Kate Bevan: The Internet of Things makes strange — and worrying — connections

Being inclined to sloth, especially at weekends, I love being able to turn on my kettle via an app from the comfort of my bed or the sofa and have it keep the water at the perfect temperature until I am ready to get up and walk to the kitchen to make coffee.

Smart kettles, fridges that keep tabs on when the milk is going off, tweeting catflaps, connected keyless locks that let your cleaner in but keep your mother-in-law out — the internet of things (IoT) is, as they say, most definitely a thing.