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"By 2020, there will be tens of billions of data-spouting devices connected to the Internet. And they're already changing how we live and work". Refer to the Globe and Mail Report on Buinsess article below, for an industry perspective.
The Future is Smart | 8 ways the Internet of things will change the way we live and work
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From hairbrushes to scales, consumer and industrial devices are having chips inserted into them to collect and communicate data.
Smart toasters, connected rectal thermometers and fitness collars for dogs are just some of the everday "dumb items" being connected to the web as part of the so-called Internet of Things (IoT).
Connected machines and objects in factories offer the potential for a 'fourth industrial revolution', and experts predict more than half of new businesses will run on the IoT by 2020.
Here's everything you need to know about the increasingly connected world.
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You've likely heard the phrase "Internet of Things" — or IoT — at some point, but you might also be scratching your head figuring out what it is or what it means.
The IoT refers to the connection of devices (other than typical fare such as computers and smartphones) to the Internet. Cars, kitchen appliances, and even heart monitors can all be connected through the IoT. And as the Internet of Things grows in the next few years, more devices will join that list.
We've compiled a beginner's guide to the IoT to help you navigate the increasingly connected world.