Nik is a full-time Professor of Computer Science and Director of Distributed and Intelligent Systems (DISYS) research centre at University of Derby, UK. He also retains a part-time affiliation with the University of Bedfordshire, UK. His research...
Samantha Murphy Kelly: The Internet of Things: Everything You Need to Know In 2 Minutes
Source: „You can't go a few days without hearing how the "Internet of Things" is going to transform the way we live, and on a basic level, the so-called smart revolution is only now getting started.
Although the name itself is a bit grand and — at the same time — vague, it's actually quite simple: It's products and things that are web-connected. This includes everything from smart thermostats and garage doors to toothbrushes, tennis racquets and even your bed. They collect data about how you use them, learn your habits, typically connect to an app and give you feedback to improve your lifestyle (or your racquet swing, for example).”