Bill Gates on a Mac lol

  20. Andrew Deeshan
    Andrew Deeshan
    преди 22 дни

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

  21. Usamah Jacobs
    Usamah Jacobs
    преди 24 дни

    "bill gates, the environmentalist and philanthropist" lmao 😭

  22. Trevor
    преди 24 дни

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

  23. Ashutosh Y
    Ashutosh Y
    преди 24 дни

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

  24. alex smith
    alex smith
    преди 27 дни

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  25. madhu murugula
    madhu murugula
    преди 27 дни

    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
    преди 28 дни

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    John Webb
    преди 28 дни

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  28. Muntasir Mahmud
    Muntasir Mahmud
    преди 28 дни

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

    преди 29 дни

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

  30. Taurus
    преди 29 дни

    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
    преди 29 дни

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  32. jimrox9000
    преди месец

    Like that dope or nope has comedians not experts.

  33. 8bithuman
    преди месец

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

  34. Jem Walker
    Jem Walker
    преди месец

    god, I adore Dulcé Sloan

  35. Mikal Brown
    Mikal Brown
    преди месец

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

  36. King Charming
    King Charming
    преди месец

    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 (Slick)
    Marouf Nasreddine (Slick)
    преди месец

    7:22 ayo

  38. DarthTensor
    преди месец

    6:41 A superintelligent robot with a robot

  39. Kilgore
    преди месец

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

  40. Brandon
    преди месец

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

  41. Suman Das
    Suman Das
    преди месец

    😍😍😍awesome 😍👌🏻♥️♥️♥️

  42. Lucifer Injustice
    Lucifer Injustice
    преди месец

    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
    преди месец

    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
    преди месец

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

  45. Neha Roy
    Neha Roy
    преди месец

    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
    преди месец

    Bill Gates! Well done Marques.

  47. Dimebag Darren Lowe
    Dimebag Darren Lowe
    преди месец

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

  48. Tim Duncan
    Tim Duncan
    преди месец

    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
    преди месец

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

  50. Jessica “Sassy Gal” Hubbard
    Jessica “Sassy Gal” Hubbard
    преди месец

    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 “Sassy Gal” Hubbard
    Jessica “Sassy Gal” Hubbard
    преди месец

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

  52. psychomuzik
    преди месец

    "Alexa, order me the Clapper"

  53. Garrett Reven
    Garrett Reven
    преди месец

    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
    преди месец

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

  55. Marvin Henlock
    Marvin Henlock
    преди месец

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

  56. Family Den
    Family Den
    преди месец

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

  57. pm. cia
    pm. cia
    преди месец

    Lmaoooo call mom

  58. Vanshi Chauhan
    Vanshi Chauhan
    преди месец

    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
    преди месец

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

  60. Motivate yourself
    Motivate yourself
    преди месец

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

  61. Puchit Hongsawat (Czech)
    Puchit Hongsawat (Czech)
    преди месец

    woww youtube did make a good series :D

  62. Zhilv Tan
    Zhilv Tan
    преди месец

    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
    преди месец

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

  64. Travelling Tech
    Travelling Tech
    преди месец

    Retro tech videos are not boring to watch

  65. LHSlash
    преди месец

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

  66. Spongichu
    преди месец

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

  67. RailFanning & Stuff
    RailFanning & Stuff
    преди месец

    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
    преди месец

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

  69. NAZARBEK HAYDAROV (Football highlights HD)
    NAZARBEK HAYDAROV (Football highlights HD)
    преди месец

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  70. Derrick&6Strings
    преди месец

    That comedian lady was a tad too much

  71. Иона Косуля
    Иона Косуля
    преди месец

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

  72. Chanjai Park
    Chanjai Park
    преди месец

    17:27 When iPad demonstration wears a Bill Gates voiceover

  73. Ardis Tate
    Ardis Tate
    преди месец

    Really enjoyed this video...thanks

  74. I like memes
    I like memes
    преди месец

    Dope or nope, huh

  75. Aryan Kumar
    Aryan Kumar
    преди месец

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

  76. See Jane Go TV
    See Jane Go TV
    преди месец

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

  77. bloobeeblah
    преди месец

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

  78. Rey F
    Rey F
    преди месец

    She's so unfunny

  79. fram1111
    преди месец

    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
    преди месец

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

  81. Gen Z Techie
    Gen Z Techie
    преди месец

    Sam seems so small beside Marques, wow!

  82. Technically Speaking
    Technically Speaking
    преди месец


  83. Wilson Perdomo
    Wilson Perdomo
    преди месец

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

    1. Ashley Wilder
      Ashley Wilder
      преди месец

      😂😂😂😂 agreed.

  84. Alexander test123
    Alexander test123
    преди месец

    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
    преди месец

    I really like your Retro Tech series !

  86. Extol 4000
    Extol 4000
    преди месец

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

  87. Bugside almighty
    Bugside almighty
    преди месец

    Black girl is great

  88. Brianna
    преди месец

    Brave new world will rise....

  89. Andi Kastner
    Andi Kastner
    преди месец

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

  90. nehemiah bowens
    nehemiah bowens
    преди месец

    Bill Gates let go

  91. Afro Billionaires
    Afro Billionaires
    преди месец

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

  92. MArEaZi photos
    MArEaZi photos
    преди месец

    Dulcé is awesome 🤣🤣🤣🤣❤️❤️❤️

  93. Naeem Chakera
    Naeem Chakera
    преди месец

    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
    преди месец

    mark ass browny

  95. quammie digital
    quammie digital
    преди месец

    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
    преди месец

    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
    преди месец

    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
    преди месец


  99. Luke Kraus
    Luke Kraus
    преди месец

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

  100. Rae Peronneau
    Rae Peronneau
    преди месец

    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.