Saturday, November 3, 2012

The Internet of Things

Where is all this technology going?  Will it reach beyond just consuming media and larger screens?

I have talked about how the idea of common everyday things connected to the internet are coming in every possible shape.  Take a look at these three common items that have been altered to allow them to connect to the web.  (I still believe that the next really big thing will be cereal boxes connected to the web.  I know how it sounds.  Just keep reading.)



nest
It is described as the next generation thermostat.  The most amazing part is it learns your behavior and will adjust the temperature as it learns what you like.

There is also considerable energy savings when using this unique product.

The nest is controllable from an app.  No more coming home early to a cold/hot house.




WeMo

What about all those things that can be connected to the internet?  Your lamp by the front door or that pesky toaster?  Ever turn around and drive home just to check if you have unplugged the curling iron?  Ever get there and it turns out you already unplugged it?  Frustrating!

This tiny device can solve those issues and then some.

Phillips Hue

hue - Master Video from Philips Color Kinetics on Vimeo.

This is one of the most interesting things I have seen in a long time.


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