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The WIRED Guide to the Internet of Things

The WIRED Guide to the Internet of Things

What you need to know about the promise (and peril) of networked lightbulbs, ovens, cameras, speakers and, well … everything.

https://www.wired.com/story/wired-guide-internet-of-things/

IoT Through the Years

1990
John Romkey creates the first IoT device: a toaster that he controls with his computer

1999
Kevin Ashton coins the term “internet of things” to describe the eyes and ears of a computer

2000
LG introduces its first connected refrigerator with a $20,000 pricetag

2008
The world’s first IoT conference is held in Zurich, Switzerland

2010
Tony Fadell founds Nest, maker of the smart thermostat

2013
Oxford Dictionary adds the term “internet of things”

2014
Amazon introduces the Echo speaker, along with the Alexa voice assistant—a new way to control the smart home

2016
The Mirai botnet infects over 600,000 IoT devices with malware

2020
The number of internet-connected devices, by some estimates, exceeds 20 billion

Stephen

Posted on: February 21, 2020, 6:38 am Category: Uncategorized

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