BT: Why the internet of things revolution will begin in Las Vegas

The connected device idea, along with the smart home, will be central themes at this year’s CES tech show.

The “Internet of Things” and “smart home” are both phrases that few had encountered at the beginning of 2015.

But heading into CES 2016, the agenda-setting technology convention in Las Vegas, both phrases are much more widely recognised – aided by a greater range of available products. 

The Internet of Things (IoT) is the idea of all devices being connected to the internet, and then being able to communicate with each other – with central control in the hands of a person’s smartphone.