Russell Holly: Why it feels like the Internet of Things is going backwards

The Internet of Things isn't dead, it's just taking a nap. Well, sort of.

A year ago, it felt like new IoT products were being announced practically every day. Some were Kickstarter projects with broad ambitions, while others were big brand presentations that had consolidated their plans into single channels to release products later in the year. The connected home, where everything talked to everything else, seemed well on its way to being a reality that excited more than just the super geeks and early adopters.