Digital Gadgetry for Intelligent Living Space

Following the recent tour video of the Microsoft Home, here're some more digital gadgetry aimed at making our living spaces more intelligent.First up is a video from Ericsson, watch it below:Next up is is a system from Kohler called "DTV prompt," a device that lets you remotely control the flow and temperature of water in […]

Following the recent tour video of the Microsoft Home, here're some more digital gadgetry aimed at making our living spaces more intelligent.

First up is a video from Ericsson, watch it below:

Next up is is a system from Kohler called "DTV prompt," a device that lets you remotely control the flow and temperature of water in to your shower or tub. The aim is to ensure when you hit the shower it's already at the right temperature and therefore help to save water.

Step forward the Aga Total Control -- now sporting a touch screen control panel and an 8 minute start up time. What's more, the company has promised an iPhone app that'll enable users to remotely fire up the beast --presumably from the comfort of bed.

The video is worth a watch to see quintessential Britishness mixed with some augmented reality style graphics.

Finally on this infographic from The House Designers Blog that includes a number of technologies showed in the Microsoft Home video but plenty of new ones:

[Via: Next at Microsoft]