Space invaders: arrival of the micro-home

Y:Cube units made for the YMCA in Mitcham, south London; the development is made up of 36 modular, studio-like apartments 280sq ft in floor area and constructed off-site in a factory

Pressure on space and affordability is driving the design and construction of micro-homes in crowded, heavily populated cities

Are connected homes just a short step away?

Smart fridge

Connected living with smart tech home appliances serving their owners is no longer the stuff of science fiction and could soon become mainstream

8 of the best weird and wacky gadgets

Smart gadgets

Innovative gadgets have the potential to transform homes, improve health and change lifestyles for the better – here are eight of the best

How “synths” and smartphones will affect our lives

What effect does technology and how it is portrayed in films and on TV have on the way we think and react to tech innovations?

Is the future of cyber crime a nightmare scenario?

Chances are cyber crime is going to get worse before things get better and the hacker hunters fight back

High-tech living making our homes smarter

Smart homes: what’s next after controlling central heating with your smartphone and switching on the lights before you get home?