Introduction

Ahmed Bakir

What Is the Internet of Things?

The Internet of Things refers to the push to make applications and hardware devices, or “things,” “smart” by receiving or logging data from the Internet and other things. The goal of the Internet of Things is to use these additional data sources to make common tasks in your life richer and easier to perform.

One of the earliest drivers of the Internet of Things was the Quantified Self movement, a trend that suggested people could lose weight and exercise at more sustainable levels by constantly logging and monitoring their diet and workout information. Although this started out with data gleaned from calorie-counting journals and pedometers, the creation of apps like MyFitnessPal, which ...

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