What’s the Internet of Things (IoT)

The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of physical devices, vehicles, home appliances, and other items embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and connectivity which enables these things to connect, collect and exchange data.

IoT involves extending Internet connectivity beyond standard devices, such as desktops, laptops, smartphones, and tablets, to any range of traditionally dumb or non-internet-enabled physical devices and everyday objects. Embedded with technology, these devices can communicate and interact over the Internet, and they can be remotely monitored and controlled. With the arrival of driverless vehicles, a branch of IoT, i.e. the internet of Vehicles starts to gain more attention.

Billions of physical devices around the world are connected to the internet thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT) technology. Through IoT, data are being collected and shared, cheap processors and wireless networks make it possible to turn anything into part of the IoT. We can call that “digital intelligence”. Devices can communicate without a human being involved. Basically, IoT enables the merger of the digital and physical world. Any (almost) physical object can be connected to internet thus, they can be controlled through IoT…continue reading

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