How much the living room has changed over the years

Here's a clever ad from Philips for their smart Hue light bulbs. It shows how much the living room has changed since the invention of the light bulb: TVs get flattened, furniture evolves, people's clothes follow trends, etc. but the light bulb stays the same. Well, we know that's not exactly true but it's a cute ad… » 10/16/14 9:30pm 10/16/14 9:30pm

The Best Sound Bar

The SONOS PLAYBAR exemplifies what we look for in a sound bar, and you agree, having crowned it the best in the category after almost 5000 votes. The PLAYBAR isn't just a beautiful object, it's also easy to set up and easy on the ears, and brings with it an optional ecosystem of speakers and subwoofers to fill… » 10/06/14 3:45pm 10/06/14 3:45pm

What's the Best Sound Bar?

A sound bar is by far the easiest way to upgrade your living room audio, without all the potential complications that come with speaker installation. There are quite a few great models to choose from, so today we're calling on you to get in the comments and nominate your favorite. Tell us, which sound bar is the best? » 9/29/14 2:45pm 9/29/14 2:45pm

A Brief History of Tomorrow's High-Tech Living Room

Today companies like Microsoft and Sony aren't just trying to sell you the video game console of the future, they're trying to sell you the living room of the future, a central hub that connects you to your family and your family to the world. But our expectations for what tech should be included in the living room of… » 6/11/13 3:01pm 6/11/13 3:01pm

This Room Is Entirely White

What's the fastest way to reupholster a couch, paint the walls, and otherwise totally change the look of a living room? Some 3D mapping, two projectors, and a garish color scheme were all it took to give this totally blank canvas an infinite variety of interior designs. If creators Mr. Beam are taking requests,… » 2/15/11 2:40pm 2/15/11 2:40pm

ABC's New App Listens To Your TV With Your iPad's Microphone

ABC gets it. You're never just watching TV anymore—you're watching while surfing or texting or tweeting or something. ABC's new app listens for audio cues from their new show, My Generation, and displays accompanying content on your iPad. » 9/16/10 10:40pm 9/16/10 10:40pm

One Day We'll All Have a Living Room Lamborghini

"I want a 9 car garage and be able to enjoy viewing one of them in the living room." And so it came to pass, and the people rejoiced. I love it when rich people go bonkers, don't you? » 3/29/10 1:40pm 3/29/10 1:40pm

My Table Is on Fire and It Feels Delicious

This kind of reminds me of the table at my first Japanese apartment, which had a heater bolted to the bottom, but Ward Huting and Gerard de Hoop's version is a lot sexier with its discular luminescence. Its chewy center oozing warmy warms is a built-in candle—not a totally exposed heat source like my old table—which… » 2/06/08 4:55pm 2/06/08 4:55pm

Asus's DAV Center A33 Media Center PC Plus Amp

Asus is showing off their new dedicated Media Center PC over at Computex, the DAV Center A33. The brand-new revision to the D22 has two interesting upgrades: a front-row LCD on the face, and an integrated amplifier for front, rear and possibly center channels, so you don't have to use an external receiver if that's… » 6/05/07 3:50pm 6/05/07 3:50pm

The Perfect Couch For a Lazy Gizmodian

I recently ditched the roommates and started living on my own. That meant I didn't have to clean up after someone else's disgusting bathroom habits, but it also meant I had to buy my own living room furniture—the essential part of home theater gear that interfaces with your butt as you play games, watch movies, and… » 1/17/07 9:51pm 1/17/07 9:51pm