One of the emerging trends of 2010 has been the Internet of Things, a term for when real-world objects get connected to the Internet. One of the key aspects of this trend is the data explosion that will occur when millions of objects send data to the cloud - mostly via very small sensors. Just as the 'web 2.0' era led to platforms for user-generated and 'social' content (think Facebook, Twitter, Google's OpenSocial), the Internet of Things era will lead to platforms for sensor data.
Two of the more interesting products in the 'Internet of Things,' a.k.a. real world objects connected to the Internet, are Pachube and Arduino. We profiled Pachube (pronounced "patch-bay") in May; it's an open source platform enabli... Read Post
2009 has been a turning point for the Internet of Things, when real world objects (such as fridges, lights and toasters) get connected to the Internet. This trend has added a significant amount of new data to the Web, so for that re... Read Post