5 companies building the “Internet of Things”


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The “internet of things” is a concept that describes a wireless network between objects. In a way, it parallels the current network of addressable web pages (aka the “world wide web”), except “the internet of things” would include addressable inanimate objects that could be anything from your home’s refrigerator to the shoes on your feet. Although this world of web-connected things has been much discussed for years, we’ve seen little movement pushing the concept forward. At least, until now.

8 thoughts on “5 companies building the “Internet of Things”

  1. Anonymous says:

    This looks like a revamp/copy of “Presto”, a startup that did exactly the same thing (and the tags look identical) in the early ’00s.

  2. Rob says:

    I got this thing for Christmas.. surprisingly impotent. A tangible web link; that’s pretty much all it can do (minus a few lack luster exceptions). There’s not even a way to run an event when the tag leaves the readable perimeter. .. Any kind of cool login stuff you wanted to do – not gonna happen.

    Really wish I’d looked into existing arduino projects before I put it on my wishlist.

  3. The Oracle says:

    @Rob – it shouldn’t be too hard to connect this to Arduino. I know there’s a lot of readers available that will give you a straight serial output. If the reader here is USB, you may need to replace replace it if you can’t hack it. I know seeedstudio.com has a cheaply priced reader.

    It’s easy to get the data into the Arduino, and once there, you’re only limited by your imagination and programming skills.

  4. McCoy Pauley says:

    Yeah, THIS is gonna end well. Let’s see if we can get every single device on the planet interconnected, so some 15-year old pretard can destroy it all in one day with a 4kb bookmarklet.

    Hey, IDIOTS, the only thing that should be “connected” to your shoes are your FEET.

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