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Disneyland unveils 'dream home'On June 17, the public will get the chance to explore Disney's brand-new attraction, the "Innovention Dream Home." CNET News.com's Kara Tsuboi traveled to Tomorrowland and got a sneak peek at some of the technology built into the home. See the magic mirror...
^B00:00:00 [ Music ] >> I'm Kara Tsuboi, CNET News.com, and I'm here at Disneyland. Welcome to Tomorrowland, where we're going to go check out the park's newest attraction, the Innoventions Dream Home. ^M00:00:14 [ Music ] This 5,000 square-foot home is not meant to be super-futuristic or too Jetson-like, but almost as if you're taking one little step into the future, almost as if your current house were just tricked out with the latest and greatest technology. Let's go check it out. ^M00:00:31 [ Music ] >> One of my absolute favorite things here in my kitchen is my voice-activated cookbook, named Lillian. We can pick recipes by product. "Use flour, Lillian." So she can search my cookbook for anything that uses flour. "Oh, since we're celebrating a soccer party, let's do snickerdoodles" And she will bring up all the ingredients I need in the recipe. >> The content, for instance, in the cookbook is located in the PC. It's really the ability to do the voice-recognition, but also things like RFID tagging things that are in the cupboards, things that are in the refrigerator, so it knows when the items get put in, and then be able to read that out. >> Disney partnered with Microsoft, HP, Lifeware, and homebuilder Taylor Morrison to create this home. Although it's called a "dream home," they claim 75 percent of the technology is available to consumers now. >> I think what we're trying to convey here is it's not so much about the device. It's really about having that experience and being able to understand what the role of technology can have in just making your lives easier. >> What stands out most in the home is the way touch technology will take over >> All the different pieces and parts are connected over the network and talking to each other through the Lifeware software solution. >> And we're talking your lights. We're talking all of your touch screens. Everything can be integrated into one system. >> Lights, shades, thermostats. >> And check out the dining room table embedded with Microsoft surfaces. I can't imagine that your supposed to eat on a Microsoft surface, though. >> Well, I probably wouldn't do it in today's technology, but I think in the near future, I think you'll see where, literally, technology will get built right into the furniture, and you'll be able to treat it just as any other piece of furniture you would have in your home. >> Now, of course, this being Disney, there are plenty of those magic Disney moments inside the house. Let me take you to one of my favorite parts, the magic mirror inside the girl's bedroom. So a summer dress. Let's find a good summer dress to wear. >> Okay. Yeah, let's go. Well, all you have to do is presses dresses from the menu. And select a dress from there. Summer dress will probably go with that one. It's coming. Oh, there it is. Yeah. And it'll move with me, too, just like that. >> Here in the study, Microsoft has outfitted it with all sorts of integrated tech. One thing you'll notice when you take a tour of this house is that there's not a single bathroom here. I wonder if they developed some sort of bladder-saving technology for the future. Who knows? >> We've got access to our whole range of things, everything from our TV and movies, our recorded television shows. We've got -- we can get our live DVD library here and get access to all of our great Disney... >> Disney films? >> Absolutely. >> Walt Disney's original home of the future only lasted for about ten years because the technology eventually got obsolete. Now, even though Disney's only partnered with these tech companies for five years, the plan is to constantly update and add new tech in order to stay current for years to come. Reporting from Disneyland, I'm Kara Tsuboi, CNET News.com. ^M00:03:11 [ Music ]