The Technologies that Enable the Internet of Things

The current explosion of the Internet of Things (IoT) is the result of complimentary advancements in underlying hardware and software technologies. In brief, the IoT refers to the growing number of devices which are connected to the global Internet. Examples include smart-home products like the programmable thermostat Nest to industrial devices like temperature and humidity sensors. The Birth of the IoT Specifically, the recent convergence of three tech trends have made the IoT possible: Increasing processing power of embedded platforms. General purpose CPU’s have gradually [...]