Intel's tiny house is just 210 square feet, representing the micro-spaces that millenials and city-dwellers are now calling home. The house showcases how smart-home devices can work together and be controlled through one simple interface. The house is currently located in San Francisco, but can travel around and will be used as a testing lab for new technologies over the next 12 to 18 months.
There's also a bathroom and a study area that conceals a bed right underneath. All the lightbulbs throughout can be controlled through the app, either through voice control or via sliders to adjust color or intensity.
The tiny house can also tell you when something has gone wrong. For example, this standard off-the-shelf moisture sensor can feed back information into the app when it detects a leak. It prompts the owner to take action by showing a notification on the screen and provides a list of responses such as calling a plumber.
On top of voice control, the tiny house also has an audio analytic system that can detect when something has gone awry. If the microphone hears the sound of glass breaking, it can send an alert to the app to notify you that there might be a break-in. Or, if it hears a smoke alarm going off it can tell you, wherever in the world you might be.
The tiny house supports what Intel calls scenes. A scene takes multiple devices and links them together to create a single action. For example, say a command when you are leaving the house. The doors will lock automatically and the lights will turn off.