Retro Tech: Smart Homes

Publicēšanas datums 17 apr 2021
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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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Marques Brownlee
  • Wesley Marilio

    Wesley Marilio

    Pirms dienas

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

  • Ese Ukey

    Ese Ukey

    Pirms 2 dienām

    The one button that helps you multitask. 😁

  • Desharr Saddler

    Desharr Saddler

    Pirms 4 dienām

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

  • Akshith Grade 9

    Akshith Grade 9

    Pirms 4 dienām

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

  • ross bennett

    ross bennett

    Pirms 4 dienām

    12:19 that small box would be perfect today.

  • Day •

    Day •

    Pirms 7 dienām

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

  • Day •

    Day •

    Pirms 7 dienām

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

    • Day •

      Day •

      Pirms 7 dienām

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

  • Mango


    Pirms 8 dienām

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

  • Pondi Moreochoenyo

    Pondi Moreochoenyo

    Pirms 10 dienām

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

  • George Uzzle

    George Uzzle

    Pirms 12 dienām

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

  • Siddharth Kumar

    Siddharth Kumar

    Pirms 13 dienām

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

  • Dominic Odisho

    Dominic Odisho

    Pirms 13 dienām

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

  • Gautam Verma

    Gautam Verma

    Pirms 14 dienām

    How you gonna call Bill Gates on a Mac lol

  • Andrew Deeshan

    Andrew Deeshan

    Pirms 17 dienām

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

  • Usamah Jacobs

    Usamah Jacobs

    Pirms 19 dienām

    "bill gates, the environmentalist and philanthropist" lmao 😭

  • Trevor


    Pirms 19 dienām

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

  • Ashutosh Y

    Ashutosh Y

    Pirms 19 dienām

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

  • alex smith

    alex smith

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  • madhu murugula

    madhu murugula

    Pirms 23 dienām

    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.

  • Andrew Espinoza

    Andrew Espinoza

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    John Webb

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  • Muntasir Mahmud

    Muntasir Mahmud

    Pirms 24 dienām

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



    Pirms 24 dienām

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

  • Taurus


    Pirms 24 dienām

    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.

  • Company TBD

    Company TBD

    Pirms 25 dienām

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  • jimrox9000


    Pirms 25 dienām

    Like that dope or nope has comedians not experts.

  • 8bithuman


    Pirms 26 dienām

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

  • Jem Walker

    Jem Walker

    Pirms 26 dienām

    god, I adore Dulcé Sloan

  • Mikal Brown

    Mikal Brown

    Pirms 26 dienām

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

  • King Charming

    King Charming

    Pirms 26 dienām

    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 😇*

  • Marouf Nasreddine

    Marouf Nasreddine

    Pirms 26 dienām

    7:22 ayo

  • DarthTensor


    Pirms 26 dienām

    6:41 A superintelligent robot with a robot

  • Kilgore


    Pirms 27 dienām

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

  • Brandon


    Pirms 28 dienām

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

  • Suman Das

    Suman Das

    Pirms 29 dienām

    😍😍😍awesome 😍👌🏻♥️♥️♥️

  • Lucifer Injustice

    Lucifer Injustice

    Pirms 29 dienām

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

  • Ku deGrâce

    Ku deGrâce

    Pirms 29 dienām

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

  • Amy Jackson

    Amy Jackson

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

  • Neha Roy

    Neha Roy

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

  • Andrew Sturgess

    Andrew Sturgess

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    Bill Gates! Well done Marques.

  • Dimebag Darren Lowe

    Dimebag Darren Lowe

    Pirms Mēneša

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

  • Tim Duncan

    Tim Duncan

    Pirms Mēneša

    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...

  • Balraj


    Pirms Mēneša

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

  • Jessica Hubbard

    Jessica Hubbard

    Pirms Mēneša

    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

  • Jessica Hubbard

    Jessica Hubbard

    Pirms Mēneša

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

  • psychomuzik


    Pirms Mēneša

    "Alexa, order me the Clapper"

  • Garrett Reven

    Garrett Reven

    Pirms Mēneša

    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!

  • Chad


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

  • Marvin Henlock

    Marvin Henlock

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

  • Family Den

    Family Den

    Pirms Mēneša

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

  • pm. cia

    pm. cia

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    Lmaoooo call mom

  • Vanshi Chauhan

    Vanshi Chauhan

    Pirms Mēneša

    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

  • Siddhartha Shankar Dey

    Siddhartha Shankar Dey

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

  • Motivate yourself

    Motivate yourself

    Pirms Mēneša

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

  • Puchit Hongsawat

    Puchit Hongsawat

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    woww youtube did make a good series :D

  • Zhilv Tan

    Zhilv Tan

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    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.

  • Brad Loves Black Girls

    Brad Loves Black Girls

    Pirms Mēneša

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

  • Travelling Tech

    Travelling Tech

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    Retro tech videos are not boring to watch

  • LHSlash


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

  • Spongichu


    Pirms Mēneša

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

  • RailFanning & Stuff

    RailFanning & Stuff

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    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.

  • Blue Chip

    Blue Chip

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



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  • Derrick&6Strings


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    That comedian lady was a tad too much

  • Иона Косуля

    Иона Косуля

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

  • Chanjai Park

    Chanjai Park

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    17:27 When iPad demonstration wears a Bill Gates voiceover

  • Ardis Tate

    Ardis Tate

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    Really enjoyed this video...thanks

  • I like memes

    I like memes

    Pirms Mēneša

    Dope or nope, huh

  • Aryan Kumar

    Aryan Kumar

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

  • See Jane Go TV

    See Jane Go TV

    Pirms Mēneša

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

  • bloobeeblah


    Pirms Mēneša

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

  • Rey F

    Rey F

    Pirms Mēneša

    She's so unfunny

  • fram1111


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    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 :-)

  • Spleetje


    Pirms Mēneša

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

  • Gen Z Techie

    Gen Z Techie

    Pirms Mēneša

    Sam seems so small beside Marques, wow!

  • Technically Speaking

    Technically Speaking

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  • Wilson Perdomo

    Wilson Perdomo

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

    • Ashley Wilder

      Ashley Wilder

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      😂😂😂😂 agreed.

  • Alexander test123

    Alexander test123

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    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

  • TechTim


    Pirms Mēneša

    I really like your Retro Tech series !

  • Extol 4000

    Extol 4000

    Pirms Mēneša

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

  • Bugside almighty

    Bugside almighty

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    Black girl is great

  • Brianna


    Pirms Mēneša

    Brave new world will rise....

  • Andi Kastner

    Andi Kastner

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

  • nehemiah bowens

    nehemiah bowens

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    Bill Gates let go

  • Afro Billionaires

    Afro Billionaires

    Pirms Mēneša

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

  • MArEaZi photos

    MArEaZi photos

    Pirms Mēneša

    Dulcé is awesome 🤣🤣🤣🤣❤️❤️❤️

  • Naeem Chakera

    Naeem Chakera

    Pirms Mēneša

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

  • Joe Exotic

    Joe Exotic

    Pirms Mēneša

    mark ass browny

  • quammie digital

    quammie digital

    Pirms Mēneša

    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.

  • ThreeDaysOfDan


    Pirms Mēneša

    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.

  • Mr. Orr

    Mr. Orr

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    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

  • caivs


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  • Luke Kraus

    Luke Kraus

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

  • Rae Peronneau

    Rae Peronneau

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    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.

  • lovebus00


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

  • lovebus00


    Pirms Mēneša

    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.

  • Cypher


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  • 123abc


    Pirms Mēneša

    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.

  • 123abc


    Pirms Mēneša

    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.

  • Aidan Mullan

    Aidan Mullan

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    Speaking with Bill Gates on your MacBook Pro! :D