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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  • Brandon

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

  • Suman Das
    Suman Das

    😍😍😍awesome 😍👌🏻♥️♥️♥️

  • Lucifer Injustice
    Lucifer Injustice

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

  • Ku deGrâce
    Ku deGrâce

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

  • Amy Jackson
    Amy Jackson

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

  • Neha Roy
    Neha Roy

    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

    Bill Gates! Well done Marques.

  • Dimebag Darren Lowe
    Dimebag Darren Lowe

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

  • Tim Duncan
    Tim Duncan

    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

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

  • Ashutosh Y
    Ashutosh Y

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

  • Jessica Hubbard
    Jessica Hubbard

    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

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

  • psychomuzik

    "Alexa, order me the Clapper"

  • Garrett Reven
    Garrett Reven

    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

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

  • Marvin Henlock
    Marvin Henlock

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

  • Family Den
    Family Den

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

  • pm. cia
    pm. cia

    Lmaoooo call mom

  • Vanshi Chauhan
    Vanshi Chauhan

    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

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

  • Motivate yourself
    Motivate yourself

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

  • Puchit Hongsawat
    Puchit Hongsawat

    woww youtube did make a good series :D

  • Zhilv Tan
    Zhilv Tan

    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

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

  • Travelling Tech
    Travelling Tech

    Retro tech videos are not boring to watch

  • LHSlash

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

  • Spongichu

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

  • RailFanning & Stuff
    RailFanning & Stuff

    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

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


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  • Derrick&6Strings

    That comedian lady was a tad too much

  • Иона Косуля
    Иона Косуля

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

  • Chanjai Park
    Chanjai Park

    17:27 When iPad demonstration wears a Bill Gates voiceover

  • Ardis Tate
    Ardis Tate

    Really enjoyed this video...thanks

  • I like memes
    I like memes

    Dope or nope, huh

  • Aryan Kumar
    Aryan Kumar

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

  • See Jane Go TV
    See Jane Go TV

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

  • bloobeeblah

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

  • Rey F
    Rey F

    She's so unfunny

  • fram1111

    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

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

  • Gen Z Techie
    Gen Z Techie

    Sam seems so small beside Marques, wow!

  • Technically Speaking
    Technically Speaking


  • Wilson Perdomo
    Wilson Perdomo

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

    • Ashley Wilder
      Ashley Wilder

      😂😂😂😂 agreed.

  • Alexander test123
    Alexander test123

    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

    I really like your Retro Tech series !

  • Extol 4000
    Extol 4000

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

  • Bugside almighty
    Bugside almighty

    Black girl is great

  • Brianna

    Brave new world will rise....

  • Andi Kastner
    Andi Kastner

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

  • nehemiah bowens
    nehemiah bowens

    Bill Gates let go

  • Afro Billionaires
    Afro Billionaires

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

  • MArEaZi photos
    MArEaZi photos

    Dulcé is awesome 🤣🤣🤣🤣❤️❤️❤️

  • Naeem Chakera
    Naeem Chakera

    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?)

  • Joe Exotic
    Joe Exotic

    mark ass browny

  • quammie digital
    quammie digital

    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

    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

    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

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  • Luke Kraus
    Luke Kraus

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

  • Rae Peronneau
    Rae Peronneau

    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

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

  • lovebus00

    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


  • 123abc

    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

    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

    Speaking with Bill Gates on your MacBook Pro! :D

  • SpyrosRai

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

    • Marius Ghima
      Marius Ghima

      Wasn't casually tho.

    • avathsa


  • Lesedi Moleleki
    Lesedi Moleleki

    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.

  • Noah c
    Noah c

    8:59 like if you understand

  • ako_ uchiha
    ako_ uchiha

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

  • Kong TheProducer
    Kong TheProducer

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

  • Akash deep Singh
    Akash deep Singh

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

  • Aidan Bedford
    Aidan Bedford

    The music in this is dope

  • Paco

    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.

  • Amateur Programmer
    Amateur Programmer

    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.

  • Loki_JKU

    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?

  • Joshua Plantan
    Joshua Plantan

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

  • Loki_JKU

    MKBHD never heard of the Clapper? 🤔

  • Chidozie Ezeakunne
    Chidozie Ezeakunne

    People without arms would be so pissed right now.

  • James Jaden Knight
    James Jaden Knight

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

  • Jake

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

  • Marcos Vargas Morán
    Marcos Vargas Morán

    dude, you should've done "illuminate"


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

  • asimo

    Nice contrast and creative Marques

  • Justin H
    Justin H

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

  • Reader Cat
    Reader Cat

    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.)

  • George Travers
    George Travers

    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.

  • Albert Jackinson
    Albert Jackinson

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

  • Official Travis Turner
    Official Travis Turner

    I love this channel so much

  • Oscar Van de walle
    Oscar Van de walle

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

  • Keith Barrows
    Keith Barrows

    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...

  • DJ Programer
    DJ Programer

    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

  • Tyra High
    Tyra High

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

  • Tyra High
    Tyra High

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

  • nintyoneys

    2:28 definitely a nerdy thing to do lol

  • Peter.Fields

    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

  • Boomer Z
    Boomer Z

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

  • Vedant Garg
    Vedant Garg

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

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