How the Internet of Things will change your life: all you need to know, in plain English!
The Internet of Things (IoT) won’t just connect people: It will connect “smart” homes, appliances, cars, offices, factories, cities… the world. You need to know what’s coming: It might just transform your life.
Now, the world’s #1 author of
beginning technology books has written the perfect introduction to
IoT for everyone. Michael Miller shows how connected smart devices
will help people do more, do it smarter,
do it faster. He also reveals the potential risks—to your privacy, your freedom, and maybe your life.
Make no mistake: IoT is coming quickly. Miller explains why you care, helps you use what’s already here, and prepares you for the world that’s hurtling toward you.
--What is IoT? How does it work? How will it affect me?
--What’s realistic, and what’s just hype?
--How smart is my “smart TV” really? (And, is it watching me?)
--Can smart IoT devices make me healthier?
--Will smart appliances ever be useful?
--How much energy could I save with a smart home?
--What’s the future of wearable tech?
--When will I have a self-driving car?
--When will I have a nearly self-driving car? (Hint: Surprisingly soon.)
--Is IoT already changing the way I shop?
--What’s the future of drones, at war and in my neighborhood?
--Could smart cities lower my taxes?
--Who gets the data my devices are collecting?
--How can I profit from the Internet of Things?
--What happens when the whole world is connected?
--Will I have any privacy left at all?
Table of contents
- About This eBook
- Title Page
- Copyright Page
- Contents at a Glance
- Table of Contents
- About the Author
- We Want to Hear from You!
- Reader Services
- 1. Smart Connectivity: Welcome to the Internet of Things
2. Smart Technology: How the Internet of Things Works
- Understanding the Internet of Things: The Big Picture
- Building the Internet of Things
- Understanding Smart Devices
- Understanding Network Connections
- Examining Wireless Technologies
- Understanding the Data
- Understanding Intelligent Applications
- Understanding Big Data
- Profiting from the Internet of Things
3. Smart TVs: Viewing in a Connected World
- What Exactly Is Smart TV?
- Considering Smart TV Operating Systems
- Examining a Typical Smart TV
- Exploring Smart TV Set-Top Devices
- How to Choose a Smart TV or Device
- How Secure Are Smart TVs?
- Integrating Smart TVs into the Internet of Things
- 4. Smart Appliances: From Remote Control Ovens to Talking Refrigerators
5. Smart Homes: Tomorrowland Today
- Automating the Home
- A Short History of Smart Homes
- Smart Steps to a Smart Home
- Simple Components for a Smart Home
- Smarter Living with Smart Furniture
- Smarter Environment with Smart Lighting
- Smarter Views with Smart Windows
- Smarter Heating and Cooling with Smart Thermostats
- Smarter Protection with Smart Security Systems
- Smarter Sensing with Smart Monitors
- Smarter Information with Amazon Echo
- Reimagining the Smart Network
- Controlling the Smart Home
- Where Can You Find Smart Home Devices?
6. Smart Clothing: Wearable Tech
- Wearable Technology Today—and Tomorrow
- Watching the Smartwatches
- Exercising with Fitness Trackers
- Keeping Well with Wearable Healthcare Devices
- Monitoring Your Family with Wearable Trackers
- Recording with Wearable Cameras
- Eyeing Smart Eyewear
- Wearing Other Smart Clothing
- Dealing with Your Personal Data
- Where Do You Get Those Wonderful Toys?
- 7. Smart Shopping: They Know What You Want Before You Know You Want It
8. Smart Cars: Connecting on the Road
- Smart Cars Today—and Tomorrow
- Cars That Drive Themselves
- Pros and Cons of Autonomous Autos
- Navigating the Legal Landscape
9. Smart Aircraft: Invasion of the Drones
- What Drones Are—and What They Aren’t
- How Drones Are Used Today
- The Future of Drone Aircraft
- Regulating Drone Aircraft
- Fly the Scary Skies: The Problems with Drones
- Other Smart Aircraft Technologies
- 10. Smart Warfare: Rise of the Machines
11. Smart Medicine: We Have the Technology...
- Welcome to the Internet of Medical Things
- Smart Medical Devices and Monitoring
- Smart Meds
- Smart Hospitals
- Smart Medical Records
- 12. Smart Businesses: Better Working Through Technology
13. Smart Cities: Everyone’s Connected
- Understanding the Smart City
- Smart Infrastructure
- Smart Communication and Emergency Management
- Smart Roads and Traffic Management
- Smart Public Lighting
- Smart Utilities
- Smart Grid
14. Smart World: The Global Internet of Everything
- Scaling the Internet of Things Globally
- Connecting Cities, States, and Countries
- The Rural Internet of Things
- The Agricultural Internet of Things
- The Environmental Internet of Things
- Battling Climate Change
- Impediments to the Global Internet of Things
- 15. Smart Problems: Big Brother Is Watching You
- Title: The Internet of Things: How Smart TVs, Smart Cars, Smart Homes, and Smart Cities Are Changing the World
- Release date: March 2015
- Publisher(s): Que
- ISBN: 9780134021300
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