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The Internet of Things , when real world objects are connected to the Internet, has been slow to attract the attention of budding entrepreneurs. However, there has been some startup action in so-called "social objects." We've covered two companies in this domain in recent times, StickyBits and TalesOfThings .
Pretty much everything is moving to the cloud these days. Why not your home or business’s thermostat? InThrMa is giving consumers and businesses a way to manage the temperature through a Web-based interface that they can access from their mobile devices or PC.
I live in a somewhat futuristic home. I have robots to help me with chores, computers to control my environment and entertainment, and a large and growing number of glowing screens that serve me an infinite variety of content. Most of the gadgets that make for truly transformative modern living are surprisingly affordable, and they’re changing our homes month by month and year by year into something that resembles our fantastic visions of “the future.” Here are five gadgets you can buy now (or a couple months from now) that will change the way you live, work and play.
Everyday objects with their own IP addresses may soon be the norm.
We’ve all watched enough YouTube clips to know that the iPad is simple enough for a toddler or 99-year old woman to use, and that cats love iPads while they send dogs running for the door. But the newest iPad YouTube hit shows us something we may not have known before–iPads are great in the kitchen!