Andrew Prokop: Internet of Things: Hardware

If you haven't been paying attention to IoT (Internet of Things), you've been missing out on one of the most important technology trends in the last several years. Simply put, IoT assigns IP addresses to everything from thermostats to refrigerators. This allows these devices to participate in a control and information Web that allows even the humblest of gadgets to become part of comprehensive, network- and Internet-based solutions.