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. Brandon

    Brandon16 שעות לפני

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

  2. Suman Das

    Suman Dasיום לפני

    😍😍😍awesome 😍👌🏻♥️♥️♥️

  3. יום לפני

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

  4. Ku deGrâce

    Ku deGrâce2 ימים לפני

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

  5. Amy Jackson

    Amy Jackson2 ימים לפני

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

  6. Neha Roy

    Neha Roy2 ימים לפני

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

  7. Andrew Sturgess

    Andrew Sturgess3 ימים לפני

    Bill Gates! Well done Marques.

  8. Dimebag Darren Lowe

    Dimebag Darren Lowe3 ימים לפני

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

  9. Tim Duncan

    Tim Duncan4 ימים לפני

    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...

  10. Balraj

    Balraj4 ימים לפני

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

  11. Ashutosh Y

    Ashutosh Y5 ימים לפני

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

  12. Jessica Hubbard

    Jessica Hubbard5 ימים לפני

    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

  13. Jessica Hubbard

    Jessica Hubbard5 ימים לפני

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

  14. psychomuzik

    psychomuzik6 ימים לפני

    "Alexa, order me the Clapper"

  15. Garrett Reven

    Garrett Reven6 ימים לפני

    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!

  16. Chad

    Chad7 ימים לפני

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

  17. Marvin Henlock

    Marvin Henlock7 ימים לפני

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

  18. Family Den

    Family Den7 ימים לפני

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

  19. pm. cia

    pm. cia8 ימים לפני

    Lmaoooo call mom

  20. Vanshi Chauhan

    Vanshi Chauhan9 ימים לפני

    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

  21. Siddhartha Shankar Dey

    Siddhartha Shankar Dey9 ימים לפני

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

  22. Motivate yourself

    Motivate yourself9 ימים לפני

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

  23. Puchit Hongsawat

    Puchit Hongsawat9 ימים לפני

    woww youtube did make a good series :D

  24. Zhilv Tan

    Zhilv Tan10 ימים לפני

    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.

  25. Brad Loves Black Girls

    Brad Loves Black Girls10 ימים לפני

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

  26. Travelling Tech

    Travelling Tech11 ימים לפני

    Retro tech videos are not boring to watch

  27. LHSlash

    LHSlash11 ימים לפני

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

  28. Spongichu

    Spongichu11 ימים לפני

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

  29. RailFanning & Stuff

    RailFanning & Stuff11 ימים לפני

    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.

  30. Blue Chip

    Blue Chip11 ימים לפני

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


    NAZARBEK HAYDAROV11 ימים לפני

    Juice wrld' All Girls Are the Same on' My  01:43 ━━━●───── 03:50     ⇆ㅤ◁ㅤ❚❚ㅤ▷ㅤ↻      ılıılıılıılıılıılı  ᴠᴏʟᴜᴍᴇ : ▮▮▮▮▮▮▮▯▯▯

  32. Derrick&6Strings

    Derrick&6Strings12 ימים לפני

    That comedian lady was a tad too much

  33. Иона Косуля

    Иона Косуля12 ימים לפני

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

  34. Chanjai Park

    Chanjai Park13 ימים לפני

    17:27 When iPad demonstration wears a Bill Gates voiceover

  35. Ardis Tate

    Ardis Tate13 ימים לפני

    Really enjoyed this video...thanks

  36. I like memes

    I like memes14 ימים לפני

    Dope or nope, huh

  37. Aryan Kumar

    Aryan Kumar14 ימים לפני

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

  38. See Jane Go TV

    See Jane Go TV14 ימים לפני

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

  39. bloobeeblah

    bloobeeblah15 ימים לפני

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

  40. Rey F

    Rey F15 ימים לפני

    She's so unfunny

  41. fram1111

    fram111115 ימים לפני

    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 :-)

  42. Spleetje

    Spleetje15 ימים לפני

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

  43. Gen Z Techie

    Gen Z Techie15 ימים לפני

    Sam seems so small beside Marques, wow!

  44. Technically Speaking

    Technically Speaking16 ימים לפני


  45. Wilson Perdomo

    Wilson Perdomo16 ימים לפני

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

  46. Ashley Wilder

    Ashley Wilder5 ימים לפני

    😂😂😂😂 agreed.

  47. Alexander test123

    Alexander test12316 ימים לפני

    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

  48. TechTim

    TechTim16 ימים לפני

    I really like your Retro Tech series !

  49. Extol 4000

    Extol 400016 ימים לפני

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

  50. Bugside almighty

    Bugside almighty16 ימים לפני

    Black girl is great

  51. Brianna

    Brianna16 ימים לפני

    Brave new world will rise....

  52. Andi Kastner

    Andi Kastner16 ימים לפני

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

  53. nehemiah bowens

    nehemiah bowens16 ימים לפני

    Bill Gates let go

  54. Afro Billionaires

    Afro Billionaires16 ימים לפני

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

  55. MArEaZi photos

    MArEaZi photos16 ימים לפני

    Dulcé is awesome 🤣🤣🤣🤣❤️❤️❤️

  56. Naeem Chakera

    Naeem Chakera17 ימים לפני

    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?)

  57. Joe Exotic

    Joe Exotic17 ימים לפני

    mark ass browny

  58. quammie digital

    quammie digital17 ימים לפני

    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.

  59. ThreeDaysOfDan

    ThreeDaysOfDan17 ימים לפני

    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.

  60. Mr. Orr

    Mr. Orr17 ימים לפני

    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

  61. caivs

    caivs17 ימים לפני


  62. Luke Kraus

    Luke Kraus17 ימים לפני

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

  63. Rae Peronneau

    Rae Peronneau17 ימים לפני

    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.

  64. lovebus00

    lovebus0017 ימים לפני

    It baffles me that the remote pager isn't just a button on the TV. They come paired anyways

  65. lovebus00

    lovebus0017 ימים לפני

    Compared to taking out your phone, unlocking it, opening the app, and finding the light options, that clapper is still superior tech, so long as you only need 1 or two lights.

  66. Cypher

    Cypher17 ימים לפני


  67. 123abc

    123abc17 ימים לפני

    the solution to losing a remote is now an iphone or android device that you might also lose versus losing a remote to locate a remote.

  68. 123abc

    123abc17 ימים לפני

    my 20 year old remote is way smaller than the one in the video. I still use it with my home theatre. I watched the 1999 movie The Matrix on that home theatre with surround sound (Dolby Digital). you may have heard of it. He's in the John Wick movies and still awesome as ever, also there's another Matrix coming out.

  69. Aidan Mullan

    Aidan Mullan17 ימים לפני

    Speaking with Bill Gates on your MacBook Pro! :D

  70. SpyrosRai

    SpyrosRai17 ימים לפני

    i like how he can just casually just talk to bill gates like it's nothing

  71. Marius Ghima

    Marius Ghima8 ימים לפני

    Wasn't casually tho.

  72. avathsa

    avathsa11 ימים לפני


  73. Lesedi Moleleki

    Lesedi Moleleki17 ימים לפני

    Bill Gates said no to removing IP protections from Covid Vaccines effectively delaying the vaccination of poor countries aka the global south from herd immunity and eradication of covid, resulting in a delay of at mininum one year to 4 years to full vaccination for the global south. Bill Gates saying no to nations developing their own vaccines will result in millions of unnecessary deaths all because a billionaire wants to cleans his image whilst also making billions from a world wide pandemic.

  74. Noah c

    Noah c17 ימים לפני

    8:59 like if you understand

  75. ako_ uchiha

    ako_ uchiha17 ימים לפני

    9:31 does that ringing when they turn on old tv hear y’all ears😭😭

  76. Kong TheProducer

    Kong TheProducer18 ימים לפני

    Nobody's talking about the random high pitched noise at 9:33 😐

  77. Akash deep Singh

    Akash deep Singh18 ימים לפני

    So many claps but she still won’t let me clap those cheeks ;(((

  78. Aidan Bedford

    Aidan Bedford18 ימים לפני

    The music in this is dope

  79. Paco

    Paco18 ימים לפני

    One important system / computer is missing from your retro channel, and that is the Commodore Amiga, one of the earliest systems with a custom chipset, either sound and early GPU concept in a computer.

  80. Amateur Programmer

    Amateur Programmer18 ימים לפני

    I haven't watched the video yet, but if he doesn't talk about X10, I'm gonna be pissed. EDIT: I am not pissed.

  81. Loki_JKU

    Loki_JKU18 ימים לפני

    When they push their liberal agenda.... America is the 1% of the world. Y'all going to pay the rest of the world to be up to "your" standard too?

  82. Joshua Plantan

    Joshua Plantan18 ימים לפני

    I'm just happy I can set my $20 coffee maker to turn on 10 mins before I wake up

  83. Loki_JKU

    Loki_JKU18 ימים לפני

    MKBHD never heard of the Clapper? 🤔

  84. Chidozie Ezeakunne

    Chidozie Ezeakunne18 ימים לפני

    People without arms would be so pissed right now.

  85. James Jaden Knight

    James Jaden Knight18 ימים לפני

    lol i didnt know they had apple watches in the 80s ;)

  86. Jake

    Jake18 ימים לפני

    sorry if you sleep at any temp over 20 C you're tapped

  87. Marcos Vargas Morán

    Marcos Vargas Morán18 ימים לפני

    dude, you should've done "illuminate"

  88. ROBERT

    ROBERT19 ימים לפני

    I just love the voice and attitude of the lady trying out the remote

  89. asimo

    asimo19 ימים לפני

    Nice contrast and creative Marques

  90. Justin H

    Justin H19 ימים לפני

    The clapper worked great, especially when I was at my grandma's house. She kept it till the end

  91. Reader Cat

    Reader Cat19 ימים לפני

    Did Marques’s team produce this or did Google manage, fund, write, film, or edit? So curious! It feels like corporate TV (but better of course, haha, sorry guys.)

  92. George Travers

    George Travers19 ימים לפני

    I'm really trying to connect the dots between man made energy use and world climate change and I still don't see how. There are millions of bovine life forms (e.g. cows) spouting Methane and CO2 in their life cycles. There are volcanoes that spew out the pits of hell into the air of the world. And also that most ALL plant life NEED CO2 to use in the photosynthesis in their life cycle that even makes O2 in their process. The religion of Man Made Climate Change started with former Vice President Al Gore (i.e. the man who "invented" the internet), a politician! Also, the Climatic Research Unit email controversy in 2009 (i.e. Climategate) that make this whole thing about what we do that hurts the planet suspect considering what the planet is doing to itself.

  93. Albert Jackinson

    Albert Jackinson19 ימים לפני

    6:25 I WANT that to be the case someday! When will that not be a lie? :D

  94. Official Travis Turner

    Official Travis Turner19 ימים לפני

    I love this channel so much

  95. Oscar Van de walle

    Oscar Van de walle19 ימים לפני

    What happened to retro tech (season 2)? Was this the last episode?

  96. Keith Barrows

    Keith Barrows19 ימים לפני

    We need to go "green" yet we are not allowed to disconnect from the grid. Oh, you can support 100MW solar - sorry, our policy limits you to 10KW - you need to buy the rest from us - says the county electric grid. Oh, you have full grey water handling, desalinization, all run off of solar/wind - sorry, you need to buy your water from us and send your grey waste to us says the county water & waste department. Until the government, all levels, gets out of the way we will never get to a carbon footprint of 0...

  97. DJ Programer

    DJ Programer19 ימים לפני

    I remembered losing the remote. Me and my sister would take turns changing the channel. First it was my turn, then it was hers, then it was mine... then I went to the bathroom and I would come back in and suddenly it was my turn again

  98. Tyra High

    Tyra High19 ימים לפני

    Edit in the commercials next time bc it’s definitely in my head.

  99. Tyra High

    Tyra High19 ימים לפני

    Since this was during my childhood, I’m feeling very retro.

  100. nintyoneys

    nintyoneys19 ימים לפני

    2:28 definitely a nerdy thing to do lol

  101. Peter.Fields

    Peter.Fields19 ימים לפני

    I' m using Phillips Hue for my right. actually I have the bridge and the bulb. these things cost so much that I stopped with one bulb... If this technology that I'm sure will become more and more available and easy to use could be accessible (by that I mean a bit cheaper) I think that my house (or futur house) would be completely smart home

  102. Boomer Z

    Boomer Z19 ימים לפני

    Lol Bill Gates said 'with a good UI'. Still laughing.

  103. Vedant Garg

    Vedant Garg20 ימים לפני

    Was Gates's video quality better than Marques's!?!?!?