It's the things, stupid

The internet of things' is the latest tech industry buzzword.But just what does it really mean? Philip Connolly reports.

1st June, 2014
Google's self-driving car uses a laser to generate a detailed 3D map of its environment.

Self-driving cars, automated homes and smarter data-driven cities: it may all sound like the usual tech hype, but some of the world's biggest companies are spending fortunes in a battle to become more involved in your life.

For tech chief executives, the thoughts of being left behind in a changing market are the ones that lead to sleepless nights. The new market that is generating so much hype among tech companies is the ''internet of...

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