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The Internet of Things and the Environment

The Internet of Things holds wild implications for how we interact with our environment and urban centers.

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The Return of the Basic Phone

All of our devices are getting smarter and more connected. Our refrigerators, our lamps, our cars, and more are all connected to each other and to our phones. Our phones also increasingly connect us to huge audiences of people, from social networks to chatting apps and more productivity apps than we know what to do

By | March 29th, 2017|Categories: Internet of Things|Tags: , , |Comments Off on The Return of the Basic Phone

Smartwatches and Fitness Trackers Made Us Neither Smarter nor Fitter

Once phones got “smart” and were added to the Internet of Things network, the natural progression was to the watch. We wear watches all the time to track the time and day, so adding features like text messaging, heart rate tracking, calorie counting, and steps taken were a wise next step. Smartwatches and fitness trackers

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What Is the Internet of Things?

Popularized by the explosion of wifi-enabled technology, the phrase Internet of Things (often abbreviated IoT) usually refers to the interconnectedness of physical items to the world wide web via wifi or cellular communication. Describing a device as a “smart” device often refers to the same general phenomenon. This “connection” is made possible by sensors and

By | February 15th, 2017|Categories: Internet of Things|Tags: , , |Comments Off on What Is the Internet of Things?