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From Bluetooth Baking Dispensers to Retrofit Smoke Detectors

 - Nov 24, 2014
The Internet of Things is a family of related technologies that confirm that the future is well and truly here. Often referred to as IoT, it consists of devices being connected to each other using an existing Internet connection. This enables more efficient and effective use of a wide variety of devices.

From crucial matters like detecting the onset of disease and predicting weather patterns to less life-and-death activities such as grocery shopping and taking cool photographs, the Internet of Things has no end of applications.

The Internet of Things goes hand in hand with cloud computing, which allows for complex data collection, analysis and interpretation to take place without the need for tangible physical space. Many apps use cloud computing to carry out complex analysis before displaying easy-to-understand data on users' smartphone interfaces.